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Join Us for Another Teachers for Teachers Workshop

Join us for another Teachers for Teachers workshop:
“Creating new versions of teaching material for (V)YL”


Presenter: Dejan Novaković
Date: March 10, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Anglia, Save Kovačevića 1, Novi Sad
Payment deadline: March 6, 2018

Teaching (V)YL can be quite demanding task. Sometimes, however, relying on activities for (V)YL taken from the Internet or from Teacher’s Resource Books simply is not enough.

In this workshop I will present different key characteristics of young learners and I will also share some practical activities and techniques regarding how to modify existing material and how to develop your own teaching material in order to suit your needs, taking traditional songs and games as a starting point.


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ELTA YL SIG Day Programme

Only 4 days left to register! The last day to register for the YL SIG Day is Friday, February 23. 


Dear colleagues,

We are happy to announce that you may now download the programme for our first YL SIG Day to be held on March 3, 2018 at the Faculty of Legal and Business Studies Dr Lazar Vrkatic in Novi Sad, Serbia. 

You will have an opportunity to attend two plenary sessions and a number of practical, innovative presentations and workshops, all dedicated to teaching young learners. If you wish to download the programme, please click here

The event has been accredited by the Institute for Educational Advancement. All the participants will receive an official certificate of attendance.

We look forward to seeing you in March!

ELTA team



Join us on March 8th and enjoy all the benefits ELTA membership offers!

ELTA is having Happy Day membership discount again!


Dear colleagues,

ELTA Serbia is the country’s leading English language teaching association.
Its key objectives are to promote as widely as possible the benefits of learning English and to encourage high professional standards among members. 

Join us on March 8, 2018 and enjoy all the benefits ELTA membership offers:

  • opportunity to represent ELTA at regional conferences
  • bimonthly newsletter
  • practitioner-oriented electronic journal
  • seminars discounts
  • IATEFL basic membership discounts
  • ELTA conference discounts

For more information you can read the sections How to become a member and Why am I an ELTA Member?  on our website. 

Please complete the membership form below and then simply follow the procedure described in the form itself.

ELTA team


Individual Membership1.500,00 RSD
Student Membership500,00 RSD
Institutional Membership | 4.000,00 RSD


Our sixth plenary speaker is…

Daniel Xerri

Daniel Xerri is a lecturer in TESOL at the University of Malta, the joint co-ordinator of the IATEFL Research SIG, and the chairperson of the ELT Council within the Ministry for Education and Employment in Malta. He sits on IATEFL’s Conference Committee and on TESOL International Association’s Research Professional Council. He holds postgraduate degrees in English and Applied Linguistics, as well as a PhD in Education from the University of York. He has been awarded a number of international grants in order to conduct research in the United Kingdom, Australia, and the USA. He is the author of many publications on different areas of education and TESOL, including articles published in ELT Journal, English in Education, and International Journal of Research and Method in Education. His main research interests are creativity, practitioner research, and teacher education. Further details about his talks and publications can be found at


Alan Marsh

Alan has worked in teacher training and development (including CELTA, DELTA, Erasmus+) with teachers from all over the world, both in mainstream education (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary) and in private language school contexts. He regularly leads teacher development courses in various European countries. He also contributes regularly to ELT publications, is the President of MATEFL (Malta Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) and in 2014 he was awarded the Inspiring ELT Professional award in recognition of his contribution to Malta’s ELT industry. You can find out more about Alan on his website


Jelena Vranješević

Jelena Vranješević holds BA, MA and PhD degrees from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade, Department of Psychology. She is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade where she teaches Developmental Psychology and Psychology of Education. Professor Vranješević is an author of four monographies and  numerous papers and articles published in scientific and professional journals. She coauthored and coordinated national and international projects on social justice/education against prejudice, non-violent communication  and alternative methods of conflict resolution (mediation and negotiation), intercultural education and children’s rights, and she also wrote reference books on these topics. Professor Vranješević participated in research projects dealing with different aspects of improving the quality of education: parent participation in their children’s education and teacher professional development.


Rob Dean

Rob has been involved in ELT as a teacher, director of studies and teacher trainer since 1994. During this time, he has taught a wide variety of ages and levels in numerous countries in Europe and South East Asia, and is currently based in Poland. Rob has taught a wide variety of course types, from primary to adult, including exam preparation, EAP and English for business and professional purposes. He has numerous interest areas within the world of ELT, including teaching young learners, teaching with technology, language and culture and task based learning. Rob now works as an independent international teacher trainer and academic consultant, and travels widely delivering talks, workshops and seminars – as well as online webinars – to teachers all over the world. Over the years, Rob has covered a wide range of topic areas including methodology, language, practical teaching ideas, classroom management, motivation of learners and blended learning to name but a few.


Nick Bilbrough

Nick Bilbrough has taught and trained language teachers in many diverse contexts in Africa, the Middle East, South America and Europe. He is the author of two resource books in the Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers series; Dialogue Activities (2007) and Memory Activities for Language Learning (2011) and, more recently, Stories Alive (2016), published by British Council, Palestine. He is now devoting all his energy to the registered charity he set up , telling stories and teaching language online for young learners, mostly in Palestine.


Jen MacArthur

Jen MacArthur is currently the Regional English Language Officer (RELO) based at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade and previously served as RELO in Mexico City and Islamabad. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State, Jen taught ESL and Social Studies in the United States at the primary and secondary levels; pre- and in-service language teacher education at the University of Bucharest and with the Romanian Ministry of Education; ESP at the University of Vaasa, Finland; and served as the Language Program Coordinator for the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians (Maine). She has also taught evening adult education ESL/EFL courses. Jen studied European History and German at Bates College in Maine, and holds an M.Ed. in TESOL and an M.Sc. in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries. Born in Scotland, Jen calls Maine home.





Only 2 weeks left to submit your proposal for the 16th ELTA Serbia Conference!


“*Knowledge,” it says “is big. Really big.
You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.”

In order to keep the pace with knowledge, ELT galaxy is ever expanding. New approaches are discovered, new techniques are tested and new methods are created.

We kindly invite you to join us on our space station 16th ELTA Serbia Conference on…. Let’ travel from planet TECHNOLOGY to planet 21st-CENTURY SKILLS. Let’s discover new stars next to the rings of CLIL planet. Let’s improve our teaching skills. But please, DON’T PANIC.


Plenary Speakers
Registration and Rates 

Abstract submission deadline: 18 February 2018
Early bird registration deadline: 15 April 2018


Please choose one of the proposed online forms to fill out:

Speaker Proposal Form
Participant Registration Form
Student Registration Form


More info TBA soon.

We look forward to seeing you in May!
ELTA team




Refreshments are provided. Lunch is NOT provided. Attendees may bring their own lunch or leave the venue to purchase lunch. Please see the list of area restaurants and bakeries.


*Adapted from Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The conference will be accredited by the Institute for Educational Advancement.
You can register on-site at the Teacher Education Faculty after 15 April 2018. Please note that on-site registration for the conference does not guarantee the availability of the conference material.