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Cambridge Day 2013 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Friday 1st March

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Cambridge English Language Assessment and Cambridge University Press are delighted to welcome you to the Cambridge Day 2013 in Cluj-Napoca, this year focusing primarily on the Reading & Listening skills for the Cambridge English: First and Cambridge English: Advanced examinations.

This free event will take place at Hotel City Plaza, Str. Sindicatelor, No. 9-11, Cluj-Napoca and will feature speakers from Cambridge English Language Assessment, Cambridge University Press, the British Council and EEC Examinations Centre.



Welcome and exhibition


“Skills, strategies and approaches for the Cambridge English First and Cambridge English Advanced Reading papers” – by Bob Obee, Cambridge English

This talk will consider the skills students need in order to perform well in the different parts of the Reading paper. We will consider strategies for dealing with the whole paper on the day and how to encourage students to effectively manage their time.

Bob Obee is an ELT author and teacher trainer who has worked in many regions of the world. He was previously Director of Studies at The British Council Teaching Centers in Athens and Kuala Lumpur. For Cambridge University Press he has written The Grammar Activity Book.


“CAE – the New Assessment Criteria for the Writing Subtest” – by Alice Cojocaru, British Council

According to research, there are three main elements which writers use when producing a piece of written text: a cognitive element, a language element and a socio-linguistic element. This short presentation will look into the way in which these three elements are reflected into the new CAE Writing assessment scale.

Alice Cojocaru is the English Lead for British Council Romania. Before joining the British Council five years ago, she worked as a teacher of English to high school students, as well as adults. She is a Cambridge ESOL Local Presenter for the British Council and an examiner for Cambridge ESOL and IELTS.


Coffee break


“Joined-Up Listening “ – by Johanna Stirling, Cambridge University Press

“Fluency is the prize that most learners seek, but they also need to be able to listen to fast, fluent speech and understand without constantly asking for repetition. Unfortunately, fluent speech isn’t always as easy to decipher as the written word is. In this cd we will explore what makes connected speech so challenging and how we can help our learners to understand it. Let’s look at some ways that we can really teach listening, rather than just practise it. A chance to try out plenty of activities that you can use with learners of all levels.”

Johanna Stirling is a freelance English Language Teaching Consultant based in the UK. She teaches, trains teachers, writes materials and gives presentations about English language teaching. She has written teaching materials for Cambridge University Press and worked on software editing too. This has included work on face2face, Touchstone, and the brand new adult course, English Unlimited. Johanna is also a NILE (Norwich Institute for Language Education) Associate Trainer. To find out more see her website, The English Language Garden at


“EEC incentive scheme” – by Catalin Badanau, EEC Examinations Centre Romania

Beginning with 2013 all schools, either private or public, would start taking benefits from registering students for Cambridge exams with EEC. The main aim of the presentation would be both to trigger interest among institutions to become Cambridge Preparation Centres and to encourage students to follow the course of Cambridge exams.

Catalin Badanau Studies: B.A. in Philology, English, “Dunarea de Jos” University MA Translation and Interpretation, “Dunarea de Jos” University DSH Sprach Diplom, Regensburg University Work experience: English and German trainer, Examinations Officer with ESOL Examinations Centre


Closing and Raffle

Please register by February 22nd 2013:

online: here

by e-mail at:

or phone Sitka at: 021/210.30.30; 021/210.40.10; 0722/375.477

The Cambridge Day is open to all teachers of English.

The bookshop, Centrul de Carte Straina SITKA has organised a book exhibition, giving you the opportunity to look into the latest ELT publications from Cambridge University Press.

Representatives from Cambridge English Language Assessment will be available on the day to discuss whatever you need towards preparing students for the examinations.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided free of charge.

All attendees will receive a free sample copy of the 3rd edition of the updated and revised OBJECTIVE ADVANCED with CD-ROM and Certificates of attendance.

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 Romania can find us at and follow us for the latest information on this event (hashtags: #cambridgeromania) as well as news relating to seminarsregistration infoexam dates and updatessupport 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 look forward to seeing all of you once more in our Cambridge Days!

Written by Cambridge English Southern Europe

February 14, 2013 at 10:00 am

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