Meaningful Weekend Conference
The Meaningful Weekend Conference is an online 2-day conference for English teachers to share with the ELT world what you really do in your classrooms behind closed doors. We believe that teachers should share even ‘the little things’ they do and learn from each other's practice.
The conference is over, but the recordings of all of the great talks are available for you to enjoy and learn from!
We chose the most interesting and relevant talks from two Meaningful Weekend Conferences, which took place in 2021 and 2022.
- From Planning a Lesson to Planning a Sequence
by Yulia Efremova
- PPP of our Future: Podcasts, Podcasting, Podcasters
by Maria Molashenko
- Anti-pre-teaching Vocabulary
by Aleksey Lebedev
3 free recordings +
- From Feedback to Feedforward. I’ll Never Make This Mistake Again... or How I Stopped Correcting Mistakes
by Alex Walls and Anastasia Tsibik
- I Used to Reduce My TTT, Now I Talk A Lot in Class and Feel Good About It!
by Glenn Standish
- Have a Lesson Plan? Great! Throw It Away.
by Branka Daceski
- Listening: How It Became My Favourite Skill to Teach
by Daria Fedorova
- Why Don't They Speak Clearly?
by Lori DeChellis
- How to Say No and Start Thinking About Your Personal Well-Being
by Elena Kamenskaya
- Is It Worth Trying to Change Your Classes to Make Students More Autonomous?
by Maria Molashenko and Iuliia Kumicheva
- Putting The Main Back Into Main Room
by Ben Brooks and Evgenia Karabatova
- Turning Teaching Lexically Into Learning Lexically
by Ekaterina Surkova
3800 3500 ₽
12 recordings +
- Curiosity- and Trust-Based Classroom
by Dmitry Nikitin
- Authenticity in Spoken Production
by Alex Walls
- Language Lessons from Online
by Heather Belgorodtseva
- Facilitation Techniques
by Elena Peresada
- Teaching Spanish Lexically
by Maria Mantella
- Challenges That Help Students Learn a
Foreign Language or How to Get Your
Students to Do Their Homework
by Marina Dolgacheva
- Google Translate Is Your Friend
by Andrew Walkley
- The Different Roles of the Private Teacher
by Carolina Dias Cunha
- Man Must Shape His Tools Lest They Shape Him
by Gavin Dudeney
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Meet our amazing speakers!
We asked them to share some facts about themselves, so you'd better understand who you're going to listen to :)
— CELTA & DELTA M1 holder;
— Lexical approach fan & practitioner;
— English & French teacher;
— Freelancer; currently working with adults online.
— Private language teacher since 2012;
— Vocalist and a bit of an actor
— BA in Education (MPSU);
— MA in Philology (MSU);
— Officially registered as an individual entrepreneur since 2019;
— IH Teaching 1-2-1;
— Founder of several projects for language learners.
— CELTA Trainer, DELTA qualified;
— English Teacher since 2006;
— Founder of Your IELTS;
— Creator of IELTS Courses for Teachers;
— IELTS Speaking for Success Podcast Host with 4.5 million listeners.
— Director of Studies at Windsor;
— Over 8 years of experience teaching in 4 countries;
— IATEFL scholarship winner;
Has been in US as an exchange student, in MS, and ever since then English has been guiding her career into becoming a translator and eventually a teacher. What she loves most about teaching is that you get to work with people who choose you and are on the same wave as you!
Originally was born in New Zealand but was brought up in Saudi Arabia and the UK (hence his British accent). Has been teaching English in Poland for almost 19 years and is the Director of Studies of IH Toruń. He is also a Cambridge FCE; CAE oral examiner and an IHCAM & IHCYLT tutor. Glenn has written articles for several teaching magazines and enjoys presenting on the conference circuit.
Has been teaching for 17 years, and taught secondary school students, primary school students, adults, kindergarten. Currently, they teach primary school students, at school, and children aged 4-8 online.
— An independent teacher working with adults in groups and 1-to-1;
— Co-author of webinars for teachers;
— A blog writer.
— English teacher since 2010;
— CAE, TKT mod 1,2,3;
— Teach teens and adults;
— General English, Cambridge Exams.
— English teacher and teacher trainer;
— CPD enthusiast: TKT, CPE, CELTA, IH DoS and Teacher Trainer, Delta M1 and M3;
— Materials designer;
— ELT blogger.
— teacher and teacher educator
— currently interested in prioritising language development over exam preparation with teenagers and the use of corpora in academic English.
— Teacher of English since 2008;
— Worked as a teacher and a head teacher of a language school;
— CAE in 2015;
— Learned French independently (from level A2 to level C1);
— Engaged in teaching lexically since 2018.
— PhD- language school owner (Dmitry Nikitin School);
— ELT-materials developer;
— Designer of effective learning
— Leader of a community for language schools owners.
I’m an English language teacher trainer based in Moscow, Russia. I run online and offline CELTA courses (over 80 by now in fact), Delta Module 1 and 3 preparation, IH Certificate inAdvanced Methodology, and am involved in other post CELTA and in-service teacher development projects. I have a blog about discourse analysis and online communication called Those Sharp Words.
— More than 10 years of professional ESL/EFL experience in India, the US, Tunisia, & Peru;
— Experience teaching General English, Academic Experience Business English, Technical English, and English for Specific Purposes;
— Experience in designing client-specific curriculum;
— Experience in teaching adults from beginner to advanced;
— Experience in giving conferencepresentations and workshops around Peru.
— Leader of Trendy English community;
— Game educator and designer of
— Moved from Argentina to Spain 18 years ago;
— CPE and a TEFL certificate holder;
— Book clubs and speaking groups in libraries (in English and Catalan);
— I volunteer teaching English online to migrants and refugees in Guyana –
— Practising teacher for 17 years;
— Winner of the regional contest;
— Finalist of the national contest;
— Semifinalist of the national contest“Teacher of the Future” 2020;
— Runner-up for the national pedagogical hackathon “Pedhack-2020”.
I am a teacher, trainer and materials writer with 30 years experience in English Language Teaching. I speak two languages other than English to very different degrees of ability. I have taught all levels of studentsin groups and one-to-one, both atuniversities and in the private sector.
— A teacher, a trainer and a writer;
— Five languages (three quite well);
— Deleted Twitter account in 2012.
Carolina Dias Cunha
— CAE, CPE, TKT (all 3), CELTA;
— BA in English (2003) and MA in Sociolinguistics (2010) by Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais;
— 20 years’ teaching experience;
— Currently working as a freelance teacher and teachertrainer;
— President of BRAZ-TESOL Belo Horizonte Chapter.