Eaquals Member Event Fund: Quest Romania International Conference

QUEST Romania:

Emotional Intelligence and Digitalisation in Language Teaching and Learning


Eaquals Associate Members, QUEST Romania organised an international conference titled “Emotional Intelligence and Digitalisation in Language Teaching and Learning.” This conference was organized with the support of the Eaquals Member Event Fund and the European Commission. The primary objective was to enhance the quality and efficiency of language teaching and learning. The conference served as a platform for the exchange of best practices, knowledge-sharing, and the strengthening of the network among language education providers.

The inaugural plenary session, led by Laura Mureșan and Ovidiu Ursa from QUEST Romania, highlighted the dynamic evolution of Eaquals, including its membership expansion and the diversification of member services. Notable mentions included the delivery of multilingual webinars and the refinement of Quality Assurance procedures.

The first day featured plenary sessions covering the EASE and DigiTISE projects, emotional intelligence in foreign language teaching, and coping strategies against teacher bullying. Engaging group activities were integrated to actively involve all participants.

The second day commenced with a workshop on “Morning Mindfulness & Wellbeing,” followed by a practical session on “DigiTISE! 5 Digital Instruments for Top Language Lessons.” The keynote presentation by Marija Pejatovic, president of YALS Association of Language Schools of Serbia and Eaquals Associate Member, focused on the wellbeing of students and teachers. The session was interactive, providing relevant examples for improving the overall wellbeing of both students and educators.

Marc Pillich-Wright’s plenary addressed the improvement of teachers’ digital competences through the Handbook & MOOC courses developed within the DigiTISE Erasmus+ project.

Afternoon parallel sessions included workshops on psychodrama, neurolanguage coaching techniques, and a hybrid session for best practice sharing and project presentations—all aligned with the conference’s main themes, emphasizing enhanced learning opportunities through digital tools and meaningful COIL activities.

Networking opportunities were facilitated during coffee breaks, dinner, and lunch, all conveniently organized on the conference premises.

Approximately 50 participants attended the event including teachers from various language disciplines and educational sectors, decision-makers, and representatives of educational institutions. All had positive feedback about the conference and increased confidence in using digital tools.