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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.
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!
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!
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!