DAT E VENUE R E G I S T R AT I O N Saturday, 14th March 2015 Ibercaja Obra Social – Actur (Salón de Actos) C/Antón García Abril, 1 50018 Zaragoza Free outside parking at CC Carrefour Actur Please confirm your attendance before Wednesday, 11th March by contacting Cambridge University Press at [email protected], indicating names of attendees, full details of your school, and a contact email. THE EXPERIENCE ZARAGOZA 2015 The Cambridge Experience Zaragoza 14th March 2015 Come and join us! We’ll be having a prize draw, so if you’re lucky you could win an iPad mini! T H E TA L KS 09:30-09:50 R E G I S T R AT I O N 09:50-10:00 INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME 1 10:00-11:00 PHONICS FOR VERY YOUNG LEARNERS BY KAREN ELLIOTT Learning the sounds and letters together is a great way to develop children’s English pronunciation and vocabulary skills. In this talk Karen provides an overview of phonics for very young learners using chants, games and activities. For teachers experienced and new to phonics alike. 11:00-11:45 COFFEE BREAK 11:45-12:00 W H AT ’ S N E W F RO M C A M B R I D G E ? F RO M H E A D TO TO E : E D U C AT I N G T H E W H O L E C H I L D 12:00-13:00 In this information age a holistic curriculum is no longer a luxury but a necessity. By building language skills, developing self-confidence, and providing cross-curricular and real world material, the students are better prepared for their continued education and adult life. This session will suggest some fun and exciting ways we can incorporate these concepts into our classes. YO U N G L E A R N E R S TO DAY 13:15-14:15 14:15 BY STUART VINNIE BY ADRIANA REAL Planning is very time-consuming; we need to cater for the different learner types, their needs, their learning strategies and their learning times. We need to create the appropriate learning environment for each learner within the group while the system wants us to prepare 8 to 11 year-olds for exams. In this workshop, we will try to explore alternatives to practise for the different exam tasks in the classroom context and respecting each child’s pace and needs in a collaborative environment in the 21st century. RAFFLE THE SPEAKERS 1 K A R E N E L L I O T T has taught English for over 20 years in many different countries. She is especially interested in topic, story and thinking-based learning, encouraging learner autonomy and using synthetic phonics to develop pronunciation and literacy skills. Karen teaches at the British Council Bilbao and writes EFL materials for Cambridge University Press in the UK and Spain. S T U A R T V I N N I E has taught English since 1996 in the UK, Japan, Portugal, Thailand and China. In 2008, he joined Cambridge University Press as an ELT specialist, and later as the Teacher Development Manager for Asia, coordinating and conducting various professional development activities across the Asia region. Stuart now lives in Madrid, Spain, and continues to work for Cambridge University Press as a Teacher Trainer. He holds the DELTA and an MA TESOL, specialising in teacher development amongst non-native English-speaking teachers. A D R I A N A R E A L has been a teacher of English as a Foreign Language since 1990. She has worked at all levels (from preschool to adults), and in most contexts (from bilingual schools to companies). She holds a Diploma in TEFL from the University of Reading as well as the RSA COTE and a Masters in Innovation and Teacher Training. Adriana is a Cambridge English Speaking Examiner, Team Leader and member of the Cambridge English Presenters’ team.
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