1 April | 09:15 - 14:45 | Belgrade


  Pearson Serbia, ELTA Serbia and Akronolo have a great pleasure to invite you to the live Professional Development Conference  

’Modern Learners and Teachers’ 


1 April, Saturday 

09:15 – 14:40 

at  Envoy Conference Centar 

Gospodar Jevremova 47, Belgrade  

With book exhibition and great discounts! 




Registration closes on 30 March or when all the seats have been booked.  

Participants will receive a conference pack with a certificate of attendance. 

We look forward to meeting you soon! 

01.04.2023 (Saturday)
Belgrade (11000)
Envoy Conference Centar
Gospodar Jevremova 47

Conference schedule

Saturday, 1 April 2023
9:15 - 10:00
Welcome Note
10:00 - 10:15
Using Inclusive classroom principles and personalisation to help your learners thrive with Billie Jago
10:15 - 11:15

Each of our learners are different, as are their ways of learning. As teachers of primary and secondary students, we need to demonstrate inclusive attitudes to ensure all our learners feel supported, included, and can thrive in the classroom. It is important to highlight the wonderful differences that make each of our learners unique. 

In this interactive workshop session, we’ll be discussing the principles behind inclusive classroom practices, and how to encourage our students to use their individuality to develop their strengths, and progress on their English language learning journey. We’ll also look at why personalising lessons is crucial to meeting our learners needs.  

Coffee Break
11:15 - 11:50
How to engage young learners through gamification with Billie Jago
11:50 - 12:50

How can I keep my primary learners engaged and on task? What activities can I do to make the lesson dynamic, whilst still achieving the learning objectives?  

In this session, we’ll be looking at gamification using examples from Pearson’s seven-level Primary course, Rise & Shine. We’ll break down what gamification is, and how it can be motivating and enjoyable for our primary learners. We’ll focus on different ways to teach using gamification, in small groups and as a class, as well as classroom management strategies to help you achieve a collaborative and enjoyable learning environment.  

Coffee Break
12:50 - 13:40
Top Ten Teaching Tips with Jeanne Perrett
13:40 - 14:40

In this session we will look at ten important concepts and see how we can transform them into activities which can be easily implemented in our primary classes. We’ll think about notions such as motivation, expectation, surprise, expansion, and then break them down into useful, interesting teaching ideas, using some examples from Rise and Shine and My Disney Stars and Heroes.  

Billie Jago
Billie Jago
Billie Jago

is an ELT writer and teacher trainer specialising in digital learning materials and assessment resources. She has written for various Pearson adult titles including Gold Experience, Roadmap & Formula. Alongside materials writing, she delivers teacher training sessions and is the founder of the ELTcpd professional development podcast. She has worked as a teacher in various countries, including Spain, China, and the UK, where she is now based. 

Jeanne Perrett
Jeanne Perrett
Jeanne Perrett

has been working in the language teaching sector for forty years as a teacher, school owner, publisher and writer and is the author and co-author of many acclaimed pre-primary and primary EFL series including Yazoo, Fly High, Now I Know, Rise and Shine, English Code, and My Disney Stars and Friends. She has trained teachers all over the world and frequently presented at professional conferences. Apart from her professional experience, she draws a lot on the practical knowledge she has gained as the mother of four children and now as the grandmother of seven.