Learnathon: Social Responsibility through English Language Learning


Application Deadline: March 30 2015

When: May 4 and 8, 2015 Planned program (TBA)
Where: Budapest, Hungary

IATEFL-Hungary, in cooperation with the Regional English Language Office (RELO) for Central and Southeastern Europe, is proud to announce a Call for Participation in an exciting Learnathon event. The goal of the project is to promote the development of innovative mobile application  promoting English language learning through a focus on global issues.

Eligibility Criteria:

Teams must consist of  3 members.

At least two team members must be early-to mid-career professional teachers of English or CLIL who have at least a Bacherlor’s degree in teaching, and 5 or more years of English teaching experience, and are currently employed full time.

One team member can be a student in an undergraduate or graduate program, or be an early- to mid-career professional in another discipline.

Teams must consist of both male and female members.

All team members must have at least a C1 level of English language proficiency on the CEFR.

All team members must be both citizens and residents of one of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Checz Republic, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia

Teams should designate at least one alternate member, in case one of the existing members is unable to participate.

Teams must designate a ‘team captain’, who will act as the sole point of contact on this project.

This project supports inclusion and encourages individuals with disabilities to apply.

Preference will be given to teams where members have not yet been to the U.S.

The Learnathon Event

For long days between May 4 and 8, 2015 in Budapest, teams will  participate in workshops on computer-assisted language learning, app development, social responsibility, and entrepreneurship, and will collaboratively develop the plan for an app. By the end of the week, each team will be expected to have  completed their plan for an English language learning app that raises awareness of a global, social or environmental issue, which they will present to a panel of judges comprised of professionals from a range of relevant disciplines.

Register Now for the 2015 Learnthon

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015 Learnthon in Budapest Hungary