Afternoon session

Lunch break

12:15 pm

Lunch will be served in the main auditorium. Participants are encouraged to use this break to network with other professionals or inspect the newest wares on offer at the various publishers' stands in the auditorium.

Alternatively just use the break to relax, have a bite and catch up with colleagues and friends you have not seen in a while.

Keynote speeches

1:15 pm

Agnès Prüm and Anne-Marie Millim

Agnès Prüm and Anne-Marie Millim will give a short speech that will be the basis for discussion during their workshop later in the afternoon. 

Claude Fretz, Dreams in Shakespeare

In this speech, Claude Fretz will present some ideas from his book about Shakespeare.

Afternoon workshops

2:15 pm

Groupe A – Atelier 5 – Sucking Eggs or How Performing Physicalises Text (William Sutton)

Will's ideas about the performance nature of the Sonnet will be put into practice. Breakdown of a Sonnet will be done as a group working with Sonnet 108. Basically participants will go back to the phoneme, up to the syllable, the word, the phrase, and the line.


The purpose here is to locate the energy of the sound within the manner of articulation: 

nasal, plosive, fricative, liquids,  for the consonants; plus vowels, diph and tripththongs.

Along the way we deal with the various types of stress.


Next we concentrate on the shape of the sonnet: 3 quatrains and final couplet.

Here we deal with metre, short and run-on lines and how form supports and mirrors content.

The purpose here is to prepare everyone to lift the words from the page to the stage.


The last half an hour is about performance.

The participants work in groups of 2, 3, or 4 and use what we experienced 

to create their own telling of a Sonnet. They can select any sonnet they wish.


If teachers want to group themselves already to learn lines? Excellent!

If not, no shame no blame.


Groupe B – Atelier 6 – Réalisation d’une scène de théâtre basée sur un court texte littéraire en langue anglaise. Différentes possibles „dramatisations“ d‘ un texte littéraire/théâtral commun au groupe-classe. (Yann Ketter)

Les participant/e/s seront amenés à réaliser un spectacle d’une durée de 3 à 5 minutes à partir d’un texte littéraire en langue anglaise. Chaque participant/e/s aura une mission bien définie pour aboutir à cette réalisation commune et collective. Les participant/e/s seront capables à monter un mini spectacle en peu de temps. Un spectacle qui aura comme objectif à divertir et à encourager une approche ludique, artistique et décontractée afin de favoriser l’apprentissage de la langue ciblée.

Groupe C – Atelier 7 – Well-being at school (Jenny Schank & Mike Goergen)

Burnout, mindfulness, social anxiety… are all expressions that dominate our current discourse about physical and mental health at school. By trying out coaching and mindfulness activities for the classroom, discussing possible services and activities offered outside of school lessons (relaxation workshop, English drama group, BeYou project) and sharing ideas on how to be a mindful teacher and seeing our students in a holistic way, we want to set up a pool of strategies that can help our students and ourselves to be comfortable, healthy and happy at school.

Groupe D – Atelier 8 – Beyond Presentist Reading; or: What’s Wrong with Kendall Jenner’s Hair? A (Literary) History of Cultural Appropriation (Agnès Prüm & Anne-Marie Millim)

Who is Kendall Jenner? Does her hair matter? Why?Even though you may not know the answer to these questions, your students probably will. Drawing on a starting point familiar to the current generation of secondary school students, this interactive workshop proposes different ways of engaging with and studying the process and history of cultural appropriation. 

Why are contemporary conversations about race and ethnicity in America shaped by the concept of cultural appropriation and #whitewashing? Why does it elicit strong reactions?  Why does #AllLivesMatter offend, when #BlackLivesMatter (acutely)? Focusing on the genre of the slave narrative and combining traditional literary and historical approaches, we will examine the narrative of racial difference in the United States of America from a variety of angles. The workshop also aims to explore and discuss potential teaching strategies, which, though composed of individual components (oral vs. written history; canonical vs. non-canonical writing, paratext, etc.), can be interwoven into interdisciplinary perspectives. 

JB Kremer Award Ceremony

3:45 pm

The recipient of the inaugural Jean-Baptiste Kremer Young Teacher Award will be announced and honoured.

Anniversary Celebration

4:00 pm

Following the days' events, we will wind down with a surprise and a drinks reception to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the English Teachers' Day.