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Cambridge Day 2013 in Belgrade, Saturday 9th February

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This February, together with Cambridge University Press and the British Council, we are organising our annual Cambridge Day Conference. This year, we are focusing on skills needed for the preparation of YLE and Cambridge English Advanced exams, as well as methodology of how to teach teenagers. We will have an opportunity to hear Herbert Puchta, Karen Saxby, Nicola Johnson, Jessica Cox and Bob Obee.

Cambridge Day 2013 

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Sava Centar

Milentija Popovica 9, Belgrade


09:00 – 10:00: Registration

10:00 – 10:15: Opening Statements

10:15 – 11:15: “Success with teaching teens”, Plenary with Herbert Puchta

11:15 – 11:45: Coffee break

11:45 – 12:45: “Teaching Young Learners”, Plenary with Karen Saxby 

12:45 – 13:45: Lunch

13:45 – 14:45: “Prepare your students for success with Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)”, Plenary with Nicola Johnson and Jessica Cox

14:45 – 15:45: “Varying the Focus in CAE Writing lessons”, Workshop with Bob Obee

15:45 – 16:15: Certification

16:15 – 17:15: “Special workshop with CAE candidates”,  Moderated by Nicola Johnson and Jessica Cox

How to register?

If you wish to register, please fill in this form. We would like to stress that we can accept only a limited number of applications. Confirmation emails will be sent on Wednesday, 6 February 2013. In case the form doesn’t open, please enter the following address into your internet browser: 

The Presenters

Herbert Puchta holds a PhD in English – with a focus on ELT pedagogy. He has been Professor of English at the TeacherTrainingUniversity in Graz, and President of IATEFL. As a writer and international teacher trainer, he has given talks, seminars and workshops to teachers in over 50 countries. Each classroom he visits makes him see how brilliantly creative teachers can be and how hard they work. It also teaches him a little more about students’ hearts and minds. 

Karen Saxby has produced a wealth of material for younger learners of English, with recent published works including the ‘Fun For’ series for Starters, Movers and Flyers, the ‘Story Fun’ series and ‘KET for Schools Trainer’, all written for Cambridge University Press.  Karen has an RSA TEFL diploma and a first class degree in Linguistics and French. She left the classroom to focus on a full-time career as a writer of teaching and testing material for students of English, with a particular interest in producing material for young learners. Karen has given talks and run workshops to teachers in various countries on behalf of Cambridge Assessment. Additionally she has acted as a consultant for the production of EFL material and the development of language test formats. 

Bob Obee was formerly the Director of Studies of the British Council teaching centres in Athens and Kuala Lumpur. His publications with Cambridge University Press include the Grammar Activity Book (CUP). He currently works as a Professional Support Leader for Cambridge English Language Assessment with specific responsibility for the management of Speaking Tests in the region of South East Europe.

Nicola Johnson is Development Manager, Recognition for Cambridge English Language Assessment.  Nicola has had range of different business development roles within Cambridge Assessment over the past 8 years including working for University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). She has a BA Hons in Media and English language and is a Chartered Marketer.

Jessica Cox is Marketing Manager for the Global Marketing Team at Cambridge English Language Assessment. She leads on digital marketing activity for key Cambridge English exams and manages social media campaigns on Facebook and YouTube. Jessica was an EFL teacher in Japan for 11 years.

Cambridge English South East Europe now on Twitter

We are happy to inform you that Cambridge English South East Europe (SEE) now has its own Twitter feed to keep our friends and colleagues in the region up to date with what we are doing. Colleagues from Serbia can find us at and follow us for the latest information on this event (hashtags: #cambridgeserbia) as well as news relating to seminars, registration info, exam dates and updates, support materials and our regional network as well as many upcoming offers that we are planning for you in the months to come and the chance to win preparation materials in a competition, details on which will soon be released.

We hope to see you all soon once more in Belgrade!

Written by Cambridge English Southern Europe

January 30, 2013 at 11:55 am

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