The roundtable will bring together Antonella Sorace, Professor of Developmental Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, Karine George, award-winning educator, and future commentator Chris Brandwood, Director of the Anglo-European section of the British Council. Why not take part in our Pearson English Global Teacher Award and have the chance to win an all-inclusive trip to IATEFL 2020. Our aim is to highlight the importance of developing social skills in addition to English to help our students prepare successfully for the world of work or study. With its renewal in the spring, IATEFL 2020 will provide an opportunity for ELT educators, institutional leaders, authors and publishers to meet and exchange new ideas, trends and innovations. Mike Mayor, Director of the Global English Language Scale, will also be joining the event – all ably led by the charming and exuberant Roy Cross. With nearly 20 years of experience working in education, I have helped companies introduce and establish technology products and solutions in the local and international education market. Based on our previous stimulating discussions, the theme of this year’s panel will be: What Makes Us Work? We have gathered a group of enthusiastic experts to share their views. Our courses and assessments offer different approaches to meet the different needs of students, improve their performance and help them work on their English. But hurry up – the deadline is Friday 10th January! Five winners from around the world will be selected to participate in IATEFL or TESOL. I started in advertising, then moved on to marketing. I’ve been lucky enough to work across the educational spectrum, from early childhood and SEN to high-profile professional magazines. All you have to do is create a short video that tells your own story of English language teaching. The IATEFL 2020 conference will take place in Manchester, UK, from 18-21 April. In 2020 we will focus on employability and English. One thing I particularly like is finding creative solutions and at the same time taking a thought-leading approach. Tell usabout about something you have done or achieved that has changed your students’ lives.