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Sat, 16 Mar



2019 SCELT Conference: Spring Fling

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2019 SCELT Conference: Spring Fling
2019 SCELT Conference: Spring Fling

Time & Location

16 Mar 2019, 19:00 – 23:00

Bratislava, Múzejná ulica 10, Bratislava Poštová adresa:, Gondova 2, 811 02 Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Slovakia

About The Event

Tentative Programme – Saturday, 16 March 2019


Dorothy Zemach: I’m an author, editor, teacher, and teacher trainer in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT). I taught English, French, and Japanese for over 20 years in Asia, Africa, and the US. My MA in TESL is from the School for International Training in Vermont. I currently write and edit English language teaching materials and textbooks, and conduct teacher training workshops. My areas of specialty and interest include teaching writing, teaching reading, business English, academic English, testing, and humor. I’m a frequent plenary speaker at international conferences, and a regular blogger for Teacher Talk at Azar Grammar.


Barry O’Donohoe: I moved from Ireland to Slovakia in January 2013. I have been working at CZŠ Narnia, Bratislava for the past six years. During my teaching time in Slovakia, I have taught English, Science and I.T to prvý and druhý stupen students.

Faith Hundoft: Faith Hundtoft is an English Teaching Assistant at the Gymnasium Kurzwiese and HTBLA/Higher Technical College Eisenstadt in Eisenstadt, Austria. She has been teaching part-time in schools in the state of Burgenland since October 2017, functioning as an English language resource and an American cultural representative. Raised in Los Angeles, Faith holds a BA in Linguistics and German Studies from California State University, Long Beach. She will move back to the United States after the 2018/2019 school year and pursue a career in translation. In her free time, she enjoys watching cooking shows and drawing.

Linda Steyne has lived and taught in Bratislava for 28 years. She’s taught at all levels of the state school system and worked on a variety of projects for MPC, ŠPÚ, and NÚCEM. She’s the current and founding chair of SCELT.

Lisa Hundley is a full-time English teacher at the Gymnasium der Diözese in Eisenstadt, Austria. Additionally, she has taught Business English courses at the bachelor’s and master’s level at the Fachhochschule Burgenland/University of Applied Sciences in Eisenstadt. For more than twenty years, her career has taken her to classrooms and English departments in the United States, Austria, Slovakia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her current location in Europe has allowed her to continue growing with our vibrant regional community of educators via conferences, workshops, and social events. Born and raised in Washington State, U.S.A., Lisa holds a BA in German from Washington State University as well as an MA in TESL and an MA in German/Applied Linguistics from Penn State University.

Ľuboš Masaryk: I am a secondary school English teacher and a doctoral student at the Faculty of Education, Masaryk University in Brno. I have been teaching English for about 8 years, both private and state schools. In my dissertation I focus on approaches to the teaching of grammar.

Mark Andrews has been working in Eastern and Central Europe for over 30 years now as a teacher trainer in ELT. He worked for the British Council as an ELT consultant for 12 years in Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary and co-ordinated the IATEFL-Hungary Culture and Literature Special Interest Group for 5 years. He is a big supporter of teacher associations in this region. He is training director at SOL and teaches on summer schools in Devon, Serbia and Slovakia.

Martin Jelinek: Graduate of Georgetown University, Washington D.C., in Sociology and Human Resources, and University of Presov, in Linguistics, Slovakia. Martin has a vast portfolio of international training and consulting knowledge, which he gained through devising and leading trainings and development projects for managers and their teams across Europe, The Baltic States and the Middle East. Martin specializes in input language analysis, public speaking, communication protocol and presentation skills specifically in English and across cultures. After his return from Honduras in 2010, where he was in charge of the newly open English Department at the Laureate International Universities, UNITEC, he has been active as an Oral Examiner for Cambridge, and has been selected as one of 100 teacher trainers worldwide with Macmillan Education, UK. Martin regularly delivers talks, webinars and workshops for teachers and language coaches of English internationally.

Natalie Lackovic: Natalie, born and raised in a multilingual family, surrounded by Australian and Slovak nature and a great lover of languages. For the last decade she has been teaching science (biology) and English in grammar and vocational schools and loves working with teenagers and motivating young learners.

Peter Barrer teaches at the Department and British and American Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University in Bratislava. Born and educated in New Zealand and Australia, Peter has lived in Slovakia since 2009. Asides from teaching courses on the history, societies, and cultures of the English-speaking world, he also translates from Slovak into English.

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