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Cambridge English Language Assessment, Cambridge University Press and the WIFI network are pleased to invite you to their yearly English Teacher Training afternoon. The workshops aim to provide practical tips and ideas that can be immediately applied to your lessons, as well as the opportunity to meet other teachers and browse through the latest teaching materials.

Dates and Venues:

  • 9 March 2015, WIFI Linz
  • 10 March 2015, WIFI Graz
  • 11 March 2015, WIFI Klagenfurt
  • 12 March 2015, WIFI Innsbruck
  • 13 March 2015, WIFI Dornbirn

Registration:
This event is free of charge. Workshops and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Cambridge English Language Assessment and Cambridge University Press. To secure a place, please register as soon as possible via this website.

Programme:
13:30 to 14:00 Registration
14:00 to 14:20 Welcome and Introduction
Cambridge English Language Assessment and Cambridge University Press
14:20 to 15:20 Workshop 1:
Helping learners develop an agile mind to win a writing sprint race
Cambridge English Language Assessment
15:20 to 15:50 Coffee break
with book stand for teaching materials from Cambridge University Press
15:50 to 16:50 Workshop 2:
Reading and Use of English for Cambridge English: Advanced
Cambridge University Press
16:50 Raffle

Content
Workshop 1:
Helping learners develop an agile mind to win a writing sprint race
When preparing students for the Writing papers of the updated Cambridge English: First and Advanced exams, it is important to ensure they are familiar with the paper and the range of task types and topics. Candidates also need to think carefully about who the target reader is for each task and try to write in an appropriate style and tone using a variety of linking words and ensuring that the flow of ideas is logical and easy for the reader to follow. And all of this has to be achieved within 80 or 90 minutes allowed. That is quite a task! So how do we best prepare our students for the exam and evaluate their writing?
This seminar looks at the format of the Writing papers in the updated exams and explores the skills that learners need in order to perform well in the test. We will consider what writing skills a learner at B2/C1 level should have, and then relate this to the exam tasks and the assessment criteria. We will also look at a sample Statement of Results to see how a score on the Cambridge English Scale shows a candidate’s performance. The participants will experience classroom activities and consider how to adapt and reproduce them in their own classes. They will also take away a set of classroom activities which are useful for preparing candidates for any written exam.

Workshop 2:
Reading and Use of English for Cambridge English: Advanced
With Reading and Use of English now combined into one paper, we have to slightly modify the way we approach exam preparation for this paper. This session will look at this paper in detail and will explore how to adapt our existing methods and class activities with a series of tips and ideas that will prepare the candidates in a more efficient, time-saving way.

Written by cambridgeenglishde

February 6, 2015 at 9:53 am

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