Friday, 26 October 2012

Cambridge English Day for Teachers

Today, Catherine and Sally spent the day at a Cambridge English seminar for teachers in Siracusa.  

In the wonderful surroundings of The Grand Hotel Minareto, with an array of teachers from across Sicily, they spent the day learning about developments within Cambridge English courses and qualifications.  During the day, several speakers lectured on teaching practices and student needs, the speakers included Dr. Herbert Puchta of Austria - celebrated ELT Author and Teacher Trainer, Annette Capel of Cambridge University, who has developed a levelled English language profiling system and Sarah Ellis - Support Officer for Cambridge ESOL in Italy.  

Sally managed to win first place in a competition, for which she will be rewarded with a free Cambridge English Teachers course, qualifications that will extend her existing Cambridge Teaching qualifications.  

The day really emphasised the importance of Cambridge English exams throughout the world, gave fresh ideas and solutions, taught about the cognitive neuro science involved in learning, gave updated insights into the art of teaching and was a fantastic opportunity to meet and converse with all the other dedicated teachers and support staff working with Cambridge English in Sicily.  

All our new ideas will be applied in the classroom immediately, so our students can expect something new over the coming weeks!

Written by Sally


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