BKC-IH Moscow hosted its first Teacher Training Conference on February 16, 2019, with the theme of ‘Experience. Excellence. Expertise.’
The one-day event was well attended by around 150 participants, and opened with a plenary session from Leo Selivan who talked about misapplied linguistics.
The rest of the day followed with a series of 28 workshops in seven different tracks, hosted by 25 speakers, most of whom are IH Moscow experts. The topics throughout the day varied, and included: teaching VYL/YLs, teaching for exams, teachers’ professional development, general methodology, and much more.
Olga Connolly, Director of Studies at BKC-IH Moscow, said, “The conference participants left plenty of positive feedback on both the content and the organisation of the event. Everyone highlighted the warm atmosphere we managed to create, a chance to share ideas with colleagues and to learn from our excellent team.”
Below, some of the participants report back on what they enjoyed most about the event:
“Lovely friendly atmosphere.”
“The great variety of subjects and speakers.”
“The powerful vibe of Experience, Excellence and Expertise!”
“Thank you for a real festival for teachers.”
“I really wouldn't change anything, except for maybe making it 2 or 3 days long next time.”
Due to the success of the conference, the school is planning on making it an annual event. Next February, they plan to extend it and aim to attract more speakers and more participants.