The BELTA Day Conference is the one time when ELT teachers from all levels and sectors in Belgium gather together and share innovating teaching ideas, concerns, experiences, successes and action research. The goal of the conference is to host practical and theoretical presentations which aid our understanding of new developments and enhance our classroom experience. Each year we present these sessions with speakers from all over the world.
2017 is a special year for our yearly conference as we will be marking our 5th anniversary edition! Throughout the conference, we will be celebrating our birthday with you!
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Theory in Practice’, where we underline the practical element of teaching. This theme was chosen for two reasons:
1)The field of ELT is experiencing a revolution: there are so many new ideas that need to be considered, explored and implemented in a classroom
2) BELTA delegates have consistently rated practical sessions and work shops ‘high’ on our feedback form. Handing teachers a ‘Monday morning activity’ is something we would like to offer our delegates.
It is an honour and a pleasure to announce the BELTA Day 2017 Plenary Speaker: the patron of IATEFL (the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language), Professor David Crystal.
Many people are familiar with Mr Crystal’s countless books on the English Language or his videos on the internet. He is a charismatic speaker who has informed and entertained audiences for years! If you have never had the opportunity to hear Mr Crystal speak live, then this is your only opportunity in Belgium this school year.
Professor Crystal will open the BELTA Day 2017, 5th Anniversary Conference with his talk entitled Pragmatics: The Final Frontier and end the conference with Advanced Conversational English – Fact and Fiction. At another point during the day-long event, Mr Crystal will take and answer language-focused questions. It is a unique opportunity to interact with a titan of the English as a Foreign Language Teacher community.
15 September 2016: Call for Proposals opens
7 January 2017: Call for Proposals closes
1 February 2017: Publication of BELTA Day schedule / Registration opens
6 May 2017: Registration closes
13 May 2017: BELTA Day
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Entrance is free for those who become a member of BELTA or renew their membership.
Non-members :€45 (you automatically become a member) - €55 after 1 May 2017
Student non-members: €20 (you automatically become a member) - €30 after 1 May 2017