Speakers CI ELT Exchance 2018

Plenary Speakers of 2018 Cote d'Ivoire ELT Exchange Conference.

Eran Williams

Regional English Language Officer,

US Embassy Dakar

Topic: Rethinking the Architecture of West African Classrooms

Classrooms in West Africa all look the same, the same tight benches, the same gaping windows, the same tin roofs, the same blackboard. Why? Let’s take a cue from Burkinabe architect Diébédo Francis Kéré’s transformation of the traditional school building to think about how teachers might redesign classes in West Africa to improve learning. Can we improve the architecture of teaching the same way Kéré improves the building’s design?

Gnahoré Firmin, Dr.

Teacher Trainer,

Ecole Normal Supérieur Abidjan

Topic: Material Development: Creating and Using Graded Readers in Cote d'Ivoire

Featured Speakers


Chris Kallio

English Language Fellow, USA

American Language Center, Burkina Faso

Topic: Speaking and Using Conversation in the Classroom


Julie Reimer

Director of University Preparatory Program,

International University of Grand Bassam

Topic: Context is Everything: Grammar Practice Activities to Create Deeper Understanding


Lia Hollander

TOEFL iBT® Test Prep course

US Embassy, Abidjan

Topic: 4 Easy Ways to Teach Vowel Sounds


Ollie Rashid

English Language Fellow, USA

Kofi Annan University, Guinea

Topic: Speaking and Using Conversation in the Classroom