Online Spring Conference

04 March 2020


Join us for a day of interactive talks by ELT experts, attend all six sessions or pick your favourite and login at the right time! Hosted by Chia Suan Chong.

Find details of speakers and sessions below:


Anna Hasper is a primary-trained ELT teacher from New Zealand, currently based in Dubai. She has worked as a teacher of young learners and adults and is a teacher trainer on Cambridge accredited courses. She’s a self-confessed addict to learning and is passionate about enabling teachers to enhance effective learning for all learners. Anna regularly presents internationally and writes for English Teaching Professional and Modern English Teacher. Her special interests are teacher development, educational psychology and enhancing effective learning.

David Farmer inspires, motivates and educates teachers about the power of drama to transform learning. Following a stand-out career as a theatre director and producer of shows and workshops for young people across the world, he is an in-demand speaker, trainer and writer. His online course Drama Games for Language Teaching won the Best Resource for Teachers Award from the English Speaking Union. He is the author of several best-selling books on drama including 101 Drama Games and Activities and Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years.

Nicholas Beare has been involved in English Language Teaching for more than thirty years, both as a materials writer and teacher trainer.  His career has focused on materials production and teacher training in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and North Africa. His publications with Macmillan ELT include Winners, Evolution, Sunrise and Brainy  for Primary, and United, Get Set! and Stepping Up! for Secondary. His most recent publication is Level 1 of the international primary course Share It!

Claire Potter has over 27 years’ experience in the ELT world. After teaching in Japan and Córdoba she moved to Sevilla, where she has been Director of Teacher Training at IH Sevilla since 2004. She works as a tutor on Cambridge CELTA, DELTA and IH Young Learner courses, and is also a course assessor for all three. Her passions include motivating teens and focusing on real communication in the classroom.

Rhona Snelling is a freelance ELT teacher, editor, and author. As a teacher, she qualified with International House and has extensive experience teaching English in private language schools and universities in Europe and Australasia. She has also worked as a content editor for leading ELT publishers, and has a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from the University of Oxford. Rhona has authored numerous ELT course books and been nominated for an ESU English Language Award. She specialises in lower levels and exams, and is the author of Speak Your Mind Starter level.­

Chia Suan Chong is a writer, communication skills trainer and a teacher trainer. She is the author of Successful International Communication, and has been English Teaching Professional’s award-winning resident blogger since 2012. Currently based in York, Chia also writes regularly for EtonX, British Council’s Voices and their Learn English website. Chia is a regular ELT conference speaker and holds a DELTA and a Masters in Applied Linguistics and ELT.