Erika Osváth

E-Motion in the classroom

Audience focus: All


Emotions are like a river that can take a boat successfully from one place to another, or where you can cleanse yourself, or even make a dam and use its energy when necessary. However, a river can overflow its banks and dams can also break, having devastating consequences. We are all emotional beings too, and as emotions greatly influence cognition, memory, motivation and behaviour, they can either help learners make progress or they can become obstacles in their learning.
In this interactive session we will briefly look at the role of emotions in learning and explore some practical examples we can use in our classes to help learners use their emotions to their best interest in self-awareness and learning.


Erika Osváth, MEd in Maths, DTEFLA, is a freelance teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer and co-author with Edmund Dudley of Mixed Ability Teaching (Into the Classroom series, OUP). Before becoming a freelance trainer in 2009, she worked for International House schools for 16 years in Eastern and Central Europe, where she worked as a YL co-ordinator, trainer on CELTA, LCCI,1-1, Business English, YL and VYL courses, and Director of Studies.
She has travelled in many parts of the world, across Europe, Asia, the middle East, north Africa, and south America to deliver talks, presentations, and training courses. She has extensive experience in teaching and mentoring. Her main interests lie in helping teachers to bring out the best of both themselves as well as of their learners in both face-to-face and online teaching.

This talk is sponsored by Oxford University Press.