Anche quest’anno Mondadori Education e Macmillan Education www.macmillaneducation.com/language-learning/italy partecipano alla conferenza nazionale di TESOL Italy tesolitaly.org/new/conventions/convention-2019. L’evento è intitolato “Redesigning ELT in the 21st Century”, e si terrà venerdì 15 e sabato 16 novembre presso il Polo Didattico di Piazza Oderico da Pordenone, 3 a Roma. Scopri il programma dei nostri interventi:
- Venerdì 15/11. Ore 12.45 – sala 4
Preparing students in Upper Secondary to face standardized exams.
Standardised exams are common in Anglo-Saxon countries and are this is becoming the case in Italy too. How can we approach the preparation of standardised exams, learn from mistakes, approach reading and listening and use assessment for learning.
The session’s aim is to share best practice with teachers who have been involved in the preparation and delivery of standardized exams in Upper Secondary Schools, like Invalsi or Cambridge certifications. How can we draw from experiences and develop lessons that allow students to prepare for these exams, thus avoiding to fall into the “practice make perfect” approach, which sees students going through countless exercises, not really learning how to tackle these same practices? Can we learn anything form the approach taken by Anglo-Saxon countries where all skills have been tested in a standardized manner for years?
Richard Twigg has over 20 years teaching experience and has been in EFL since 2005. Until recently he was Director/Academic Director at International House Milan, and he has taught in the U.K. and was the Director of Studies of IH Malta, where he completed his DELTA in 2007.
- Sabato 16/11. Ore 10:00-10.45
Redesigning and adapting ELT traditions: some practical suggestions.
Traditions build up over time in every field and industry. Some, we question and challenge. Others become so deeply ingrained that we don’t even realise they’re traditions, and that there might be another way of doing things. For example, the concept of conditionals being divided into, and classified as, zero, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and mixed is so entrenched that it’s hard to imagine any other way of approaching them. But perhaps there is…
In this session, we’ll look at some of the traditions of our field and ask the question ‘Is there a better way of doing this?’ We’ll explore various aspects of teaching grammar and vocabulary and developing language skills, with an emphasis on practical ways to approach some of these ideas in the classroom.
Malcolm Mann is an English language teacher and materials writer. He is the author or co-author of numerous ELT courses including the Laser and Optimise series (both published by Macmillan Education) and has given presentations in many countries round the world. In his spare time, he’s a partner in a bike shop and café/bar in Athens. Malcolm is a former Chairperson of TESOL Greece.