International House News
The 2012 Young Learners’ Conference in Prague, Czech Republic was well-supported and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Held on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March, 63 YL teachers and coordinators from 37 IH schools in 18 countries gathered in the Czech capital for two days of fun and informative sessions.
There was a strong focus on using technology in teaching throughout the conference. Sessions were based on a diverse spectrum of subjects including handling parent teacher meetings, teaching dyslexic students, managing summer camps, supporting new YL teachers, student motivation and YL classroom management.
With so many enthusiastic YL specialists in one place, the conference was never going to be dull and IH Prague had laid on an array of cultural activities to introduce everyone to their stunning city. These included a boat trip along the river with dinner and a disco onboard, a city tour and a delicious meal in a Czech brewery.
By the end of the conference everyone was sad to leave both new and old friends, but buzzing with new ideas to implement in their schools. Session presentations are available to download now in the IHWO Affiliates Area.
Many thanks once again to IH Prague-based IHWO YL Advisor Kylie Malinowska and her fantastic team, led by Kristyna Pavlatova, who made the conference so enjoyable and a great success. Thanks also to our very generous sponsors Pearson and Oxford University Press.