2018 ELT Conference San Sebastian


2nd Annual San Sebastian ELT Conference

Palacio Miramar March 24, 2018

LTS (Language Testing Services) is once again organizing its annual San Sebastian ELT Conference.

This second annual conference will take place on March Saturday 24th 2018, in the Miramar Palace (Paseo Miraconcha 48, San Sebastian).

The conference is an excellent way to keep up with new ideas, as well as being an opportunity to meet with other colleagues and listen to some of the most renowned experts.

We have some exciting changes this year to tell you about.

We have extended the duration of the event allowing a greater choice of sessions.

We are really excited that we have a great line up of speakers at the conference this year.


This year again we have gathered a great line up of speakers at the conference



Jeremy Harmer

Jeremy has written courses, readers and books about teaching including The Practice of English Language Teaching, and Essential Teacher Knowledge. He has trained (and spoken with) teachers around the world. He is a faculty member on the MATESOL at The New School, New York. Away from ELT, Jeremy is a musician and spoken word performer. With colleague Steve Bingham he has toured the show Touchable Dreams, and is a regular performer in folk clubs in and around Cambridge UK (where he lives). His children’s oratorio, Island, premiered in 2015. Recently, Jeremy has co-written two levels of the series for young adults/adults "Jetstream" for Helbling English.


Karen McGhie

Karen McGhie is a teacher and teacher trainer, currently working at London School of Languages in San Sebastián. She has been teaching English since 2014 and is a CELTA tutor. After her experience in Academies and summer schools in the UK, she has developed a special interest in improving Teacher Training on YLs and their specific classroom needs.


Simon Ward

SIMON WARD is a Senior Practitioner Educational Psychologist in England where his specialism is positive behaviour and well-being. For a number of years, Simon has been running a variety of projects to develop the attitudes, skills and experiences which allow individuals and organisations to thrive and lead to success and achievement. As a regular trainer, he has delivered seminars on a range of topics including: motivation and learning, positive behaviour management and solution oriented approaches. Simon is currently a consultant for The Cambridge Learning Journey.

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Antonia Clare

Antonia Clare is an English language teacher trainer, international conference speaker and award-winning materials writer. Her special interests include the use of video and new technologies in ELT, creativity and the psychology of language learning. She is a member of the Visual Arts Circle and a consultant trainer with NILE. She has taught and trained in many countries around the world, and co-authored bestselling course book titles including Total English and Speakout.


Rebecca Adlard

Rebecca is an experienced author, teacher, teacher trainer and freelance editor based in Brighton, UK. As an English graduate and drama student, she has a love of stories, plays and playing, and continually looks for ways to include these in language learning. Recent work includes teacher's resources for Collins Agatha Christie readers, Collins Paddington readers for young learners and Collins Reading Detectives for primary. She is also co-director of her own company, Language Umbrella Ltd.”

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Anne Robinson

A seminar presenter for Cambridge Assessment English, Anne Robinson regularly gives seminars, webinars, workshops and plenaries. She is the author of Fun for Starters, Movers and Flyers, published by Cambridge University Press. The 4th editions of these books include preparation for the 2018 revised tasks and coverage of the full wordlists.


Jim Scrivener

Jim is a writer, consultant, teacher and trainer. His main interest is finding usable, engaging, practical classroom teaching techniques that encourage more learning to happen.

Jim’s award-winning (Richmond 2017).

Say hello to @jimscriv on Twitter! publications include Learning Teaching, Teaching English Grammar, Classroom Management Techniques, Visual Grammar (Richmond 2013). He is Series Editor for Personal Best


Phil Ball

Phil Ball works mainly for the Federation of Basque Schools, based in San Sebastián in Spain. He is a CLIL materials writer and teacher-trainer and was closely involved with the award-winning Basque project, ‘Eleanitz’. He has been involved in several European-based CLIL projects, and has written a wide variety of CLIL-based textbooks for the Basque and Spanish socialscience and English language programmes. He co-designed the new ‘CLIL Essentials’ online course for the British Council and works as a consultant for NILE in England.


Jane Cadwallader

Jane has a long experience of teaching English in pre-school and Primary. She is also a well-travelled teacher trainer and has co-authored a number of courses for Pre-school, Primary and Bilingual Primary science. Most recently she has been part of the team involved in writing Academy Stars, the new Macmillan course for Primary which integrates critical thinking and learning skills into a solid staged approach to language and the four skills.


To register at the 3rd Annual ELT Conference San Sebastian

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