For 18 years ELTA conferences have been the largest annual meeting of ELT professionals in Serbia. Conference attendees have been offered a large number of presentations, workshops, and talks about current topics and issues at that specific moment.
A wide range of theoretical and practical issues and developments in the teaching world has been covered by numerous internationally renowned speakers from the UK and USA, but also from all over the world.
ELTA conferences have always been a place to meet not only new colleagues but also friends from all over the world.
Some of our plenary speakers
Some of the plenary speakers have been: George Pickering, Jeremy Harmer, Jim Scrivener, Mario Rinvolucri, Herbert Puchta, Adrian Tennant, Tony O’Brien, Tim Bowen, Julie Wallis.
The themes of past conferences
So far ELTA conferences have offered a chance to ELT professionals to find out more about teaching young learners through activities related to:
- Testing, evaluation, and assessment
- English for specific purposes
- Teacher development
- ELT management and computer-assisted language learning
Here are some of our most interesting themes:
- The Classroom that Beats the Odds
- Interactive Classroom: Have We got what it Takes?
- Technology-Mediated Education: Necessity or Luxury?
- Teaching Outside the Box
- Back to the Future
- A Taste of 21st Century Teaching
- Awaken Your Curiosity
- No English Teacher is an Island
Regional cooperation with other associations
Likewise, ELTA conferences have also been a great example of regional cooperation with all the relevant regional ELT associations:
- IATEFL Slovenia
- ELTAM Macedonia (National English Language Teachers’ Association of the Republic of Northern Macedonia)
- ELTAM Montenegro (English Language Teachers’ Association Montenegro)
- TETA (The Tuzla English Teachers’ Association)
- HUPE (Croatian Association of Teachers of English)
Additional cooperation with other non-regional associations
Representatives of these relevant national associations have showcased the best practices from our neighbouring countries. Besides the significant cooperation with the regional associations, ELTA has established and nourished cooperation with the following associations:
- TESOL Greece-Athens
- TESOL Macedonia-Thrace
- IATEFL Hungary
- IATEFL Poland
- INGED Turkey
- SKA Slovakia
Representatives from these relevant national associations have showcased their best practices at ELTA conferences regularly.
Why are our conferences so special in the context of teaching English in Serbia?
ELTA conferences have been a place where ELT professionals have had a chance to find out more about the latest products and services in the field of ELT. The list of ELTA partners is long and ELTA conferences have been an opportunity to show the excellent quality of this collaboration in order to advance English Language Teaching. Various commercial presentations and publishers’ and sponsors’ events have been organized with discounts offered and prizes and awards given to attendees.
ELTA conferences have been a place where ELT professionals have had a chance to find out more about the latest products and services in the field of ELT.
Last, but not least, ELTA conferences have been a great social event for ELT professionals. ELTA conferences have always been a place to meet not only new colleagues but also friends from all over the world; they have been a place where one could develop and grow professionally, become a part of a global teaching community and form lifelong friendships.