Monday, December 8, 2014

[ELTeCS_PERU] Fwd: [Webinar for English Teachers] Effective Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners. Dec. 10, 4pm.

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  aWebinar for English Teachers
  Effective Literacy Strategies  
  for English Language Learners

In this workshop, Dr. Ali Cullerton will discuss the common challenges that exist for English language learners. She will then describe effective classroom interventions and activities that can be used to make the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening more accessible for students. This webinar aims to provide English language teachers with information on discourse adaptations, scaffolding activities, print modifications, language production and literacy strategies that can be used in the classroom to support learners of a new language.
What:     Effective Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners
Webinar on English teaching, organized by the Regional English Language Office for the Andean Region at the U.S. Embassy in Lima.

Who:      Dr. Ali Cullerton, English Language Fellow
Dr. Cullerton is a longtime educator and researcher from Chicago, Illinois. She received her Ph.D. in Education: Literacy, Language and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is involved in research associated with literacy, language, education and immigration studies. Ali continues to teach, conduct research and work with teachers in order to prepare them for the shifting demographic makeup of youth in the United States and abroad. Dr. Cullerton specializes in teacher training on the themes of language learning and literacy. Cullerton is currently serving as an English Language Fellow with Georgetown University and the State Department at the Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano: Global Quality English in Loja, Ecuador.

When:    Wednesday, December 10th, 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Peru Time).
Where:   Join us from a computer with audio and internet access at Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or choose the option "Guest" and sign in using your name and city. (For example: Marcela - Lima)

This webinar is free. Previous registration is not required.


New Webinar | Cambridge English: Proficiency - Teaching the compulsory essay | 15 & 17 December 2014

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New Webinar for Teachers
Cambridge English: Proficiency – Teaching the compulsory essay
15 & 17 December 2014

Dear Giovanni

Cambridge English Language Assessment invites you to join us for our new webinar - Cambridge English: Proficiency – Teaching the compulsory essay on Monday 15 December 14.00 - 15.00 (UK time*) and Wednesday 17 December 10.00 - 11.00 (UK time*).

*Check the times of the webinars where you are:

The Cambridge English: Proficiency exam has a compulsory-essay question in Part 1 of the Writing paper. In this webinar the presenter will outline the purpose of the task, discuss the skills the task is assessing, explore the assessment criteria and level descriptors for C2 level and provide practical teaching tips for developing these skills in the classroom and preparing candidates for the exam.

To register for this webinar, please choose your preferred date and time below:

Monday 15 December, 14.00 - 15.00 (UK time)
Wednesday 17 December, 10.00 - 11.00 (UK time)

If you have missed any of our previous webinars, you can watch recordings and download the slides on our official YouTube channel Cambridge English TV.

Previous webinars include:

Best wishes

The Cambridge English Webinar Team

Monday, December 1, 2014

[ELTeCS_PERU] Fwd: Did you miss #ELTCPD? Find out where you can watch it now!

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Dear colleague, 

Many thanks to everyone who attended our  'Can continuing professional development change lives?' event for English language teaching professionals streamed live last week from Delhi and London. Don't worry if you missed it, you can watch it again in full on our YouTube channel.

This exciting international launch event stimulated thought-provoking debate on the significance and positive impact of continuing professional development practice and policy. 

Don't forget that you can download the publication Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers from EnglishAgenda

Thanks for your continuing support. We look forward to bringing you some exciting events in the new year!

With thanks and kind regards,
British Council teams in the UK and India

Be inspired by fellow teachers around the world and gain important insights from CPD experts. Choose a time which suits you to watch the exciting international launch event 'Can continuing professional development change lives?'which was streamed live from London and Delhi. 

In this EnglishAgenda podcast, we are joined by Alison Barrett, the British Council's Director of English for Education Systems in South Asia. Alison shares her experiences of innovative CPD from working with teachers and policy makers in India.
Listen to the podcast to find out more about:
  • The complexities and challenges of running large-scale continuing professional development programmes
  • The critical features of effective and successful CPD programmes
  • Many other important ways to develop professionally as a teacher, beyond training
  • Some of the barriers to development as a teacher and how teachers can be supported to achieve CPD


with Silvana Richardson

How many times have you had to sit through an hour-long in-service training (INSETT) session only to take just one or two useful ideas out of it?

Monday's webinar suggested a move away from ineffective one-size-fits-all models of in-service teacher training and presented evidence-based activities and approaches to CPD that can really make a difference and put us in control of our professional development.


After taking up a CPD opportunity, it often leaves us zinging with enthusiasm at the time, but how much of it actually gets put into practice?

Tuesday's webinar explored what happens when we return to the realities of the classroom and suggested six principles for maintaining the spark of inspiration and enabling appropriate, practical change.


Of the 99 videos from the British Council Seminar Series now found on EnglishAgenda, on a wide variety of ELT topcis, 30 have been selected for their relevance to English language teachers around the world and turned into practical training materials.

Whether you are an English language teacher looking for new ways to refresh your continuing professional development, or if you are a teacher trainer responsible for developing others, watch this webinar to find out more about the first of these brand new materials to be released.


with Dr Richard Smith and Dr Paula Rebolledo 

This webinar discusses teacher-research, providing practical examples form the speakers' work with teachers and considers the advantages and disadvantages of different types of teacher-research for CPD

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