Day Three - Wednesday 16th February

Session 1: To Learn, to Play, to Think: Helping young learners develop linguistically and cognitively

  By Karolina Kotorowicz-Jasinska

10:00-10:40 | 14:00-14:40 | 21:30-22:10 UK Time

What are effective language activities? One answer to this question would be the following: these are tasks which engage learners in purposeful language use and require various thinking skills in order to complete them. If you find the issue at least a bit intriguing, join the session for the reasons behind such an approach as well as practical ideas ready to use in the classroom.

After the above session, you will be given the choice to attend one of the following 2 sessions, which take place simultaneously:

Session 2a: Psychological research in the ELT classroom- benefits and the challenges for teachers


By Alicja Gałązka

10:50-11:30 | 14:50-15:30 | 22:20-23:00 UK Time

There are many factors influencing effective language learning, the most significant factors are those connected with the psychology of the learner, the teacher and of the learning environment. Recent research in educational psychology can help teachers to understand the processes going on in the language classroom. In this talk, you will learn about some trends in recent research which are applicable in psychology for language learning and teaching.

Session 2b: Give Me Five! Showcase and Q&A


By Ale Ottolina, Monica Perez

10:50-11:30 | 14:50-15:30 | 22:20-23:00 UK Time

Join this session to learn all there is to know about Macmillan Education's course for Primary learners, Give Me Five!

You only need to register once to attend all 3 of the above sessions!

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21:30 UK Start Time

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About the Speakers

Karolina Kotorowicz-Jasińska is an assistant professor at an English Department at Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland, and holds a PhD degree in applied linguistics. For many years now, Karolina has been professionally involved in ELT in a variety of ways – as a teacher of English at various levels of proficiency, a teacher trainer and a DOS, maximizing the potential of both teachers-to-be as well as experienced educators, and an author of coursebooks and supplementary materials.

In her private life, Karolina is a health-oriented sports amateur, investing a lot energy into what she loves the most - family, wellness and good food.

A psychotherapist, psychologist, linguist, a licenced coach and international master trainer. A President of ICI ( International Coaching Institute ) in Poland . An academic teacher, researcher, works at the University of Silesia in Poland and is a head of the Language Centre FUTURE in Poland. She is an author of over 300 articles published in Polish and English and an author of own method of teaching languages through drama Future Learning System based on cognitive and positive psychology and process drama. An author of recently published book “ Process drama for second language teaching and learning-a toolkit for developing language and life skills”. A coordinator and participant of many international projects. Coordinator of two SIGs : Psychology in ELT and Drama in ELT in IATEFL Poland.