ICC conference 2020
cancelled due to corona virus.

Instead we will organise an online conference. Date & theme will be announced later in August…

2020 – 27th Annual Conference, Belgrade

Conference Theme

Innovation in Language Teaching: new ways to learn and teach more effectively

The 2020 Conference will be held on 8th – 10th, May 16th – 18th October, 2020, in Belgrade, Serbia. The conference will include, workshops and poster presentations encompassing ways of enriching teaching and learning.

The theme of the conference will be: “Innovation in Language Teaching – New ways to learn and teach more effectively – new methods, new technologies, new materials, new assessment, and new CPD opportunities”. The conference will offer speakers and delegates the unique opportunity to meet educational experts in their specialised fields to exchange ideas with fellow colleagues.

The concept of “Innovation in language teaching” has generated much interest in the last two decades as a result of globalisation and technological developments. As a consequence of increased mobility, the challenges for language teachers are becoming more diverse. New challenges often require innovative solutions. What kind of innovative teaching methods, approaches, resources and materials are needed for the contemporary language teaching world? The purpose of the ICC 2020 Conference is to create a platform for teachers and trainers to share good practice and to take away valuable innovative ideas for teaching and learning. Some example fields that the conference will cover are:

  • Digital platforms in teaching and learning
  • Innovative Teacher Developmental Programmes
  • Innovation in Virtual Learning Environment and Communication Technologies
  • Mobile Learning and Learning through Gamification
  • Integrating Refugees into Formal Language Teaching Environments
  • The importance of intercultural communication in training
  • Barriers facing innovation in language teaching
  • Assessment methods to test different abilities
  • Creative Approaches to help learners learn effectively in the future
  • Practical and hands-on ideas for the classroom

You are welcome to bring your own topics related to the conference content, so join us as a speaker or as a delegate.

The conference will enable its guests to find out about the best teaching and learning strategies and to help individuals utilise their previous learning experiences to more open up new ways of learning.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is extensively recognised to be of great importance in language teaching and this conference offers a certificate for attendees. At the conference, you will have a chance to maintain and broaden your knowledge in addition to gaining the skills needed to use appropriate tools in teaching. It will give you the chance to develop an awareness of current developments in language teaching and cultural learning to create a substantial impact on learning.

More info will be coming soon – please check the website regularly.

Conference Programme

Thursday, 15.10.2020 – Arrival of Board members
17:00 – 20:00 Board meeting & dinner afterwards
Friday, 16.10.2020 – Arrival of delegates
10:00 Registration of ICC members
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch (own cost)
from 13:00 Registration of conference participants
15:00 – 16:30 AGM
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 – 19:00 Plenary
19:00 – 20:00 Reception (included)
20:00 Dinner (own cost)
Saturday, 17.10.2020
09:00 – 10:45 Plenary and workshops
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00 Workshops and plenary
13:00 – 14:30 Conference lunch (included in delegate fee)
14:30 – 15:30 Workshop
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 19:00 Workshops
19:30 Conference dinner (own cost)
Sunday, 18.10.2020
09:00 – 10:30 Plenary
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Workshops and plenary
12:30 – 13:00 Farewell
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch (own costs)
14:30 Walking tour (optional, own costs)

Conference Fee

Early Bird
until 15 Feb 2020
ICC Members85 EUR99 EUR
Non-members100 EUR120 EUR
Students50 EUR
Teachers at adult education centres50 EUR

About Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade is the capital of the Republic of Serbia and has a population of over 1.6 million. It is the biggest city in Serbia and it is one of the oldest cities in Europe – it was found by the Celts in the 3rd century BCE. Belgrade is situated in South-Eastern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. Along with its cultural heritage Belgrade is eager to offer you unforgettable nightlife. The city lights up with thousands of lights and offers entertainment for all age groups, those who like crowded places and those who prefer a bit privacy. Belgrade is one of the best nightlife capitals in Europe!