Call for Proposals: The 3rd Annual Teacher Development Conference (2013)

elt forum logoDates: Bratislava, 7-8 June 2013
Venue: Ekonomická univerzita v Bratislave

What Works – Practically Speaking

Life is change.
Students come and go.
New learning theories are introduced and slowly fade away.
New technologies spring up like mushrooms after a summer rain.
Curriculum requirements are changed with every shift of the political wind.

The constant in education is the TEACHER.

But how can we, teachers, figure out what will work with our students when we are overwhelmed with so much new, changing and shifting information?

This year’s conference seeks to provide the space and time for teacher trainers and teachers to share the practical methodologies and insights they have learned from their own teaching experience and/or research in ELT.  Learning from each other, interacting and networking, we can become better teachers for our students.

fbimg2Call for Proposals

The organizing committee of the 3rd Annual Teacher Development Conference invites English teachers from Slovakia, central Europe and around the world to take part in its annual conference in Bratislava, Slovakia, in June of 2013.


We welcome proposals related to the conference theme (‘What Works’ – effective and practical methodologies in ELT) in any of the following areas:

  • One (or more) of the 4 Skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening
  • Teaching grammar, vocabulary or pronunciation
  • Business English
  • Cultural Studies
  • CLIL
  • Exam Skills
  • Materials Design
  • IT and Communication Technologies
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Networking (PLN)

Types of Proposals

Workshop (60 minutes)
A practical presentation which shows, rather than tells, an ELT technique that can be used later in the classroom or for personal professional growth. The speaker involves participants through hands-on activities.

Talk/Presentation (30 minutes)
An instructive talk given by (a) subject specialist(s). May include presentation of published (or unpublished) materials.

Please fill in and submit the speaker’s application form here.

You can also submit your proposal via email.


Indicate whether you’re interested presenting…

  • a 30-minute TALK
  • OR a 30-minute PRESENTATION
  • OR a 60-minute WORKSHOP
  1. Indicate which of the above AREAs your proposal fits under (e.g. Business English, CLIL, etc.)
  2. Indicate which LANGUAGE LEVEL (which students) would benefit most from what you will share (e.g. A1, A2, B1, B2, etc.)
  3. Indicate what AGE GROUP your presentation is for (e.g. young learners, lower secondary, teenagers, adults, etc.)
  4. Indicate for which LEVEL OF TEACHER your presentation is intended (e.g. inexperienced, experienced, younger teachers, teacher trainers, etc.)
  5. TITLE
  6. A SUMMARY of what you plan to present – no more than 50 words. This will be in the programme, if chosen.
  7. Your ABSTRACT describing what you plan to present – no more than 300 words
  8. Your BIODATA – who are you, where you teach, what you do/have done (this will go in the programme)
  10. Your EMAIL ADDRESS and contact PHONE NUMBER
  11. Indicate if you would like your email address to appear in the conference programme.
  12. If there will be more than one speaker/presenter, please include their basic biodata and contact as well.

Send your proposal as an attachment in WORD to

Deadline: 15 February 2013

We look forward to hearing from you!

Lynda Steyne

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 3rd Annual Teacher Development Conference

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6 Responses to Call for Proposals: The 3rd Annual Teacher Development Conference (2013)

  1. Vladica says:

    Great! Thanks! 🙂

  2. scelt says:

    Hi, Vladica,
    After all this time, you’re the 1st person to notice – thank you for commenting! Yes, it was that typical New Year’s error :/ Rest assured your submission has arrived safe and sound and beat the deadline 🙂 We’ll let you know if your submission has been accepted or not by mid-March.

  3. Vladica says:

    I have just submitted my proposal for the conference but to my horror, I realized that the lines above say that the deadline was 15th February 2012! I do hope the date here is a mistake that we all make at the beginning of a New Year! Can you reasure me, please ?

  4. Ahmad Wali Rostami says:

    Thank you so much for the great work you do for the Language teachers. I have got a question: Can Teachers of English language join this wonderful event as audience, not a presenter? I am an English Teacher as well as coordinating an English Program funded by the US Embassy (Kabul). Can I join the conference as an audience? if yes, how?

    • scelt says:

      Greetings! Thank you for the encouragement!
      Of course, you may come as a participant. Registration isn’t open yet, but once it is, we’ll post that information and you’re welcome to sign up. We’d love to have you!

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