TESOL-SPAIN Barcelona Regional Event

Jeroni Granell Building


This is the first TESOL-SPAIN regional event in Barcelona for a number of years. Don’t miss this free training opportunity!


This regional event is part of the offer of local teacher development activities TESOL-SPAIN presents free of charge to its members and the general interested public every year. The association is pleased to offer this training opportunity to the EFL community in Barcelona and Catalonia.


The regional event will take place on: Friday, October 4th, 2019.


The event will take place in the main hall (Sala d’Actes) of the Escola d’Idiomes Moderns (EIM-UB), in the historic Jeroni Granell building in central Barcelona.
MetroL1, L2: Plaça Universitat
BusLines 55, 59, 67, D50, H16, V13

Àrea de Formació Complementària,
Universitat de Barcelona,
Gran Via, 582, 08011 Barcelona.


Our highly qualified group of speakers are all experienced EFL teachers with knowledge of the local area.
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Dawn McRobbie, EIM-UB
Senior EFL Teacher at EIM-UB and member of ACLES exam development team.

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Judith Dunan, EIM-UB
Senior EFL Teacher at EIM-UB and member of ACLES exam development team.

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Tom Flaherty, York Associates, UK
Trainer, Materials Developer, PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics. Training Consultant at York Associates, UK.

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Graham Ward, Cambridge Assessment
Head of BTX English, Fundació Collserola. Presenter, Cambridge Assessment



TESOL-SPAIN was founded in 1977 as a small, independent, non-profit making Spanish association of English language teachers. Today it is a nation-wide organization with a membership that represents all sectors and regions of English language teaching in the country.

The organization provides a forum for colleagues to meet and share ideas and discuss professional issues. We aim to keep our membership abreast of current concerns with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of English language education at the regional and national level in Spain.

Through our regional structure, TESOL-SPAIN organises workshops and other events in different parts of the country throughout the academic year.

The TESOL-SPAIN monthly e-Newsletter keeps members informed about the latest trends and news in the field. We are always interested in receiving articles, news and reviews from all our readers, which can be submitted Rebecca Place at tesolspainpublications@gmail.com


How do I become a sponsor?

If you would like to display or advertise your product or service, sponsor a speaker or other convention activities, contact our Publisher Liaison Officer, Mª Antonia Castro, at publishers@tesol-spain.org.


What presentations are being offered?

The regional event consists of three free workshops, as well as a chance to meet and network with other ELT professionals in your local community.

10.30 – 11.30 Dawn McRobbie, Judith Dunan, EIM

Creating effective listening tasks using authentic material
This workshop focuses on the use of authentic materials to develop listening tasks at levels B2.2/C1.

11.30 – 12.30 Tom Flaherty, York Associates, UK.

From coursebook-based to task-based Business English
This talk will help you start integrating task-based language learning principles into your Business English classes.

12.30 – 13.00 Break

13.00 – 14.00 Graham Ward, Cambridge Assessment

Writing tips and skills at B2 level and above
This Cambridge Assessment English workshop is an opportunity to share ideas and present some top tips to develop writing skills at B2 level and above.

Where do I get more information?

Area coordinator: Jessica Mackay

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Who will be attending?

TESOL-SPAIN events are attended by a wide variety of EFL professionals. There are teachers from infant, primary and secondary schools, from EOIs, universities, technical schools and academies, as well as teacher trainers, material writers and course planners.

Publishers, ELT researchers, members of testing boards, and national and international authors also take part in the yearly Convention.

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