Speakers

Gregg Sotiropoulos
MM Publications

Enhancing students' higher-order thinking skills (HOTS) in the ELT classroom (PIONEER)

Higher-order thinking skills combine critical thinking and problem-solving skills, therefore cultivating them should be an ELT teacher's priority. Not only does higher-order thinking boost students' intellectual development, but it also enhances language acquisition and promotes students' progress. In this presentation, teachers will be introduced to ways through which they can incorporate more higher-order thinking tasks and activities in their classrooms and how this can be facilitated through Pioneer.

Plenary
Age groups:
young learners, teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
higher-order thinking skills, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, ideas, tips

Gregg Sotiropoulos (New York, USA)

Beginning his career in education in 1996 as an elementary school teacher in New York, Gregg continues to this day to motivate, inspire and consult both teachers and students worldwide. He holds a double bachelor’s degree in Education and Art and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Gregg has participated in numerous conferences concentrating on CPD, Coaching, Leadership, Motivation and Training. He has extensive experience in teaching English as a foreign language at all levels and is currently working for MM Publications as an ELT consultant and teacher trainer.

Martin Jelínek
Macmillan Education

FUTURE TEACHERS SKILLS / FTR TCHRS SKLLS

Gain insight into your future teaching behavior. Indulge in why´s, how´s and what´s of English. Embrace the power of words, art of speaking, and self (re) presentation.

Closing plenary
Age groups:
teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
visual literacy, attention span, power of language

Martin has over 15 years’ experience in ELT

as a teacher, teacher trainer and educational consultant in Europe and Central America. Martin’s main specialisation is in secondary and adult language teaching where he focuses on teaching innovation, communication and presentation skills. He is listed with Macmillan Education as a freelance Teacher Trainer and regularly delivers talks at venues at home and internationally.
IG @brighthouse.sk, linkedIN Martin Jelinek, FB Bright House Language Institute, www.brighthouse.sk

Grzegorz Spiewak
Macmillan Education

Why does communication fail in a(ny) language? And what can we do about it?

We all learn a foreign language in order to communicate with other users. And we all hope we’ll be successful more often than not. But what happens in real life, when people actually try to get their messages across? And, more to the point, how well equipped should they be – as an integral part of a modern language course – with tools that might help them deal with possible communicative failures …?
This is just where this workshop comes in. As its participant, you’ll have a chance to sample several activity types, all based on the assumption that we cannot take communicative success for granted unless we actively develop a range of highly useful micro-skills that will help our adult learners mediate across a range of contexts, users, and text types. Some of these activities will take as their starting point selected materials drawn from Language Hub, a flagship new course for adults, published by Macmillan.

Keynote
Age groups:
young adults, adults
Levels:
A2, B1, B2, C1
Keywords:
communication, speaking, mediation, adults

A graduate of University of Essex, UK (MA in Linguistics), and University of Warsaw (Ph.D in English & Linguistics). Teacher of English, consultant, project manager, teacher trainer, acclaimed conference speaker, author. A former academic lecturer and deputy director for English Teaching & CLIL at the Department of English of Warsaw University. An on-line tutor on MA TESOL programme, The New School for Social Research, New York.
Currently affiliated with Macmillan Education (as Head ELT Consultant for Central & Eastern Europe and a key teacher trainer). An Honorary President and advisory board member of IATEFL Poland.

Roman Thomas Sedlar
Oxford University Press

Should I tap or should I swipe?

Come and be involved in several activities which make your lesson more enjoyable. The effective blend of smart technologies and grammar will do away with the primary fear of online practice and make learners feel like discovering new English sources and materials. These well-tried activities and tasks can be modified to fit all levels of English Language Learning.

Workshop
Age groups:
young adults, adults
Levels:
A2, B1
Keywords:
language, effective icebreakers, modals, Online Practice, teaching creativity, song

Roman Sedlar works as a language lecturer at

the University of Chemistry and Technology. He also works as a teacher of English at a Grammar School and as a teacher trainer for NIDV Prague. Roman has graduated in Economics and English Studies. He’s completed studies in Methodology and Language Teaching in Oxford, where he practised as a teaching assistant in a Junior School. He recently graduated from studying The Management of English Language Teaching. Roman is particularly keen on bringing new technologies into teaching, which he applies in practice annually in S.T. High School, South Africa.

Roman Thomas Sedlar
Oxford University Press

Mr. Gramm & Mrs. Vocab, Who wears the pants?

Is accurate grammar essential for communication? Is it possible to convey a message without grammar? Why is grammar important? The teachers will be introduced to both simple and more complicated aspects of English grammar and vocabulary with the focus on unusual and tricky features which our students are not usually familiar with. Teachers will try carrying out some fun activities with confusing English grammar and vocabulary items as well as dealing with up-to-date abbreviations used within computer and social communication.

Workshop
Age groups:
young adults, adults
Levels:
A2, B1
Keywords:
word description, picture dictation, word classes in context, guessing the meaning, questioning

Roman Sedlar works as a language lecturer at

the University of Chemistry and Technology. He also works as a teacher of English at a Grammar School and as a teacher trainer for NIDV Prague. Roman has graduated in Economics and English Studies. He’s completed studies in Methodology and Language Teaching in Oxford, where he practised as a teaching assistant in a Junior School. He recently graduated from studying The Management of English Language Teaching. Roman is particularly keen on bringing new technologies into teaching, which he applies in practice annually in S.T. High School, South Africa.

Talila Kaiser
Gamelish card games

Fun and beyond: communication, motivation, interaction, gamification- card games in today’s classroom

“In every job that must be done there is an element of fun. You find the fun and snap! The job’s a game.” (Marry Poppins)
In this workshop we’ll play card games, developed especially for EFL/ELL students of mixed abilities. We’ll experience how effective and motivating these reading, vocabulary and grammar games are. Come have fun with us!

Workshop
Age groups:
young learners, teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A1, A2
Keywords:
cards, games, fun practice, interaction, motivation, attention, special needs

Talila Kaiser is an English and Special Education teacher, MA in immigration, teacher trainer and materials developer for students of mixed abilities – from the brightest to those who struggle. She has been teaching 8-16 years old students in elementary schools, Junior high and special schools for youth at risk. Talila started gamelish in 2008, producing card games for practicing reading, grammar and vocabulary in a fun, yet extremely efficient way.

Ola Komada
Edu Bears

Why does it make sense to teach English to young children and how can we do it right?

Teaching a foreign language to children? Yes, it is possible and, what is more, it really makes sense. Children who start early grow up with no inhibitions and don’t even think of English as a "foreign" language.
Such an early start influences their overall development, too. During my lecture I am going to elaborate on this and provide some evidence for it.
However, when we want to achieve good results, it is important to know HOW children should be taught, as not every method produces the desired effects.
With nearly 20 years of teaching experience, I would like to share the main principles of success in this field along with some practical ideas that can be used by teachers working with young learners.

Workshop
Age groups:
young learners, young learners
Levels:
A0, A1, A2
Keywords:
authentic, ready ideas, activities for lessons with young learners

Ola is the co-author of the Teddy Eddie and Savvy Ed methods – ambitious and
unconventional programmes for young learners. She likes a very practical approach to teaching and sets high standards for both herself and her students.
Currently, she is the Director of Methodology at Edu Bears, where she is
responsible for the company’s strategy and growth. Her main project nowadays is the introduction of Teddy Eddie method in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Adam Janczak
Edu Bears

Building a solid foundation of a language school. What do you really need?

Creating a successful language school is not easy. Attracting customers, keeping your students motivated and progressing, training the staff, supporting teachers and helping them develop, growing your business in safe environment. Come and learn about Teddy Eddie, an innovative method of teaching English to young learners and a ready-made solution for any language school to grow and develop the young learners’ sector.

Commercial presentation
Age groups:
very young learners, young learners, teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A0, A1, A2
Keywords:
teacher development, language schools' expansion, young learners' courses

Adam Jańczak is a teacher, teacher trainer,

freelancer who has been connected with education for over 20 years. Currently cooperating with Edu Bears, responsible for teachers and language schools development.

Seán Thompson
MM Publications

The Sherlock Holmes School of Logic

You would think that in our advanced scientific age Logic would be in boundless supply. However, due to the current system of learning at school and the advent of the Internet, the opposite is true. I believe it is a lot more fun to approach English, or any subject as a master detective and analyse more than learning by heart or practicing a million times. This workshop aims to put Logic back into learning for better results and more meaning.

Workshop
Age groups:
very young learners, young learners,
teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
logic, cultural awareness, critical thinking skills, exam tips, motivation, observation, brain teasers

Seán has been living in Hungary for 25 years teaching in various schools and also as PR Manager for MM Publications in Europe. Teaching students from a variety of backgrounds over the years has helped him to develop exciting ways of using traditional and modern materials to accommodate different needs. For the past 10 years he has also been involved in course book development, which has given him great insight into student needs and researching suitable material for them.

Kara Magalhaes
James Cook Languages

Make technology your colleague, not your competitor

The way of a traditional teacher is dead. As the transfer of information moves faster and faster a number of teaching methods are now redundant. YouTube is just one of the game players teaching learners at a faster, more effective pace than the old school ways of learning. So how do we keep up and stay relevant? As we move into the next decade, we will see our role in the classroom move towards being as a facilitator of learning, an overseer, a classroom manager, a consultant or adviser and at times a co-communicator with the learners.

Workshop
Age groups:
adults
Levels:
B2, C1
Keywords:
Methods, Approach, New opportunities, Learning process, Cooperative learning

I'm half Portuguese, half Zimbabwean and went to school in South Africa where I received a business degree. I then went on to receive my TEFL diploma. I wholly identify as a teacher, passionate about people and coaching them in their self development. I wholeheartedly believe Marian Wright Edelman (an American activist) who said: Teaching is for improving the lives of others; for improving a community and leaving it better than you found it.

Christine Thompson
Threshold Training Associates

One man's critique, is another man's criticism; Strategies for more effective feedback, guideance and communication for teachers, trainers and the rest

Targeted at anyone in teaching, training or supervisory roles requiring cooperation with colleagues or students whose attitudes and approaches they find difficult to understand and even perhaps a bit frustrating. We will explore what spin our different generations, genders and cultures can put on what we say, hear and value and how to try and find some common ground where we can get our respective messages across. We will also look at strategies for better guiding and motivating those people we evaluate toward their own best performance and continued development.

Workshop
Age groups:
young adults, adults
Levels:
C1
Keywords:
aproaches, meaningful, effective and motivating feedback

Christine Thompson is a Director of Studies at Threshold Training Associates and Lead TEFL trainer for Prague TEFL. She has been working in ELT for more than 20 years in the CZ, Slovakia, the US and Japan. Christine's teaching experience ranges from very young learners to general and business English and exam preparation for adults. She writes articles for newly qualified and potential TEFL teachers and presents at ELT conferences in the CZ. She is especially interested in error correction for genuine errors and language standardization., developing effective strategies for exam students and teacher inspiration and motivation.

Radka Malá
Ventures Books / Pearson

Using Authentic Materials with Teens

Authentic material in ESL lessons for teenagers? Motivating, fun, meaningful! And… tricky. In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to choose and work with the right videos and vocabulary so that your students are hooked and take something away from the experience, using the new High Note and Focus 2nd edition series. Roll your sleeves up and get ready to try out some practical activities yourself!

Workshop
Age groups:
teens
Levels:
A2, B1, B2
Keywords:
teenagers, authentic, video, vocabulary

Radka has been teaching foreign languages for over 15 years, gaining experience in a wide range of classes for special purposes and with all age groups, now specialising in her lifelong passion: using technology and video in ESL. As a teacher trainer and conference speaker, she follows the same principles as a language teacher; activate your students, make the session meaningful and have fun!

Radka Malá
Ventures Books / Pearson

The Road to Personalisation

The terrible moment when your students just stare at you blankly and say, ‘I don’t know much about this topic.’ And that’s all they have to say in the lengthy discussion you were hoping for in your meticulously prepared lesson plan. In this seminar, we’ll have a look at some simple steps to truly personalise your lessons and let your students have a say in their learning process, whether they’re adults or teens. Because every class is different, every learner is unique and there’s more to personalisation than just Find Someone Who activities.

Workshop
Age group:
teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
personalisation, autonomy, choice, adult learners

Radka has been teaching foreign languages for over 15 years, gaining experience in a wide range of classes for special purposes and with all age groups, now specialising in her lifelong passion: using technology and video in ESL. As a teacher trainer and conference speaker, she follows the same principles as a language teacher; activate your students, make the session meaningful and have fun!

Vlaďka Skopcová
Macmillan Education

Warmers, Coolers, Fillers

Warmers, coolers and fillers are short activities, often in the form of a game, which are used to motivate and encourage students and to have some fun. While warmers are great to be introduced at the beginning of a lesson, coolers can help calm students down and the fillers save us when a planned activity was too short and the teacher has a few minutes left. It is always helpful to have a bunch of these activities ready, so in this workshop, let’s try as many as we can.

Workshop
Age groups:
teens, young adults
Levels:
A1, A2, B1, B2
Keywords:
warmers, coolers, fillers, games

Vlaďka has over 15 years’ experience of teaching both young learners and adults in a range of situations. Having completed her CELTA and DELTA, she started working as a DOS. Vlaďka currently divides her time between teaching and teacher training. She has been working for Macmillan Education since 2014.

Vlaďka Skopcová
Macmillan Education

Let´s optimise teaching multi-level classes

Most teachers have to cope with teaching mixed ability classes. In each group, there are students of different abilities and learning needs and for the teacher it is a real challenge to engage the more advanced ones as well as supporting those students who find studying English more difficult.

Workshop
Age groups:
teens, young adults
Levels:
A1, A2, B1, B2
Keywords:
mixed-ability classes

Vlaďka has over 15 years’ experience of teaching both young learners and adults in a range of situations. Having completed her CELTA and DELTA, she started working as a DOS. Vlaďka currently divides her time between teaching and teacher training. She has been working for Macmillan Education since 2014.

Daniela Clarke
ILC Czechoslovakia

Lessons Up Your Sleeve

In this hands-on workshop you will take an active part in a some of my old-time favourite instant lessons, covering a range of teaching areas such as grammar, lexis or spoken / written interaction. You will walk away with flexible activities up your sleeve that require little or no preparation, and can be integrated into day-to-day teaching.

Workshop
Age groups:
teens
Levels:
A2, B1
Keywords:
instant lessons, flexible activities, teens

Daniela Clarke is a teacher, teacher trainer and ELT writer. She has been involved in ELT for over 20 years, mainly in the UK and the Czech Republic. Her teaching experience ranges from young learners to adults of all language levels and competences, and her teacher training experience covers training on the Trinity Cert TESOL and Exam Assessors Courses. Daniela currently works as a teacher trainer and an ELT consultant, and presents regularly at ELT conferences in Central and Eastern Europe. She is especially interested in the theory of learning, motivational teaching strategies and tactile learning.

Daniela Clarke
ILC Czechoslovakia

The Vocabulary Box

In this practical session we will open a box full of ideas on teaching vocabulary. You will try out activities which help learners effectively build up topical lexis, collocation, phrasal verbs, idioms and functional language, and examine ways to push learners from passive understanding to active use of vocabulary in their speaking and writing skills.

Workshop
Age groups:
teens, young adults
Levels:
A2, B1, B2
Keywords:
vocabulary building, active use of lexis, flexible activities, teens, Cambridge exams

Daniela Clarke is a teacher, teacher trainer and ELT writer. She has been involved in ELT for over 20 years, mainly in the UK and the Czech Republic. Her teaching experience ranges from young learners to adults of all language levels and competences, and her teacher training experience covers training on the Trinity Cert TESOL and Exam Assessors Courses. Daniela currently works as a teacher trainer and an ELT consultant, and presents regularly at ELT conferences in Central and Eastern Europe. She is especially interested in the theory of learning, motivational teaching strategies and tactile learning.

Karel Janoušek
SENTIA


Teaching 121

This seminar looks at the differences between teaching group and individual classes. We will look at coping with the intensity of 121 teaching and how to deal with it. Furthermore, we will discuss the differences between teaching a group and individual classes and the scope of activities that can be done in both or either of them.

Workshop
Age groups:
young adults, adults
Levels:
A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
teaching 121, individual classes, peer interaction, coping with intensity, group vs. individual lessons, main track and side tracks

Karel Janoušek is a psychologist, language teacher, teacher trainer, ELT writer and soft skills coach. He has been involved in ELT for over 20 years, mainly in Asia and the Czech republic but he gained invaluable experience also in FMCG sector during his employment in Red Bull or Toyota. His/her teaching experience ranges from general to specialised fields, and his teacher training experience covers training on Business and Technical English. Karel currently works as a SENTIA language school, which is a certified member of the Association. His position with Sentia is HR director and Head Methodologist.

Jana Chynoradská
Learn&Lead Centre of Innovation, HARMONY ACADEMY, SLOVAKIA

A Model for a Sustainable Development of a Language School

A learner-centred approach is a key philosophy within this model of a language school. It allows everyone’s individual requirements and differences to be discovered and understood. This working environment makes it easy for people to try out new ideas and functional teams are involved in discussing policies before adoption.

Talk
Age groups:
adults
Levels:
B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
sustainable development. leadership, life long learning, creativity, career path, motivation

Jana Chynoradská is the HARMONY Academy founder, Principal Manager and a professional foreign language trainer. She also currently holds the position of the Development Lead at Learn&Lead Centre of Innovation. She graduated from Comenius University, Faculty of Education, with a diploma in English language and literature, and a doctorate in English methodology. She is characterised by her incessant thirst for knowledge and a belief that within every person the potential for the accomplishment of great things lies dormant. Her professional and personal growth is due to great effort, immense self-discipline and hard work each and every day. She believes that true beauty and wisdom can be obtained not only within arriving at a destination, but through the adventurous journey that enables you to reach your desired destination. Jana lives and breathes this philosophy, and is therefore the natural authority and driving force behind all Harmony innovations. As a result, she initiates many local and international projects aimed at developing cross-cultural and international networking within ELT, education, communication and leadership.

Miroslav Pešta, Martina Limburg
Mooveez Company



Can Czechs speak English as well as Scandinavians?

Why do Scandinavians have the best non-native English skills in the world? Can Czechs - as well as other nationalities - draw level with them? Is there a fast way forward for everyone? And how does Comenius combined with new technology come into play? In our talk we will attempt to answer these questions and present the new version of Mooveez application as well as the Mooveez Website for Teachers.

Commercial presentation
Age groups:
young learners, teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
second language acquisition, Scandinavian phenomenon, listening while reading, compelling input, authentic video

Miroslav Pešta is the founder of Mooveez Company. He studied international relations and psychology at VSE and has been active in ELT since 2010. He founded the progressive Stories Language School and later became the leader of the Mooveez project, which aims to make language learning through authentic video easier and more effective. He looks for ways in which the approach of polyglot experts can be applied to language learning in general and he believes the progress in language learning will accelerate dramatically due to application of new technology and due to new insights into how brain works. In 2016 Mooveez won the ELTons award for the best innovation in ELT worldwide.
Martina Limburg is a language teacher and teacher trainer. She holds a degree in English and German philology from Masaryk University in Brno and in Dutch literature from Utrecht University. She has the experience of teaching Dutch and Dutch literature and translatology at university and has taught English and Dutch as a foreign language for various language schools for over 15 years. She joined Archimedes Inspiration in 2014; being a literary translator and an avid film fan she quickly became involved in the production of the Mooveez application. She is part of the creative team at Mooveez where she is responsible for learning and teaching methodology.

Tanner LeTourneau
James Cook Languages

Keep your teaching modern, keep your students immersed

There are many teaching methodologies that have been popular for foreign language learning. Which is the best? Which is the most effective? That answer, along with a training for a more recent teaching methodology, will be uncovered. In this session you may also learn about and discover some new teaching resources that could be useful for you and your students at any level with any language.

Workshop
Age groups:
teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
methodologies, authentic materials, useful resources

Tanner is a teacher, methodologist, aspiring ELT writer, and has a bad habit of language learning. He has been involved in ELT for over 4 years, mainly in the United States and Czech Republic with a dash of a hot Mexican summer. His English teaching experience ranges from general English for refugees, immigrants, and orphans, to test-prep for high school students and business English for adults. He currently works as a teacher and methodologist for James Cook Languages and has previously presented at TEDxCharles University and Szczecin University in Poland. He is especially interested in linguistics, language acquisition, multilingualism, and general polyglottery.

Niall Curry
Cambridge University Press

Developing the critical thinking skills our students need to be effective global citizens for the future

As teachers, we understand the importance of developing life skills among our students – from critical thinking, to collaboration, to learning to learn. This talk aims to help teachers be clearer about what they’re really trying to achieve with life skills (with reference to the Cambridge Life Competencies Framework). Then it will look at how they can integrate the development of these skills into the English language teaching, so that they can develop both sets of skills at the same time. For this session, we will focus particularly on critical thinking skills - being able to evaluate arguments, synthesise ideas and find solutions to problems.

Talk
Age groups:
young learners, teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
Critical Thinking; Life Skills; Future; English Language Teaching

Niall Curry is a Lecturer in Academic Writing at the Centre for Academic Writing at Coventry University. He has been actively engaged in both teaching and research for many years and his teaching covers a range of topics in applied linguistics and language pedagogy. His research crosses many fields, including language teaching and learning, digital pedagogy, English medium instruction, corpus linguistics, and academic discourse. He is a co-editor of the Journal of Academic Writing and he holds a PhD in corpus and contrastive linguistics from the University of Limerick.

Andrea Tichá Eskisan
Österreich Institut Brno

Deutsch lernen außerhalb des Unterrichts

Lernen kann man nur im Unterricht? Stimmt nicht. Gerade in der heutigen modernen Zeit gibt es vielfältige Möglichkeiten, um auch im Alltag, fast ganz nebenbei, Deutsch zu lernen. Im Rahmen dieses Seminars werden zahlreiche Tipps und Anregungen gegeben, wie man Deutsch außerhalb des Klassenzimmers oder Kursraums lernen, üben und wiederholen kann. Und diese Infos dürfen dann natürlich sofort an ihre Deutschlerner und Deutschlernerinnen weitergegeben werden.

Workshop
Age Groups:
teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
motivation, homework, fun

Deutschlektorin am Österreich Institut Brno, Muttersprachlerin, unterrichtet seit über 15 Jahren, vor allem in der Erwachsenenbilung tätig, alle Niveaus. Sie spezialisiert sich insbesondere auf typische tschechische Fehler sowie Lehrerfortbildungen.

Andrea Tichá Eskisan
Österreich Institut Brno

Alternative Hilfsmittel

„Schlagt das Buch auf Seite 23 auf.“ Genug davon. Es gibt noch viele weitere Hilfsmittel, die im Unterricht zur Einführung eines Themas, Wiederholung, Auflockerung, Abwechslung oder einfach nur zum Spaß eingesetzt werden können. Eine bunte Auswahl solcher Hilfsmittel wird in diesem praktisch ausgelegten Seminar präsentiert und ausprobiert. Da werden Ihre Lerner und Lernerinnen Augen machen!

Workshop
Age groups:
teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
easy activities, motivation, teaching aids, practice

Deutschlektorin am Österreich Institut Brno, Muttersprachlerin, unterrichtet seit über 15 Jahren, vor allem in der Erwachsenenbilung tätig, alle Niveaus. Sie spezialisiert sich insbesondere auf typische tschechische Fehler sowie Lehrerfortbildungen.

Petr Hladík

Spannende Grammatik

Habt ihr und eure Schülerinnen/Schüler die Nase voll von langweiligen grammatischen Übungen? Im Workshop „Grammatik einfach mit Spiel und Spaß" werden viele verschiedene Aktivitäten und Spiele vorgestellt und vor allem erprobt, die es ermöglichen, Grammatik innovativ und auf spielerische Art und Weise zu vermitteln und die Lernenden zu begeistern. Neu erworbene Grammatik und Vokabeln sollten nämlich möglichst schnell und praktisch eingeübt werden, damit die Theorie nicht grau bleibt, sondern zu einem bunten, lebendigen sprachlichen Ausdruck wird. Das erzielt man viel besser, wenn man die neuen grammatischen Strukturen aktiv ausprobiert. Lasst euch inspirieren und erfahrt nützliche Tipps und Tricks aus der Praxis. Dazu bekommt ihr noch viele Materialien (Spielpläne, Kärtchen usw.).

Workshop
Age groups:
young learners, teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
Keywords:
Unterricht, Sprechen, Grammatik, Spaß, aktiv, Aktivitäten, Spiele, warm-up, Motivation

Petr Hladík hat an der Westböhmischen Universität in Pilsen Tschechisch und Deutsch studiert. Zurzeit unterrichtet er Deutsch und Tschechisch für Ausländer. Er beschäftigt sich auch intensiv mit Unterrichtsmethoden, beteiligt sich an der Vorbereitung der Lehrwerken für Mittelschulen und ist Autor von den Büchern 111 her pro atraktivní výuku angličtiny, 111 her pro atraktivní výuku němčiny und 111 her pro atraktivní výuku jazyků. Er veranstaltet Seminare und Workshops für SprachlehrerInnen in Tschechien, Deutschland und Österreich.

Petr Hladík

Sprechen. Sprechen? Sprechen! (Sprachspiele im DaF)

Sprechen wird im Fremdsprachenunterricht oft vernachlässigt. Dabei ist es beim Erlernen einer Fremdsprache ohne Zweifel eine der wichtigsten Fertigkeiten. Sprachspiele machen Spaß und unterstützen aktives Sprechen, Verstehen, Konzentration, Schlagfertigkeit und Kreativität. Der Wortschatz, Wendungen sowie grammatische Strukturen werden so auf spielerische Art und Weise erweitert und die Schülerinnen/Schüler lernen, ohne es überhaupt zu merken. Im Workshop werden viele Sprachspiele vorgestellt und erprobt, die eure Lernenden begeistern und vor allem zum Sprechen bringen!

Workshop
Age groups:
young learners, teens
Levels:
A0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
Unterricht, Sprechen, Spaß, aktiv, Kleingruppen, große Gruppen, gleichzeitig, Aktivitäten, Spiele, warm-up, Motivation

Petr Hladík hat an der Westböhmischen Universität in Pilsen Tschechisch und Deutsch studiert. Zurzeit unterrichtet er Deutsch und Tschechisch für Ausländer. Er beschäftigt sich auch intensiv mit Unterrichtsmethoden, beteiligt sich an der Vorbereitung der Lehrwerken für Mittelschulen und ist Autor von den Büchern 111 her pro atraktivní výuku angličtiny, 111 her pro atraktivní výuku němčiny und 111 her pro atraktivní výuku jazyků. Er veranstaltet Seminare und Workshops für SprachlehrerInnen in Tschechien, Deutschland und Österreich.

Jiřina Velemanová
James Cook Languages

Wortschatz und seine Erweiterung

Was beim Wortschatzunterricht beachtet und vermittelt werden sollte
Methoden, wie man Wortschatz präsentiert und festigt
Tipps und Hinweise auf Wortschatzübungen.

Workshop
Age groups:
young adults, adults
Levels:
A0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
German, vocabulary, new words, methodology, easier learning, students’ needs

Jiřina ist Fremdsprachenlehrerin und Methodikerin. Ihre Arbeitserfahrungen hat sie seit 2003 sowohl im Sprachunterricht gesammelt (im staatlichen Schulwesen und im privaten Firmenunterricht) als auch im Management eines multionationalen Unternehmens gesammelt. Jiřina arbeitet seit 2012 als Deutsch- und Englischlehrerin für James Cook Languages. Sie ist auch als Sprachmethodikerin und Chefredakteurin der Firmenzeitschrift "Logbook" bei der Unternehmensgruppe EDUA Group tätig.

Oxana Dzugkoeva
Fraus Publishing

Ваш шанс на уроках русского

Приходилось ли Вам когда-либо задумываться над потребностью располагать большей информацией о современной жизни в России, чтобы удовлетворительно отвечать на вопросы студентов? Если это так, то данный семинар для Вас. На семинаре мы рассмотрим самые значимые и обсуждаемые события прошедших лет, сосредоточимся на современной культуре и музыке, в частности.

Workshop
Age groups:
teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A2, B1, B2
Keywords:
modern Russian realia, broadening horizons

С 2015 года работает редактором русского языка в издательстве «Фраус». Oна занимается координацией и реализацией проектов по преподаванию русского языка.
Она давно занимается переводом и сотрудничает с отделом международных отношений Университета Западной Богемии.
Окончила педагогический факультет Западно-чешского университета по специальности преподавание английского языка и психология для средних школ.

Varvara Golovatina
Fraus Publishing

Hезнакомая Россия. То, что мы НЕ знаем о русской культуре.

Что мы знаем о русской культуре и культуре народов России, о России и русских? И что можно считать русской культурой? Что такое терменвокс, где находится, памятник человеку-неведимке, что случилось на перевале Дятлова? На семинаре вы познакомитесь с этими и другими интересными реалиями, которые не найти в классических учебниках русского языка, но которые являются важной частью русской и российской культуры. Мы обсудим, как преподавать русский язык и русскую культуру, чтобы студентам было интересно. Вы познакомитесь с различными упражнениями и источниками информации о русской культуре.

Workshop
Age groups:
teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A2, B1
Keywords:
culture, current realia, activities, ICT in lessons

Она изучала филологию и перевод в Уральском государственном университете в Екатеринбурге, где она также стала кандидатом филологических наук.
В настоящее время она работает русским преподавателем в Университете Западной Богемии в Пльзене и методистом Русского центра. Является финалистом Международного конкурса «Лучший преподаватель русской литературы за рубежом», организованного Государственным агентством Россотрудничество (2014).
Она также автором научных публикаций, соавтором русского учебника «Беседа и экзамен» (Fraus, 2015), « Твой ШАНС 1 и 2» (Fraus, 2018 и 2019) и дополнительных онлайн-материалов для образовательных порталов.
Она также проводит методические семинары для учителей русского языка (Русский центр в Пльзене, издательство Fraus, KCVJŠ Plzeň).
Он специализируется в основном на когнитивной лингвистике, мультикультурализме, ИКТ в преподавании иностранных языков и т. Д.

Evgenia Maleninská
James Cook Languages

Как исправлять ошибки?

На мастер-классе будут рассмотрены разнобразные техники исправления ошибок, преимущеста и недостатки их применения в зависимости от ситуации на уроке. Кто, что, в какой момент и с помощью какой техники может исправлять? Мы обсудим разные варианты ответов на эти вопросы, а также конкретные примеры упражнений для работы над ошибками.

Workshop
Age groups:
very young learners, young learners, teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
ошибки, игры, мотивация

Изучала славистику в ННГУ им. Лобачевского и Университете Масарика в Брно, а также германистику в Карловом университете в Праге, где в настоящее время заканчивает аспирантуру по специальности «Немецкая литература». С 2007 г. учитель иностранных языков в гимназиях и языковых школах; c 2010 г. преподает в EDUA Group.

Ludmila Nyklova
Ruské středisko vědy a kultury (RSVK) - Российский центр науки и культуры


Kateryna Zubkovska
Institut ruského jazyka - Autorizované centrum zkoušek ТРКИ/TORFL - Институт русского языка- Центр экзаменов ТРКИ

Деятельность Российского центра науки и культуры в сфере культурно-гуманитарного пространства и изучения русского язука

Основными видами деятельности РЦНК в Праге являются подготовка и реализация программ в области науки, культуры и образования, поддержка изучения русского языка. РЦНК также помогает в получении государственных грантов гражданам Чехии, которые хотят учиться в России.

Методика подготовки к международным экзаменам ТРКИ/TORFL

Содержание и структура международного экзамена по русскому языку ТРКИ/TORFL, методы подготовки к экзамену, практические упражнения по подготовке к субтесту " Письмо".

Talk
Age groups:
teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
Keywords:
изучение русского языка, государственные гранты для студентов и учителей русского языка


Workshop
Age groups:
teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
Keywords:
экзамен, международный экзамен TORFL/ТРКИ

Людмила Ныклова является руководителем курсов русского языка при РЦНК в Праге. РЦНК в Праге является одним из представительств Федерального агентство по делам Содружества Независимых Государств, соотечественников, проживающих за рубежом, и по международному гуманитарному сотрудничеству (Россотрудничество).

Катерина Зубковска преподает русский язык в Чехии более 20 лет. С 2018 года преподаватель Языкового центра ФФ Карлова университета.Является одним из преподавателей курса "Русский язык для учителей русского языка. Развитие речевых и педагогическо-дидактических компетенций.", который проходит в ЯЦ ФФ Карлова университета. С 2016 года является тестером TORFL/ТРКИ и членом Государственной экзаменационной комиссии TORFL/ТРКИ Санкт-Петербургского государственного университета. В 2013-2017 гг. была руководителем Курсов русского языка при РЦНК в Праге, принимала участие в подготовке и проведении семинаров, мастер-классов и лекций для учителей усского языка.

Javier González
Instituto Cervantes

Tareas digitales para la clase de ELE

En este taller, reflexionaremos sobre cómo incorporar la tecnología al aula de ELE.
Para ello, en primer lugar, definiremos los riesgos y oportunidades de la tecnología.
Seguidamente, presentaremos varios ejemplos de tareas que incluyen medios tecnológicos y examinaremos el rol del profesor en ellas.
Para finalizar, los asistentes al taller diseñarán una tarea 2.0 adaptada a su contexto de enseñanza donde se apliquen los contenidos abordados en el taller y realizaremos un balance crítico de las diferentes propuestas.

Workshop
Age groups:
young adult, adults
Levels:
B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
technologies, digital learning, task 2.0

Profesor en el Instituto Cervantes de Praga y en la Universidad Carolina. Es máster en ELE por el Instituto Cervantes y la Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo y licenciado en Filología Hispánica por la Universidad de Granada. Sus áreas de especialización son la creación de materiales didácticos, el uso de las tecnologías en el aula de español, la didáctica de la gramática y el desarrollo de las estrategias de expresión escrita.

Sergi Martín
Draco Publishing

Descubre tu creatividad para preparar materiales visuales y atractivos - Uncover your creativity in order to prepare attractive visual materials

Can creativity be learned or is it an innate talent? As a teacher I always want to teach creatively and as a youtuber I also need to create videos that are interesting and, above all else, engaging. In my presentation I will show that creativity, which is often improvisation, can easily be uncovered and tapped into. If you aren’t creative, you’ll learn how to discover your creativity. You’ll learn how easy it is to make attractive visual materials and I will share my secrets about creating new videos – from the technical aspects to my sources of inspiration. Through all this, you will learn how to be both flexible as a teacher and engaging with the aim of not losing the attention of your students.

Workshop
Age groups:
teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
YouTube, video, audiovisual, authentic, creativity, motivation, engage

Sergi, originally from Valencia, in Spain, is a Spanish teacher as a foreign language and creator of the YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/SergiMartinSpanish a channel to teach Spanish. With more than 150 videos and around 80000 subscribers, it has already achieved more than 13 million views worldwide, and these figures don’t stop growing.

Petra Šatopletová
James Cook Languages

Los juegos en la enseñanza del español

En el taller veremos algunos juegos diseñados para la enseñanza de lenguas, a continuación hablaremos sobre la posible adaptación de un juego para poder utilizarlo en la clase, y al final prepararemos algún juego solo con las cosas que solemos llevar a la clase.

Workshop
Age groups:
young adults, adults
Levels:
A1, A2, B1, B2
Keywords:
games, warm-up, quick activities, warmers

Petra Šatopletová trabaja en la escuela de idiomas James Cook Languages, donde trabaja también como la llamada senior teacher. Lleva enseñando español más de diez años. Como enseña sobre todo cursos en las empresas, le interesa incorporar en las clases todo tipo de juegos, actividades y aplicaciones para sacar a sus alumnos de la rutina del trabajo.

Ivana Kudrnová
Glossa


La cultura es el corazón de la lengua - como aprovechar al máximo el material minimalista

Con 20 fotografías de personajes hispanos, nos mostraremos cómo enseñar a todos los niveles de estudiantes cada vez de manera diferente. Creamos juntos 20 actividades que nos pueden servir todas las clases. Cada uno va a traer la actividad para sus clases.

Workshop
Age groups:
teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
culture, variability, ready-to-use activities

El espaňol no es todo para mí y no soy la mejor del mundo en esta lengua en el mundo pero dar clases es mi pasión. Estoy enseňando más de 15 aňos y me encanta. Desde el septiembre 2018 tengo un blog: Španělština do plavek, donde cada martes publico un artículo de diferentes autores y temas que están relacionados con el mundo hispano. Motivo e inspiro a los estudiantes y profesores de espaňol. Me gusta despertar lo hispano en cada uno.

Danièle Geffroy Konštacký
Fraus Publishing

Comment enseigner aux étudiants tchèques un français moderne, efficace et divertissant

Comment enseigner le français pour que nos jeunes apprenants aient du plaisir à communiquer dans cette langue ? Une vraie gageure pour tous ceux qui ont une classe d’ados en 2020 ! Nous vous proposons un voyage de 60 minutes plein de découvertes, d’activités en binômes et en groupes, de jeux autour de projets francophones, avec des applications simples "clé en main" pour vos cours à venir. Nous avons tous le même objectif : que toute la classe participe et que chacun parle pendant les 45‘ de cours. Relevons ensemble cette gageure !

Workshop
Age groups:
teens, young adults
Levels:
A1, A2
Keywords:
youth, projects, speaking, keeping attention

Originaire de Paris - Formation universitaire en Suisse, en Angleterre et en Espagne - Spécialisations pour l’enseignement des langues étrangères (français - anglais - espagnol - allemand) - Responsable de la formation des enseignants de primaire et de secondaire en République tchèque de 1992 à 2012 à l’Université Hradec Králové - Membre de l’Association tchèque des professeurs de français SUF depuis 1993 - Membre du Comité directeur de l’Association GALLICA de 2000 à 2012 - Coordinatrice des projets européens SULLI Sur le chemin du livre et INCA International calendar for young learners, du projet national LITTERA FLE - Nombreuses publications - Présidente du Club franco-tchèque Hradec Králové depuis 1992 - Organisatrice des Journées de la Francophonie à Hradec Králové depuis 2002 - Chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes Académiques du Ministère de l’Education Nationale de la République Française.

Erika Härtelová
James Cook Languages

Les Arts au service de l'apprentissage

Séminaire pratique et ludique – il vise à découvrir et à tester des pratiques artistiques et culturelles ( le poème, la photo, la vidéo, la chanson, la peinture, la musique, l'écriture) permettant d’enrichir les cours des enseignants en FLE.
Associer directement la culture et les arts à la pédagogie.
Rassurer, motiver, tout en dynamisant nos leçons, enseigner le français de façon plus facile et plus attractive.

Supports : photos, poèmes, vidéos, chansons, tableaux, musiques

Workshop
Age groups:
teens, young adults
teens, adults
Levels:
A0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
attention, motivation, short activities

Je suis professeur de FLE depuis 2001 (Etudes à L'Université Charles ( Les Lettres – FLE) et Paris IV - Sorbonne). Je travaille à Caledonan School depuis 2016, occupant la position de ST depuis 2017. J'adore les jeux de société et dans mes cours c'est évident. J'aime préparer les matériaux et créer des cartes et jeux; ainsi j'encourage mes étudiants à communiquer et je teste mes nouvelles idées et méthodes.

Sonia Szramek-Karcz
Draco Publishing

Teacher's emotions in class - L'enseignant et ses émotions

We will focus on the ways teachers can take care of themselves because their well-being is an important part of the teaching and learning processes. We will also present the methods and technics for introducing grammar, which are based on emotions and positive feelings.

Workshop
Age groups:
young learners, teens, young adults
teens, adults
Levels:
A0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
emotions, well-being, positive feelings, motivation, project "Languages & Emotions"

Sonia Szramek-Karcz, PhD is a teacher, trainer, researcher and founder of Languages & Emotions project. She graduated as M.A. from the Artois University in France with a degree in FLE (Français Langue Étrangère) in 2000. Since then, she has been involved in teaching and training. Her main area of expertise is intentional bilingualism, which she started to study when the name ‘non-native bilingualism’ was in use. Her research concerning bilingualism has shown the importance of emotions, and more precisely, adults’ emotions. Her most recent experience consists in teaching foreign languages in China, where she gave classes to students at the University of Macau.

Lída Holá
www.czechstepbystep.cz

Communicative teaching in Czech for Foreigners


Communicative teaching in Czech for Foreigners will focus on general aspects of communicative approach in teaching Czech for Foreigners such as balance of the individual segments of lessons, didactic simplification, presenting grammar, or colloquial language. It will also present practical procedures typical for the communicative approach to teaching. It will also include a short video from a lesson taught without a mediation language as well as analysis of procedures used in the lesson.

Talk
Age groups:
adults
Levels:
A0, A1, A2, B1, B2
Keywords:
communicative approach, balance, language, competences, skills, language functions, simplification, collocation, colloquial language

PhDr. Lída Holá has been involved in teaching Czech for Foreigners since 1994. She is the co-author of the textbooks Česky krok za krokem 1-2 and Čeština expres 1-4, adapted fiction from the edition Česká adaptovaná próza, the on-line course www.mluvtecesky.net, other teaching materials and manuals for teachers, as well as articles on methodology of teaching Czech for Foreigners. She is currently working on new teaching materials.

Michaela Paldusová
The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies, Charles University (ÚJOP UK)

Pronunciation in a fun way

During the workshop, teachers will be presented with the principles of purposeful practices of the Czech system of sounds and tips on how to include it in their lessons in an interesting and fun way.

Workshop
Age groups:
young learners, teens, young adults
Levels:
A0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
Keywords:
pronunciation activities, speaking

Michaela Paldusová studied Czech and Czech Literature and Linguistics - Phonetics at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. In the last year of her studies, she focused on teaching pronunciation. She created an open course in pronunciation for the Center of Integration of Foreigners, which she also taught for five years. She currently teaches Czech at the Institute of Language and Preparatory Studies, Charles University. She presents workshops for teachers of Czech for Foreigners where she introduces various ways of teaching pronunciation. She is a co-author of several textbooks in which she is the guarantor of the pronunciation sections.

Zdena Malá
The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies, Charles University (ÚJOP UK)

Grammar games in Czech for Foreigners


How to practice grammar through games? How to create your own games? Is drilling prohibited in communicative teaching?

Workshop
Age groups:
teens, young adults, adults
Levels:
A1, A2, B1
Keywords:
game, grammar, practice, drill

PhDr. Zdena Malá is a teacher of Czech and German. She has been teaching Czech for Foreigners for more than twenty years. At the moment, she works as the director of the center Krystal, which is part of the Institute of Language and Preparatory Studies, Charles University. She is a member of the Association of Teachers of Czech for Foreigners and is the author of the book Jazykové hry a aktivity pro výuku češtiny jako cizího jazyka and Pracovní sešit 1 and 2.

Petr Kučera
Channel Crossings

An overview of mistakes at various levels in Czech for Foreigners - Přehled nejčastějších chyb podle úrovní

The lecture will provide an overview of common mistakes students make at various levels. Mistake is an important tool in language teaching and it is important to know how to work with it, why students keep making mistakes, and how to correct them. If there is time, we will also cover predicting possible mistakes based on students' mother tongues.

Talk
Age groups:
adults
Levels:
A1, A2, B1, B2
Keywords:
mistake, common mistakes, working with mistakes, error correction


Petr Kučera teaches Czech for Foreigners and Spanish. He has been active in the field of language teaching for ten years. He graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. He taught Czech at three universities including one abroad. He has taught Czech for Foreigners in international companies, he has prepared the British Ambassador for a Czech exam and for several years he has also led courses supported by the Center For Integration of Foreigners. He speaks several languages and writes books of different genres.