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, workshops, webinars and other training opportunities, all designed and delivered by highly qualified and experienced British Council presenters.

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

Seminars and webinars for teachers of English

The aim of our seminars and webinars 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.

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

Pedagogical seminars and webinars

Writing essays
Whether you're helping students to prepare for  B2, C1, C2 or IELTS exam, this webinar is designed for you. We'll look at strategies used by successful candidates to make their writing noteworthy.

Speaking test
We'll look at the criteria used to assess the speaking test at level B2, C1 and C2 and how candidates can successfully prepare for their speaking test.

Teaching young learners
What makes a successful class? This webinar is designed for those who teach young learners aged 6–12. We'll look at the activities and identify the components of a successful course for this age group.

Presenter: Cliff Parry, British Council Academic Manager

Where Programme

Webinar

Friday 9 October 2020, 11.30–12.30

  • Writing essays

Webinar

Friday 16 October 2020, 11.30–12.30

  • Speaking test

Webinar

 

Friday 23 October 2020, 11.30–12.30

  • Teaching young learners

Webinar

Friday 30 October 2020, 11.30–12.30

  • Writing essays

Webinar

Friday 6 November 2020, 11.30–12.30

  • Speaking test

Webinar

Friday 13 November 2020, 11.30–12.30

  • Teaching young learners

Webinar

Friday 20 November 2020, 11.30–12.30

  • Writing essays

Webinar

Friday 27 November 2020, 11.30–12.30

  • Speaking test

Webinar

Friday 4 December 2020, 11.30–12.30

  • Teaching young learners

We also offer more targeted seminars/webinars with exam-related content

IELTS seminars and webinars

Every year we organise seminars and webinars 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.

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

Where Programme

 

Webinar

Friday 30 October 2020, 13.00–13.45

Coherence and cohesion in essay writing

  • In this workshop, we will examine the different aspects of range which make for successful essay writing

 

Webinar

Friday 27 November 2020, 13.00–13.45

Strategic competences in speaking

  • In this workshop, we will examine the different tasks of the IELTS Speaking Test and share our thoughts on strategies for candidate success

 

Webinar

Friday 29 January 2021, 13.00–13.45

Grammar for description of graphs

  • This workshop is designed to highlight the structure, as well as the lexical and grammatical ingredients of a model answer to the IELTS Writing Part 1 task of describing graphs 
Webinar

Friday 26 February 2021, 13.00–13.45

Coherence and cohesion in essay writing

  • In this workshop, we will examine the different aspects of range which make for successful essay writing
Webinar

Friday 26 March 2021, 13.00–13.45

Strategic competences in speaking

  • In this workshop, we will examine the different tasks of the IELTS Speaking Test and share our thoughts on strategies for candidate success
Webinar

Friday 30 April 2021, 13.00–13.45

Grammar for description of graphs

  • This workshop is designed to highlight the structure, as well as the lexical and grammatical ingredients of a model answer to the IELTS Writing Part 1 task of describing graphs

Webinars Cambridge English3

We have scheduled a series of Cambridge Assesment English webinars 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 webinars are organised by Cambridge Assesment English and the materials are designed by Cambridge Assesment 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

The programme of Cambridge Assessment English webinars is constantly updated. For detailed information visit www.cambridgeenglish.org/gr/events.

For detailed information about Cambridge English full programme of events for teachers in Greece, visit www.cambridgeenglish.org/gr/events 

Webinars 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.

The webinars 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)

Seminars, workshops and webinars for Addvantage Member Schools

Face-to-face or online seminars and workshops

Addvantage members are invited to the British Council’s seminars and workshops for teachers of English in Greece.

We offer a wide range of topics for teachers with different levels of experience of teaching English and preparing students for English language exams. Our experienced and professional teacher trainers will focus on the following topics in the 2020–21 academic year:

When/Where To be announced
Programme To be announced
How to register To be announced

Further information

  • Addvantage and Teachers' Club members will receive invitations with the detailed programme
  • Each seminar, workshop and webinar is designed to last one to two hours
  • As the face-to-face seminars and workshops are often popular, we recommended registering as soon as possible as places are allocated on a first come, first served basis
  • There is no limit on the number of participants in a webinar
  • All seminars, workshops and webinars are free of charge
  • Face-to-face seminar and workshop times may differ slightly from venue to venue. Please refer to your invitation for the exact schedule.

For additional information about our seminars, workshops and webinars please contact us.

For additional information about the Addvantage member scheme, please contact our Addvantage Manager Andy Papadimitriou by email at Andy.Papadimitriou@britishcouncil.gr or by phone on 2310 378 316.

If you're interested in receiving updates about our seminars, webinars and events you can join our British Council Teachers' Club.