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Thu, 24 Aug



SCELT is back!

After a prolonged pause, we’ve put together a new SCELT team to provide continued support for English teachers in Slovakia. We would like to send you off to the upcoming school year feeling refreshed and full of inspiration. Therefore we prepared our summer mini-conference in August!

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SCELT is back!
SCELT is back!

Time & Location

24 Aug 2023, 10:00 – 17:00


About The Event

We've got two amazing speakers lined up for you: > prof. Zuzana Straková PhD. - Slovakia - University of Prešov, a well-known pre-service and in-service ELT teacher trainer, author and researcher > Flo Feast - United Kingdom - National Geographic Learning, CELTA and Delta-qualified teacher trainer, content developer and examiner

Online sessions

10,00 – 10,15:  SCELT Opening talk - introduction of the new SCELT team and our roadmap for 2023/24

10,15 – 11,15:  Flo Feast - Tapping into Teen Spirit

11,15 – 12,15:   prof. Zuzana Straková PhD.  - What lies ahead for ELT in Slovakia in 2023/24?

Face-to-face sessions in OXICO

13,30 – 13,45 – Opening

13,45 – 14,45 – Flo Feast - Exploiting Curiosity and Imagination in the YL Classroom

14,45 – 15,00 – coffee break

15,00 – 16,00 – Flo Feast - Low-tech Gamification

16,00 – raffle and a glass of wine with teachers and the SCELT board.

What lies ahead for ELT in Slovakia in 2023/24?

Should we be afraid of the curricular reform? What are the biggest challenges we might face in the upcoming school year? In this talk and the following discussion we will shed some light on what to expect as ELT professionals in 2023/24.

Tapping into Teen Spirit by Flo Feast

Teenagers often get a bad rap. If asked for an adjective to describe a teenager, you may hear ‘moody’, ‘lazy’ or ‘uncooperative’, but we were all teenagers once, so what’s going on? Why can’t we find ways to tap into all that teenagers have to offer? In this seminar, we’ll discuss the challenges we and our teenage students face in the classroom, and how we can help to ensure that our teenage learners get the most out of their English language learning opportunities. During the talk, we’ll utilise National Geographic Learning’s New Close-up, as well as practical tips and techniques.

Exploiting Curiosity and Imagination in the YL Classroom

You may have noticed that young children ask ‘Why?’ a lot: ‘Why is the sky blue?’, ‘Why is

it dark at night?’, ‘Why can’t I eat ice cream for breakfast?’. Sometimes, you may feel like tearing

your hair out, but it actually shows us something brilliant – that they’re naturally and passionately

curious. In my experience, they also tell the most wonderfully wild stories, highlighting their

powerful imaginations. As teachers, it’s important that we don’t dismiss these natural talents, but

instead exploit them in the language classroom. In this seminar, we’ll discuss practical activities

which allow learners to be their curious and imaginative selves.

Low-tech Gamification

Abstract: Gamification is becoming increasingly popular in the language classroom, and, let’s be

honest, who doesn’t like having a bit of fun while studying? However, the term ‘gamification’ can

suggest the need to use a range of online resources and complex programs, but in this webinar, we’ll

discover some quick and simple activities and techniques to gamify everyday activities. Yes, even a

gap-fill can be fun! During the seminar we’ll be using National Geographic Learning’s brand-new

young adult and adult series Voices, as well as other practical ideas to get your students engaged,

motivated and having fun.

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