Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie


2nd IATEFL Poland One-Day Business English Event in Cooperation with IATEFL BESIG - May 11
data publikacji: 13/05/2019, autor: Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie


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2nd IATEFL Poland One-Day Business English Event in Cooperation with IATEFL BESIG

The 2nd IATEFL Poland Business English Special Interest Group (BESIG) Event which will take place at the Cracow University of Economics, Poland on 11th May 2019 in cooperation with IATEFL BESIG International.


The event is aimed at business English professionals both in Poland and other European countries. Under the heading: “New Ideas and Approaches in Business English”, the event aims to provide a platform for a comprehensive overview of important aspects of business English, covering methods, materials, media and assessment. All business English stakeholders in further and higher education, e.g. educational establishments, teachers, teacher trainers, publishers and test providers, are invited to participate.

We look forward to seeing you in Cracow on 11th May.



Geoff Tranter                                                                        Lucyna Wilinkiewicz-Górniak

BESIG Coordinator IATEFL Poland                                       Cracow Region Coordinator



08.30               Conference Reception Desk Opens

09.30               Opening Ceremony

09.45               Room S9:

Plenary Talk: “What else we teach “, Marjorie Rosenberg, Past-President IATEFL


10.40 – 11.15  Talks and Presentations

Room S7:              A1: ELT 'on the brink of the 4th Industrial Revolution': Philip Newman (France)

Room S8:              A2: Business English for effective professional communication:  Lucyna Wilinkiewicz-Górniak (Poland)

Room S9:              A3: Teaching teleconferencing: new approaches and challenges Maria Onyshchuk (Poland)

11.25 – 12.10  Workshops

Room S7:              B3: Using a multi-thread approach to designing a BE syllabus: Marina Yesipenko (Ukraine)

Room S8:              B2: Graphic Facilitation 101: Making Language Visual:  Sherri Williams (Germany)

Room S9:              B1: Business Partner: Sophisticated yet uncomplicated: Evan Frendo (Germany)

12.20 – 12.55  Talks and Presentations

Room S7:              C1: Not WHAT but WHO, WHY and HOW? Ron Mukerji (Poland)

Room S8:              C2: 1-2-1 training: the learners' perspective: Andrzej Stęsik (Poland)

Room S9:              C3: Workplace is a complex communicative space and it is widely agreed that the BE

   classroom should replicate real life as much as possible. But does it?

   Oksana Pelekhata, Anna Trofimova (Ukraine)

12. 55 – 13.45 Lunch Break (self-catering)

13.45– 14.20 Talks and Presentations

Room S7:              D1: Business Emails - Legal Secretary case study: Simon Porter (Poland)

Room S8:              D2: Applying a Self-Assessment Tool To Enhance BE Learners’ Transferable Skills:

                Olga Yashenkova (Ukraine)

Room S9:              D3: Bringing Language and Classes to Life through Blended Learning: Ricky Bland (Poland)

14.30 – 15.15  Workshops

Room S7:              E1: To BE or not to BE: Tech in the classroom?: Rob Howard (Poland)

Room S8:              E2: Bringing their Business into the Classroom: Annie Heringer (Germany)

Room S9:              E3: A Critical Approach to Listening Activities in a Business Classroom: Rob Adams (Poland)

15.25 – 16.00  Talks and Presentations

Room S7:              F1:  Advantages of using CLIL in your Business English class: Aleksandra Macenowicz (Poland)

Room S8:              F2:  Teaching and Assessing Presentation Skills in University Courses: Erica Williams (Germany)

Room S9:              F3:  How to Promote Inclusion in BE classroom: Olena Korol (Ukraine)

16.00 – 16.15 Coffee Break

16.15 – 17.00 Workshops

Room S7:              G1:  Keeping That Individual Student Stimulated - Tried and Tested Tips and Techniques :): Kasia Warszynska (Poland)

Room S8:              G2:   Adding Value to Business English Lessons by Introducing a Second Language: Jason Chan (Germany)

Room S9:              G3:   Adding Spice to The Business English Classroom: Marjorie Rosenberg (Austria)

Room F210:         G4:  A New Life for Business Speaking Tasks: Daryna Luhovska (Ukraine)

17.10 – 17.45   Talks and Presentations

Room S7:              H1:  Intercultural Competence in the Business English Classroom: Epameinondas Pettas (Poland)

Room S8:              H2:  My Five Tips for Teaching Business English: Wiktor Łochiński (Poland)

Room S9:              H3:  Marketing successfully in the Muslim World: Ridha Mejri (Germany)

Room F210:         H4:  In-company Courses: Open and Close with an Impact: Mateusz Laskowski (Poland)

17.45 – 18.00  Room S9 - Closing Session



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