Stephen Krashen is Emeritus Professor of Education at USC. He is is best known for developing the first comprehensive theory of second language acquisition, introducing the concept of sheltered subject matter teaching, and as the co-inventor of the Natural Approach to foreign language teaching. He has also contributed to theory and application in the area of bilingual education and literacy.
Dr. Krashen was the 1977 Incline Bench Press champion of Venice Beach, California and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He hopes you will follow him on twitter (skrashen) so he can achieve his goal of catching up to Justin Bieber.
Jacqueline Kassteen has 15+ years of marketing experience in international education, student travel, publishing, lead generation, retail and financial services. She holds a BSc in Marketing and CELTA qualifications for adults and young learners. Jackie is known as a “top industry analyst” with extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in international education, as evidenced by her launching ICEF Monitor.
Based in London, Jackie is the Owner and Managing Director of Transformative Marketing Solutions, which controls Jackfruit Marketing and FruitFame.com, a new platform dedicated to showcasing success stories in marketing, recruitment, enrolment and retention.
Philip Kerr is a teacher trainer and educational materials writer based in Vienna. His publications include the coursebook series ‘Straightforward’ and ‘Inside Out’ and the award-winning ‘Translation and Own-language Activities’ in the Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers series. In addition to his teaching and writing, he works on the development of English vocabulary apps which incorporate AI and NLP tools. He blogs about technology and English language teaching.
Erik L. Dostal Foundation Scholarship - 100% all expenses covered No longer available
CA Institute of Languages Scholarship (22 scholarships left) - 50% covered - (1,067 CZK/day)
City of Brno Language Teacher Award (41 scholarships left) - 75% covered - (600 CZK /day)
Czech Republic Language Teacher Half-Ride Scholarship (60 scholarships left) - 50% covered - (1,067 CZK/day)
Eaquals Member Event Fund Award (3 scholarships) - 50% covered - (1,067 CZK/day) No longer available
CA Institute of Languages Teacher Training (Raffle) (1 scholarship)
AJŠ Certified Member - Late Registration Deadline: May 15th (1,800 CZK)
Czech University Member - Late Registration Deadline: May 15th (1,800 CZK)
Nile Online Teacher Training Course (Raffle) (1 scholarship)
Lexical Lab Scholarship (Raffle) (1 scholarship)
59,890 CZK - Stand, Logo on website, Logo on Symposium Program, Insert to Symposium Pack, 4 Workshops - 1 Plenary, Advertising Banner, 4 Free Registrations, Special Thanks, more ...
39,980 CZK - Stand, Logo on website, Logo on Symposium Program, Insert to Symposium Pack, 2-3 workshops, Advertising Banner, 2 Free Registrations, Special thanks
29,900 CZK - Stand, Logo on website, Logo on Symposium program, insert to Symposium pack, 1 workshop, Advertising Banner, 1 free registration
14,900 CZK - Stand, Logo on website, Logo on Symposium program
9,950 CZK - Exhibition Stand
Under 8,000 CZK choice of: mini-market place presentation, insert material into Symposium packs, raffle or add logos to the Symposium program.
Plenary speakers include:
Stephen Krashen, Jacquelin Kassteen, Jason Fritze, Ben Beaumont, Philip Kerr, Hugh Dellar, Jeremy Harmer, Marek Kiczkowiak and more!
Over 50 talks covering the following themes and trends:
Location: Hotel International Brno
Scholarships, raffles, prizes!
Starting at 1,500 CZK for the full three days
31/5/2017 - 20th Anniversary/Welcome Party with the committee, plenary speakers and the entire CA Institute of Languages team
1/6/2017 - Opening day with plenaries, discussions, evening of Czech Cuisine at Špilberk Castle
2/6/2017 - Plenaries and workshops, discussions, networking formal dinner at Pavillon
3/6/2017 - Plenaries and workshops, farewell party at Lokál U Caipla
4/6/2017 - Brno City Tours starting at 10am
7/8/2017 - Submission of papers for book publication through Versatile
Hotel International Brno. Brno's most luxurious hotel situated right under the Špilberk castle. The newly designed conference room has space for 750 guests and over 25 options for setting up workshop spaces. Speakers and guests can also reserve a room at Hotel International at an early bird Symposium rate.
Guests can also book rooms at several other hotels next to the venue at Symposium discounts.
Getting to Brno
Brno currently has direct flights from London, Munich and Eindhoven.
Lying between three European capitals, Prague, Bratislava and Vienna, travel to Brno is very straightforward.
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