ELT Conference

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English Language Teaching Conference

Thursday 22 April 2021 | online

The ELT Conference is a one-stop event for ELT practitioners and their managers. 

Our next event on 22 April 2021 will take place online. Bookings open soon. 

In 2020 we welcomed 300 delegates for inspiring plenaries and over 30 elective sessions on all aspects of ELT teaching and management. Delegates can explore topics such as mental health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, exams and teaching practice, time management and team performance.

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2020 ELT Conference feedback

In January 2020 we welcomed industry professionals from Australia, Italy and Estonia as well as plenaries from George PickeringRachael RobertsSilvana Richardson and Susie Dent. 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

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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


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2020 presentations

Some of our 2020 speakers kindly shared their slides after the event.

Friday: Academic leadership

Saturday: Classroom practice