July 4 – 5, 2017

Convention Center, Ashkelon Academic College, Ashkelon

Plenary Speakers:

Plenary Speakers 2017


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From the conveners

This year’s ETAI conference is once again being held in the beautiful, purpose-built Ashkelon Conference Centre on the campus of the Ashkelon Academic College. Although the facilities do not necessarily make a good conference, we believe that the venue is one of the important factors that influence the success of a conference. And the venue is stunning – state-of- the-art rooms and grounds that will make your conference experience professional and comfortable.

The programme is obviously another very important factor in determining the success of a conference. We have worked hard to create a programme that offers the best of speakers, covering a wide range of subjects of interest to all English teachers here in Israel. We have presenters with whom many of you are familiar, as well as those who are presenting for the first time. We are sure that you will be able to gain valuable knowledge and ideas from attending these well-planned and stimulating sessions.

Meeting and interacting with other conference participants is another vital element of a conference. This year, not only will you have many chances to socialize with the other teachers at the conference, but we have provided an opportunity for you meet some of the best educators Israel has to offer in informal gatherings.

All of these are ways that we can help every one of you become an effective teacher. A community of effective teachers leads to a community of effective learners. We are proud of the programme we have put together for this year’s conference, and we hope it will encourage you to be proud of yourselves as teachers and proud members of the ETAI community.

Susan Bedein, Eleanor Satlow and Mitzi Geffen

Conference Conveners



Day 1
Day 2
8:00 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:55
10:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:15
11:15 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:45
12:45 – 13:45
13:45 – 14:30
14:40 – 15:20
15:30 – 16:15
16:15 – 17:00
17:00 – 17:45
How-to sessions
Opening Plenary
Break & Browsing
Parallel Sessions I
Lunch & Browsing
Parallel Sessions II
Parallel Sessions III
Networking event
Q&A Session
8:30 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:55
10:00 – 10:45
11:00 – 11:45
11:45 – 12:15
12:15 – 13:00
13:00 – 13:45
13:45 – 14:30
14:30 – 15:00
15:00 – 15:45
16:00 – 16:45
Registration & Browsing
How-to Sessions
Morning Plenary
Parallel Sessions I
Break & Browsing
Parallel Sessions II
Lunch Break / AGM
Parallel Sessions III
Break & Browsing
Parallel Sessions IV
Closing Plenary


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Conference fees

ETAI members
Two daysNIS 200 NIS 190
One day NIS 120 NIS 115
At the door
Two daysNIS 250NIS 230
One dayNIS 150 NIS 140
Two daysNIS 350NIS 280
One dayNIS 200NIS 190
Note: Non-members may pre-register for the conference but there is no preregistration discount for non-members