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!
Time & Location
24 Aug, 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
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.
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.