English Language Teaching Conference
English UK's ELT Conference takes place over two days. Day one's programme is for ELT managers working at English UK member centres, and day two's programme is for ELT teachers worldwide.
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