Category Archives: Professional

Teachers don’t just teach; they learn.

An interview with eltforum.sk plenary speaker: Penny Ur Part One – by Tatiana Nováková When teachers start to teach, they’re young and fresh, and mostly full of ideas and ideals. They feel they can change the whole world, or at … Continue reading

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Playing with Texts: Workshop with Ivan Lacko

We’re pleased to announce that Ivan Lacko is doing a workshop for SCET next month! Sign up while you can! When: 4.30pm, Tuesday 12th March 2013 Where: Baštová 7, 811 03 Bratislava Fee: None, but registering is required due to … Continue reading

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UPDATE: ELTForum.sk 2013 Plenary Speakers

We’re pleased to announce that we have another great teacher and speaker for June’s conference: Chuck Sandy of iTDi. Chuck Sandy Chuck is a teacher, teacher trainer, author & educational activist with 30 years of experience. His many publications include … Continue reading

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Where do we go from here?

It’s been almost a month since roughly 20 English teachers gathered together in Bratislava’s Old Town for the first official meeting of the Slovak Chamber of English Teachers. The purpose of that gathering was to discuss where we as ELT … Continue reading

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ELTForum.sk 2013 Plenary Speakers

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve got 3 great plenary speakers for the annual conference this June: Penny Ur, Ken Wilson and Chuck Sandy (see the post on Chuck here). Penny Ur Penny Ur has thirty years’ experience as an … Continue reading

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

Dates: 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. … Continue reading

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A Step Out Of the Ordinary: A Life Devoted to Teaching Unplugged

Unplugged Interview with Mark Andrews By Martina Bednarikova On October 15-19, 2012 Slovak teachers had the unique opportunity to experience a teacher development workshop entitled “How to teach with less reliance on textbooks” with Mark Andrews. Thanks to SOL (Sharing … Continue reading

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English Teacher or ELT Professional?

By Lynda Steyne During my MA TEFL studies over 20 years ago, our methodology teacher Sue Pahle told us how important it was to join a professional English language teaching association after graduation. She explained that there were so many … Continue reading

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The Slovak Chamber of English Teachers

The Slovak Chamber of English Teachers/Slovenská komora učiteľov angličtinárov (scet/ska) is an independent, volunteer, non-profit professional association for teachers of English as aforeign language and other ELT professionals working in Slovakia. SCET currently has about 100 members, including teachers, teacher trainers, … Continue reading

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