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Adam Simpson interviews Devrim Ozdemir for ISTEK ELT #istekelt

Adam Simpson gets a super interview from Devrim Ozdemir who speaks about his session and gives teachers some very useful advice – watch them here:


Vicky Loras interviews JJ Wilson for ISTEK ELT #istekelt

It was  a great honour to interview JJ Wilson, teacher, teacher trainer and writer-in-residence at Western New Mexico University. JJ gave an amazing keynote on motivation – we spoke about this and a whole lot more. Enjoy!

Aslı Sağlam interviews David Deubelbeiss for ISTEK ELT #istekelt

Another super member of the Social Media team, Aslı Sağlam, interviewed David Deubelbeiss of English Central, who came all the way from Canada to present at ISTEK ELT about the flipped classroom. Watch their great interview:

Vicky Loras interviews Luke Meddings for ISTEK ELT #istekelt

Another great ELT person interviewed for ISTEK ELT – Luke Meddings! Luke is an ELT teacher, author and teacher trainer. He is the co-founder with Scott Thornbury of Dogme in ELT and co-founded the round with Lindsay Clandfield.

Vicky Loras interviews Jeremy Harmer for ISTEK ELT #istekelt

I was very very happy to interview Jeremy Harmer, whom I have admired for years and met for the first time in person at ISTEK ELT. He is absolutely amazing! Enjoy his interview.

Adam Simpson interviews Jamie Keddie for ISTEK ELT #istekelt

Adam Simpson, a member of the ISTEK ELT Social Media team and well-known educator and blogger in ELT, interviewed author and teacher Jamie Keddie, who gave a concurrent keynote session  at the conference. Watch the very interesting conversation they had!

Jan Blake, Keynote Plenary Speaker at ISTEK ELT #istekelt

Jan Blake

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At ISTEK ELT, we will be very fortunate to watch one of the most well-known contemporary storeytellers: Jan Blake. She has been a storyteller since 1986 with a great number of awards for her amazing work, the latest being in 2012, when she was named Outsatnding Female Storyteller by the British Awards for Storytelling Excellence.

Her keynote plenary, They Don’t Care About the Vocabulary, They Care About the Characters, will delve into what children need from stories in order to grasp the language.

Watch her in action in this video, where she tells the story of The Leopard Woman: