English Language Teaching Conference
English UK's ELT Conference takes place over three days. The programme is for ELT managers working at ELT centres in the UK and and ELT teachers worldwide.
Friday 22 April 2022 | hybrid
Broadway House, London, and online
Coinciding with Earth Day, connect with the ELT management community to support each other during the recovery of the sector. We will look at the developments within academic management and staff and student wellbeing. The day will comprise of presentations and workshop/ discussion sessions.
This will be a hybrid event. Please ensure you book the correct ticket.
> Register for the managers' event on Friday 22 April
Registration for this conference automatically includes your attendance at the teachers' event on Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 April.
|English UK members
NB: English UK members should use their member number on the ticket page as the Promo Code to access their discount before purchasing tickets.
Sponsorship and exhibition
If you would like to sponsor the conference or exhibit at the managers' event on Friday 22 April, please contact Siobhan Small.
Wednesday 27 - Thursday 28 April 2022 | online
Taking place over two afternoons, these free sessions are for ELT practitioners at all levels - teachers, directors of studies, managers and leaders. Learn about new teaching methodology, how EDI and sustainability can be built into ELT teaching practice and discuss the future of the ELT classroom.
> Register for the free teachers' event on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 April
More information about the 2022 conference will be shared in due course.
2021 ELT Conference
The ELT Conference 2021 took place on Wednesday 21 - Thursday 22 April, covering topics from sustainability, new teaching methodology, staff and student wellbeing, the future of the ELT classroom and inclusivity. We welcomed over 500 online delegates to the conference over the two days. In the evening delegates were invited to a fun online quiz.
2020 ELT Conference feedback
In January 2020 the event focused on the needs of teachers and their managers, with one day aimed at each group and strands on best practice, performance management and well-being.
"It's the most important event in the EFL calendar!"
- Susanna Wright, Stafford House London, ELT conference 2020 delegate
The ELT Conference 2020 received excellent feedback. Around 90% of respondants said they left feeling more knowledgable, inspired and with ideas to implement back at their ELT centre. The event was rated 8.5/10, and two of three delegates felt more confident after attending.
Regular attendee Debbie Collins of ELC Brighton said: "I really enjoy it. I like that you meet up with lots of people, the presentations are really good and the food is really nice. It's also really welcoming – this year I am on my own but I don't feel it.
"Reflecting the conference's wide appeal for ELT professionals, the other plenary sessions focused on how to meet your professional aspirations, language teaching in the age of the multilingual turn and recognising, avoiding and dealing with burnout in yourself and your team.
"It should be the first thing on the to-do list for next year - two days of inspiring, enthusiastic, knowledgeable speakers that can only enhance the individual teachers, the management, the language schools and most importantly the students themselves"
– Duncan Cotton, Kent School of English