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Acıbadem Schools is pleased to announce that Acıbadem Schools ‘Make the Connection Happen’ ELT Conference will take place on December 19th, 2020. The event welcomes presenters and participants who are interested in language teaching and learning.

As teachers of English, we share the common goal of preparing our students to effectively communicate and actively collaborate with people around the world through the English language. Acıbadem Schools’ education philosophy is based on a learner-centred approach which seeks to facilitate a deep connection between students and the learning environment.

Acıbadem Schools ‘Make the Connection Happen’ ELT Conference is a place where all teachers can share their ideas, knowledge, and experiences with English language teaching and learning.

With the firm belief that learners need to be emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially connected while learning, we seek to enrich our students’ education by exploring novel ways to combine digital platforms with traditional forms of teaching in order to make classroom activities more engaging. The conference aims to support teachers in providing a learner-centred environment to students both in the classroom and online through innovative teaching practices, imaginative ideas, and creative learning techniques.



Christopher SHEEN

10.00 – 10.45


13.00 – 13.45

Işıl Boy ERGÜL

12.00 – 12.45


11.00 - 11.45



  • 19 December 2020Saturday

Opening- Welcome Speech (Rachel ELKINS)


Plenary 1 (Christopher SHEEN)


Coffee Break (VIDEO)


Plenary 2 (Sharon BARRET)


Coffee Break (VIDEO)


Plenary 3 (Işıl BOY ERGÜL)


Coffee Break (VIDEO)


Plenary 4 (George PICKERING)


Raffle (Rachel ELKINS)

Event Sponsors


  • 1. Who should attend?
    English teachers, academics, university students studying English and anyone interested are encouraged to participate in the conference.
  • 2. In what language will the conference be held?
    The conference will be held entirely in English and simultaneous translation to Turkish will be provided.
  • 3. When and where will the conference take place?
    The conference will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2020, on Zoom
  • 4. Can I attend without registration?
    Online registration is required.
  • 5. Will an attendance certificate be issued?
    You can receive your certificates at the end of the conference via e-mail.
  • 6. How do I register for the conference?
    Click here to begin your registration process.

Career Opportunities Stand
Please feel free to visit our career opportunities stand. The appointment form will be on the registration desk.

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