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Department of Language and Linguistics

Essex Language Conference for Teachers

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The Essex Language Conference for Teachers (ELCT) is a regular Continuous Professional Development event for teachers of modern foreign languages, to share ideas and be inspired about language teaching.

This conference is open to secondary and primary school teachers, sixth form and college teachers. It's informal and includes lectures from our leading academics, practical workshops and opportunities for networking.

If you would like to learn more about past conferences, you can view the programmes and presentation materials from previous years listed below.

Previous conferences



The 11th ELCT 2020 took place on Tuesday 30th June 2020 between 6pm and 7pm BST. The 2020 conference was a short evening event in form of a Zoom workshop.

‘A taster in Sophrology: bringing calm and balance in daily life’ with Sandrine Singleton Perrin.

Sophrology is a mind-body training system based on a realistic attitude to the challenges of modern everyday life, which can help us to increase our sense of wellbeing and relieve stress and anxiety, even during crisis times such as the current one.

Sandrine is a former Essex colleague in the Department of Language and Linguistics. She taught French at university level for many years, but has decided to hang up her 'teaching shoes' to train as a sophrologist.









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Contact us
Conference Organiser Claudia Alsdorf
University of Essex
Department of Language and Linguistics University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 872083