Creative Café Szeged January 2018

After the great success of Creative Cafés in Budapest, Veszprém and Kaposvár in the previous years, IATEFL-Hungary is launching its Regional Creative Café in Szeged!
Venue: Karolina óvoda, Általános Iskola,Gimnázium, AMI és Kollégium 6725 Szeged, Szentháromság u. 70-76.

Teachers, trainers, trainee teachers – come and join us and find out what we are all about! Make new friends, share experiences, enjoy presentations and much, much more!

The first 2018 Szeged cafe kicks off with two great workshops – one from each side of the Atlantic!
One will be a workshop on The US in the ESL classroom - A Focus on African Americans in the 1960s: Social injustice triggers personal response. The stories of African Americans in the US provide us with countless examples for social injustice from slave narratives to #BlackLivesMatter. The workshop discusses how stories of African Americans from the 1960s can function as content based teaching material for advanced students of English. Can documents of social injustice from the African American civil rights movement really make advanced students respond? And how? The workshop introduces Viktor Jilly’s textbook ‘We shall overcome!’: civil rights movement in the United States: for advanced students of English. (Budapest: Jilly-Tan Bt., 2012) as an example for using social issues as topics for discussion in the ESL classroom.
This session will be delivered by Ágnes Zsófia Kovács, associate professor at the Department of American Studies, University of Szeged, Hungary. Her areas of academic interest and teaching include late 19th-century, early 20th-century and contemporary American fiction, versions of literary Modernism and Postmodernism, popular fiction, and multicultural American identity prose.
The second will be a workshop on Great Britain and the EU. This session will be delivered by Zoltán Cora Senior Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts, University of Szeged, Hungary. His main areas of research are 19th–20th-century European history, international relations, British and Hungarian political and social history, especially in the interwar period (1918-1939), as well as classical and modern aesthetics with a focus on the sublime. His publications include edited volumes, book chapters on these topics and articles published in Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung, Aetas, Múltunk, Századok, Social History, and other journals. Among several research projects, he participates in the Comparative History Project organised by the Central European University, Pasts Inc. In 2011 he defended his PhD dissertation entitled “A szociálpolitika válaszútjai Magyarországon: A mintakövetés lehetőségei és kényszerei (1938-1950)” [Hungarian social policy at crossroads: possibilities and necessities of pattern finding (1938-1950)]. He is currently working on the publication of his PhD dissertation as a monograph. Email: coraz[at]lit.u-szeged.hu
So come along for some 'talking shop' and CPD with colleagues and friends, over a nice cup of something hot to keep you warm this January.