18th Annual National IATEFL Ukraine Conference

Continuing Professional Development: Routes to Excellence

19 – 20 April 2013, Kyiv

Call for interest

Dear Colleagues,

Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University

The format of the Conference will include plenary sessions, facilitated themed sessions, interactive workshops and discussions. The conference programme will also provide networking opportunities as well as a chance for ELT professionals to get acquainted with the latest ELT publications and services at a large resources exhibition.

Guest Key Plenary Speaker

Nicky Hockly

21st century teaching: Digital Literacies. Digital literacies, the technical skills and social practices needed to effectively interact with digital technologies, are key 21st century skills, and are increasingly important in educational curricula. What exactly are these literacies, and where might they have a place in the English language classroom? This plenary looks at some of the theory underpinning digital literacies, and also outlines practical classroom activities for students in the language classroom across a number of contexts (high-tech, low tech and no tech). We also consider some of the challenges involved in operationalising digital literacies in the classroom.

Bio. Nicky Hockly has been involved in EFL teaching and teacher training since 1987. She is Director of Pedagogy of The Consultants-E (www.theconsultants-e.com), an online teacher training and development consultancy. She is co-author of How to Teach English with Technology, Learning English as a Foreign Language for Dummies, Teaching Online and most recently of Digital Literacies (2013). She has published an e-book, Webinars: A Cookbook for Educators (the-round.com), and she maintains a blog, E-moderation Station, at www.emoderationskills.com.


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Adam Maciaszczyk

Adam Maciaszczyk – Cambridge English Language Assessment
Adam Maciaszczyk started teaching English in the late 20th century. So far he has dealt with hardly-ever-on-time business English students, young adults, teenagers and kids. His other ELT activities have included reviewing grammar books for national scientific publishing house (PWN), developing  e-learning courses for one of  Warsaw universities as well as designing mock exams for  Cambridge University Press. Since 2012, he has been a Client Relations Manager Central Europe for Cambridge English Language Assessment, a non-profit department of the University of Cambridge with 4 million people taking Cambridge English exams each year in 130 countries.

Plenary session:
Cambridge English exams – Celebrating the century of excellence
For the last 100 years now Cambridge English exams have been helping learners around the world to increase their competence in using English.
During the session we will look in more detail at Cambridge English Schools programme, a compact system for teaching English introduced recently in cooperation with Cambridge University Press, and its various benefits for  learners and teachers.
Find out how to join the programme, become a Cambridge English School and receive a prestigious logo and certificate. Celebrate with us and win some valuable prizes in a raffle!.


We look forward to seeing you in Kyiv!


Sasha Shalenko
Partnerships and Projects Manager
British Council Ukraine
Ganna Chuiko
IATEFL Ukraine