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Events & Conferences

Michelle's talk: "Live, Learn and Teach into a Brighter Future"
Ben's talks: "Teaching Negotiation Skills" and "From Teacher to Instructional Designer"

ELT Ireland Annual Conference

Griffith College, Dublin, 18-19 February 2023

This year's conference theme: "Back to the Future".
Both Ben and Michelle gave talks over the two days, and networked with colleagues from across Ireland, and beyond.

A PCE that offered bite-sized CPD covering many different aspects related to business English teaching and training. Visit this page for all the details:

IATEFL BESIG Pre-Conference Event

Harrogate, 17th April, 2023

This year's IATEFL BESIG pre-conference event (PCE) was well attended. Michelle was invited to facilitate the group activity at the end of the day's session. THe overall theme was around peer collaboration

"Critical Success Factors for Business English Trainers" - an online workshop for IATEFL BESIG.


Saturday, 26th August 2023

Ben & Michelle were invited to host one of BESIG's regular weekend workshops. We focused on what factors are critical for a business English trainer's success.

IATEFL's Teacher Development SIG has put on the Web Carnival two years in a row. Visit the URL to see more about the 2023 event:


Saturday, 08 October, 2023

The event looks at "The Future of Teacher Development" and Ben gave a talk on using gamification in teacher training

Online workshop to explore the pros and cons of undertaking a BE certificate course. We used TDCI as a case study.

Online BRAZ-TESOL BESIG Workshop

Online, 01 October 2022

Michelle & Ben were invited to deliver a workshop to colleagues in Brazil by BRAZ-TESOL BESIG's Ricardo Bruns. We enjoyed a collegial exchange over the course of 2 hours.

IATEFL BESIG’s annual conference, offers 3 days of face-to-face, interactive talks, workshops, and networking with some of the best business English professionals from around the world. Our sessions, brimming with relevant and meaningful activities will inspire you with our line-up of  experienced BE professionals from a variety of teaching contexts, backgrounds and cultures. You will no doubt take away many new, innovative and practical ideas, and build your professional network in the process.

The 36th IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference

Stuttgart, 3-5 November, 2023

The theme of this year's conference: Business Intelligence.
TDCI was a Bronze sponsor for a second year in a row.
Michelle and Ben jointly presented a session talking about how to train innovation.

The 2023 annual conference was full of informative, engaging and thought-provoking talks. The plenaries were varied and covered many different topics. Visit the conference programme via this link:

The 56th International IATEFL Annual Conference

Harrogate, 18-21 April, 2023

Ben and Michelle attended the IATEFL conference in Harrogate and presented a talk on the last day. It was well attended by many fellow BE professionals and we explored the question of what it takes to be a BE trainer.

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