BELTA Day 2019

BELTA Day 2019

11 May 2019

The 7th Edition

This is our 7th BELTA Day! We are very excited that you continue to attend, present, and share at this unique experience.

Registration is now open!

You can now register for BELTA Day 2019. Click the link on this page and complete the online form. It is that simple!

The registration fee for BELTA Day 2019 includes a year-long membership in BELTA. Here are the fees for attending BELTA Day.

€65 - National members (including Belgium, Luxembourg, France, the Netherlands, The United Kingdom, and Germany)

€65 - International members (including attendance at BELTA Day)

€35 - Students, unemployed and retired teachers. To receive this discounted price you must submit your student ID card or proof of unemployment status or retirement status.

€195 - Institutional members (this includes 4 individual memberships for the price of 3)

If you became a member of BELTA after 5 May 2018 (last year’s BELTA Day), you are entitled to attend BELTA Day 2019 free-of-charge. If you are unsure of your membership status, please write to Mieke Kenis, our Membership Officer, at beltamembership@gmail.com.

All fees are in place until 1 May 2019. On the day of the event, the price for attending BELTA Day increases by 10 euros for each category.

Plenary Speaker

We are pleased to announce that Eowyn Crisfield will be this year’s plenary speaker. The topic of her plenary is 'From target-language only to translanguaging: How did we get here and where are we going?'

You can read more about it here.

Theme

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Language Learning: Focusing on Success’.The theme focuses on achieving and evaluating success from various points of view: measuring student success, teacher success, and programme success; additionally, it encompasses success stories: activities/projects that achieved a higher than expected level of success and general success stories in the classroom. We have chosen a variety of sessions related to this year's theme. Topics include assessment, using literature, understanding the CEFR, motivation and culture, projects/project-based learning, classroom management, using games and blended learning.

In the copy of the schedule, which you can download from this page, you can see all the theme-related sessions highlighted in orange.

We have not limited the sessions to the conference theme. Other topics include: autonomous learning, intercultural communication, using film, using comic strips, media literacy, pronunciation and so many more! Download the schedule now to review the 6 double-session workshops and the 18 45-minute talks we have on offer this year!

Our 'Meet the Speakers' feature will begin by 1 March 2019. This year, we have asked all our speakers to also supply a video teaser/trailer of their session. PLEASE NOTE: We will not have a large, information-filled programme this year, so please use all the information on the website to help you plan your time at BELTA Day '19!!

Sharing Success! (new)

Share your success stories with the BELTA community! What tools, activities or ideas do you find have worked well/successfully with your students? At every conference, you listen to other experts, but now we want to hear about your expertise and experiences!

For the first time, BELTA presents the ‘Sharing Success Speed Swapshop’ at our annual BELTA Day. Anyone attending the conference is encouraged to bring their favorite success stories and accompanying materials and to share them at a scheduled moment during our speed swapshop. Each participant gets a maximum of 6 minutes to share an idea, exercise, activity that has worked particularly well for them and that they would like to share with their fellow attendees.

Now, don't fret! The ‘Sharing Success Speed Swapshop’ will take place in very non-threatening seminar rooms in front of a very non-scary audience who will be grateful for your contribution. It will be an informal, fast-paced and high-energy experience - keep it hands-on and simple!

How to participate? When registering for BELTA Day, you merely check which subject you are interested in and whether or not you want to contribute your own success stories. On BELTA Day itself, bring everything you need to share your story, we will take care of the rest.

We look forward to listening to your successes!

Themes:

Successful assessment
Successful grammar teaching
Successful vocabulary activities
Successful reading/listening practices
Successful pronunciation exercises
Successful speaking/writing activities

To give you an idea of what we have in mind, BELTA Board Members will be begin sharing these 1-minute success stories at the beginning of March! Watch for these short videos coming soon!

Important dates

15 February 2019: Publication of BELTA Day schedule / Registration Opens

5 May 2019: Registration closes

11 May 2019: BELTA Day

Venue

This year, we are returning to our new venue in the heart of our beautiful capital, Brussels: Erasmushogeschool, Campus Bloemenhof. On the ‘Practical Information’ page you can read more about getting to the venue.

Practical Information

On the ‘Practical Information' page, you will find all the information you need to make your trip to BELTA Day 2019 enjoyable. On this page, you will find information about:

  • The venue, including location and directions;
  • The day, including the general structure of the day;
  • Information regarding registration.

Please note that this page is updated regularly leading up to BELTA Day 2019! Check back often.

Questions?

If you have additional questions about BELTA Day 2019, please send an email to beltapresident@gmail.com.

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PDF icon BELTA Day '19 Schedule (revised 13 April 2019)663.78 KB

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