The Best and Brightest of English Language Teaching (BBELT) Conference will take place in February. This online event offers you a “preview” of several key topics delivered by some of the guest speakers that will be part of the conference.

Learn more about our speakers:

Joe Dale, UK

Joe Dale is an independent consultant from the UK who works with a range of global organisations such as the British Council. He was host of The Education Specialists (TES) Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) forum for six years, former Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) Languages Lead Practitioner, a regular conference speaker and recognised expert on technology and language learning. 

Juana María Sagaray, Venezuela

Juana Sagaray PhD, Project Manager, British Council, Venezuela. Juana has been a teacher trainer for 25 years at undergraduate and graduate level at UPEL (Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador) in Maturin. She has also been a materials writer, researcher and consultant for projects in Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Spain and Palestine.

Emily Bryson Scotland, UK 

Emily Bryson is an ESOL lecturer, ELT author, teacher trainer and graphic facilitator. She has written various print and digital materials for a number of ELT publishers, including the Voices series for National Geographic Learning.  She is particularly interested in literacy, inclusion, accessibility and graphic facilitation. She will present about Graphic facilitation for ELT: using simple drawings to engage learners at the BBELT 2022 Conference in February (

Mario Moya, Argentina 

Dr Mario Moya is the Course Convenor of the Master’s in English Language Teaching and Master’s in Education programmes at the University of East London in the United Kingdom. He has provided consultancy to the British Council on academic literacies in contexts where English is taught as a medium of instruction (EMI). He will present Compassionate Teaching: Enhancing learning through emotional awareness in the ELT at the BBELT 2022 Conference in February. (

Heloisa Duarte, Brazil

Heloisa Duarte holds an MA in Language Education from the University of Chichester and NILE/UK, a CELTA, and other English Language Teaching (ELT) certifications. She has been involved in English language teaching for over 26 years as a teacher, teacher educator, materials writer, and manager at prestigious national and international institutions in Brazil. 

Maria Isabel Navarrine, Argentina

Maria Isabel Navarrine is a Teacher of English as a Second Language, specialising in different learning abilities such as Dyslexia, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety and other disorders within the classroom.