Winter Warmer in Memory of David A. Hill 2018

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IATEFL-Hungary Winter Warmer in Memory of David A. Hill – Preliminary programme

24 February, 2018



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Opening address

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Plenary: Lynda Steyne: What teachers make  

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Coffee break  

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Session 1  

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  1.00 p.m.  

Session 2  

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  1.45-2-30 p.m.  

Closing address with raffle  

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See details of the programme below.


ELTE Radnóti Miklós Gyakorlóiskola

1146 Budapest Cházár András utca 10.


  • For IATEFL-Hungary members: HUF 1000
  • For non-members: HUF 2500
  • For would-be members: we offer you a special membership fee of HUF 4000 so you can take advantage of the discounted fee right away!

Cost includes one raffle ticket and refreshments!

Please click on this link to register for the event.


Plenary: Lynda Steyne: What teachers make 

Linda (Lyn) Steyne is a South African born, American passport holder who’s lived in Bratislava, Slovakia, longer than anywhere else. She’s been an English teacher for almost 30 years, teaching students aged nine and up in public primary and secondary schools, as well as at university. She’s served as deputy head of a secondary school, bilingual programme coordinator, and teacher trainer/mentor of incoming English teachers. She is currently assistant professor at BISLA (Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts) teaching Academic English and Writing. Her interests include intercultural communicative competence, which might be the result of either her upbringing on two continents and living on a third, or her love of science fiction and comic book superheroes. She’s the current, founding chair of the Slovak Chamber of English Teachers (SKA). lsteyne[at]


Session 1 (10.45-11.30)




Illés Éva

The value of sponteneous language use in the classroom


Apart from outlining the benefits of spontaneous language use in the classroom, I will discuss practical issues such as how to cope with the difficulties off-task communication poses, and will offer suggestions as to how to make good use of those cheeky repartees, seemingly out-of-place answers and other idiosyncratic student contributions.


Osváth Erika


Learning to listen


In our fast-paced age we seem to find it rather difficult to listen, affecting not only our ability to learn, but also the way we are. In this session we’ll be looking at ways in which we can help students and ourselves become better listeners.  


Katona László

Exploration in the English Classroom

This workshop will introduce us to the world of exploration in the English classroom through various guided discovery-based tasks.

Juhász Litza


DepARTures – New Pathways for Language Learning Inspired by Art


This workshop introduces DepARTures, activities designed for language learners to enjoy and appreciate works of art while refining their skills and learning new vocabulary in context. Developed in a story framework with each activity moving the plot forward, students meet the characters and the historical period they live in by looking at and talking about what they see in the works of art. Museum objects dealing with historical and current events allow students and teachers to reflect on and discuss how these subjects were addressed in the past and strategies for dealing with them today. Activities in DepARTures include the adaptation of puzzles and board games currently on the market so learners feel familiar with the setting and can focus their attention on the content of the collection. Employing DepARTures allows students to share ideas, improve their skills all while delving deeper into a museum's collection. While originally created to be used over a series of lessons, they can each be taught as a stand alone task ranging from a short filler a forty-five minute lesson These CLIL activities can be adapted and used with a wide range of objects, allowing teachers to easily create their own materials. After trying out activities, games and puzzles used by learners in the gallery or in the classroom, workshop participants will have a better understanding of why they were chosen, how they were adapted, and what to take into consideration when planning similar materials for their students.


Session 2 (1.00-1.45 p.m.)




Mark Andrews - Uwe Pohl

What if… ? -  Putting IATEFL Hungary on the map


Our association is now more than a quarter of a century old and has grown into a dynamic community of English teachers with members and activities well beyond the capital. In fact, soon we’ll have three regional cafés opening! IATEFL-H also has pretty good links to our sister associations just across the border with, for example, regular mutual attendances at annual conferences.

But how visible is our growing network of members – to ourselves and potential new members? This is the 21st century, so wouldn’t it be nice to see at a glance and 24/7 where we are present, who were are and what’s going on? In other words, what if there was a web-based map of our association, perhaps even with an international extension in the long run?

We would like to use this workshop to develop some specific ideas for such mapping from the ground up. Collaboratively, participants will consider potential benefits and features an online IATEFL-H map might have as well as any challenges this project might face. 

Bujtás Barbara


Taming authentic content for lower level students


The best thing about the digital age is the abundance of authentic materials. How can we bring it closer even to our lower level learners?

3 techniques to explore.

Tartsay Nóra

Online games for the real world 


The aim of this workshop is to discover how online simulation games can be used in the classroom to help students learn about real world issues. A number of free online games will be introduced and participants will be invited to try them out and discuss ways of teaching about topics like advertising, immigration, business skills, rural poverty or challenges low income families need to face. The workshop is aimed at teachers of upper secondary or university students, or teacher trainers.

Enyedi Ágnes

Question Your Questions

There are professions where asking the right question the right time and in the right way is crucial. Business coaches, police investigators, psychologists, doctors, etc. are trained in questioning techniques. A teacher trainee learns that questions can be sorted into yes/no questions and Wh-questions, and it is perhaps also discussed that open questions will yield longer answers then closed questions. But that is about it. The teacherly purpose behind a question or the difference between various ways of phrasing are very rarely discussed. So let’s do that now! The workshop will demonstrate the difference between poorer and better questions, participants will see the difference they make and they can decide whether a question is worth asking at all.