IH AMT Conference 2024

11-13 January 2024
09:00 to 17:30

We’re pleased to announce the annual IHWO Academic Management & Trainers Conference in London. The event will take place 11th - 13th January 2024.

We are looking forward to seeing all IH DOS and teacher trainers at the conference Participants will be from all over the world and as usual there will be three days of  plenaries and workshops with both managerial content and practical classroom ideas.

As always we are looking forward to sharing the wealth of expertise in the IH network. This will be an opportunity to share old and new ideas, to explore principles and procedures of teaching and to collaborate with the wonderful IH community.

>> See the full programme here <<

Venue and getting there

The event will be held at 10 Union Street, SE1 1SZ, the same fantastic venues as 2023. Here is a picture of Marta ready to welcome you! 

See 10 Union Street on Google Maps

  • If you arrive at London Bridge station (or Tube station), walk southwest on Borough High Street (away from the river) about 300 meters, then turn right into Union Street and the venue is about 20 yards on your right. 
  • If you arrive at Borough Tube station, walk northeast on Borough High Street (towards the river) for about 300 meters, then turn left into Union Street and the venue is about 20 yards on your right.

Thursday 11th January

09.15 – 17.30 Full Day of Conference Sessions

  • Ethical Issues in ELT – a reading circle activity - Facilitated by Lindsay Clandfield & Shaun Wilden Official
  • Conference opening and IH updates - Emma Hoyle, IHWO
  • Bringing Education for Sustainable Development into the ELT Environment  - Alex Warren, Senior ELT Academic Consultant, Cengage
  • Harnessing a new age of digital education - Ian Johnstone, Avallain
  • What could cohort-based asynchronous learning offer your teachers for their training needs?  -  Katja Preston, IHWO
  • Don’t Fit In, Add Value - Hannah Youell, IHWO

18.00 Drinks at Omeara

See Omeara on Google Maps here.

Friday 12th January

9.30 – 17.30 Full Day of Conference Sessions

  • Hey! I'm thinking here!  - Estelle Hélouin, IHWO
  • Developing Responsible Global Citizens - Curriculum Builder - Simon Harris, IH Sofia

  • Positive vibes only, please! - Joseph Baker, IH Manchester

  • SITDC - What is it and how can teachers work with it? - Laura Jenkins, IH London

  • If you can’t beat it, join it!  Using AI as a Springboard - Shawn Severson, IH Porto

  • Learner Training or Lion Taming? A Real-world look at Classroom Management - Alastair Grant, IH Mexico & IH Montevideo

  • How can AI enrich our ELT classes? - Maria Teresa Gonzalez Sanchez, IH Mexico

  • Diving into the Abyss - Lisa Phillips, IH Reggio Calabria

  • My robot helper: How AI can help Academic Managers (and trainers) save - Luiz Gutierrez and Marie (Ri) Willoughby, IH London

  • Welcome to Enjoy IH! – An introduction to IH Bucharest’s bespoke ERP system - Jennifer Hillhouse, IH Bucharest

  • Differentiation as a Path to Inclusion - Chloé Pakeman-Schiavone,  IH Pescara

  • Repeatedly using the C-word and other ways to deal with difficult people - Lucie Cotterill, IHWO

  • Guided Attention Strategies for the Development of Early Career Teachers - Marie Pepper,  IH Manchester

  • The challenge of working relationships for managers - Fari Greenway, IH Cordoba and Huelva

  • Developing Purpose in our Teachers - Caroline Fonseca and Diana England, IH Lisbon and Torres Vedras

  • Reinventing Teaching & Learning Resources Post-Covid - Edward Woodhams,  IH Sydney

  • Knowing me, knowing you, There is nothing we *can’t* do … - Jenny Holden, Giovanni Licata & Chloé Pakeman-Schiavone

Free Evening

Saturday 13th January

08.45 – 17.30 Full Day of Conference Sessions

  • Is there a Modern Language DOS in the building? - Estelle Hélouin, IHWO
  • The wellbeing of educational leaders – learning the skills of self-compassion - Dr Kate Brierton  

  • Macmillan Education
  • ‘Human-centered AI in ELT’ - Ben Knight, OUP 

  • Building connections: Trauma-informed language teaching in challenging times - Orsolya Dunn
  • Join the dots: get the full picture - Jennifer Holden, IH Palermo Language Centre
  • Trinity College London
  • Introducing a competency framework for language learning materials writing - Sandy Millin 

19.00: Drinks and Dinner at Amazing Grace.

See Amazing Grace on Google Maps here.

Comments from past participants

'The AMT conference is the highlight of my ELT calendar'.

'It feels like a real think-tank after a normally hard year of struggling with everyday obstacles. Highly motivating to implement new projects/ideas/improvements for the upcoming year. Great people and really good networking'. 

'It was great to listen to so many experienced and creative speakers and learn from them. It was my first conference and I found it very useful, especially the 'practical' sessions. I was surprised by the variety of topics developed at the conference and enjoyed talking to the other IH managers about their work, problems and solutions'.

'It's a fantastic conference. Very well organised, excellent speakers and lots of good ideas to bring back to school. Also the best opportunity to meet and share ideas with 'colleagues' across the network'.

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