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

Essay writing at B2 level and above

What are the features of good essay writing at B2 and above? We’ll  look at authentic essays and discover  the tools which make them effective.

Strategies for success in speaking tests – C1 and C2 level

Make the most of your speaking test. What should you say? How much should you say and how should you organise your thoughts? We’ll answer these questions and many more.

Teaching life skills and values to secondary learners

It’s an honour to teach teenagers. It’s an honour to help them grow into adulthood. What we teach and how we teach needs care and thought.

Presenter: Cliff Parry, British Council Academic Manager

Where/When Programme

 
Athens – 4 October 2019

  • 10.30–12.30
    Essay writing at B2+ level
    Strategies for success in speaking tests C1/ C2
    Teaching life skills and values


Webinar – 18 October 2019

  • 10.30–12.30
    Essay writing at B2+ level
    Strategies for success in speaking tests C1/ C2
    Teaching life skills and values

 
Athens – 1 November 2019

 

  • 10.30–12.30
    Essay writing at B2+ level
    Strategies for success in speaking tests C1/ C2
    Teaching life skills and values

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.

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/When Programme

To be announced
  • To be announced

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 A2 and B1 levels and relevant to those who teach towards A2 Key for Schools (KETfS) and B1 Preliminary for Schools (PETfS) that will change format from January 2020 onwards.

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

When Where

Athens 
 8 November 2019
  • 10.30–12.30
    Α2 Key for Schools (KETfS) and B1 Preliminary for Schools (PETfS) exams from January 2020

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)

Seminars and webinars for Addvantage Member Schools

Seminars and workshops

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

There are 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 2019–20 academic year:

When/Where To be announced
Programme To be announced
How to sign up To be announced

Webinars

We are delighted to offer an exciting programme of Addvantage webinars for teachers in collaboration with Cambridge Assessment English in the 2019–20 academic year. Their expert speakers will present a wide range of topics for teachers with different levels of experience to help prepare students for success in Cambridge English Qualifications.

The webinar programme is exclusive to Addvantage members and all the topics have been suggested by teachers from across Europe.

After each webinar, teachers will receive a follow-up email with useful links, a certificate of attendance and information about the next webinar.

Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee. Sit comfortably in your armchair. Take part in the webinar and let yourself be inspired!

Title  To be announced
Description  To be announced
Presenter  To be announced
When/Where  To be announced
Programme  To be announced
How to sign up  To be announced

Further information

Seminars, workshops and webinars are available to teachers at schools, language centres and institutions which are members of the British Council Addvantage Member Scheme.

  • Addvantage members will receive invitations to each seminar and workshop, with instructions on how to sign up and join.
  • Seminars, workshops and webinars are designed to last around one to two hours.
  • As seminars and workshops are often popular, we recommended signing up 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.
  • 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, and 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.

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

General 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.

If you’re interested in receiving regular updates about our seminars and other events, become a member of our Teachers’ Club.