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British Council Day
Mon 17 October 2016, 13:00 – 17:00 EEST
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We have been connecting people from Romania and the UK since 1938 through our projects in art, education and society. We build cultural relations and help create educational opportunities. Through our activity we can help you develop your teaching skills, engage in education programmes, or connect with other professionals. We are reaching out through a series of events in different cities in Romania, dedicated to those who teach English, in order to present the local impact we can have and the opportunities available when it comes to teaching English.
The first event of this sort will take place in Focsani, on Monday, 17 October, at Hotel Ambasador, starting 13:00.
13:00 - 13:30 - Meet and greet
13:30 - 13:45 - Get to know us better - Zoltan Popescu
13.45 – 14.30 - Tips for teaching IELTS writing - Louise Oliver
14.40 – 15.40 - Workshops round 1: Improving relationships in the classroom (Monica Ralea) and Communication for Democratic Citizenship (Ruxandra Popovici)
15.40 – 16:00 - Coffee break
16.00 – 17.00 –Workshops round 2: Improving relationships in the classroom (Monica Ralea) and Communication for Democratic Citizenship (Ruxandra Popovici)
To take part in the event you have to register here. Attendance is free, but we have a limited number of places available, so make sure you save a spot upfront. The event is open to English teachers, regardles of the grade levels they teach. At the end of the event you will receive a certificate of participation.
More information about the British Council is available on www.britishcouncil.ro
DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS
Tips for teaching IELTS writing - Louise Oliver
Writing is the area students find hardest to grasp with IELTS and unfortunately they are often disappointed with their final scores. As teachers, we need to prepare our students not only by teaching them English but also by being familiar with what the examiners are looking for in the finished product. This seminar aims to offer advice on how to prepare students to write IELTS essays and some ideas for making writing lessons engaging and to really interest students in the task.
Improving relationships in the classroom - Monica Ralea
They didn’t ..., they didn’t ..., they didn’t ... (pay attention, for example). Are there solutions to such situations? Knowing our students better might be an answer. How about knowing ourselves? This might bring even more answers. And not only to classroom situations. Through practical activities that can be taken to the classroom, the workshop will familiarise the participants with NLP (Neuro Linguistis Programming) concepts such as maps and filters, pacing and leading, building rapport, that hopefully will shed a new light on classroom relationships.
Communication for Democratic Citizenship - Ruxandra Popovici
The session will focus on aspects of language, attitude and behaviour in social interaction situations with the aim of opening up communication channels between interlocutors, speakers and the audience. Successful communication implies respect and understanding of the other, critical thinking, evaluation of context and self-evaluation. The choice and use of language is central in social interaction situations. We introduce here the concept of ‘communication for democratic citizenship’ as an essential competence for the 21st century.