The Annual General Meeting (AGM)
on Friday, October 4th 2013, 17.15–18.15 at the 23rd Annual Conference
at the International Business School,
(Budapest 1021, Tárogató út 2-4.) in Room 116.
The AGM is the forum for reviewing the achievements and issues of the past year and holding elections for the coming year. It is also the time when the Managing Committee meets with members to discuss plans and important decisions about the future of our Association.
1. Reports on the year 2012/2013
2. Plans for 2014
3. Introducing and electing the Managing Committee for 2013/2014
4. Membership Raffle
We would like to discuss other plans with you, so we hope many of you will come to this meeting and will be even more active in (y)our Association.
All IATEFL-Hungary members are welcome to attend the AGM even if they don’t register for the 23nd Annual Conference.
NOMINEES FOR THE COMMITTEE FOR 2013-2014
ALMÁSI ANIKÓAnikó Almási has been involved in EFL teaching for almost twenty years. She studied English Language and Literature at ELTE where she graduated with an MA degree in 1994. Years of private teaching followed while she dedicated most of her time to raising her four children. In 2007 she started working for the renowned publishing house Longman (now known as the global educational company Pearson) as an ELT Representative. During the 6 years she spent with the company she made contact with hundreds of ELT teachers from all over Hungary, gave numerous workshops and organised conferences and other teacher training events. Since 2011 she has been working as an oral examiner for the Euro Exam. In February 2013 she completed the CELTA at IH, Budapest and in the summer she made use of her freshly acquired diploma teaching in a summer school in England. At present she teaches ESP at the Faculty of Food Sciences at Corvinus University of Budapest. She is a life-long learner, an ardent conference goer or if time and money won’t allow travelling she will keep herself up-to-date by attending webinars. Her special interests include teaching with technology and teaching young learners.
Beatrix has been a member of the committee for a year. She received her BA in Linguistics, Literature and Russian as a Foreign language from Pécs. She lived in Russia and later in Finland. She then moved to England to study Steiner/Waldorf Education as a full-time student in Sussex. She finished her MA studies at ELTE/DELP, where she received an 'Outstanding thesis award'. She has worked in Waldorf schools in Hungary, teaching English. Bea has many years of experience in teaching children of all ages and adult learners. Currently she teaches young learners at the British Council, she is an online English teacher for Katedra Language School and works at a primary school in Gödöllő. Bea’s interests include holistic education, using art in foreign language teaching, mother-tongue influence in second language acquisition, language teaching methodology, child and teacher development and salutogenesis.
László Zsolt Zságer has been working as a high school teacher, college lecturer and translator. He has been teaching English and ESP (tourism, business, marketing, logistics and international relations) courses, conducting workshops and presenting papers at various conferences in Europe and the Americas. Since he majored in English Language and Literature, and specialized in American, Canadian and Australian Studies as well as FLT Methodology, his research has mainly focused on diverse ways of including culture studies, interdisciplinarity, CLIL and intercultural education in FLT.
Frank studied English Language and Literature at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, graduating with an MA degree in 1988. In 1993 he received a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in English from the University of Heriot Watt. He has been teaching English ever since, first of all in secondary schools in Edinburgh, and since 1997, as a lector in the Department of English Applied Linguistics at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. He is now in the process of completing his PhD dissertation in Language Pedagogy, focusing on the experience of first-year students of English learning to write at university.
Kati is a teacher of English and Russian, and has been working for Fast Business Communications for more than 17 years now. She has gained experience in teaching secondary school students in bilingual classes of Károly Gundel Secondary school for Catering and Tourism. She is also a tourism expert and an educational manager. She has been involved in the advanced level of final examination in English language since the new system in 2005, and is a freelance teacher, too.
Kati participated in numerous events of IATEFL Hungary and represented the committee on several occasions like 47th IATEFL conference Liverpool where she gave a presentation for the associates about IATEFL HUNGARY online activities. She was one of the main organizers of the ORSZÁGH László joint competition with Akadémiai Kiadó. She represented IATEFL Hungary in the Dyslexia day with Akadémiai Kiadó, she was one of the representatives in a meeting in Lendava, Slovenia with representatives of TAs of the region and in Kiskunhalas Summer Course. She was the co-organizator of the 23rd IATEFL Hungary conference.
Ildikó graduated from ELTE as a philologist and teacher of English and she also has a CELTA. She has been teaching general and business English since 2006 and gained experience especially in teaching adults. Besides one-to-one teaching mainly in her hometown, Albertirsa, she works as a freelance teacher at language schools and educational institutions in Szolnok and Budapest. She adores group-teaching. Ildikó is a dedicated conference-goer and is quite interested in professional development that is how she got to know IATEFL a few years ago. Her main interests are teaching adults, life-long learning, L2 motivation, teacher development and everything that is British. Ildikó was the main organizer of the Országh László competition with Akadémiai Kiadó, and she was repsonsible for the Exhibition and Fair at the IATEFL-H conference.