Cambridge English candidates who registered with British Council Greece taking part in student seminar

We understand the needs of teachers and learners of English and the challenges they face, and recognise that qualifications may not be all that is needed in today’s competitive job market.

To help both teachers and learners further develop their skills, we offer a wide variety of free seminars and other training opportunities, all designed and delivered by highly qualified and experienced British Council presenters.

The seminars are free but you should contact us in advance in order to reserve a place.

Seminar times may differ slightly from venue to venue. Please refer to your invitation for the exact schedule.

Seminars for teachers of English

The aim of our seminars for teachers of English is to share our considerable knowledge, skills and expertise in teaching, provide information, clarify grey areas, introduce new approaches to the teaching of English and give teachers the opportunity to come together to discuss issues around preparing students for exams. Both new and experienced teachers are welcome to take part in our seminars.

Given the level and speed of changes taking place in exams, these seminars will be even more important in future and will enable teachers to plan and prepare students for very different qualifications.

Pedagogical seminars

Programme

Teaching Secondary Learners (aged 12–17)
Do you teach English to teenagers and/or help them prepare for external English language tests? Teaching teenagers can be a rewarding yet challenging experience. In this workshop, you’ll find a variety of original resources and activities that will both capture and hold your teenage students’ interest. All of the ideas and resources presented aim to inspire and engage teenage learners of English and activate learning across all four skills.

Teaching Primary Learners (aged 6–11)
Do your primary-aged students sometimes get bored of learning? Are you running out of ideas for teaching young learners? In this session, we’ll show you a range of activities and techniques to energise your lessons and classrooms. Sign up and find out how you can develop all four skills of younger children and provide a memorable and stimulating learning environment.

Presenter: Cliff Parry, British Council Academic Manager

When Where
28 September 2018, 10.00–12.45 Athens
6 October 2018, 10.00–12.45 Zakynthos
1 November 2018, 10.00–12.45 – Cancelled Patra
9 November 2018, 10.00–12.45 Athens
16 November 2018, 10.00–12.45 Athens

We also offer more targeted seminars with exam-related content:

IELTS seminars

Every year we organise seminars to support IELTS teachers. Our topics vary and may cover any of the four test components – Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. They provide teachers with:

  • key strategies for success in IELTS
  • practical ideas for classroom teaching
  • guidelines on marking and assessing candidate performance
  • information on the content of the IELTS exam.

Programme

Preparing Adults for IELTS
Are you teaching IELTS for the first time? Or are you an experienced IELTS instructor looking to further develop your approach? Either way, teaching IELTS can present a variety of challenges including developing the IELTS test skills that students need for the exam and identifying the language for them to succeed. Join us and discover a variety of teaching resources and techniques provided by the British Council that will help you better prepare your students for IELTS.

Presenter: Cliff Parry, British Council Academic Manager

When Where
1 November 2018, 10.00–12.45 – Cancelled Patra
16 November 2018, 10.00–12.45 Athens

Cambridge English Seminars

We have scheduled a series of Cambridge English seminars in order to support both teachers who have experience of teaching towards these exams as well as those who wish to start preparing students for these exams in the future. The seminars’ content is focused on B2 and C2 levels and relevant to those who teach towards Cambridge English: B2 First (FCE) for Schools and C2 Proficiency (CPE).

The seminars are organised in partnership with Cambridge English and the materials are designed by Cambridge English exams experts. Their aim is to:

  • familiarise teachers with the content of the particular papers in these exams
  • increase teachers’ awareness of the skills required by candidates taking these exams
  • help teachers improve candidate performance.

Programme

Details to be announced soon.

When Where
To be announced To be announced

For detailed information about the full Cambridge English seminar programme in Greece, visit www.cambridgeenglish.org/gr/events.

Seminars for learners of English

In an effort to broaden the scope of our seminar programme, we offer student seminars to candidates who register for the Cambridge English exams through the British Council.

Candidates receive their invitations about two weeks before their written exams and the seminars are conducted in Athens, Thessaloniki and other major towns/exam venues.

The seminars provide candidates with practical advice to help boost their confidence on the day of the exam and tips on how to tackle a variety of tasks in the Reading, Writing, Listening, Use of English and Speaking papers. They will be invited to take part in activities designed to demonstrate how they can improve their test performance by utilising effective strategies such as skimming and scanning texts, recognising paraphrase (Reading),  identifying and addressing key content points appropriately (Writing), and responding with extended and relevant contributions (Speaking).

We can also provide tailor-made student seminars based on the needs of our Addvantage partner schools on request.

Programme

When Where Title
To be announced Webinar Tips for Cambridge English:
B2 First (FCE) for Schools
To be announced Webinar Tips for Cambridge English:
C2 Proficiency (CPE)

Further information

  • Each seminar is designed to last around one to two hours.
  • As the seminars are popular, it is recommended that requests are made as soon as possible as places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
  • Addvantage and Teachers’ Club members will receive invitations with the exact seminar schedule.
  • All seminars are free of charge.
  • Seminar times may differ slightly from venue to venue. Please refer to your invitation for the exact schedule.

For additional information about our seminars, please contact us.

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