This year’s conference theme, Transformative Teaching, was an invitation to reflect on the profession and how it can make a significant difference to learners’ lives and shape their future. We incorporated relevant topics such as impact-led teaching (global issues, resilience and change), Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in ELT, teacher empowerment and innovation, and digital learning, which are all fundamental to create paths for a better future.
We were very excited to present two full days of talks and workshops delivered by specialists from Mexico, the UK, Brazil, Spain, Chile, Greece, USA, Venezuela and Colombia. Our BBELT 2020 speakers invited you to start conversations about the role of English language teaching in these changing times and gave you plenty of innovative ideas to enhance your motivation and will help you discover new approaches to day-to-day teaching challenges.
Many thanks to our plenary speakers, Carol Reed, Mario López, Sophia Mavridi, Ben Knight, Marcela Cintra and Chris Roland, for sharing their knowledge and experience.
For the first time in BBELT we introduced Special Interest Groups (SIGs). These spaces provided opportunities for ELT professionals to become part of communities of practice with a shared interest in advancing a specific area of knowledge, learning or skill within their field. Our first two SIGs are on Technology and Research.