Cambridge English Spring Seminar 2017_Programme

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13 th Annual Cambridge English Spring Seminar 25 – 26 March 2017

“Getting the Message - developing and testing the receptive skills”

For our Annual Seminar in 2017 we will be looking closely at Reading and Listening, the receptive skills, what

they are and how to develop them outside of and within the exam requirement. The emphasis will be on

demonstrating how «receptive is not passive» in that by developing effective reading and listening skills

learners can improve their productive output and become more confident communicators.

The plenary session speakers will cover:

General information: reading and listening as skills that we use every day, answering questions on how

we read and listen; What happens when we read / listen; has the way we read / listen changed and

does teaching need to reflect that change?

Test design: How does what we know about reading and listening as skills now translate into the two

exam papers? What is Cambridge testing and why?

In the workshops the presenters will explore:

strategies and activities for developing reading and listening skills

how reading and listening materials and exam tasks can be exploited to develop learners’ grammar

and vocabulary (using digital resources, eg the EVP and EGP)

activities to raise motivation by making reading and listening exam tasks interactive

which reading and listening subskills each exam part tests and what it requires

exam-day reading and listening strategies

Come join us for:

quality plenary sessions and practical, hands-on workshops

professional book displays /advice from the specialists / special offers

an apéro in an old wine cellar dating back to the 17th Century

gala dinner and a special evening programme featuring Joanna and Joe Hediger from «Skylight»,

www.sky-light.ch

free Cambridge English material

many opportunities to network and exchange ideas and teaching experiences

The entire Cambridge Team looks forward to welcoming you at our event.

Lori Kaithan

CEO / Centre Exams Manager


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“Getting the Message - developing and testing the receptive skills”

Programme

Saturday, 25 March 2017

08.30 – 09.30 Registration / Coffee Foyer Forum

09.30 – 10.00 Welcome and Introduction

Lori Kaithan, Centre Exams Manager

10.00 – 11.00 Plenary 1 - The ventriloquist - Do we read?

Speaker: Dr Peter Medgyes

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break / Book Exhibition Foyer Forum

11.30 – 12.30 Plenary 2: What does Cambridge English test in the Reading Paper and why?

12.30 – 13.45 Lunch / Book Exhibition

Speaker: Julie Sladden, Cambridge English Language Assessment

13.45 – 15.30 Reading for Reading Skills Development:

A1/A2: Young Learners of English A2/B1: Teens, KET / PET

B1: PET / BEC Preliminary B2: FCE / BEC Vantage

C1: CAE / BEC Higher C1/C2: CAE / CPE

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break / Book Exhibition Foyer Forum

16.00 – 17.30 Reading for Writing Skills and Language Systems Development (EVP & EGP)

A1/A2: Young Learners of English A2/B1: Teens, KET / PET

B1: PET / BEC Preliminary B2: FCE / BEC Vantage

C1: CAE / BEC Higher C1/C2: CAE / CPE

18.00 – 19.00

19.00 - open

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Apéro in an old wine cellar dating back to the 17 th Century

Gala Dinner and Entertainment Programme featuring Joanna and Joe Hediger from «Skylight»,

www.sky-light.ch

08.00 – 09.00 Registration / Coffee Foyer Forum

09.00 – 10.00 Plenary 3: The ventriloquist - Do we listen?

Speaker: Dr Peter Medgyes

10.00 – 11.00 Plenary 4: What does Cambridge English test in the Listening Paper and why?

Speaker: John Page, Cambridge English Language Assessment

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break / Book Exhibition Foyer Forum

11.30 – 12.30 Listening for Listening Skills Development (Part One):

A1/A2: Young Learners of English A2/B1: Teens, KET / PET

B1: PET / BEC Preliminary B2: FCE / BEC Vantage

C1: CAE / BEC Higher C1/C2: CAE / CPE

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 Listening for Listening Skills Development (Part Two):

A1/A2: Young Learners of English A2/B1: Teens, KET / PET

B1: PET / BEC Preliminary B2: FCE / BEC Vantage

C1: CAE / BEC Higher C1/C2: CAE / CPE

14.30 – 15.00 Dessert Buffet / Book Exhibition Foyer Forum

15.00 – 16.30 Listening for Speaking Skills & Language Systems Development (EVP & EGP)

A1/A2: Young Learners of English A2/B1: Teens, KET / PET

B1: PET / BEC Preliminary B2: FCE / BEC Vantage

C1: CAE / BEC Higher C1/C2: CAE / CPE

16.30 End of Seminar


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Speaker Profiles

Peter Medgyes – Keynote Speaker

Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy at

Eötvös Loránd University Budapest

Schoolteacher, teacher trainer, vice rector, deputy state secretary,

ambassador of Hungary and Vice President of IATEFL

Author of 40 books including The Non-native Teacher (1994,

winner of the Duke of Edinburgh Book Competition), The Language

Teacher (1997), Laughing Matters (2002), Golden Age: Twenty

Years of Foreign Language Education in Hungary (2011), Reflections

on Foreign Language Education (2015), The Non-native Teacher (3 rd

edition) (2017)

Professional interests: language policy, teacher education,

non-native English speaking teachers, humour research

John Potts

Working as an ELT professional, and teaching for Cambridge

exams, since 1979

Course Director of Cambridge CELTA and Delta teacher training

schemes at IH Baden

CELTA and Delta course tutor since 1983 and 1991 respectively

Assessor for CELTA worldwide from 1988 to 2016, and ex Joint

Chief Assessor

Author and co-author of ELT publications (CUP, Langenscheidt-

Longman)

Authorised presenter for Cambridge English since 1990

Working on school projects and training programmes in India

since 2002

Thom Kiddle

Director of Norwich Institute for Language Education

20 years’ experience teaching and training across 4 continents

Cambridge Delta; MA in Language Testing

Author of ‘Developing Digital Language Learning Materials’ (2014)

CELTA and Delta trainer and assessor; Cambridge Examiner

Academic Director of NILE Online programmes for language

teachers

Published in Applied Linguistics, Language Assessment Quarterly

and System journals

Former member of ELTJ editorial review board

Rob Dean

Worked as a teacher, Director of Studies and teacher trainer for ELT

Taught in Europe and South East Asia

Exam preparation, EAP and English for business and professional

purposes

Focuses on teaching with technology, language and culture and

task-based learning

Works as an independent teacher trainer and academic consultant

Delivers talks, workshops, seminars and online webinars

Julie Sladden

Worked as an English teacher in Poland and Italy

Was an Academic Director of a language school in the UK

Joined Cambridge English Language Assessment in 2008 as

Senior Assessment Manager developed a particular interest

in assessing reading through a Masters in Applied Linguistics

Oversaw the Cambridge English: Advanced reading paper

and its revision for 2015

Is involved with test development projects and chairs a

cross-product group on the assessment of reading

Roger Bourne

Group Director of Studies at The Cambridge Institute

since July 2013

Based in Zurich, responsible for teacher training, evaluation,

course design and lesson planning.

Deputy Director of Studies at The Cambridge Institute 2009

Cambridge English Oral Examiner since 2008

Teaching English as a second language since 2003

Before teaching worked in the property industry in the City of

London and previously to that was an Army officer.

Urs Kalberer

Over 25 years of experience teaching teenagers at Swiss lower

secondary schools

Preparing students for Cambridge exams (Key and Preliminary for

schools)

Experienced seminar, workshop and webinar presenter

ETAS Teacher Development Chair

MEd in English Language Teaching (University of Manchester)

Zoltán Rézműves

Began teaching in a secondary school in Budapest in 1990

1993 MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (ELTE

University of Budapest).

1999-2011 worked for Oxford University Press (OUP) as ELT editor

and project manager, later ELT Managing Editor for Central

Europe and Russia

Set up his own publishing services company, Consonant Kiadó

in 2012

Currently freelance ELT author, teacher trainer, editor and

consultant

Co-author of Achieve (OUP), Straight to Advanced (Macmillan)

and various secondary Workbooks

Author of Teacher’s Books for Project 4th edition (OUP), Ready for

Advanced (Macmillan), and Think (CUP)

Olha Madylus

Began teaching in a secondary state school in England

Has been involved in young learners' teaching for over 25 years

For the past 30 years has been a freelance consultant, materials

writer and trainer for local state and private language school

teachers (and trainers)

Lived and taught in Hong Kong, Venezuela and Greece and is

currently based in the UK

Focuses on both primary and secondary school children

John Page

From 2001 to 2013: teacher, teacher trainer and manager at

centres abroad and in the UK

Worked in South America for 5 years

Completed a Masters in Applied Linguistics in 2008 with focus on

the barriers faced by Arabic speakers when learning English in a

multi-cultural setting in the UK

Has a keen interest in how technology can be employed in

listening tests to raise task validity and improve candidate

experiences

Is Assessment Manager at Cambridge English Language

Assessment for IELTS, CAE and CPE Listening and CAE Reading &

Use of English Reading and Use of English with a particular focus

on Computer-based testing.


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Why participants like to attend our seminars…

I always like attending the seminar at the Bocken, it is such a lovely venue, which contributes to the great learning

atmosphere. It was very well organized, wonderful food, great teachers!”

“Great weekend once again! Thank you for your effort. Please give my thanks and my very best regards to the

whole Cambridge crew. Once again, you did a perfectly fine job!”

“This seminar was very interesting. It was also nice to meet other teachers from all over Switzerland.”

“I was very happy to get back to attending Cambridge English Spring seminar again after not having been able to do

so for at least 5 years! Will become a regular again!!!”

“Great venue, pleasant atmosphere, excellent Seminar. Thank you!”

“Well done. I loved being able to take the seminar content home with me to study and share with my colleagues.”

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Two-day seminar attendance

2 plenary sessions on Saturday and Sunday and several interesting workshops to choose from

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Cambridge English Handbooks for Teachers

Book Exhibition (various Publishers) / Special Offers

Lunch and two coffee breaks on each day

Gala Dinner and entertainment programme featuring Joanna and Joe Hediger from «Sky-Light»,

www.sky-light.ch

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Saturday or Sunday seminar participation according to registration

2 plenary sessions on Saturday and Sunday, various interesting workshops to choose from

Voucher for online shop: www.MyCambridgeShop.ch

Cambridge English Handbooks for Teachers

Book Exhibition (various Publishers) / Special Offers

Lunch and two coffee breaks

Gala Dinner and entertainment programme featuring Joanna and Joe Hediger from «Sky-Light»,

www.sky-light.ch

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