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2nd Event - 20th November 2023

"Transforming English Language Teaching: Embracing Technology for the Future"


A very well-structured program for the EDYOUMARATHON, with a good mix of webinars, live-streaming sessions, plenaries, and flex & Stretch sessions. All are introduced by fabulous presenters.


Free Event

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The Programme

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09:00 - Starting the Marathon: Welcome from Andre' Hedlund introducing the Program of the Day

09:20 - Webinar 1: "Flipped Learning: Flipping the EFL Classroom"

10:25 - Streaming 1: Tokyo - Insights from English Language Teaching in Japan

10:45 - Webinar 2: "The Digital Classroom Revolution: Adapting Teaching Approaches for the 21st Century"

12:00 - Live Streaming 2: Derry - Insights from the "North West Academy Language School"

13:00 - Flex & Stretch: Energizing and Rejuvenating Exercises for Teachers

13:15 - Webinar 3: "Blended Learning: Striking the Perfect Balance Between Virtual and Traditional  Instruction"

14:15 - Webinar 4: "Adapting Activities to Online Instruction"

15:30 - Live Streaming 3: Baku - Exploring English Language Teaching Practices in Azerbaijan

15:55 -  EdYOUFest 2024 Presentation

16:10 - Webinar 5: "Harnessing the Power of Online Platforms: Creating Engaging Virtual LearningEnvironments"

17:10 - Live Streaming 4: Bucharest - Innovative Approaches in English Language Teaching in Romania

17:35 - Sound Meditation: Relaxation and Mindfulness for Teachers

17:50 - Webinar 6: "Data-Driven Instruction: Utilizing Analytics to Enhance Student Progress"

19:00 - Webinar 7: "AI and ChatGPT in Language Teaching: Enhancing Personalized Learning Experiences"

20:00 - Live Streaming 5: New York - Effective Strategies for English Language Teaching in the USA

20:25 - Closing Remarks and Event Wrap-up

21:00 – Arrival at the End


By incorporating live-streaming sessions from different locations, we offer participants the opportunity to gain insights into English language teaching practices from various cultural and regional perspectives. The yoga sessions provide a valuable break and relaxation time for the teachers, helping them recharge and maintain a healthy balance during the event.

Certificate Ceremony: 30th November 2023 – 14.00 GMT




Webinars Speakers:


Webinar 1: Jenny Dooley







"Flipped Learning: Flipping the EFL Classroom"

Description: Flipped learning is an innovative and effective pedagogical approach for the modern EFL classroom, as it creates numerous opportunities for active engagement. Under the guidance of their teachers, students take ownership of their learning and gain a deeper, more experiential understanding of the language. This session will explore the flipped model as an opportunity to enjoy creative and productive class time, while accomplishing solid learning outcomes.


Webinar 2: Brent Warner




"The Digital Classroom Revolution: Adapting Teaching Approaches for the 21st Century"

Description: Join us as we dive into the digital classroom revolution. In this webinar, we will explore how technology has transformed teaching approaches in the 21st century. Discover effective strategies for incorporating digital content, interactive multimedia, and online collaboration tools into your lessons. Gain insights into flipped classroom models, project-based learning, and virtual simulations, and learn how to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment that prepares students for the digital age.


Webinar 3: Nellie Deutsch







"Blended Learning: Striking the Perfect Balance Between Virtual and Traditional Instruction"

Description: Blended learning offers a powerful combination of virtual and traditional instruction methods. In this webinar, we will delve into the concept of blended learning and examine how it can optimize language teaching and learning. Explore the benefits of integrating face-to-face and online components, and learn practical strategies for designing and implementing blended learning experiences. Discover how to leverage online platforms, video conferencing tools, and asynchronous activities to create a seamless and personalized learning journey for your students.


Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) Doctor of Education in leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction. Her dissertation was on blended learning. She is Co-Chair of TESOL CALL-IS, on the EVO coordination team past head lead, instructor at IMT Immersive Technologies MSc program at International Hellenic University and mentor to educators worldwide. 

She has taught English in public schools & colleges (over 40 years) and integrated technology (computer room) in high school since 1992.  She joined SL in 2007. She offers free annual online professional development courses and webinars on Moodle for Teachers and provides a platform for teachers to teach for free on Teachers Teaching Teachers. She founded the annual Moodle & Virtual World MOOCs (2014-2023) & online conferences (CO09-CO23) (MMVC11-23). 

She implements learner autonomy, self-care with mindfulness & the Alexander technique, team peer learning, OER & technologies such as Moodle, Google Classroom, Google Bard, ChatGPT, Claude, Spatial (VR), Elicit, Twee, Padlet, Quizlet, Kahoot, Voki, Flip, ZOOM, Jitsi, ScreenPal, Vimeo, VideoAnt, GoBrunch, Hypothesis, Amanote, Annoto, and Google drive into her courses and webinars.


Webinar 4:Marjorie Rosenberg


"Adapting Activities to Online Instruction"

Description: Games have always been a source of engagement and motivation, and they can be powerful tools in language education. Join this webinar to explore the concept of gamification and its application in language teaching. Discover how to incorporate game elements, such as rewards, challenges, and leaderboards, into your lessons to create a fun and immersive learning experience. Learn about game-based language learning platforms and digital resources that can spark enthusiasm and foster language acquisition.


Marjorie Rosenberg has been teaching English as a Foreign Language in the adult sector since 1981 in Graz, Austria. She has worked in a number of companies, taught at university and carried out teacher training sessions throughout Austria, Europe and the United States.  Marjorie is also an active conference presenter and has given plenaries at over 30 conferences world-wide.  Active in the field of publishing, Marjorie has written several methodology books on learner preferences and course books as well as books with photocopiable activities in the field of business English.  Marjorie is the incoming joint-coordinator of IATEFL BESIG and served as IATEFL President from 2015 – 2017.



Webinar 5: Ekaterina Matveeva





"Harnessing the Power of Online Platforms: Creating Engaging Virtual Learning Environments"

Description: Online platforms offer endless possibilities for creating engaging and interactive virtual learning environments. In this webinar, we will explore the potential of online platforms and discuss how to leverage their features to enhance language teaching and learning. Discover how to design engaging online activities, facilitate discussions, provide timely feedback, and promote collaboration among students. Gain insights into the use of multimedia resources, online assessments, and virtual classrooms to create a vibrant online learning community.


Webinar 6: Kaoue Cavalcanti



"Data-Driven Instruction: Utilizing Analytics to Enhance Student Progress"

Description: Data-driven instruction empowers educators to make informed decisions and tailor their teaching to meet individual student needs. In this webinar, we will explore the power of data analytics in language education. Learn how to collect and analyse student data to gain insights into their learning patterns, strengths, and areas for improvement. Discover how data-driven instruction can inform lesson planning, differentiate instruction, and provide targeted feedback, ultimately enhancing student progress and success.


Webinar 7: Joe Dale


"AI and Chatbots in Language Teaching: Enhancing Personalized Learning Experiences"

Description: Artificial intelligence (AI) and chatbots have emerged as valuable tools in language teaching, offering personalized and interactive learning experiences. Join this webinar to discover the potential of AI and chatbots in language education. Explore how intelligent tutoring systems and virtual language assistants can provide individualized feedback, practice opportunities, and language support. Learn about the benefits of incorporating AI-driven tools into your teaching practice and how they can enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of language learning.


Joe Dale is an independent languages consultant from the UK who works with a range of organisations such as The Association for Language Learning, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian. He was host of the TES MFL forum for six years, former SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner, a regular conference speaker and recognised expert on technology and language learning. He has spoken at conferences and run training courses in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, the Far East and Australasia. He was described in a Guardian article as an 'MFL guru' and 'the man behind the #mfltwitterati’'. Joe’s FB group ‘Language Teaching with AI already has over 2200 members

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EdYOUfest Presentation: Thom Jones


Get ready! We will be looking at what has happened and what is coming in education. Thom Jones has helped students and educators from around the world understand the education landscape. Come on this journey with him to look into the future. Face the challenges, see the changes and take some inspiration away with you.


Live Streaming Teachers


TOKYO - JAPAN: Chiyuki Yanase






Chiyuki Yanase is a lecturer at Keio University in Tokyo. She has been teaching English for over 30 years at various institutions, from nursery schools to universities, and holds an MSc in TESOL from Aston University. Her current research interests focus on teacher and learner well-being and the self-efficacy of learners. She has presented at numerous international conferences and published several articles on learner autonomy, well-being, and collaborative learning.



DERRY - North Ireland: Clare Heaney


Clare Heaney graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with a Bachelor’s degree in French and English Literature in 1998. Following this, she completed her Master’s in English Language Teaching and a certificate in teaching English to adults (C.E.L.T.A). She taught in France for a year and a half before returning to the U.K. and working on ESOL projects in Belfast. She then took up a teaching post at the North West Academy, a British Council-accredited language school based in Derry, Northern Ireland. She has been Director of Studies since 2011.

Clare has taught a vast array of students from 8-65+, at all levels. She specialises in English for Examination purposes (IELTS, Trinity, Cambridge) and E.S.P. (hospitality, tourism, retail, medicine, etc..).


BAKU - ARZERBAJIAN: Tamila Kazimova, Murad Mammadli









Tamila Kazimova 
42 years old, IELTS instructor with 20 years of experience with children. She also has her own approach to special students with autism, dyslexia and ADHD. She is Head teacher of BEIC and our favorite person, she is our mother, friend, sister and supporter in the office 

Murad Mammadli - 27 years old SAT Verbal teacher with 6 years of experiance, I have special approach to students with coaching and mentoring abilities. And I am a Teacher of Baku Education Information Centre.

BUCHAREST - ROMANIA: Georgia Cosneanu




Teacher of English and other languages with over twenty-one years post CELTA and nine years post CELTYL teaching experience. An ELT professional with substantial experience in teaching, teacher training, mentoring and tutoring, line management, teacher development, student academic and personal development, curriculum and materials design. Specialised in exam teaching, General English, TEFL, EAL and ESP, coaching and PR. Speaker of modern languages with liberal arts education and 30 years+ experience in interpreting, translating and PR. Education expert, personal development and teacher trainer. Certificated Cambridge and IELTS Examiner. I hold an MLitt in Romanian and Russian Language and Literature, a CELTA and CELTYL. I am an English International Examiner certificated for various exams. - EFL/CELTA Teacher and Teacher Trainer (Saudi Arabia, Romania, Lebanon, Greece) - International Examiner ( British Council) - DOS International House (Lebanon) - Teacher of Romanian, Greek and Religious Education ( Lebanon and Romania) - Interpreter and Translator ( Europe and MENA) - PR and Chapter Relations Administrator ( Europe and MENA) - Member of Gallery Teachers - English Trainer at Success Academy - Teacher, Curriculum designer and SEN teacher trainer, IES English Methodology and Training Expert at Roma Education Fund - DOS at Kids4.Tech - DOS at Fredel Education - English teacher and Teaching Team Lead at AmSchool - American Alternative School Specialities: CELTA, CELTYL, interpreting and translating, PR ( English, Greek, Arabic)

NEW YORK - USA: Judy Wong


Judy is a native New Yorker who is an International Speaker and Educator in TESOL & the Arts, with a remarkable six-decade background in the arts. She is a Bestselling Author, Published Poet and Transformation Life Coach as well as a former Adjunct at Pace University. Her teaching style, inspired by this extensive experience, is truly one-of-a-kind. Judy has mentored students of all ages, from 3 to 80 years old, across various educational settings including public and private schools, universities, and private practice. She serves as an advisory board member of EFLtalks and actively contributes as a 'Brigadier' with Global Play Brigade. Judy's educational journey includes a BS in Liberal Arts/Teaching Academics through the Arts and a MA in TESOL from New School University in NYC, USA. Her philosophy echoes, "We are teachers as well as students, and our students are our teachers."


Flex and Stretching & Sound and Meditation

Trainer: Sarah Jane


Hi, I'm Sarah Jane, a qualified fitness and dance professional based in Southampton (England).I teach at various venues locally & my emphasis is on providing fun, upbeat, motivating, and inspiring workouts.

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Presenter From 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

Bernice Camilleri


Bernice Camilleri is a seasoned professional with an illustrious career spanning over two decades in the field of international education. With a passion for fostering educational excellence and cultural diversity, Bernice has made remarkable contributions as an educator, teacher trainer, Director of Studies (DoS), and entrepreneur. Her journey has been marked by dedication, innovation, and a relentless commitment to shaping the future of global education.


As a teacher trainer, Bernice has played a pivotal role in enhancing teaching methodologies and pedagogical practices. Her expertise lies in empowering educators to create engaging, motivational, and effective learning environments. 


A testament to her entrepreneurial spirit, Bernice co-owns and manages "Schools & Agents" alongside her business partner and sister. This venture serves as a platform that bridges the gap between educational institutions and agents, fostering meaningful connections that facilitate the international student recruitment process.


Bernice's dedication to international education goes beyond her professional roles. She is an advocate for cultural exchange and cross-cultural understanding, firmly believing in the transformative power of education to shape open-minded and global citizens.


With her wealth of experience, Bernice Camilleri continues to be a driving force in the advancement of international education. Her multifaceted roles as a teacher trainer, Director of Studies, and entrepreneur exemplify her dynamic approach to education and her unwavering dedication to creating a positive impact on students, educators, and institutions worldwide.


Presenter From 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Natalia Vidal





Bilingual educator since 2007
Educational Consultant and Mentor
Co author  of Neuroscience for beginners
Pedagogical Advisor at Be – Bilingual Education
Graduated in Translation at New York University
Graduated in Languages – English, Portuguese and Literature and Certified by Cambridge 
Holistic and Integrative Therapist
Dedicated to collaborating for a bilingual and inclusive society
Speaker at EdYOUFest Athens 2023 and now member of EdYOUfest Family as an intercultural communicator
Creator of The Therapeutic Education Journey - a mentoring program for educators


Presenter From 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Cecilia Christodoulides


Cecilia began her career in Canada as a Developmental Psychologist specializing in children’s learning from early years to secondary school. She then moved to the UK and trained as a KS1 Teacher and a KS2 Teacher in Mathematics and has worked for 20 years applying Piaget’s Cognitive Development Theory when working with the children in the class. The study of human behavior continued and she gained qualifications as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working with young adults as well as adults as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist marrying the foundation learned as a psychologist with its application as a counselor. 


For the past 8 years, Cecilia has been an English Language Teacher teaching English Language to students coming from all over Europe, the Middle East, and China. In early 2023 Cecilia joined the EdYOUGallery family as a Teacher Trainer and Examiner, presenting and giving webinars and podcasts. 

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