After two years without a regular event, we are finally back with an in-person English Teachers' Day.
The event will take place on Thursday, 20th October at the Lycée Aline Mayrisch.
If you come by car, please park at P&R Bouillon.
09:00 Keynote speech – Harry Waters (OUP)
10:00 Coffee break
12:00 Lunch break
13:oo Keynote speech – Charlotte Williams (OUP)
14:00 JBK Young Teacher Award ceremony
14:15 Coffee break
Harry Waters (OUP) – Climate Change (Makers)
Harry has been deep in the TEFL world for over 14 years now. He is a teacher, teacher trainer and content creator with a passion for teaching and obsession with the planet. This led him to create Renewable English , an online English course providing free classes and materials aimed at raising climate change awareness across the globe. He describes himself as an imperfect environmentalist with a love of flags and funky second-hand shirts.
Charlotte Williams (OUP) – Gender and Sexuality in ELT – why we should have roasted the PARSNIP long ago
In her talk ‘Gender and Sexuality in ELT – why we should have roasted the PARSNIP long ago' Charlotte Williams will be exploring modern inclusive language, why it’s important and how to create safe and inclusive educational spaces. She will explore some of the blockers we face when aiming for Inclusivity, give some suggestions on how to overcome these blockers and suggest some useful resources to aid teachers and management alike on their EDI journey. Oh, and er… what ‘PARSNIP’ means when it’s not a vegetable!
Theemen, déi brennen
Michèle Schilt & Romain Schroeder (ZpB)
Dealing with and discussing current and often controversial topics cannot be avoided in everyday school life: The war in Ukraine, climate change, the consequences of Covid can become a topic in every subject or be an issue a régent has to deal with. Such controversial topics and discussions can lead to dicey - often emotionally charged - situations in the classroom.
It doesn't matter whether students are asked for their own opinion in class, whether they discuss current topics or talk/argue with classmates during the break. As a teacher, you are regularly confronted with statements (not only from students) that might be inappropriate. As an employé.e or fonctionnaire d'État, you are obliged to respect the basic democratic order and the constitution. This also means recognizing and reacting to anti-democratic (discriminatory, anti-constitutional, glorifying violence) attitudes.
What is ETD?
The English Teachers' Day (ETD)'s objectives are:
to share and exchange ideas, material(s) in view of an evolving teaching and learning environment
to engage teachers in their realities and discuss and clarify these realities
to adapt teaching methods to new emergent social and educational contexts
to establish a strong, effective professional learning community (PLC)
to prepare the future of English teaching and learning in Luxembourg
The organizing team: Marie-Jo Decker (LAML), Liz Heiter (LMRL), Chris Bebing (LAM), Chris Pesch (LCE)
Since its inaugural edition in 2010, the English Teachers' Day has been proud to attract some of the most respected voices in the field of ELT to come to Luxembourg.
Keynote speakers have included Charles Alderson (in 2012), Gary Anderson (in 2015), Catherine Butler (in 2014), David Crystal (in 2016), Edmund Dudley (in 2016), Jamie Keddie (in 2014), Philip Kerr (in 2015), Hania Kryszewa (in 2011), John Mikton (in 2018), Keith Morrow (in 2010), Amoz Paran (in 2012 and 2017), Michael Swan (in 2011), Shaun Wilden (in 2018) and Shelley Wong (in 2014).
On top of these there have been countless great workshops led by guests from abroad, as well as many talented local teachers.
The English Teachers' Day could not take place without the cooperation and generous help of various partners.