COMMUNITY

2021

  • ELT-Consultants sponsoring IATEFL YLT Sig 2020 Web conference November 2021.
  • ELT-Consultants director volunteers as a judge for the British Council ELTons.
  • ELT-Consultants director volunteers teaching Grade 1,2,3 English for Palestine for the Hands Up Project. https://handsupproject.org/
  • ELT-Consultants co-founder works with Dar Moustaqbel a Dutch NGO in Morocco. https://moustaqbel.org/marrakesh/
  • ELT-Consultants director and co-founder work directly with teacher’s associations to design bespoke webinars and workshops for their members.
  • ELT Consultants director and Dr Shelagh Rixon designing and delivering IATEFL YLSIG Professional Development Season September 2021 mini-course, Initial Literacy (3 x 2-hour via Zoom teacher training)
  • ELT Consultants founders design and deliver 3 x 2 hour ‘Early literacy’ sessions in low-resourced contexts to GETC (Guinean English Teachers Club) via Zoom live streamed to Facebook July 2021
  • ELT Consultants director and Associates design and deliver 2 x 2 hour Understanding Language Teaching to UNELTA (Ugandan English Language Teachers Association), GETC (Guinean English Teachers Club) May-June 2021

 

2020

  • ELT-Consultants sponsored IATEFL YLT Sig 2020 Pre-Conference Event (PCE) in Manchester (re-scheduled for Harrogate 2021).
  • ELT-Consultants sponsored Hands Up (Palestine) drama project.
  • ELT-Consultants director volunteers as a judge for the British Council ELTons.
  • ELT-Consultants director volunteers as a judge for the Hands Up(Palestine) project
  • ELT-Consultants sponsor a speaker to attend IATEFL conference in Manchester.
  • ELT-Consultants director volunteers teaching Grade 1,2,3 English for Palestine for the Hands Up Project. https://handsupproject.org/

During the COVID-19 lock-down:

  • ELT-Consultants director volunteers to train teachers on Facebook Live ‘Learning to Read with Wendy’
  • ELT-Consultants director volunteers teaching of Grade 1,2,3, and 4 English for Palestine for the Hands Up Project. https://handsupproject.org/
  • ELT-Consultants Associate writes and illustrates stories to read to children and teachers on Facebook Live
  • ELT-Consultants Associate writes and delivers ‘Listening and Speaking for Reading and Writing’ on Facebook Live 
  • ELT-Consultants co-founder works with Dar Moustaqbel a Dutch NGO in Morocco. https://moustaqbel.org/marrakesh/

 

2019

  • ELT-Consultants co-sponsored IATEFL YLT Sig 2019 Web conference October 25-27
  • ELT-Consultants sponsored a speaker at IATEFL Peru event held in Arequipa and Lima, Peru. September 2019
  • ELT-Consultants sponsored the organising committee’s t-shirts at the 2nd African Lake Zone English Language Consortium (ALZELC) in August 2019. https://unelta.org/2019/05/10/the-2nd-alzelc-conference-makerere-university-kampala-uganda-august-17-18-2019/
  • ELT-Consultants sponsored a speaker to attend the ALZELC conference in Uganda.
  • ELT-Consultants sponsored the teacher’s t-shirts for the new South Sudan English Language Teacher’s Association (SSELTA) attending ALZELC in August 2019
  • ELT-Consultants sponsored the visa for Joseph Kaleba Walingene – East Regional President, CLASS, DRC
  • ELT-Consultants sponsored IATEFL YLT Sig pre-conference (PCE) event at the annual IATEFL conference held in Liverpool, April 2019
  • ELT-Consultants sponsored Hands Up (Palestine) projecthttps://handsupproject.org/
  • ELT-Consultants director volunteers as a judge for the Hands Up project. https://handsupproject.org/

2018

  • ELT-Consultants sponsored four speakers to attend AfricaTESOL in Senegal for their first IATEFL YLT Sig and GI Sig pre-conference event (PCE). The sponsorship was to support YLT Sig and AfricaTESOL.

2017

  • ELT-Consultants sponsored IATEFL YLT Sig pre-conference (PCE) event at the annual IATEFL conference held in Glasgow.
  • ELT-Consultants has been supporting Dar Moustaqbel since January 2017 with English classes for its 55 girls. Opened in Marrakech in September 2016, Dar Moustaqbel has become a safe haven to girls from the southern Atlas Mountains in Morocco. A place where disadvantaged girls can prosper while pursuing higher education,  Dar Moustaqbel  means  ‘The House of the Future’, and provides girls the building blocks they need for successful integration into the workforce. Due to the inadequacies of state schools, girls often lack the basic knowledge they need for a successful entry in higher education. Dar Moustaqbel does its utmost best to help the girls catch up. Education, discipline and personal development are at the centre of attention. Apart from language classes, the girls are provided with tutors teaching subjects like statistics and bookkeeping. Activities program features a computer skills course, yoga, cycling, encounters with ground-breaking scientists and inspiring mentors, and a program on entrepreneurship of opportunities. Living at Dar Moustaqbel enables young disadvantaged girls to fully focus on their tertiary studies. Instead of the village life of marriage and motherhood, they choose to use their talents to study, graduate and get a good job. Marriage and motherhood will come later. This way they can build another future for themselves and their families.  ELT-Consultants is honoured to be able to be part of this innovative programme. Dar Moustaqbel is an NGO registered in the Netherlands and Morocco: www.moustaqbel.org

2010 Volunteer work whilst on IATEFL YLT Sig committee

  • NAFLE (National Association of Foreign Language Education), China, IATEFL YLT Sig and the British Council: collaboration to take an international conference as a roadshow from Beijing to Wuhan and Chongqing. 2010
  • CAMELTA (Cameroonian English Language Teachers Association) 9th Annual conference  Achieving Quality ELT in Difficult Circumstances: Experiences and Successes of Teachers in Practice.Yaounde Plenary ‘Teaching unplugged’ sponsored by British Council, representing IATEFL YLT Sig: 16-21 August 2010

2009 Volunteer work whilst on IATEFL YLT Sig committee

  • Collaboration with IATEFL YLT Sig, the British Council and NAFLE (National Association of Foreign Language Education, China) – collaboration to take an international conference as a roadshow from Beijing to Guangzhou, China and onto South Korea KOTESOL

2008 Volunteer work self-funded

  • CAMELTA (Cameroonian English Language Teachers Association)Teacher trainer: teaching primary teachers in low resourced contexts, Cameroon (Yaounde, Bafia, Buea, Bamenda, Douala): 2008

2008 Volunteer work whilst on IATEFL YLT Sig committee

  • Collaboration with IATEFL YLT Sig, the British Council and NAFLE (National Association of Foreign Language Education, China): conference Beijing, China, South Korea KOTESOL and Malaysia

2007 Volunteer work whilst on IATEFL YLT Sig committee

  • British Council, IATEFL YLT Sig, Conference: The Way Forward, Bangalore, India 2007. Presentations by Ministry of Education and researchers from 17 countries on the implementation of English in their contexts
  • British Council, IATEFL YLT Sig, FLTRP: conference in Beijing, China

2006 Volunteer work whilst on IATEFL YLT Sig committee

  • British Council, IATEFL YLT Sig Gulf roadshow: Young Learner conference Bahrain, Dubai,  Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Yemen
  • British Council, IATEFL YLT Sig: Young Learner conference in Ramallah, Palestine
  • British Council, IATEFL YLT Sig: Young Learner conference, Hong Kong and Singapore

* Please note that ELT-Consultants was founded in 2010, so any projects or events listed before that year were delivered by individual Directors or Associates.

COLLABORATION

We believe in collaboration with other organisations to give our clients the best possible experience. Here are some of our recent collaborations:

2021 PeacheyPublications Ltd

  • ELT in Venezuela – Secondary teacher training developed using WhatsApp and Telegram

2019-2020 TransformELT

  • Teaching for Success, Tunisia – designing and delivering Primary teacher training to 5,000 teachers in face to face training

2018 to date

  • Innovative Centre, SILE International, Uzbekistan

TEACHER’S ASSOCIATIONS

2019 to date

  • Guinean English Teacher’s Club (GETC)
  • Mentoring and continued professional development (CPD)

2013 to date

  • Ugandan English Language Teacher’s Association (UNELTA
  • Mentoring and continued professional development (CPD)

2002 to date

  • International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) Young Learners and Teens Special Interest Group (YLT Sig)
  • Discussion co-ordinator, joint co-ordinator, events co-ordinator, presenter, article writer, sponsor of Pre-Conference Events (PCE) and web conference