FREE Online ELT Conferences with Certificates in 2021 (Regularly Updated)

Hello, my dear colleagues! Welcome to the post about free online ELT conferences. I will keep updating it as soon as I come across some new conferences for English teachers.

For now, here are two free conferences with certificates organized by Oxford and MacMillan. Explore the schedules below and apply!

Let’s explore some free online ELT conferences!

ELTOC 2021

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Block 1: 25th February 2021

15:00 – 16:00 GMT (UTC) Language Learner Agency: Why and how it matters by Andy Gao

16:00 – 17:00 GMT (UTC) Helping @ home: Guiding parents to support their children’s learning by Vanessa Reilly

18:00 – 19:00 GMT (UTC) Addressing the digital divide by Zarina Subhan

19:00 – 20:00 GMT (UTC) Motivation and Location: Tailoring engagement strategies to online and offline contexts by Nick Thorner

Block 2: 26th February 2021

02:00 – 03:00 GMT (UTC) Young Learner Agency in Action: Creating memorable learning experiences by Kathy Kampa

03:00 – 04:00 GMT (UTC) Helping @ home: Guiding parents to support their children’s learning by Vanessa Reilly

05:00 – 06:00 GMT (UTC) Getting students speaking when teaching remotely by Philip Haines

06:00 – 07:00 GMT (UTC) Motivating Young Learners by Barbara Sakamoto

Block 3: 26th February 2021

15:00 – 16:00 GMT (UTC) Motivation: The driving force behind learning by Charlotte Murphy

16:00 – 17:00 GMT (UTC) Exploring Motivation in the Workplace: Building a motivation map for you and your team by Annabel Daly

18:00 – 19:00 GMT (UTC) Designing for Agency in Online Learning Spaces by Paul Driver

19:00 – 20:00 GMT (UTC) Teaching in a Socially Distanced Classroom: Limitations or Opportunities by Candice (Kandy) Ackland

Block 4: 27th February 2021

10:00 – 11:00 GMT (UTC) Low-tech Approach to Teaching Online: Online teaching solutions for primary learners by Joon Lee

11:00 – 12:00 GMT (UTC) Learner Agency: Strategies and ideas for the secondary and adult classroom by Terrie Craddock

Block 4: 27th February 2021, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT (UTC)

Student Wellbeing: An analysis of the evidence – What does research tell us about the link between wellbeing and improved educational outcomes? by Penelope Woolf & Jane Digby

Block 4: 27th February 2021, 14:00 – 15:00 GMT (UTC)

Teacher Agency: Why everyone benefits when educators are empowered by Sarah Mercer

Global Teachers’ Festival

Global Teachers' Festival Day 6: 15th February 2021

Global Teachers’ Festival Day 1: 8th February 2021

10:00-12:30 GMT and 15:00-17:30 GMT

Vocabulary teaching at B2 First: criteria for selection by Roy Norri

Q&A – Assessment for the Future by Alex Tamulis

Global Teachers’ Festival Day 2: 9th February 2021

10:00-12:30 GMT, 15:00-17:30 (Additional slot for Vivienne Lambert at 21:00-22:00 GMT)

Stories at the heart of learning in the Primary classroom by Vivienne Lamber

Successful storytelling and Shakespeare by Ben Crystal

Global Teachers’ Festival Day 3: 10th February 2021

10:00-12:30 GMT and 15:00-17:30 GMT + (21:00-22:00 GMT additional slot Jon Hird)

Yeah but … No, but …The real language of opinions by Jon Hird

An Opera Singer’s Guide to English Pronunciation by Simon Gfeller

Global Teachers’ Festival Day 4: 11th February 2021

10:00-12:30 GMT and 15:00-17:30 GMT

Collaboration in a positive learning environment by Joanne Ramsden

Q&A – Inclusivity by Nathan Waller

Global Teachers’ Festival Day 5: 12th February 2021

10:00-12:30 and 15:00-17:30 GMT + (21:00-22:00 GMT additional slot Matt Hayes & Jonathan Hadley)

Learning to think, Thinking to learn by David Spencer

Global Citizenship Education: What, why, and how? by Matt Hayes & Jonathan Hadley

Global Teachers’ Festival Day 6: 15th February 2021

10:00-12:30 GMT and 15:00-17:30 GMT + (21:00-22:00 GMT additional slot Rhona Snelling)

Speaking skills for confident communication by Rhona Snelling

Q&A – Students’ Global Skills (11.30-12.30 UK time) by John Cruft

Global Teachers’ Festival Day 7: 16th February 2021

10:00-12:30 GMT and 15:00-17:30 GMT

Visual literacy: viewing as the 5th skill by Chia Suan Chong

Finding Calm amid the Chaos by Emma Reynolds

Global Teachers’ Festival Day 8: 17th February 2021

10:00-12:30 GMT and 15:00-17:30 GMT

Fantasy and Reality in the Early Years by Carol Read

 Q&A – Teaching Skills by Alejandra Ottolina and Derek Spafford

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The Foreign Languages Forum

The Foreign Languages Forum – Free with talks from Scott Thornbury, Jamie Keddie, Katherine Reilly…On April 3rd and 4th. The description, in a nutshell, is “Join the 2nd Online Foreign Languages Forum and keep yourself informed about what the future holds for language education. The 2nd Online Foreign Languages Forum features plenary sessions, panel discussions, presentations, and sessions from publishers, examination institutions, and educational services providers.”

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Alice is a 29 years old preschool teacher (Pre-K) with a B.Ed. She is currently enrolled in her Master's studies, with a double major, one of them being English teaching methodology. She is also an online ESL teacher and blog writer for the British Council. Last but not least, she is the mother of a very energetic toddler.

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  1. Here’s another one for you! The Foreign Languages Forum http://www.flforum.gr/ Free with talks from Scott Thornbury, Jamie Keddie, Katherine Reilly…On April 3rd and 4th. The description, in a nutshell, is “Join the 2nd Online Foreign Languages Forum and keep yourself informed about what the future holds for language education. The 2nd Online Foreign Languages Forum features plenary sessions, panel discussions, presentations, and sessions from publishers, examination institutions and educational services providers.”

    1. Hi! Thank you so much, John!
      I will add this information to the post!
      Milica

  2. Here’s another free talk for you. This time it’s David Crystal at the International Publishers Exhibition. It’s called LANGUAGE AND THE INTERNET: THE NEW NORMALSaturday 10 April 2021 18.00 – 18.50 The talk asks ‘Has the ‘new normal’ caused linguistic change? The talk reviews the main effects of the internet on language, illustrating from vocabulary and orthography, and goes on to explore the differences between online and offline conversations, in the ‘new normal’ of increased online interaction. Register online for free at: https://www.eventora.com/en/Events/spr21ipe (This is my note, if you haven’t seen him talk before you’ll be in for a treat – I’ve seen him a few times and his talks are always funny and informative! )

    1. Hi, John! Thank you for the amazing opportunities!
      Do send more if you find something nice!

  3. More free sessions professional development sessions 4th June @ Britanica Learning Centre, in collaboration with Cambridge Assessment English https://britanica.ro/conference-celt-primary-secondary/?fbclid=IwAR0OMpqzqFhy1SlnN40_iPcM0C0jBYv2OuqzSU1j3RVdLxgtLxi49IAb3tg There are quite a few speakers but I recommend Nina Lauder’s talk on ‘Bringing Skills Together.’

    Here’s the description. Developing receptive and productive skills is an important part of language learning. In this session we will discuss some of the challenges that arise when working on different skills with young learners and we will look at a series of practical ideas to bring skills together in an integrated way.
    18:20 – 19:05

  4. And yet some more free webinars. This time from Trinity College London. It’s called ‘The online Future of English Language Teaching Conference’ and is on Saturday, 26 June 2021 09:30 – 16:45 (UK time) It’ll feature 20 breakout sessions covering English for Specific Purposes, Young Learners, Innovation and Technology and Teacher Education. See the full programme here: https://hubs.la/H0PB-120

    1. Thank you for so many amazing finds! :)))

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