Teaching for Tommorrow: Humanistic Values and 21st Century Challenges

Bratislava, Slovakia
February 23rd – 24th, 2024

Teaching for Tommorrow

Humanistic Values and 21st Century Challenges

HLT - Humanism in Language Teaching, is what we believe in when it comes to teaching languages. At the HLT.digital conference, we will present HLT practitioners who have introduced humanistic approaches to the classroom and helped to reshape the learning process with the student at the centre.

The concept of "human" is evolving beyond individuals to all living things, communities, and nature. Our planet is facing unprecedented environmental challenges, with globalization now extending far beyond travel and cultural exchange to encompass issues like climate change and migration. The world's problems are global and we need a common language to find solutions, to help to protect what is alive.

As educators, what role do we play in navigating these challenges? What impact can we, as teachers, have on the broader narrative? Can schools serve as catalysts for positive change?

These are the critical questions we aim to explore and discuss at our conference in February. We warmly invite you to join us in this dialogue, as we investigate how the teaching of languages can contribute to shaping a brighter and more sustainable future for all.

About HLT.Digital

Humanistic language teaching (HLT) is an approach that places the whole person at the centre of the learning process. Its influence on global classroom practices began over fifty years ago with the publication, that explored language learners´ feelings and experiences.

We are creating a simple map of HLT for users to get inspiration for further study. We believe it is important to capture information and various materials and make them widely available for current and future generations of language teachers to study, explore and build on. There will be three main parts of the web:

The gallery of HLT practitioners will introduce some expert teachers through their profiles, links to articles, lists of published books etc.
HLT practitioners will answer questions on various teaching topics and interviews about HLT and their work.
A large number of digitised ELT methodologies, materials and practical exercises written by renowned HLT pioneer Mario Rinvolucri.
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