Advisory Board

The Chamber has an advisory board to whom the Leadership Team goes for advice because no one has all the answers and we will always need feedback. To that end, these ELT professionals, specialists in their fields, volunteer their time and wisdom when the need arises. We are grateful for them.


Prof. PhDr. Eva Tandlichová, CSc (Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava)




Gabriela Lojová
is an associate professor at the Department of the English Language and Literature of the gabiFaculty of Education, Comenius University in Bratislava. Apart from teaching courses on English grammar, her research interests and educational activities are focussed primarily on applied psycholinguistics, psychology of foreign language learning and teaching, and FL teacher training. Her work aims at the humanization of FLT, and looking for more effective ways of teaching English. Professor Lojová’s books include ‘Teória a prax vyučovania gramatiky cudzích jazykov’, ‘Individuálne osobitosti pri učení sa cudzích jazykov I.’, ‘Styly a strategie ve výuce cizích jazyků’ (with Kateřina Vlčková) and ‘Teoretické východiská vyučovania angličtiny v primárnom vzdelávaní’ (with Sue Straková). Professor Lojová was a Fulbright Lecturer/Scholar at Montclair State University, NJ, where she taught a course on SLA Methodology. Email:


Zuzana Straková is a TEFL specialist and has been teaching and working with pre-service trainees, trainers and in-service teachers since 1991. She is an associate professor and head of the English Language and Literature Department at the Institute of British and American Studies at the Faculty of Arts, Prešov University. Recent years of her research has been devoted to TEYL. She has supervised several successful projects with this orientation and has piloted several innovative approaches in her own YL classes. She has conducted numerous lectures, seminars and workshops for pre-service and in-service English language teachers. Email:


Ivan Lacko is an assistant professor at the Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Arts of Comenius University in Bratislava. He has taught courses in American studies, literature, cultural studies, as well as creative writing and drama, both at undergraduate and graduate level. He has had extensive experience with teacher training – using drama, creative writing and a focus on critical literacy to spark new approaches to teaching. Email:


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