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


2nd IATEFL Poland Business English Event

by Anna Gałucka


2nd IATEFL Poland One-Day Business English Event

in Cooperation with IATEFL BESIG

Dear Sir/Madam,
Registrations are now open for the 2nd IATEFL Poland Business English Special Interest Group (BESIG) Event which will take place at the Cracow University of Economics, Poland on 11th May 2019 in cooperation with IATEFL BESIG International.

The event is aimed at business English professionals both in Poland and other European countries. Under the heading: “New Ideas and Approaches in 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 participate. 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 Friday, 03rd May 2019. 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 Cracow on 11th May.
Geoff Tranter                                          Lucyna Wilinkiewicz-Górniak
BESIG Coordinator IATEFL Poland                Cracow Region Coordinator


2nd IATEFL Poland Business English Event

in Cooperation with IATEFL BESIG

Saturday, 11th May 2019 at Kraków University of Economics

Draft Programme:

08.30        Conference Reception Desk Opens    
09.30         Opening Ceremony
09.45        Plenary Talk: “What else we teach “, Marjorie Rosenberg, Past-President IATEFL
10.40 – 11.15    Talks and Presentations

  1. ELT 'on the brink of the 4th Industrial Revolution': Philip Newman (France)
  2. BE for effective professional communication:  Lucyna Wilinkiewicz-Górniak (Poland)
  3. Teaching teleconferencing: new approaches and challenges Maria Onyshchuk (Poland)

11.25 – 12.10    Workshops

  1. Business Partner: Sophisticated yet uncomplicated: Evan Frendo (Germany)
  2. Graphic Facilitation 101: Making Language Visual:  Sherri Williams (Germany)
  3. Using a multi-thread approach to designing a BE syllabus: Marina Yesipenko  (Ukraine)

12.20 – 12.55    Talks and Presentations

  1. Not WHAT but WHO, WHY and HOW?: Ron Mukerji (Poland)
  2. 1-2-1 training: the learners' perspective: Andrzej Stęsik (Poland)
  3. Workplace is a complex communicative space and it is widely agreed that the BE classroom should replicate real life as much as possible. But does it?
    Oksana Pelekhata, Anna Trofimova (Ukraine)

12. 55 – 13.45  Lunch
13.45– 14.20     Talks and Presentations

  1. Business Emails - Legal Secretary case study: Simon Porter (Poland)
  2. Applying a Self-Assessment Tool To Enhance BE Learners’ Transferable Skills: Olga Yashenkova (Ukraine)
  3. Bringing Language and Classes to Life through Blended Learning: Ricky Bland (Poland)

14.30 – 15.15    Workshops

  1. To BE or not to BE: Tech in the classroom?: Rob Howard (Poland)
  2. Bringing their Business into the Classroom: Annie Heringer (Germany)
  3. A Critical Approach to Listening Activities in a Business Classroom: Rob Adams (Poland)

15.25 – 16.00    Talks and Presentations

  1. Advantages of using CLIL in your Business English class: Aleksandra Macenowicz (Poland)
  2. Teaching and Assessing Presentation Skills in University Courses: Erica Williams (Germany)
  3. How to Promote Inclusion in BE classroom: Olena Korol (Ukraine)

16.00 – 16.15     Coffee Break
16.15 – 17.00     Workshops

  1. Keeping That Individual Student Stimulated - Tried and Tested Tips And Techniques :): Kasia Warszynska (Poland)
  2. Adding Value to Business English Lessons by Introducing a Second Language: Jason Chan (Germany)
  3. Adding Spice to The Business English Classroom: Marjorie Rosenberg (Austria)
  4. A New Life for Business Speaking Tasks: Daryna Luhovska (Ukraine)

17.10 – 17.45   Talks and Presentations

  1. Intercultural Competence in the Business English Classroom: Epameinondas Pettas  (Poland)
  2. My Five Tips for Teaching Business English: Wiktor Łochiński (Poland)
  3. Marketing successfully in the Muslim World: Ridha Mejri (Germany)
  4. In-company Courses: Open and Close with an Impact: Mateusz Laskowski (Poland)

17.45 – 18.00    Closing Session


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