Colloquium 2024

43rd Annual International TESOL France Colloquium

Embracing Change

15th November, 2024
16th November, 2024
17th November, 2024

Cité Scolaire Internationale Honoré-de-Balzac, 118 Bd Bessières, 75017 Paris

We welcome you to be part of the 43rd Annual International TESOL France Colloquium for 2024. We are delighted to welcome Terry Small, Alicja Gałązka and Varinder Unlu​ as our plenary speakers this year.

About the plenaries:


Terry Small

Terry Small's Philosophy is simple: "Success is a skill anyone can learn."

Terry Small, B.Ed., M.A., has presented on the brain for over 33 years to organizations around the world. He often appears on TV, radio, and in the press and has worked with many corporate clients including IBM, TEDx, Hitachi, Bayer, Bosch, and many schools and universities. His presentations are engaging, humorous, practical, and all based on the latest brain science.

Terry believes, "Anyone can learn how to learn easier, better, faster, and that learning to learn is the most important skill a person can acquire."

Terry's wealth of teaching experience and extensive involvement in applied neuroscience make him an incredible resource for the business and educational communities. He resides in Vancouver, Canada, where he is a frequent lecturer at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.


Alicja Galazka


Alicja Gałązka is a Professor at the University of Silesia, renowned for her expertise as a psychotherapist, psychologist, linguist, licensed coach, teacher trainer and international master trainer. She leads the International Coaching Institute (ICI) in Poland and heads the Language Centre FUTURE. With over 300 articles published in Polish and English, Gałązka is recognized for her pioneering method, the Future Learning System, blending cognitive and positive psychology with process drama for language acquisition. Co-author of "Process Drama for Second Language Teaching and Learning - a toolkit for developing language and life skills", she actively contributes to professional associations like IDEA, the National Drama Association, and IATEFL. Gałązka coordinates two SIGs—Psychology in ELT and Drama in ELT—for IATEFL Poland and serves as a regional adviser for Trinity College London. Alicja actively engages in numerous international projects and grants, collaborating with organizations such as Oxford University Press, Pilgrims, Macmillan Education, and The Learning Teachers' Network. She works closely with educators to champion mental health and well-being initiatives for teachers and students internationally. 

Varinder Unlu

Varinder Unlu has worked in ELT for 32 years in all contexts from private language schools to FE and HE, teaching students of all ages.  She has been a DOS/Academic Manager/Principal since 2002.  Her current role is Teacher Training and Development Manager. She is also a teacher trainer for both Cambridge CELTA and Trinity TESOL, a materials writer and a conference speaker and the co-founder and first coordinator of IATEFL's Inclusive Practices and SENs  SIG.  She is now a committee member of Global Issues SIG.


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