are pleased to announce the 2nd
RO-HU Regional ELT CONFERENCE
to be held on
23rd November 2019
THE 2nd RO – HU ELT REGIONAL CONFERENCE
PARTIUM UNIVERSITY, ORADEA
23rd November 2019
09:30 – 10:00 Registration of participants
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome address
Eniko Maior, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Letters and Arts
10:05 – 10:50 Cambridge Assessment English Updates
Aniella Busila, Cambridge Assessment English
10:50 – 11:50 Work together, succeed together: Collaborative language learning
Zoltán Rézműves, MA (TEFL)
11:50 – 12:15 Coffee break and networking
12:15 – 13:05 Using digital tools in the classroom –ideas and activities to exploit digital resources to engage your students
Sarah Ellis, Cambridge Assessment English
13:05 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 -15:00 The teacher holds the key: Motivated to motivate
Zoltán Rézműves, MA (TEFL)
15:00 – 15:40 LanguageCert: the next generation in English Language Qualifications
Petros Apergis, LanguageCert
15:40 – 16:05 Coffee break and networking
16:05 – 16:50 The Non-Native teacher of English (NNEST) versus NEST (Native Speaker)
Manos Betsis, Global ELT
16:50 – 17:20 Raffle
Thank you for your attendance!
Conference fee – 75 RON/participant
Method of payment:
In cash at our office on 10/A Stefan Zweig Street, first floor, Oradea, Bihor.
By bank transfer.
SWIFT Code: BTRL022
Account number: RO74 BTRL RONC RT02 6918 3801 (lei)
Please mention the following payment purpose on the bank transfer order: RO-HU ELT Conference for first name, last name. Bank transfer charges have to be paid by the participant.
Requests for invoice must be indicated by email to the Organizers, at firstname.lastname@example.org before 19 November
All cancellations must be notified by email to the Organizers, at email@example.com
• Before 18th November 2019: 100 % of registration fee will be refunded
• After 18th November 2019: no refund
Reimbursement will be processed after the conference
LanguageCert: the next generation of English Language Qualifications.
By Petros Apergis, LanguageCert Head of Business Development
The presentation is an introduction to the next generation of English language qualifications, available to you from LanguageCert. As an Awarding Organisation recognised by Ofqual, LanguageCert is dedicated to providing exceptional language skills assessment and certification to the global learners’ community. It is a member of the PeopleCert Group, a global leader in the certification industry, that has been delivering millions of exams in 200 countries.
LanguageCert qualifications are internationally recognised and created with the teachers and candidates’ flexibility in mind, catering for modern, communicative language assessment needs. On-demand paper and computer-based exams on all 6 CEFR levels, online exams with live invigilation powered by innovative technology, exams specially designed for young learners, and fast exam turnaround time from booking to certificate issuing are just a few of the advantages LanguageCert has to offer.
Join the session to find out why LanguageCert qualifications are the ideal choice for you and your students!
Using digital tools in the classroom – ideas and activities to exploit digital resources to engage your students
The plenary discusses the ways in which technology can be used to create effective, engaging and relevant activities for students. We will make particular reference to and Cambridge English Qualifications, but the content will be of interest to anyone interested in using digital resources to support learning. The main aim of the session is to introduce teachers to digital tools that they can experiment with and provide practical ideas for how they might implement these in the classroom and outside the classroom.
Sarah Ellis is currently working as Senior Manager, Assessment Services, Europe for Cambridge Assessment English. She is based in Bologna, Italy.
Sarah is interested in Assessment, Learning & Professional Development and has an extensive background in teaching, teacher training, assessment and exam management. She has trained teachers on CELTA and DELTA courses and is currently is involved in the Cambridge Assessment English teacher support programme which provides information, materials and support for teachers and academic directors.
She is particularly interested in supporting teachers in developing digital skills and assessment literacy.
Cambridge Assessment English Updates
The presentation introduces Cambridge Assessment English updated information related to certificates recognition, structure and resources. It also explains what a Cambridge Preparation Centre means and how schools and teachers can become part of the world preparation centre network benefiting from available training and promotional support.
The teacher holds the key: Motivated to motivate
Success in language learning often hinges on motivation – without motivation, there is little to provide and sustain the momentum in the language learning process. We, teachers, succeed or fail together with each and every learner. Motivating students to learn therefore begins with motivating ourselves to teach. Where we does our own motivation come from? What do we do to maintain it? How do we channel the flow of our motivational energies into what we do day to day in our classrooms?
Work together, succeed together: Collaborative language learning
Today it is increasingly vital that learners develop their ability to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances and learning needs. Engaging tasks and collaborative learning practices will help them develop as motivated, effective, and autonomous learners. What are the ways of working together that help students get the most of their English classes and reach their true potential?
The Non-Native teacher of English (NNEST) versus NEST (Native Speaker)
NATIVE OR NON-NATIVE: WHO MAKES A BETTER ENGLISH TEACHER?
The discussion about The Non-Native teacher of English (NNEST) versus NEST has received a lot of attention by a number of teachers’ associations recently. It is a debate that still goes on across social media groups of languages teachers for years and there is a need for rational and informed discussion.
Teachers should be hired on the basis of their qualifications and not on their language background.
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