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

Understanding learners needs and motivations – Join us to find out about understanding learner characteristics such as attainment, age, motivation to learn and autonomy and their impact on the learning environment.

Assessing Learning - Join us to find out more about using assessment to monitor your learners’ understanding and inform subsequent teaching, defining appropriate assessment criteria and/or applying assessment criteria consistently and engaging your learners in self-and peer assessment and developing their self- and peer assessment skills.

Teaching Vocabulary – Be sure to find out about our comprehensive list of targeted strategies to help you teach vocabulary to your learners.

Developing Reading Skills –  In Developing Reading Skills, we look at bottom up, top-down, and interactive strategies. Strategies in teaching reading deal with reading for information, mapping, skimming and scanning. 

Developing Writing Skills –  To teach writing effectively, we need to know how writing works. We will look at how writing works and what lessons can be taken into the classroom.

Working with Primary Learners –  What are the ingredients for success in working with young children? We’ll look at 8 strategies that can make the primary classroom engaging and memorable.

Working with Teenagers –  What are the ingredients for success in working with teenagers? We’ll look at ways of motivating them and keeping them engaged.

Top Tips for Speaking Tests –  Last-minute tips to help your learners be the best they can be in any speaking test.

Presenter: Cliff Parry, British Council Teaching Operations Manager

Where Programme

Webinar

Friday 19 January 2024 

Webinar

Friday 26 January 2024

Webinar

Friday 16 February 2024 

Webinar

Friday 1 March 2024 

Webinar

Friday 29 March 2024 

Webinar

Friday 12 April 2024 

Webinar

Friday 26 April 2024 

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.

IELTS for beginners: New to IELTS and want to know more about the test? This is the workshop for you.

Teaching IELTS Reading and Listening Skills: We will show you some of the best strategies to teach reading and listening skills for the IELTS test.

Teaching IELTS Speaking and Writing Skills: We will show you some of the best strategies to teach reading and listening skills for the IELTS test.

Presenter: Cliff Parry, British Council Teaching Operations Manager

Where Programme

 

Webinar

Friday 2 February 2024

 

Webinar

Friday 15 March 2024 

Cambridge English webinars

We have scheduled a series of Cambridge Assessment 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 Assessment English and the materials are designed by Cambridge Assessment 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 Advantage 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 Advantage Member Schools

Face-to-face or online seminars and workshops

Advantage 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

  • Advantage 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 Advantage member scheme, please contact our Advantage 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.