The 26th IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference

8 – 10 November 2013

Prague Congress Centre, Czech Republic

IATEFL BESIG are pleased to announce that the 2013 Annual Conference will be held in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.

Situated in the heart of Europe and easily accessible by air, road or rail, Prague offers a vibrant and modern lifestyle in a charming historical city. Nestled in a valley on the river Vltava, the city has plenty to offer: an impressive castle, beautiful baroque palaces, gardens, famous old bridges and picturesque medieval streets. You can visit an art gallery or sample tasty traditional dishes in one of the many restaurants, experience upbeat shopping districts or enjoy the breath-taking panoramic views from one of its hundred towers.

The Conference venue, Prague Congress Centre, is centrally located on a hill opposite Prague Castle.  It is only three stops away from Prague´s main train station, is directly at a subway stop and offers plenty of parking. Prague Conference Centre was an excellent venue for the 26th IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference, the most important global event for business English trainers.

Slides from conference presenters to download:

Mira Alameddine - Developing innovative material for business English

Rachel Appleby - Does the customer really know best? Professional Development

Kate Baade & Nathan Wade - Training on trial: Establishing the chain of evidence

Helen Bicknell - The Language of Female Leadership

Roy Bicknell - Thinking on your feet

Jackie Black & Jon Dyson - Working virtually: Building confidence and competence

Nick Brieger - Business Writing: Old skill, new paradigm

Rudi Camerer - How can we teach International English?

Evan Frendo - Impression Management

Judith Hackmann - Employability all over the world through TOEIC

Claire Hart - Mobile Learning Lesson Plans

Nick Hamilton - Fluency and pronunciation in international business English

Mike Hogan - Successful International Presentations

Vicki Hollett - What can you teach in a minute?

John Hughes - Communicating much much more with a whole less!

Gerhild Janser-Munro & Ulrike Poelzl-Hobusch - MASTER-ing CLIL

Andy Johnson - Using technology in materials writing and course design

Gabrielle Jones - Language skills for building business relationships

Almust Koester - “Is there any room for negotiation in this?” Corpus insights into negotiating

Judith Mader - The Big Question: What is Business English? And do we all mean the same thing?

Clare Magee & Shannon Leiva - Fusion Methodology in SE Asian Business English Classrooms

Fiona Mee - Teaching language and communication skills for managing change

Cleve Miller - Growing your school and freelance business with PBL and blended learning

Emma-Sue Prince - Essential soft skills for getting ahead

Tanja Psonder & Gerhild Janser-Munro - Speed presentation formats

Charles Rei - Assessing Role-Plays and Simulations

Christina Rebuffet-Broadus - "Yes and..." Improv theater techniques to build creativity and speaking skills

Tia Robinson & Katie Schinkel - Service design and language teaching

Marjorie Rosenberg - Spotlight on Learning Styles

Najwa Saba ´Ayon - How to prepare professional communicators for the workplace

James Schofield - Using creative stories for BE exam courses

James Schofield & Michelle Hunter - English for coaching at work

SebastianTurnbull - Corporate Intranets as Materials Goldmines

Barry Tomalin - What international negotiators need to know

Mercedes Viola - Questions we face when dealing with adult business English trainees


Exhibition and Sponsorship Information

Accommodation and Public Transport Information

Prague sightseeing tours information



Prague Congress Centre

5. kvetna

140 21 Praha 4

Venue website


IATEFL BESIG Event Coordinators

Exhibition and sponsorship issues

Cornelia Kreis-Meyer

Speaker issues

Andrzej BESIG

Local Organiser

General issues regarding Prague

Michaela Wessner