1st ELTA Regional Conference
Held on 21-22 November 2015 in Vlorë, Albania, the 1st ELTA Regional Conference was by all means a very successful event. First and foremost we would like to express our gratitude and deepest thanks to Britannica ELT and KETNET KOSOVO for giving us the opportunity to be amongst the lucky ones who attended this conference.
Teachers from different regions, regardless of age or experience, were brought together in Vlorë by this two day Conference organized by ELTA Albania. Under the overall theme of “ Making teaching count” the conference provided the participants with ways, techniques and procedures which are necessary for a teacher in order to update his/her instruction and improve student involvement and collaboration. The Conference also aimed to help us build teacher confidence as a necessary prerequisite in building student independence and freedom in knowledge acquisition. To enable participants to embrace innovative methods, practices and tools, a wide range of researchers, educators chaired and spoke in the conference, workshops, and plenary sessions where they presented and discussed their findings incorporating their own personal teaching experiences as well.
Eventually, educators, professionals, students were brought under the common platform and were well- informed about a variety of techniques and methods which undoubtedly enable everyone to enrich and update themselves as teachers.
From our personal point of view as novice teachers and representatives of one of the best Language Schools in Kosovo, Britannica ELT, the attendance of this conference was a very enriching experience and absolutely worthwhile. We find ourselves honored and fortunate enough for being participants of the conference where speakers such as Daniela Clarke, Fannie Daou, Mark Andrews, Cristin Bleess, Vasso Dimopoulou, Charles Warner, Fitore Sulejmani, John Jaques , Elsa Sheqi, Josilda Papajani etc offered a vast array of effective teaching methods and techniques.
Our deepest gratitude goes to all of those who made this Conference possible which provided us with the opportunity for enrichment and exchange, and last but not least many thanks to the above-mentioned educators and presenters for being such an inspiration.