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Upcoming Cambridge Days in Croatia (Zagreb & Split)

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Cambridge University Press and Cambridge English Language Assessment are delighted to welcome you to another Cambridge Day event, held over two days in two different Croatian locations:

Friday 22 November 2013, 14:30-18:30
Hotel Dubrovnik, Ljudevita Gaja 1, 10000 Zagreb 

Saturday 23 November 2013, 09:00-13:15
Sveučilišna knjižnica u Splitu, Ruđera Boškovića 31, 21000 Split

Throughout the event, VBZ in Zagreb and Pitagora in Split will have books and materials on exhibition, giving you the opportunity to look at the latest ELT publications.

Cambridge University Press, British Council and VBZ personnel will be on hand to offer information and advice.

Attendance is FREE of charge. Certificates of Attendance will be given out at the end of the event.

Sessions and Programme

Zagreb, Friday 22 November 2013

14:30 – 14:40     Opening statement by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Croatia Mr David Slinn
14:40 – 15:40     Affective Routes to Effective Learning, Michael Tomlinson
15:40 – 16:10      Webs of Words: Issues in vocabulary learning and teaching at B1 and B2, Bob Obee
16:10 – 16:45      Coffee break
16:45 – 17:45      Star Kids, Michael Tomlinson
17:45 – 18:15      Teaching Towards the Revised FCE and CAE exams, Bob Obee
18:15 – 18:30      Raffle and Certificates Distribution

Split, Saturday 23 November 2013

09:00 – 10:00    Affective Routes to Effective Learning, Michael Tomlinson
10:00 – 10:45    Webs of Words: Issues in vocabulary learning and teaching at B1 and B2, Bob Obee
10:45 – 11:15     Coffee break
11:15 – 12:15      Star Kids, Michael Tomlinson
12:15 – 13:00     Teaching Towards the Revised FCE and CAE exams, Bob Obee
13:00 – 13:15     Raffle and Certificates Distribution

The Cambridge Day Sessions

Michael Tomlinson, Cambridge University Press

Affective Routes to Effective Learning

Michael will be discussing the fundamental differences between traditional and more modern approaches to teaching English, and asking to what extent ‘affective’ teaching can be integrated into the average classroom. Using the ‘Kids Box’ series for young learners from Cambridge University Press, Michael will illustrate some affective teaching techniques in action, involving the audience and giving plenty of ideas on how to make your own lessons more affective and effective.

Star Kids

This workshop looks at various ways of helping you to prepare your young learners for ESOL young learners exams. We will discuss multiple intelligences, and what skills pupils need to do well in the exam. How to motivate and stimulate your young learners and yourselves!  This workshop covers motivational skills using multiple intelligences in the classroom, it will show you how to captivate your learners at a very young age and how to keep them motivated, lots of fun and plenty of action.

Bob Obee, Professional Support Leader, Cambridge English Language Assessment

Webs of Words: Issues in vocabulary learning and teaching at B1 and B2.

This presentation will highlight some of the key issues identified in recent research and projects such as Cambridge English Profile relating to best practice in vocabulary teaching and learning. We will explore the notion of what it means to ‘know a word’ and consider practical implications of this notion for teachers in preparing a wholesome and balanced lexical diet for their charges and for learners in developing well-grounded lexical manners and a keen sense of lexical repartee to bring to table.

Teaching Towards the Revised FCE and CAE exams

This talk will give a brief overview of the changes to the FCE and CAE examinations to be introduced in January 2015. The presentation will highlight that the new task types relate principally to the Writing and Speaking papers and explore the principle teaching implications in preparing candidates effectively for these changes. `The different roles an exam-focused teacher might be seen to have in working to improve student performance in relation to such task types will also be touched on.

The Cambridge Day Speakers 

Michael Tomlinson has been teaching English since 1989. He has worked in the UK, Turkey, Spain and Sweden, with students ranging from children to adults and from beginner to proficiency level. He is currently a teacher and Director of Studies at Star English, Murcia. He has also led numerous teacher training talks and workshops in Europe, South America and Asia.

His publications include the Primary iBox IWB software, six Primary Box titles in the Cambridge Copy Collection and the six level Primary course Kid’s Box (2008), all co-authored with Caroline Nixon.

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 Centres in Athens and Kuala Lumpur.

How to register

To register for this event you can download this registration form, complete it and send it to Lidija Bertoncelj by e-mail or snail mail. You can also register by calling the number provided below:

Snail mail: Valvazorjeva 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
Telephone: +386 41 326 361

Registration deadline: 20 November 2013.

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming event!

Written by Cambridge English Southern Europe

November 17, 2013 at 10:00 am

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