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About the Conference

Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN and Cambridge University Press & Assessment are pleased to invite English teachers to a joint ELT conference

 At the conference PWN and Cambridge ELT experts will explore:

  • Innovative holistic teaching and learning methods
  • Tips on how to improve the Matura exam results  
  • Techniques of boosting student confidence in preparation for the Matura exam


Each conference participant will receive a free conference kit and a certificate of attendance.


Place and date


15 April 2023

10 a.m – 3 p.m

Centrum Prasowe Foksal

Foksal 3/5 | 00-366, Warsaw




Participation in the Conference is free of charge

Registration is open until 10 April 2023 or until the seating capacity has been reached





Event programme 


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9.30 - 10.00 - Registration



10.00 - 11.00 - Piotr Steinbrich, PhD

Finishing touches or how to pimp your English at the last moment

In this talk I will look at some possible strategies that we can show our learners so their performance at the final exam is even more effective. Realizing it is a tad late to exercise lengthy revisions, instead I will suggest a repertoire of tricks which are likely to boost their score in respective parts of the exam and possibly enhance their language competence. Practical in nature, the talk will offer tried and tested solutions that can be easily executed in the classroom and used as the final stage of exam preparation.

During the talk I will address the following:

  • exam strategies at the final stage of the Matura exam preparation
  • short lexical activities focusing on improving productive aspects of language use
  • the analysis of exam tasks


11.10 - 12.10 - Adam Stępiński

Innovative practices in holistic teaching and language learning

Nowadays, more than ever before, teachers are looking for new ways to teach effectively. On the one hand, the pandemic took a huge psychological and emotional toll in students’ development and, on the other hand, a new generation of teenagers experienced the growing influence of a digital world. This promotes instability rather than balance when it comes to developing self-identity.

When exploring innovation in holistic teaching and learning, one has to take various factors into account, some of which will be analysed during the talk: experimental learning – learning through experience, the meaning of fun, active learning, interconnectedness. building a community, social-emotional learning, examples of tasks and projects for the technique.


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12.10 - 12.40 

  • Happy hour - We invite you to buy PWN and Cambridge University Press coursebooks at a discounted price during  the break.
  • Q&A Matura exam with Anna Kozioł - During the coffee break, we invite you to the PWN stand for consultations on the Matura exam 2023. Our expert will answer all your questions.
  • Questionnaire - Additionally after filling in a questionnaire at the stand you will receive a gift in return.




12.40 - 13.40 - Claire Ross  

Getting teenage learners talking in the classroom

This session will show you how to encourage speaking in your English lessons. We will explore what makes a speaking activity successful and how to create a safe speaking environment for teenage students. Examples of how to plan effective activities will be shared, along with practical tips for maximising the speaking experience for your students.


13.50 - 14.50 - Michael Tomlinson 

Assessing the new generation

The young learner classroom can be a stimulating and encouraging environment for students but also equip them with the skills they need to pass a variety of assessments that truly show what they know. This session will explore the benefits of assessing students and how the YLE tests can support young learners’ progress. Using examples from Kid's Box New Generation we will discover how many basic classroom activities are actually excellent exam preparation techniques!


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Piotr Steinbrich, PhD

Teacher trainer and lecturer,  materials writer and consultant since 1995, he has cooperated with various publishing houses and educational institutions. His  publications include position articles for teachers, research articles and books (co-edited) on applied linguistics and second language acquisition. He regularly attends IATEFL (both Poland and International), PASE Congress, ET Market, and has given talks, plenaries and workshops at various ELT events in the following countries: Argentina, Czechia, Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Georgia, Great Britain, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Peru, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey and Ukraine.


Adam Stępiński

Teacher at Mikołaj Kopernik High School in Tarnobrzeg, Matura examiner in Cracow,  enthusiast of the project method, teacher trainer at Teacher Training Centre in Tarnobrzeg and expert at European SchoolNet where he gives online lectures for teachers in Europe, ambasador of the eTwinning programme in the Podkarpackie region of Poland, author of methodological articles for the Asia-Europe Foundation “The New Education” and the eTwinning programme. He is Teacher of the Year 2017 BAS, laureate of the second edition of the TOP 2 Men in Education 2017, winner in British Council competiotion in Learners Authonomy 


Claire Ross

Claire has been working in teacher education since 2005, mainly in the Middle East and North Africa, but also delivering face-to-face and online training for English language teachers and trainers across the world. She has created a number of online lesson plans for teachers working to prepare children for Cambridge English Qualifications for young learners. Claire’s work in pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures has led her to co-author a book chapter on the inclusion of refugee learners in Lebanese schools.



Michael Tomlinson

Michael has been teaching English since 1989. He has worked in the UK, Turkey, Spain and Sweden, with students of all ages and proficiency levels. He is currently a teacher at Star English, Murcia. He has also led numerous teacher training talks and workshops in Europe, Central and South America and Asia. His publications include the Primary iBox software, six ‘Primary Box’ titles in the Cambridge Copy Collection, the seven level Primary course ‘Power Up’ and the seven level Primary course ‘Kid’s Box’, all co-authored with Caroline Nixon.


Anna Kozioł, PhD

English teacher, editor, author. PWN speaker and Matura expert. She co-worked in a team preparing Matura Examination Guide – English. In the field of her interests are language skills testing and learners progress evaluation. She conducted empirical studies focusing on individual learner differences and social factors affecting FL success. She has been a speaker at various ELT conferences and events in Poland and abroad.





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