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ELTA Representative for the 23rd International IATEFL Slovenia Conference



Dear ELTA members,

ELTA is looking for two official representatives to attend and give presentations at the 23rd International IATEFL Slovenia Conference Where Inspiration is Born, which takes place in Terme Topolsica from the 3rd to 6th March 2016.

If you are interested, please send your abstract  and the motivational letter to not later than October 23rd. Contributions in the form of practical workshops have priority.

For more info about the conference, please visit

Your ELTA team

Online registration is now open!

14th ELTA Serbia Conference

Learning, relationships, and education are a painstaking endeavor, much like nurturing a garden. It takes time and effort to grow.

What best teachers do is, they teach people, not programs. They provide conditions for their students to grow. They pay attention to each and every student. They listen. They never stop learning. They adopt and adapt. They make a difference.

Are you one of those teachers?

What is obvious to you, might be amazing to others – share your knowledge and experience with us at 14th ELTA Conference!

Abstract submission deadline: 8 March 2016
Early bird registration deadline: 22 April 2016


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

Please visit our website regularly for conference updates.

We look forward to seeing you in May!

ELTA team



Creative Writing Course for ELTA Teachers

kreativno pisanje

“Small Town Stories” – a 4 week course supported by the American Embassy for EFL teachers who enjoy writing

This November ELTA is excited to offer a free creative writing course to 20 EFL teachers in the south and east of Serbia. “Small Town Stories” is a four week blended learning project designed to strengthen writing skills, ignite imaginations, and encourage new pedagogical approaches to language teaching. This structured course will progressively enhance teachers’ writing through thoughtful, constructive feedback by tutors and peers through online meetings and a residential weekend (place and time to be announced).  Additionally, participants will engage in curriculum-building activities to create dynamic lesson plans inspired by course activities.  Upon completion of the course members will have their original creative works published in book form and have the opportunity to take part in a public reading at the 2016 ELTA conference in Belgrade. Teachers will be awarded ELTA certificates upon successful completion of a 20-hour writing course.

Course tutors:

  • Nathan William Meyer
  • Olja Milosevic
  • Gordana Klasnja

The online component of the course will run November 2–29, 2015. The participants will be expected to take part in the residential weekend course that will be in December 2015.

Basic Tech Requirements

All applicants need to have their laptops/PCs/access to this technology as well as the Internet access

Application deadline: 20 October 2015

ELTA will favour teachers from Eastern and Southern Serbia.

The course if free of charge.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications.

ELTA team


ELTA and International House Syllabus Training Award

Dear ELTA members,

Please see details about the ELTA/International House Training Award below – this is a wonderful opportunity for all our members interested in professional development!

IH Syllabus, which is the Cambridge English CELTA and International House teacher training centre, and ELTA promote and support online teacher training and using technology in teaching.

We would like to offer a free IH Certificate for online tutoring course (IH COLT) which will lead to the qualification for tutoring on online teacher training courses.

About the award:

IH COLT is offered on the OTTI International House teacher training platform. Its aim is to train tutors in techniques and approaches to online tutoring for both student-oriented and teacher-oriented courses on Virtual Learning Environment. The course focuses on the demands of the asynchronous environments and how this is different from face-to-face teaching.

For more information please click on:


  1. Send your CV and motivational letter to
  2. List and describe 5 teaching activities which can be incorporated into online teaching

Each activity will be given 0 to 5 points according to the following criteria:

  • Interactivity
  • Innovativeness
  • Correlation with other school subjects
  • Applicability/relevance for the teaching context in Serbia

The Jury of experts will consist from six members (three members from IH Syllabus and three members from ELTA).

The winner is expected to write an overview of his/her activities for ELTA Newsletter and to give permission to have the activities published on ELTA and IH Syllabus sites.

All participants are expected to give permission to have their activities published on ELTA and IH Syllabus sites and share their ideas with teaching community.

Application deadline: 1 November 2015

We look forward to receiving your applications.