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Romanian teacher wins Cambridge English IATEFL Scholarship

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Catalina Cocan, an English teacher at the Alexandru Vaida-Voevod Primary and Secondary Schools in Cluj-Napoca, has won the 2014 ‘Dr. Peter Hargreaves IATEFL Scholarship’, awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment. As part of her prize, Catalina will enjoy an ‘all expenses paid’ trip to the 2014 Conference held by IATEFL (the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language), in Harrogate, England: ‘Winning has given me confidence and the courage to pursue all my dreams,’ says Catalina. ‘By attending the Conference I will enhance my teaching skills and meet professionals in the field.’

Scholarship entrants write an essay – set by Cambridge English Language Assessment – on an issue relevant to English language teaching and assessment. In Catalina’s winning submission, she reviewed the positive impacts that resulted when she prepared her students for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) test in an essay which the judges said ‘clearly demonstrated how YLE motivated your students’. 

Five Cambridge English IATEFL Scholarships are awarded annually to recognise best practice in teaching, assessment and professional development. Details of the 2015 Scholarships will be announced shortly.

Written by Cambridge English Southern Europe

December 17, 2013 at 10:00 am

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  1. Congratulations Corina , I am so proud that a young and talented teacher won this prize . I am especially proud that a Romanian could win the prize. Keep up the good work ! have a Merry Christmas!
    Where could we read the essay that brought you the prize?

    Paul Alexandru Tabacu

    December 17, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    • Hi Paul,

      I am not sure yet whether the essays will be released for everyone to read. This has been the case in the past though. I will investigate this and come back to you with a reply through here.

      Best Wishes,
      George Papakyritsis
      Cambridge English Southern Europe.

      Cambridge ESOL Greece

      December 18, 2013 at 9:48 am


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