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Cambridge English Exam Seminar Days, Romania – January 20th – 23rd, 2014

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Cambridge English Language Assessment and EUROLINGVA Examinations Centre are pleased to invite you to their Cambridge English Exams – Seminar Days, specifically organized for teachers of English as well as students interested in sitting a Cambridge English Exam.

Spanning across 4 days, the events will take place in the following cities:

Tirgu-Mures, January 20th at Colegiul National “Alexandru Papiu Ilarian”
Satu Mare, January 22nd at Colegiul National “Mihai Eminescu”
Oradea, January 23rd at Oradea City Hall (teachers) and Liceul Teologic “Emanuel” (students)

Registration is free of charge. Certificates of Attendance will be offered to all attending teachers.

Event programme:

14:00 – 15:00Student presentation: Taming the FCE and CAE Cambridge English Speaking exams (Elena Tanase)

This presentation will analyze the particularities of the FCE and CAE Speaking exams, offering tips to improve the candidates’ scores at the oral examinations.

14:30 – 15:00 – Teacher Registration & Free materials distribution
15:00 – 15:30 – Welcome

15:30 – 16:30Webs of Words: Issues in vocabulary learning and teaching at A2 and B1 (Bob Obee)

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 as they prepare for the different papers in KET and PET.

16:30 – 17:00 – Coffee Break

17:00 – 17:30Try Cambridge English computer-based Exams! (Ioana Pantor)

This presentation will focus on the advantages of sitting an exam on computer and offers an insight on the particularities of such an exam.

17:30 – 18:30Teaching Towards the Revised FCE and CAE exams (Bob Obee)

This presentation 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.

Meet our presenters:

Bob Obee has an MA in Critical Theory and an MA in Applied Linguistics. He was formerly Director of Studies of the British Council Teaching Centres in Athens and Kuala Lumpur and now works as the Professional Support Leader for Speaking Tests in south-east Europe and as a curriculum consultant on international language projects for Cambridge English Language Assessment. He has presented as a keynote speaker at many conferences throughout the world and written a wide range of ELT publications with CUP and Express Publishing. His publications include Upstream Upper-Intermediate and the Mission IELTS series with Express and The Grammar Activity Book with CUP.

Elena Tanase is an ESOL Trainer, Cambridge English Team Leader, Oral Examiner and Presenter.

Ioana Pantor is the Centre Exams Manager of EUROLINGVA Examinations Centre, Cambridge English Oral Examiner and Presenter.

You can REGISTER ONLINE by following the appropriate links below:

Tirgu-Mures

–         Teachers – http://www.eurolingva.ro/event-subscription/teachers/Targu-Mures

–         Students – http://www.eurolingva.ro/event-subscription/pupils/Targu-Mures

Satu Mare

–         Teachers:  http://www.eurolingva.ro/event-subscription/teachers/Satu-Mare

–         Students: http://www.eurolingva.ro/event-subscription/pupils/Satu-Mare

Oradea

–         Teachers: http://www.eurolingva.ro/event-subscription/teachers/Oradea

–         Students: http://www.eurolingva.ro/event-subscription/pupils/Oradea

For any additional information, please contact EUROLINGVA Examinations Centre:

E-mail: office@eurolingva.ro

Telephone: 0746 487825

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