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2019 RATE Conference Call for Papers and Registration

We are counting down to the days of the RATE Conference. Please consult the Conference Agenda here.

Timișoara English Teachers’ Association is pleased to invite you to participate
in the 20th National RATE Conference
Liceul de Artă “Ion Vidu”, Timișoara, 25th – 27th October, 2019

First call for papers and registrations
Are you suffering from burnout? Do you need a guiding light? Do you sometimes feel teaching has become a challenging task for you? Are your days gloomy and dark? Are you thinking about where to find a shining ray of light? Where do you take the inspiring spark from? 

Education is a priority in the 21st century. Teaching has become an ongoing quest both for young and experienced teachers. In a rough sea of information and technology teachers and students alike feel at a loss. What is the ideal set of skills they need for survival? What strategies are motivational in such a diverse environment? The educators of the 21st century are in need of creative solutions to respond to curriculum requirements and constant changes, to students’ needs and expectations in order to improve their skills and make things sparkle.
The opportunity of teaching languages in a globalized world should be embraced. It has the power to mould minds and souls, to equip students for life. It helps overcome cultural differences and barriers, adapt to new situations, understand various backgrounds and encourage personal development.
Broad themes of the conference (not limited to):
- Tactics and strategies to lighten up your classes
- Media literacy in the classroom
- Creativity, art and innovation
- The 21st century educator
- Motivation in learning and teaching
Registration and fees:
Early bird (by 31st July 2019) - 170 RON
Late registration (by 20th September 2019) - 220 RON
Non-members pay extra 75 RON
To register for the conference please fill in the form at this link: conference registration form 
Participants who plan to deliver workshops are expected to register by 30th August 2019.

For accommodation here are some options participants may consider: Hotel Timișoara (4*) - 0256 498 852, Hotel Reghina Blue (4*) - 0256 407 299, Hotel Boavista (3*) - 0256 309 409, for budget travelers Hotel Reghina (3*) - 0 256 49 11 66, Hotel Central (2*) - 0256 490 091.They are all within walking distance from the venue.

Contact: rate20timisoara@gmail.com

2018 RATE Conference call for registrations and proposals

The conference programme is now available to download here (be advised that it is still subject to possible change).
Registration and fees:
  • early bird (by July 15) - 150RON
  • late registration (by September 27) - 200RON
  • non-members pay 75RON extra
  • participants who plan to deliver workshops are expected to register by August 30.
To register for the conference, please fill in the form found at this link. For accommodation, participants may consider Hotel International (4*), Contour Guest House (bd. N. Iorga nr. 7A) or, for budget travellers, Hostel Palace (great price-quality ratio) or Guest Hotel Tudor Palace (0746 950 061).

31st IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference, Iasi, November 16-18, 2018

Comunicat de presa - 29 septembrie 2017


MATE Conference, Colegiul National, Iasi, September 30, 2017


is pleased to invite you to its annual conference

The importance and the benefits of speaking & communication skills

Colegiul Național, Iaşi, 30 September 2017

This event aims to acknowledge the importance of promoting speaking and its sub-skills, raising awareness of the various general benefits and specific purposes of speaking in English as a foreign language. Furthermore, this conference plans to provide the setting for our annual general meeting, providing a forum for teachers to express their interests, preoccupations and concerns related to their practice.

The registration can be done online by means of this Google form  (please click to open).

The conference programme is available here.

The registration deadline is September 5 for speakers and September 10 for all participants; registration counts as late after September 15. Payments should be made to the following BRD account: nr. SV66051302400, IBAN RO89BRDE240SV 66051302400. For MATE members, the fee is 100 RON (150RON after September 15); for non-members, 200RON / 250RON for late registration).

In order for the registration to ber valid, participants need to also send to danaaftene@yahoo.com a photo or scanned copy of their proof of payment of the conference fee.

National RATE Conference, Cluj, 2017

To register for the conference, please download the following form. To submit a speaker's proposal, please also use this form.

The conference programme is now available here (click to download).

Alexandru Vornicu Contest: Spoken English, Creative Writing, English on Stage

Moldavian Association of Teachers of English organises three yearly contests for students of English in the region to honour the memory of Alexandru Vornicu. Click on the links in the descriptions below to download the relevant documents:

  • Spoken English (specifications/syllabus for Impromptu Speech; marking scheme for Impromptu; specifications for Prepared Speech; marking scheme for Prepared Speech) - next edition scheduled for November 23, 2019 at C.N. M. Eminescu, Iasi; registration through the online form available via matenews group by November 15;
  • Creative Writing (poetry or prose; consists of two stages: works prepared from home can be either three poems or prose no longer than 5 pages, all printed on A4 and submitted on the day of the 2nd stage, the topic-based contest; works must be submitted in an envelope featuring the contestant's name, class and school, their teacher's name and the section, poetry or prose; next edition on March 28, 2020; registration by March 21;
  • English on Stage (marking scheme) - next edition on April 13, 2019, hosted by "C. Negruzzi" High School in Iasi; registration by May 9.

The results are now available for Creative Writing 2018 and English on stage 2018 (click on the relevant link to download). The results for Spoken English 2018 are now available here: Impromptu Results; Prepared Speech Results.

To register students for our contests, teachers must be association members. All registrations for Spoken English are made online by providing the required information in the online database provided through the association's email newsgroup.

 Further details will be posted here in due time.

17th National RATE Conference, Bucharest, October 28-30, 2016

 an associate member of  

Bucharest English Teachers’ Association are pleased to invite you to participate in


Colegiul National Mihai Viteazul, Bucharest, October  28-30, 2016

 To Be or Not to Be a Good Teacher


 The 17th RATE conference lies under the auspices of the commemoration of William Shakespeare's passing away 400 years ago. The conference programme can be viewed here.

The organisers are taking this opportunity to invite teachers to consider the use of literature in the process of english language teaching, though other topics are welcome in the conference too. To mark this event, the conference venue will be simultaneously hosting the drama festival Shakespeare's Heritage, directly managed by Cristina Nechifor.

Teachers who intend to participate are invited to fill in the registration form, which includes the speaker's proposal form for those who would like to hold workshops or seminars. The deadline for early registration is September 30th, while late registrations are expected by October 28th.

Participants with speaker's proposals are expected to send in their forms by September 28th

For accommodation during the conference, participants are kindly requested to make their own arrangements. Here are a few suggestions: 

http://www.hotelcitadella.ro/ - 3 minute-walk from bus, tram and tube stations
m.ibishotels.ro - close to Bucharest main train station, tube and bus stations
tempohotel.com - 8 minute-walk from University Square, bus and tube stations
http://www.flowersbb.ro/  - 200m to the nearest bus station
To reach the venue, the nearest public transport stop is Scoala Iancului. One can use bus lines 133, 135, 311, trolley-bus lines 79, 86, 90, 92 and tram line 5.

We look forward to seeing you in Bucharest this year!

Expozitia Education UK, 21 noiembrie 2015


Sambata, 21 noiembrie, la hotelul Sheraton Bucharest Hotel, va avea loc Expozitia Education UK. La eveniment participa 30 de universitati si scoli britanice.


Elevii care doresc sa-si continue studiile in strainatate vor putea sa primeasca, direct de la sursa, informatii personalizate despre cursuri si scoli de vara in Marea Britanie.


In cadrul expozitiei, se vor desfasura o serie de workshop-uri care vor fi sustinute de  catre consilieri pentru studii in strainatate formati si acreditati de British Council.


Puteti vizualisa aici agenda prezentarilor si workshop-urilor care vor avea la Expozitia Education UK.


Va rugam sa promovati in randul elevilor si al colegilor dumneavoastra oportunitatea de a participa la sesiunile din aceasta agenda.


Participarea la eveniment ofera celor interesati o cunoastere mai buna a educatiei din Marea Britanie.


Daca aveti posibilitatea de a insoti la expozitie grupuri de elevi care doresc sa participe la una sau mai multe dintre sesiunile din program, va rog sa ne transmiteti prin e-mail pentru a rezerva numarul de locuri dorit (first come, first served!)


Toti profesorii care pot sa insoteasca grupurile de elevi vor primi un certificate de participare din partea British Council.


Detalii complete despre expozitie se gasesc pe site-ul British Council https://www.britishcouncil.ro/studii-marea-britanie/education-uk


Pentru orice informatie suplimentara privind vizitarea expozitiei si pentru rezervarea de locuri la seminarii, va rog sa nu ezitati sa ne contactati prin e-mail EducationUK@britishcouncil.ro sau sa sunati la numarul de mobil 0729997355 (Gabriel Ivan).


Seminarii British Council pentru profesori, CCD Iasi


Editia din luna noiembrie a seminariilor gratuite oferite de British Council pentru profesorii de limba engleza este dedicata examenului YLE si va avea loc la Casa Corpului Didacatic in data de 21 noiembrie.

Pentru inscrieri, va rugam sa trimiteti un email la adresa bc.iasi@britishcouncil.ro, care sa contina numele, adresa dumneavoastra de mail, numarul de telefon si institutia in cadrul careia predati limba engleza.


Calendarul  seminariilor oferite de British Council si mai multe informatii despre acestea puteti gasi pe site-ul nostru: http://www.britishcouncil.ro/predare-engleza/cursuri/pregatire-candidati-examene



16th National RATE Conference, Timisoara, November 6-8, 2015

 an associate member of  

Timișoara English Teachers’ Association are pleased to invite you to participate in the

16th National RATE Conference


Colegiul Național de Artă „Ion Vidu”, Timisoara, 6th – 8th November 2015


Call for papers


In a fast-paced constantly changing world ELT practices have become more and more complex, eclectic and diverse varying from traditional approaches to the communicative ones .

Is there an ideal balance between traditional methods, modern strategies and technology? For each situation there are different perspectives, different solutions (last-minute ideas, in case technology fails you). Is there a perfect method? To what extent do we combine methods? How eclectic should a teacher be? Is technology always the answer? Are drills to be forgotten? Do we exercise? Do we practise? Can we really communicate effectively?

We invite you to reflect and join the conference in the hope of giving and finding answers.  Exchanging ideas and sharing expertise broaden one’s horizon and enrich a teacher’s knowledge in a worldwide ELT community.

Come to the conference to make a difference in English Language Teaching!


Timisoara English Teachers’ Association Board




The registration for the Conference will take place in 2 stages:

 1.     CALL FOR PAPERS (plenary speakers and workshops) : April – 30 August 2015

 Download and fill in our speaker's form.


   *1 August – 30 September 2015 : Early registration (speakers, non-speakers/participants)

   *1 – 20 October 2015: Late registration (non-speakers/participants)

Download and fill in our registration form if you want to attend.

 If you are attending, you may wish to preview our conference programme here.