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Lessons for the Future

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This conference is organized by Grade Education Centre (Licence UA007), a platinum Cambridge Assessment English Centre from Kyiv, Ukraine.   


This conference is aimed at honoring teachers worldwide who continue to teach no matter what the circumstances are. This special event brings together the best speakers in the field of ELT who will share their on-hand experiences with all of you. Don't miss this great opportunity!  

Conference will take place online in Zoom

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50% of all fees + all donations from participants will be transferred to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Who is this conference for?

This conference is expected to address the most important issues in ELT in the post-pandemic era. Since the impact of the pandemic, ELT practitioners from all over the world have been adjusting their established teaching practices and methods in response to the circumstances. Those approaches have proved to be sufficiently flexible to make them appropriate for innovative educational thinking and the high-quality development of teaching and learning.


This is the second big conference for teachers by Grade Education Centre. Our first conference was held in October 2019 and was called "21 Lessons for the 21 Century". We had a wonderful time two years ago and we're sure this time will be even better! 



June 11, 2022 (GMT +3)


Welcome and introductory session


Christopher Reese

What does progress look like in language teaching?


Anne Robinson

Adaptability: a crucial survival skill


Adrian Underhill

Demand High: Teaching with Attitude


Coffee Break / Quiz Time


Jo Gakonga

Why teachers need a ‘Video Voice’


Orlando Delgado Mata

When the future is present: Virtual reality and Hybrid teaching


Prize draw!

Let's have a look inside the sessions!

Adrian Underhill

Series editor of the Macmillan Books for Teachers, author of Sound Foundations: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation, advisor in the development of the new Macmillan English Dictionary, co-founder of Demand High ELT

Attitude isn't built into our materials — it’s something that we teachers bring. We'll explore how teacher attitude may convey what we think our learners are capable of, and impact their performance accordingly.

I’ll propose four core categories of practical technique from the Demand High repertoire: KQC — Keep Questions Cooking; Upgrades; Inner Voice and Ear; and 3XPractice.

These invite a higher level of cognitive and emotional engagement and apply to any class, any material, any level, any language. And they can be embedded into your personal style of teaching. 

Demand High: Teaching with Attitude


Jo Gakonga 

Teacher educator, Online course creator, Video maker, founder of

Teachers using video for education is not new, but with the increased normalisation of online learning over the past two pandemic years, video creation is suddenly a skill that is more of a ‘must have’ than a ‘nice to know’ for teachers everywhere.

This might be to provide content for learners within the school you already work at, or to promote your services and make monetised online courses as an independent teacherpreneur.

In this talk, I’ll look at the reasons why video is so powerful for making connections, why teachers might (and might not) want to make video and I’ll also give you some top tips if you’re thinking about starting down this road.

Why teachers need a ‘Video Voice’


Orlando Delgado Mata

CELTA / Delta / ICELT Trainer and assessor, IH Mexico

Covid 19 has brought forward important changes to the world of economy, education and simply how we value time and space. It would not be strange to consider a future where there is no need to leave our homes to get anything done, unless we wanted to. 

This plenary talk will look at a couple of action research projects carried out by different schools and institutions during the pandemic on how virtual reality and hybrid teaching might be incorporated into the ELT classroom.

This talk will share findings of research, including the benefits and drawbacks of VR and hybrid teaching.

When the future is present: Virtual reality and Hybrid teaching


Anne Robinson

Senior Presenter for Cambridge ESOL in Spain, author of Teaching Together Blog, author of Fun for Starters, Movers and Flyers, Exam Booster for Advanced, and Fun Skills Levels 3 and 5

In order to survive, all living beings need to be able to adapt to the conditions around them. In today’s fast-changing world, the ability to adapt may be more important than ever, both for ourselves as teachers and for our students, who will most probably need to develop essential skills for the jobs of today and of the future.

Let’s consider what and how we can adapt, what adapting involves, as well as the things that should remain unchanged.

Adaptability: a crucial survival skill


Christopher Reese

DELTA Module 1, CELTA, CELT P/S Trainer,
Grade Education Centre

In the last 10 years, educational advancements have hit light speed, and the possibilities for the classroom of the future seem endless. 

However, oftentimes, in our rush to accept, advance, and “move on with the times,” this often leaves teachers in two camps: those who are set in their ways and see no reason to change, and those who embrace every new trend in an attempt to stay “modern”. 

In this session, we’re going to take a look at some of the trends, tools, and techniques that may be entering all of our classrooms with a critical eye, and looking to see exactly how — and if — we can implement them with our students.

What does progress look like in language teaching?


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We will transfer 50% of the paid conference fees to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Registration for Conference

Want to take part in the "Lessons for the Future" on June 11, 2022?

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With this ticket you will get:

  • Admission to all sessions

  • Conference materials

  • Certificate of Attendance

Cancellation policy: In case of any cancellation or non-attendance, unfortunately, the registration fees are not refundable.


Donate to support Ukraine

Conducting the Conference, we also raise money to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding donations. 


If you wish to help Ukraine stand, choose the sum of donation below. 
Glory to Ukraine!

You can also make a donation through a bank transfer as per given information below (UAH only):


ID: 44631458

IBAN: UA023052990000026001005019690


Partners & Gifts

Meet our Partners

We are proud to present our partners who support us in our idea to share knowledge and spread education in all possible ways. 


It is an honor for us to be supported both by people like all our beautiful speakers and companies, both Ukrainian and international ones. Some of them are our regular partners and sponsors, and some agreed to take part for the first time. 

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About Grade Teacher Training 

Grade Education Centre (UA007) is the only Cambridge English Authorized Platinum Centre in Ukraine. Our centre is one of the most successful and productive Cambridge exam centres in Eastern Europe. More than 5,000 candidates per year take Cambridge English exams at our centre. There are over 100 preparation centres in our network: schools (both state and private), colleges, universities, language schools etc.

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