English Language Teaching Conference

English Language Teaching Conference

Friday 17 - Saturday 18 January 2020
Prospero House, London

The ELT Conference is a one-stop event for ELT practitioners and their managers. The two-day event includes expert speakers, materials providers and the chance to connect with contacts old and new over great food and an evening drinks reception sponsored by Macmillan Education.


The programme

Previously known as the Academic Conference, the event welcomes around 300 delegates for inspiring plenaries and over 30 elective sessions. Delegates can explore a variety of topics, such as mental health, technology in the classroom and developing an excellent teaching team for inspections.

Friday is designed for academic managers, directors of studies, curriculum managers and others involved in course development. Saturday's programme is designed for classroom practitioners.

We are excited to welcome Countdown host Susie Dent again in 2020 for more fascinating musings on the English language.

More detail coming soon...


Prices and booking


Early bird
(first 150 tickets)

Full price






Friday (academic management) £160 £210 £200 £250

Saturday (classroom practice)

£90 £120 £120 £150


Sponsorship and exhibition

Publishers, examination boards and other suppliers of related products and services are invited to sponsor or exhibit at the ELT Conference.


What do delegates think?

"I found it inspiring" - Sara Vaghefian, University of the Arts

"I really enjoyed it and found everything useful. The focus on mental health was really interesting and there were some really good ideas to take back." - Jo Kroussaniotakis, Wimbledon School of English

"I've come for about eight years. I enjoy it, I learn a lot, it's a really good day for reflecting." - John Watson, Into Manchester