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Chronology


1998 - 2000:

  • 1998: April 22, 23, 24 - English Language Teachers' Conference at "Dimitar Miladinov" Primary School, Skopje, Macedonia (financed by SETREC & USIS);
  • 1999: May 15 - National Conference of English Language Teachers: "Teaching Methods for the 21st Century" at "Dimitar Miladinov" Primary School, Skopje, Macedonia (financed by SETREC & USIS) - Meeting of teachers, the decision to establish ELTAM as a legal entity;
  • 1999: July - Constitutive Meeting of ELTAM; ELTAM becomes a legal entity with a special Act for establishing associations of citizens (legal services sponsored by the Open Society Institute) - Affiliation with IATEFL;
  • 2000: March - Sofija Mitreva, ELTAM representative, attends the Annual IATEFL Conference in Dublin, Ireland;
  • 2000: May - ELTAM Newsletter, Issue I;
  • 2000: May 13,14 - First International ELTAM-IATEFL Conference at Makpetrol Hotel, Struga, Macedonia - Membership of ELTAM - 55 members;.

 

 

2002: 

  • March 31 - Annual Meeting of the Assembly - Approval of financial report for 2000 and 2001, and programme for 2002;
  • May - EFL State Competitions for primary and secondary school students;
  • September - Launching an ELTAM Project "Communication and Leadership";
  • September - Partnership Agreement with BETA (Bulgarian English Teachers' Association);
  • September 22, 23 - Anzela Nikolovska, ELTAM representative, attends the 11th BETA Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria;
  • October 26, 27 - Second International ELTAM Conference at Metropol Hotel, Ohrid, Macedonia;
  • November - Miroslava Pavlova Anevska and Gordiana Gjorgova, ELTAM representatives, attend a planning meeting in Zagreb, Croatia for IATEFL - East Conference in Zagreb, Croatia;
  • December - Meeting of ELTAM Local Coordinators.

 

 

2003:

  • March - Start of ELTAM Development Project, in cooperation with the British Council Macedonia;
  • April - Fanija Smickovska, ELTAM representative, attends the Annual IATEFL Conference in Brighton, UK;
  • May - Regional and State EFL Competitions for primary and secondary school students;
  • May - Jagoda Trajcova, ELTAM representative, attends the 12th BETA Conference in Blagoevgrad, Bugarija;
  • July / August - six scholarships granted by the British Council to ELTAM members for participation in the 2003 Hornby Summer Schools;
  • September - Beginning of the Story Book Project led by a group of  ELTAM members;
  • September 25-27 - 20 newly-qualified teachers, ELTAM members participated in the  International Conference in Zagreb (Croatia) organized by ELTECS and the British Council Croatia ("Finding Yourself as a teacher") - a group of young ELTAM members participated as  presenters;
  • October - Veronika Karevska, ELTAM representative at the International Conference in Istanbul, Turkey;
  • November - The First Regional Meeting of 13 National Teachers’ Associations from the region and wider and a workshop for strategic planning in Skopje, Macedonia - ELTAM board members as organizers and workshop leaders; Financial support by the British Council Macedonia and ELTECS

                    - Click here for the report

  • November - Signing Partnership Agreements with:

IATEFL, UK

HUPE - Croatian Association of Teachers of English

BHETA - Association of Teachers of English of Bosnia and Herzegovina

INGED Turkey

IATEFL Slovenia

ELTA Albania

IATEFL South Ukraine

RATE - Federation of Romanian Associations of Teachers of English

IATEFL Hungary

TESOL-Macedonia Thrace

TEUM Serres, Drama, Greece

ELTA Serbia

BETA Bulgaria

  •  December - First follow-up workshop for training of newly-qualified teachers at the Centre for Foreign Languages - ELTAM members as presenters.

 

 

2004:

  • January - Meeting of Board members with local coordinators for planning of ELTAM activities for 2004;
  • January - Second follow-up workshop for training of newly-qualified teachers at the Worker’s University "Koco Racin", Skopje, Macedonia;
  • March - Annual meeting of the General Assembly - Accepted financial and final report for the work of ELTAM in 2003 and proposal for work for 2004;
  • April - Regional and State EFL competitions primary and secondary school students;
  • April - Elizabeta Hristovska Iceva, ELTAM representative at the Annual IATEFL Conference in Liverpool, UK;
  • May - Menka Nelkovska-Kezunovska, ELTAM representative at the HUPE International Conference in Sibenik, Croatia;
  • May - Aleksandra Popovski-Golubovik, ELTAM representative at the ELTA International Conference in Belgrad, Serbia and Montenegro;
  • May - Workshop for ELTAM members led by Anne Wiseman, PEP Officer, British Council, at the Centre for Foreign Languages, Skopje, Macedonia;
  • June - 3-day workshop for Project Management Training for members of the executive board of ELTAM, Skopje, Macedonia;
  • July /August - five scholarships granted by the British Council to ELTAM members for participation in the 2004 Hornby Summer Schools;
  • October 7-9 -  Participation of Elizabeta Hristovska-Iceva and Lliljana Mitkovska at the Second Regional Meeting of Board Members of TAs in the region in Sofia, Bulgaria;
  • October 15-17 - Third International ELTAM - IATEFL Conference, Ohrid, Macedonia;
  • December 4 - Workshop for ELTAM members, "Use of Authentic Materials in ELT", led by Leah Rheinstein, USA EFL Fellow, at the Faculty of Philology "Blaze Koneski", Skopje, Macedonia.

 


2005:

  •  February 26 - Workshop for ELTAM members for ESP, led by Dolores Gephard, USA EFL Fellow, at the Worker’s University "Koco Racin", Skopje, Macedonia;
  • March - Annual Meeting of the General Assembly - Accepted financial and final report for the work of ELTAM in 2004 and proposal for work for 2005;
  • Cocktail party for celebration of the 5th anniversary of ELTAM;
  • April/May - Regional and State EFL Competitions primary and secondary school students;
  • Elena Sentenvska and Valentina Kikerkova, ELTAM representatives at the BETA Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria;
  • May-September - Training in Basic English language skills of 160 state school teachers from 10 schools within the Pilot Project for Modernization of Education;
  • October 7-9 - Participation of ELTAM at the First Fair of Professional Teachers' Associations in the Republic of Macedonia in Skopje, Macedonia;
  • October 20, 21 - Participation of Miroslava Pavlova Anevska and Gordiana Gjorgova at the TAs Network Meeting and Workshop for Capacity Building of TAs in Veria, Greece;
  • October - Project planning and funding  meeting with British Council and the establishment of CLIL and DRAMA as ELTAM SIGs;
  • December - Workshop with David Fox, Peace Corps Volunteer on the Christmas Traditions in the USA at the Worker’s University "Koco Racin", Skopje, Macedonia;
  • December - Two CLIL workshops at the British Council, led by Elena Sentevska.

 

 

2006:

  • January - Strategic Planning Workshop with Board Members and Local Coordinators at the Worker’s University "Koco Racin", Skopje, Macedonia;
  • February-April - Six modules of training of 20 ELTAM Teacher Trainers;
  • March - Annual Meeting of the General Assembly - Accepted financial and final report for the work of ELTAM in 2005 and proposal for work for 2006;
  • Contest for secondary school students in cooperation with the American Corners in Skopje and Bitola on the topic "Women - Leaders in Society";
  • March 31 - Marinko Slakeski, ELTAM representative at the Conference in Skopje for the European Language Portfolio and CEFR;
  • April/May - Regional and State EFL competitions for primary and secondary school students;
  • May - Launching of the new ELTAM website;
  • May - Richard Nikolov, ELTAM representative at the ELTA International Conference in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro;
  • May - Dragica Zdraveska, ELTAM representative at the BETA International Conference in Plovdiv, Bulgaria;
  • May - Jagoda Trajcova, ELTAM representative at the ELTA International Conference in Durres, Albania;
  • Workshop with USA EFL Fellow at the Centre for Foreign Languages, Skopje, Macedonia;
  • October 7,8 - Fourth International ELTAM-IATEFL Conference, Struga, Macedonia.