Presenting the Plenaries – Part Two

We’re excited to have a new face and voice share with us this year: Maggie Kubanyiova, a graduate of UKF Nitra, has ‘made good’ as an ELT professional not only here, but in the UK where she worked with Prof. Zoltan Dornyei and now she trains English teachers from around the world. It’s time to widen our horizons and deepen our vision.

ELTforum.sk Conference 2015

It is with great pleasure that we present to you our next plenary speaker, the outstanding Maggie Kubanyiova!

Maggie and her work

Maggie, originally from Slovakia, is a university lecturer and researcher at the University of Birmingham (UK) where she directs the MA Education TEFL programme which enables English language teachers from all over the world to develop their teaching skills and expertise. She has also lived and worked as a language teacher and teacher trainer in Slovakia, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

Expertise and Writing

Maggie’s areas of expertise include communicative language teaching, motivation, classroom interaction and language teacher development. Her writing activity includes published articles and chapters on those topics in a variety of ELT journals and books, including ET Professional, Modern Language Journal, and TESL-EJ. Her book ‘Teacher Development in Action’ (2012, Palgrave) delves into the development of English language teachers…

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