Pre-Conference Training

We are very glad to present the Pre-Conference Sessions at InnovateELT 2017! Make the most of your iELT weekend and attend high-quality training before the start of the main conference. Expect small groups, engaging and experienced trainers and lots of food for thought.

There are three different training programmes to choose from: Celebrating Women in ELT, Learner Experience Design for the Classroom and Give Your Teaching The Coaching Twist.


All Pre-Conference Training sessions will run on Friday 5th May from 9.30–14:00, in the same venue as InnnovateELT Conference. The price for the Pre-Training Session of your choice is 60€, plus you’ll get a discount on the main conference event. 


Friday 5th May


Celebrating Women In ELT

Reflect, Empower, Act

Celebrate the “herstory” of ELT and the key women who’ve shaped the industry. Examine how gender affects classroom dynamics for students and teachers today. Take part in workshops to discover powerful tools to help you thrive in your career. Take part in a conversation on gender, feminism and issues that affect women, in ELT, education and life.

Nicola Prentis
Claire Venables
Ilá Coimbra


A new way of thinking about course design and delivery in ELT

ELTjam’s Learner Experience Design (LXD) Framework was originally created to help people create more effective and engaging digital learning products. LXD looks at how good design works and adapts those principles to an educational context. But what does LXD look like when applied to a classroom setting, whether using technology or not? Come along to this PCE to find out how LXD works and how it could help you reimagine how you design and deliver your in-person or blended courses.

Nick Robinson
Tim Gifford

Give your Teaching the Coaching Twist

This event is for teachers who want successful students, not just successful lessons. It’s a shift that brings into focus what’s going on in the students’ English language lives outside class as well as what we do in class. It means engaging with students as individuals and supporting them in achieving their English learning goals. You will learn and practise basic coaching techniques for a range of teaching contexts, helping you empower your students and increase their chances of success.

Duncan Foord
Daniel Barber

iELT17 Pre-Conference Training Sessions are brought to you with thanks to our sponsor: