15th Pearson Conference

Zagreb | 2017-03-04

15th Pearson Conference

4th March 2017



Pearson Croatia and Naklada Ljevak cordially invite you to

15th Pearson Conference
DATE: 4th March (Saturday), 2017
TIME: 9:00 – 13:50
VENUE: Hotel Sheraton, Kneza Borne 2, 10000 Zagreb

With book exhibition and great discounts!



Anna Kolbuszewska

Anna has been involved in ELT for over 25 years. In the course of her career she has worked as an English teacher, academic manager, teacher trainer on CELTA and DELTA courses, and director of a language school. Currently she is working as a language coach, trainer and consultant. She works mostly with teachers of English but has also trained German, French and Spanish teachers. She has also been conducting training and consultancy sessions for business executives, as well as for managers in public and private schools. Since 2000 Anna is an inspector for EAQUALS, an international organisation promoting high standards in language teaching worldwide. She has also worked as EAQUALS Director of Accreditation and Consultancy Services. She is the author of "EAQUALS Self-help Guide to Teacher Development". Her interests include quality management, on-line training and gardening.


Philip Warwick

Philip is a qualified teacher trainer who has been involved in language teaching for over 20 years, working in many countries including Brazil, China, Italy and Argentina. He is currently Director of Teaching for a private language school in the Czech Republic and Academic Co-ordinator for Embassy Summer schools in the UK. He is a speaking examiner for international exams and has taught on several CELTA courses and regularly delivers presentations for Pearson.

And don't forget! Pearson's guest speaker at HUPE in 2017 is Jeremy Harmer


Jeremy Harmer is a writer, trainer and teacher who is currently a course designer and instructor for the online MATESOL at the New School (New York). Among Jeremy’s books, published by Pearson, are the Practice of English Language Teaching (now in its 5th edition, published in 2015), Essential Teacher Knowledge, How to Teach English and How to Teach Writing.

Jeremy lectures and trains teachers all over the world, including many visits to Poland.

Away from the world of ELT Jeremy is a practising musician and spoken word performer. He has released a CD of music and poetry (with colleague Steve Bingham), and two solo CDs of songs. His choral oratorio for children (Island) co-written with Phil Toms had its premiere in the UK in March 2015.



9:00 – 9:30   Registration
9:30 – 9:45   Welcome note
9:45 – 10:05    HIPPO - English Without Borders
10:05 – 10:55   Anna Kolbuszewska: THE BRAIN: A MAGNIFICENT LEARNING MACHINE (part 1) 
10:55 – 11:10   Break
11:10 – 12:10   Phil Warwick: STEPPING UP THE PROGRESS LADDER
12:10 – 13:00   Lunch break
13:00 – 13:50   Anna Kolbuszewska: THE BRAIN: A MAGNIFICENT LEARNING MACHINE (part 2) 
In the past 10 years we have learnt an enormous amount about the brain and how it manages learning. Some discoveries are quite surprising in view of what we have always believed works when it comes to memory. In this presentation we will look at how recent brain research helps us understand better how memory works and what makes learning more effective. We will also examine and debunk some common myths about memory and learning.
Although we are all aware that modern language testing is tied in to what a student can do in the target language and that just by improving their performance is preparation enough, both pupils and teachers like to have a firm grasp of what is expected There are some strategies we can use to help students feel properly prepared, some techniques to help with areas they feel less confident about and some activities that will improve any weaknesses, we will be looking at all these in this workshop.
Students have always dreamt about being able to learn faster, with less effort and better results. If it's true that we only use a small percentage of our brain's potential, then it must be possible to put this dream into reality – if only we knew how... In this practical workshop we will explore practical ways in which we can help ourselves and our students learn faster, more efficiently and with better results.




We kindly ask you to register online by clicking the ENROLL button at the top of the page no later than 24th February, 2017. Registering online is the fastest, most secure way. If you experience any problems please email us at or call +385 (0)91 492 0020. 

Registration fee is 75 kn. Please find an example of the payment receipt here.
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Registration fee receipt will be issued only upon specific request and after payment confirmation. Refund of registration fee will be possible only if organizers are not able to accept your participation (we will notify you by phone). Otherwise, payment is considered final and a confirmation of your arrival. There will be no money refund and no other confirmation of you participation.


We look forward to seeing you soon!