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EP Seminar – Ξάνθη (Postponed)
March 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|09:30 – 10:00 Registration – Welcome Coffee
10:00 – 12:30 Seminar
• The Revised Michigan ECCE & ECPE, May 2021: The New Exam Specifications
A detailed overview of the changes with examples of new tasks, genres and assessment criteria.
• The Sounds & Shapes of Words: Teaching reading effectively
Establishing early literacy skills in the ELT classroom is an essential objective for primary teachers. In this session, we will discuss how to help young learners start reading English through a highly structured system, active engagement and various fun activities that encourage ‘looking with intent’.
• Brainless Exams? Certificates for all? Be bold to stand out!
Guest Speaker: Maria-Araxi Sachpazian, BA Education / RSA Dip/Tefl (hons)
In the last few years we have witnessed a considerable change in the way we appraise Language Examinations internally, as educators or managers of FLS. In the past, a certain level of difficulty was a necessary and desirable characteristic. As teachers, we expected that students who did not make the grade or tried hard enough would fail. We also believed that Foreign Language Certificates have a certain weight and value. What has happened in the meantime to change this approach? This session aims to explore how FLS can make the difference. We are going to examine whether our students’ rates in Foreign Language Exams should be the focal point of our advertising campaign and our quality guarantee. We will discuss the central role of exam materials in the preparation of our students and how to handle mock exams for optimal results. Finally, mention will be made of how we keep the channels of communication with the families of our candidates. This practical session is for school owners and teachers.
Maria-Araxi Sachpazian, BA Education / RSA dip/tefl (hons), is the Owner and Managing Director of Input on Education and a Lecturer in the English Studies Department of the International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, CITY College. She is the current Chair of TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece and a volunteer on the IATEFL Digital Committee.