Ensuring High Quality Teaching and Learning in English
ELSA is the leading forum in France.
Developing professional growth and effective communication among the key players in English and bilingual education in France.
Building and supporting relationships are precisely what our work is all about.
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ELSA France brings together schools in France and abroad offering high to native-standard instruction in English
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ELSA organizes high-caliber in-person and online training around trending and relevant topics in education that meet the needs of a diverse audience through the annual conference, known as the Teacher Development Day, Spotlights on focused topics and webinars, extending invitations to world-class speakers and drawing on the high level of expertise of leading faculty and staff across member schools.
Themes and topics are carefully selected to meet the needs of a diverse audience and invitations are extended to renowned speakers and specialists in their field.
We also establish sponsorship for educational companies seeking to connect with local schools and educators.
Student Programs: ELSA has facilitated partnerships with Poetry by Heart UK, The Globe Education, NASA Endeavor STEM Teaching Certificate and supported author visits for its member schools.
Poetry by Heart: ELSA’s flagship event for students
Choose a poem, learn it and recite it. Poetry by Heart is a festival of poetry for young people. Founded by Poetry by Heart UK and brought to schools in France by ELSA, it is a high level recital competition that brings together middle and high school students from international schools in France.
Teacher Development Day
Poetry By Heart
Teacher Development Day, Saturday, March 23rd 2024 at the International School of Paris
38 sessions on leading topics to choose from led by international speakers and teachers from ELSA member schools, major exhibiting companies, and an expected 250 participants for a full day of high caliber workshops on trending topics in education, networking and educational materials review.
ELSA's Latest News
ELSA Poetry by Heart France is now into its 10th year and what a year it has been. The competition here in France has continued to grow since we began way back in 2015 with just a handful of Parisian schools taking part in the High School competition. We now have more schools involved than ever...
Join a vibrant community of dedicated professionals in international education, grow professionally and share your expertise.To apply, fill in the online form on the "Become a volunteer" page. To volunteer in 2023-2024, please write to: email@example.com
The TDD Program Committee is accepting speaker submissions for the March 23rd 2024 annual conference. Please submit proposals including a brief bio and abstract to Antony McDermott: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline October 15th 2023