Second Plenary Speaker Announced

We are delighted to confirm our second plenary speaker!

Scott Thornbury has taught and trained in Egypt, the UK, Spain, and his native New Zealand. He taught on an online MA TESOL program for The New School in New York until recently. His writing credits include several award-winning books for teachers on language and methodology, including About Language (Cambridge) and The New A-Z of ELT (Macmillan). His latest two books are 30 Language Teaching Methods and 101 Grammar Questions (both Cambridge). He is also the series editor for the Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers and a trustee of the Hands Up Project, which promotes drama activities in English for children in under-resourced regions of the Arab world. His website is

Dogme ELT comes of age

It’s 21 years since Scott mooted the notion of Dogme ELT, by analogy with the Scandinavian film movement, as a corrective against an overreliance on material resources in second language teaching. So, where are we now, and what has happened since then that might lend support to such an approach?

We are excited to welcome Scott to be a part of the 20th ELTA Serbia Conference and look forward to sharing his work with us! This plenary session will be live-streamed.*

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*Please note that the ELTA Conference will be held as a hybrid event. This will allow attendees to participate in person, while some sessions will be live-streamed in a designated room or main theatre at the Singidunum University in Belgrade.