Workshop Balancing Teacher-Student Interests

Gallery Teachers and Institute of IT&Business Administration (IBA Institute) are proud to announce the 2020 English Language Teaching (ELT) Workshop Balancing Teacher-Student Interests

February 28 –March 1, 2020

Gallery Teachers and  IBA Institute


Sponsors of the event:

Atlantic Language Galway & Dublin

KKCL English, London 

Organisation support:


MyBaby School, Brest

F.Skoryna Gomel State University 

As the title suggests, the workshop will address two often diverging needs an English teacher has to meet: career development and keeping students happy and interested. It is obvious that these two cannot be exercised without each other, and this workshop will provide the participants with advice and tools how to combine them.

Our brilliant presenters are:

Rob Howard, Joint Coordinator for the IATEFL BESIG Web and Online Team, founder and past-president of the BRAZ-TESOL BESIG, Online and Video Coordinator for the Visual Arts Circle and has authored and co-authored several books for EFL as well as co-founder with Dorothy Zemach of the Independent Authors & Publishers. He is a speaker worldwide on Continuing Professional Development, Business Development and Image Presentation and the founder of EFLtalks which was a finalist for the 2016 British Council's ELTon Award for Innovation in Teacher Development. Who can know better about growing from an employed teacher into a self-oriented ELT expert?

His talk Hybrid Educating: Becoming Tomorrow’s Teacher Today will shed light on the steps English teachers could be taking to succeed in becoming a “Workplace Communication Trainer” that requires advanced communication skills while employing teaching, mentoring and coaching techniques. Additionally, it will touch upon competency in intercultural communication amongst international companies, groups and organizations, which has become a global challenge as diverse working teams form.

Zina Pittrova, Master's Degree in ELT, is an English teacher and teacher trainer with twenty years' teaching experience. She has taught students of various levels and ages, from lower-primary children to adults (secondary school, language schools, private classes) and also works as a freelance teacher, teacher trainer, editor, and ELT materials writer for a Czech publishing house, for which she has also been creating communicative and online activities.

At the workshop Games Refresher the participants will try out a number of low prep or zero prep interactive games for practising specific vocabulary, grammar items or skills. On a more general level, they will consider some issues connected with conducting games (making them more effective, fun and stress-free; also addressing learners' needs, learning styles and the required skills). Some current trends in methodology and the ways to apply them in our classes with the help of games will be discussed as well.

Giovanni Rottura, CEO at Gallery Teachers, the driving force of this project, will inform the participants about new professional development opportunities, studying English in English speaking countries and other form of international cooperation.


The workshop will be conducted in three cities:

February 28: Brest, 267 Moskovskaya St. (free)

Brest State Technical University

February 29: Gomel, 102 Sovietskaya St. (free)

F.Skoryna Gomel State University

March 1: Minsk, 3 V. Horuzhey St. (30 BYN)

Institute of IT&Business Administration (IBA Institute)


10.00 to 14.00

30 min coffee break

On venue registration starts at 9.30 


Additional information:

+375 (29) 379 37 33;