International Association of Teachers of English
as a Foreign Language IATEFL Poland


1st One-Day BESIG Event 19th May 2018 in Warsaw

by Anna Gałucka


1st IATEFL Poland Business English Event
in Cooperation with IATEFL BESIG

Dear Sir/Madam,
Registrations are now open for the 1st IATEFL Poland Business English Special Interest Group (BESIG) Event which will take place at the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland on 19th May 2018 in cooperation with IATEFL BESIG International.

The event is aimed at business English professionals in Poland and other European countries. Under the heading: “The Essentials of Teaching Business English” the event aims to provide a platform for a comprehensive overview of important aspects of business English, covering methods, materials, media and assessment. All Business English stakeholders in further and higher education, e.g. educational establishments, teachers, teacher trainers, publishers and test providers, are invited to attend. Details of the programme are given below.

To register, just click on the following link and fill in the online registration form which will give you all further details. The final date for registration is Wednesday, 09th May 2018. As the number of registrations is limited to 120 people, we recommend early registration. Acceptance will be on a first come, first served basis.

We look forward to seeing you in Warsaw on 19th May.

Geoff Tranter                                                  Dorota Chrominska
BESIG Coordinator IATEFL Poland                  Warsaw Region Coordinator

Saturday, 19th May 2018 at Warsaw University of Technology

Draft Programme:

09.30        Conference Reception Desk Opens    
10.00        Opening Ceremony
10.15        Keynote Speech: Evan Frendo, Co-Coordinator of BESIG
               “Minimizing miscommunication in the workplace“
11.00 – 11.15    Coffee Break
11.15 – 12.00    Workshops

  1. Discovering Task-Based Learning in BE Training: Dr. Ron Morain (Germany)
  2. The Conversation Gala:  Umut Temizkan (Poland)
  3. The Essentials of Teaching BE: Dominique Vouillemin (London)

12.00 – 12.45    Talks and Presentations

  1. 1-2-1 Language Training and Coaching in business English: Andrzej Stęsik (Poland)
  2. Making the most of IT - sensible tech and technique: Stephen Collings (Germany)
  3. Use of Authentic Materials in BE: Magdalena Zagożdżon (Poland)

12.55 – 13.30     Talks and Presentations

  1. GET OFF MY CASE Studies – Frameworks for the Common (hu)Man: Rob Howard (Poland)
  2. Be B! – Using Games in a BE class: Katarzyna Warszyńska (Poland)
  3. Encountering the Edge – Evolution of BE Teaching: Nick Hamilton (London)

13.30 – 14.20    Lunch
14.20 – 15.05    Workshops

  1. Digging Deep to Increase Activation of Language: Robert Adams (Poland)
  2. DIY Design – Marketing Yourself as a BE Trainer: Sherri Williams (Germany)
  3. Epic Win – a sustainable engagement strategy: Radek Krzyżanowski (Poland)

15.20 – 15.55     Talks and Presentations

  1. How to Add More Value to Your Training Programmes: Oksana Hera (Ukraine)
  2. Trainer Know Thyself: Maurice Cassidy (London)
  3. Genres in today's workplace – Implications for BE teaching: Dr Clarice Chan (Hong Kong)

15.55  – 16.10    Coffee Break
16.10  – 16.55     Workshops

  1. Video Interpretations of Polish Products as Teaching and Learning Aids: Halima Ozimova (Tashkent)
  2. Why goal setting is critical for needs analysis: Tyler Scharf (Turkey)
  3. Hands-On Tips on How to Teach Research Reports: Najwa Saba Ayoun-Fares (Lebanon)

16.55  – 17.15    Closing Plenary

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