Seminars and events
  • Teacher Support Programme 2017-2018
  • 24 January | Barcelona | Revised 2018 YLE - Preparing for the Speaking Tests
  • 31 January | Barcelona | Classroom lifesavers - Low Tech Warmers and Games
  • 31 January | Tarragona | Find it Fast - Improving B1 Receptive Skills
  • 2 February | Mataró | Classroom Management for Younger Teenagers
  • 8 February | Barcelona | Rethinking Homework - Get Your Students Doing More
  • 17 February | Manresa | Making Exam Classes More Engaging
  • 1 March | Sabadell | Practical Ways to Motivate Teens
  • 7 March | L’Hospitalet | Overcoming the Intermediate Plateau - Skills at B1 Level
  • 14 March | Barcelona | Using Technology for Homework
  • 4 June | Barcelona | Planning and Teaching Intensive Exam Courses
 
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Professional exchange and networking among teachers is very important, so we provide enough time for such interaction during the break. Exams Madrid Staff will also be present to assist you with any queries you might have.

 

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Seminar for Teachers
Revised 2018 Young Learners:
Using Speaking Assessment Criteria and Preparing Students for the Speaking Tests
 
 
  • Presenter
  • Enrollment
  • Attendance & Fee
  • Date & Venue
  • Timetable

  •  
     

     
    Barcelona
    Wednesday 24 January 2018
       
    For exam sessions from January 2018, there will be some changes to the Cambridge Starters, Movers and Flyers exams. In this informative and practical session, Jane will explain the changes to the Speaking component of the exams and suggest dynamic ideas for preparing your young learners in the classroom.
     
    Seminar presenter:
    Jane Delaney
    Speaking Test Team Leader,
    Teacher and Presenter
       
    Jane Delaney works as a primary school teacher in Tarragona and has also worked in secondary education. She is an ex Director of Studies and language school Director. She also works as a teacher trainer, Local Organiser, Team Leader and presenter for Cambridge Assessment English. She is very interested in getting teenagers to talk and write!
     
    Enrollment
       

    To enrol for this seminar simply send an email to:
    events@exams-catalunya.com with your FULL NAME and the name of the school/academy you work for.

     
    Attendance fee
     

    Our seminars are free of charge to all staff from Exams Catalunya Preparation Centres that use Exams Catalunya actively and exclusively as their Cambridge English Exam Centre *

    Staff and teachers from active
    Exams Catalunya preparation centres
    Exams Catalunya-Lewis School
    ex-CELTA trainees
    Other participants

     

     
    * In order to benefit from the Exams Catalunya free teacher support programme Preparation Centres must use Exams Catalunya exclusively and have registered candidates in an exam within the past 9 months. Preparation Centres that do not meet these requirements are very welcome to attend all of our events but will be charged an attendance fee for each seminar/workshop.

    Payment is required upon registration.
    You can choose to pay via the following payment methods:
    • At our office (cash, credit card)
    • Via our online shop (credit card)
    • Via bank tranasfer to one of the following accounts:


     
    Bank: Santander
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES94 0049 4754 8925 1605 6032
    Bank: Sabadell
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES73 0081 0053 54 0001180228

     
    IMPORTANT: If you pay by bank transfer you should clearly state your name and the title of the seminar. All transfers must reach us free of bank charges and interest. Exams Catalunya will not be held responsible for these charges. It is essential that you send us the payment receipt by email to info@exams-catalunya.com so that we may trace your payment with the bank. Your place will be confirmed upon receipt of these details.
     
    Date and venue
       
    The session will be held on:
    Wednesday 24 January 2018
    at the following address:
    Freixa, 5-9. 08021 Barcelona
     
    Timetable
       
     
    Arrival and registration:
    9:30 – 09:45
    Coffee/tea break:
    11:00 – 11:30
     
    Seminar part 1:
    09:45 – 11:00
    Seminar part 2:
    11:30 – 12:45

     
    Professional exchange and networking among teachers is very important, so we provide enough time for such interaction during the break. Exams Catalunya Staff will also be present to assist you with any queries you might have.

     
    Seminar for Teachers
    Revised 2018 Young Learners:
    Using Speaking Assessment Criteria and Preparing Students for the Speaking Tests
     

     

    Documento sin título
     
    Seminar for Teachers
    Classroom Lifesavers
    Low Tech Warmers and Games
     
     
  • Presenter
  • Enrollment
  • Attendance & Fee
  • Date & Venue
  • Timetable

  •  
     

     
    Barcelona
    Wednesday 31 January 2018
       
    The aim of this session is to increase teachers' repertoire of interesting warmers to pique students' interest, and fun games to recycle language and boost acquisition. The workshop will cover activities that require little to no technology and are suitable for a range of ages and levels.
     
    Seminar presenter:
    Tim Warre
    Teacher, Teacher Trainer,
    Language Coach and Author
       
    Tim Warre  has been working and teaching in Barcelona for over 7 years. He has experience teaching all ages and levels but his main focus nowadays is the higher level Cambridge exams (CAE + CPE). In 2013 he started Tim’s Free English Lesson Plans (freeenglishlessonplans.com) where he posts lesson plans and activities for a wide range of ages and levels. The site has grown in popularity to the point where it now averages around 20,000 hits per week. Tim has recently completed the Cambridge DELTA, and is currently working in the world of teacher training.
     
    Enrollment
       

    To enrol for this seminar simply send an email to:
    events@exams-catalunya.com with your FULL NAME and the name of the school/academy you work for.

     
    Attendance fee
     

    Our seminars are free of charge to all staff from Exams Catalunya Preparation Centres that use Exams Catalunya actively and exclusively as their Cambridge English Exam Centre *

    Staff and teachers from active
    Exams Catalunya preparation centres
    Exams Catalunya-Lewis School
    ex-CELTA trainees
    Other participants

     

     
    * In order to benefit from the Exams Catalunya free teacher support programme Preparation Centres must use Exams Catalunya exclusively and have registered candidates in an exam within the past 9 months. Preparation Centres that do not meet these requirements are very welcome to attend all of our events but will be charged an attendance fee for each seminar/workshop.

    Payment is required upon registration.
    You can choose to pay via the following payment methods:
    • At our office (cash, credit card)
    • Via our online shop (credit card)
    • Via bank tranasfer to one of the following accounts:


     
    Bank: Santander
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES94 0049 4754 8925 1605 6032
    Bank: Sabadell
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES73 0081 0053 54 0001180228

     
    IMPORTANT: If you pay by bank transfer you should clearly state your name and the title of the seminar. All transfers must reach us free of bank charges and interest. Exams Catalunya will not be held responsible for these charges. It is essential that you send us the payment receipt by email to info@exams-catalunya.com so that we may trace your payment with the bank. Your place will be confirmed upon receipt of these details.
     
    Date and venue
       
    The session will be held on:
    Wednesday 31 January 2018
    at the following address:
    Freixa, 5-9. 08021 Barcelona
     
    Timetable
       
     
    Arrival and registration:
    9:15 – 9:30
    Coffee/tea break:
    10:45 – 11:15
     
    Seminar part 1:
    9:30 – 10:45
    Seminar part 2:
    11:15 – 12:30

     
    Professional exchange and networking among teachers is very important, so we provide enough time for such interaction during the break. Exams Catalunya Staff will also be present to assist you with any queries you might have.

     
    Seminar for Teachers
    Classroom Lifesavers
    Low Tech Warmers and Games
     

     

    Documento sin título
     
    Seminar for Teachers
    Find it Fast
    Improving B1 Receptive Skills to Get the Most Out of Classroom Reading Tasks
     
     
  • Presenter
  • Enrollment
  • Attendance & Fee
  • Date & Venue
  • Timetable

  •  
     

     
    Tarragona
    Wednesday 31 January 2018
       
    This session will look at practical and fun ways of making reading more interesting for B1 students. This added enjoyment and confidence will make it easier for them to comprehend texts and improve their performance on reading exercises. Sarah will share techniques and activities that teachers can use in their classrooms right away.
     
    Seminar presenter:
    Sarah Johnston
    Speaking Test Team Leader
    and Writing Examiner
       
    Sarah Johnston  started her teaching career in Barcelona in 1985. She completed her CAP (Certificat d’Aptitud Pedagògica) and then went on to do her RSA (now DELTA). She is the DOS at Big Ben Idiomes Barcelona where she has been working since 1987.

    Sarah is a Speaking Examiner Team Leader for CPE, CAE, FCE, BEC, PET, KET and YLE and has worked with Cambridge Exams for almost 25 years. She has also recently become a WE (writing examiner). She has been teaching exam classes for many, many years to students of all ages and has prepared students for all the Cambridge Exams.

     
    Enrollment
       

    To enrol for this seminar simply send an email to:
    events@exams-catalunya.com with your FULL NAME and the name of the school/academy you work for.

     
    Attendance fee
     

    Our seminars are free of charge to all staff from Exams Catalunya Preparation Centres that use Exams Catalunya actively and exclusively as their Cambridge English Exam Centre *

    Staff and teachers from active
    Exams Catalunya preparation centres
    Exams Catalunya-Lewis School
    ex-CELTA trainees
    Other participants

     

     
    * In order to benefit from the Exams Catalunya free teacher support programme Preparation Centres must use Exams Catalunya exclusively and have registered candidates in an exam within the past 9 months. Preparation Centres that do not meet these requirements are very welcome to attend all of our events but will be charged an attendance fee for each seminar/workshop.

    Payment is required upon registration.
    You can choose to pay via the following payment methods:
    • At our office (cash, credit card)
    • Via our online shop (credit card)
    • Via bank tranasfer to one of the following accounts:


     
    Bank: Santander
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES94 0049 4754 8925 1605 6032
    Bank: Sabadell
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES73 0081 0053 54 0001180228

     
    IMPORTANT: If you pay by bank transfer you should clearly state your name and the title of the seminar. All transfers must reach us free of bank charges and interest. Exams Catalunya will not be held responsible for these charges. It is essential that you send us the payment receipt by email to info@exams-catalunya.com so that we may trace your payment with the bank. Your place will be confirmed upon receipt of these details.
     
    Date and venue
       
    The session will be held on:
    Wednesday 31 January 2018
    at the following address:
    EL SEMINARI Centre Tarraconense
    c/ de Sant Pau, 4, 43003 Tarragona
     
    Timetable
       
     
    Arrival and registration:
    9:30 – 9:45
    Coffee/tea break:
    11:00 – 11:30
     
    Seminar part 1:
    9:45 – 11:00
    Seminar part 2:
    11:30– 12:45

     
    Professional exchange and networking among teachers is very important, so we provide enough time for such interaction during the break. Exams Catalunya Staff will also be present to assist you with any queries you might have.

     
    Seminar for Teachers
    Find it Fast
    Improving B1 Receptive Skills to Get the Most Out of Classroom Reading Tasks
     

     

    Documento sin título
     
    Seminar for Teachers
    Classroom Management
    for Younger Teenagers
     
     
  • Presenter
  • Enrollment
  • Attendance & Fee
  • Date & Venue
  • Timetable

  •  
     

     
    Mataró
    Friday 2 February 2018
       

    Have your young teens taken over your classroom? Whether you're new to teaching teenagers or have some experience, all teachers find they come across students who, despite their best efforts, turn the class upside down. 
    This seminar will look at how young teens learn and give you tried and tested ideas on how to keep classes under control right from the beginning of the school year. 

    In the second part of the morning time will be set aside to discuss challenging situations you've faced, and we'll all get our thinking caps, so come ready with strategies that have worked for you. At the end of the session we'll take a look at how to use classroom management techniques in exam preparation classes.

     
    Seminar presenter:
    Laura Darby
    Teacher, presenter and Cambridge English Speaking Examiner.
       
    Laura began her TEFL career in 2003 when she moved to Barcelona. Since then in addition to her teaching activities she has completed a MA in Translation Studies. Laura has experience teaching all ages and has been preparing students for a range of Cambridge English exams for over ten years. Currently, as well as presenting teacher training workshops, she coordinates extra school English classes at a local Cambridge school and she is also a Cambridge English Speaking Examiner.
     
    Enrollment
       

    To enrol for this seminar simply send an email to:
    events@exams-catalunya.com with your FULL NAME and the name of the school/academy you work for.

     
    Attendance fee
     

    Our seminars are free of charge to all staff from Exams Catalunya Preparation Centres that use Exams Catalunya actively and exclusively as their Cambridge English Exam Centre *

    Staff and teachers from active
    Exams Catalunya preparation centres
    Exams Catalunya-Lewis School
    ex-CELTA trainees
    Other participants

     

     
    * In order to benefit from the Exams Catalunya free teacher support programme Preparation Centres must use Exams Catalunya exclusively and have registered candidates in an exam within the past 9 months. Preparation Centres that do not meet these requirements are very welcome to attend all of our events but will be charged an attendance fee for each seminar/workshop.

    Payment is required upon registration.
    You can choose to pay via the following payment methods:
    • At our office (cash, credit card)
    • Via our online shop (credit card)
    • Via bank tranasfer to one of the following accounts:


     
    Bank: Santander
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES94 0049 4754 8925 1605 6032
    Bank: Sabadell
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES73 0081 0053 54 0001180228

     
    IMPORTANT: If you pay by bank transfer you should clearly state your name and the title of the seminar. All transfers must reach us free of bank charges and interest. Exams Catalunya will not be held responsible for these charges. It is essential that you send us the payment receipt by email to info@exams-catalunya.com so that we may trace your payment with the bank. Your place will be confirmed upon receipt of these details.
     
    Date and venue
       
    The session will be held on:
    Friday 2 February 2018.
    at the following address:
    ATIC Coworking Business Center
    C/ Balançó i Boter, 22,
    àtic (2ª planta) 08302
    Mataró
     
    Timetable
       
     
    Arrival and registration:
    9:30 – 9:45
    Coffee/tea break:
    11:00 – 11:30
     
    Seminar part 1:
    9:45 – 11:00
    Seminar part 2:
    11:30– 12:45

     
    Professional exchange and networking among teachers is very important, so we provide enough time for such interaction during the break. Exams Catalunya Staff will also be present to assist you with any queries you might have.

     
    Seminar for Teachers
    Classroom Management
    for Younger Teenagers
     

     

    Documento sin título
     
    Seminar for Teachers
    Rethinking Homework
    Top Tips to Get Your Students Doing More
     
     
  • Presenter
  • Enrollment
  • Attendance & Fee
  • Date & Venue
  • Timetable

  •  
     

     
    Barcelona
    Thursday 8 February 2018
       

    Homework – everybody hates it! Students complain they don’t have time to do it and teachers can’t face spending their weekends marking it, but we all know it’s extremely important. In this highly practical workshop we’ll talk about why students should do homework and look at some strategies to get them doing more.

    After the break it’s over to you and in groups you’ll have the chance to create your own activities using some of the tools and ideas which we’ve talked about during the session.

     
    Seminar presenter:
    Dan Shepherd
    Teacher trainer, academic manager, Speaking Examiner
       
    Dan Shepherd is a teacher, teacher trainer and academic manager based in Barcelona. He has taught a huge variety of ages and levels but he most enjoys inspiring young people and getting them interested in learning English. Before going autónomo he was the director of studies at a large Barcelona language school and is also a Cambridge English Speaking Examiner, Team Leader and conference presenter at Exams Catalunya.
     
    Enrollment
       

    To enrol for this seminar simply send an email to:
    events@exams-catalunya.com with your FULL NAME and the name of the school/academy you work for.

     
    Attendance fee
     

    Our seminars are free of charge to all staff from Exams Catalunya Preparation Centres that use Exams Catalunya actively and exclusively as their Cambridge English Exam Centre *

    Staff and teachers from active
    Exams Catalunya preparation centres
    Exams Catalunya-Lewis School
    ex-CELTA trainees
    Other participants

     

     
    * In order to benefit from the Exams Catalunya free teacher support programme Preparation Centres must use Exams Catalunya exclusively and have registered candidates in an exam within the past 9 months. Preparation Centres that do not meet these requirements are very welcome to attend all of our events but will be charged an attendance fee for each seminar/workshop.

    Payment is required upon registration.
    You can choose to pay via the following payment methods:
    • At our office (cash, credit card)
    • Via our online shop (credit card)
    • Via bank tranasfer to one of the following accounts:


     
    Bank: Santander
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES94 0049 4754 8925 1605 6032
    Bank: Sabadell
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES73 0081 0053 54 0001180228

     
    IMPORTANT: If you pay by bank transfer you should clearly state your name and the title of the seminar. All transfers must reach us free of bank charges and interest. Exams Catalunya will not be held responsible for these charges. It is essential that you send us the payment receipt by email to info@exams-catalunya.com so that we may trace your payment with the bank. Your place will be confirmed upon receipt of these details.
     
    Date and venue
       
    The session will be held on:
    Thursday 8 February 2018
    at the following address:
    Freixa, 5-9. 08021 Barcelona
     
    Timetable
       
     
    Arrival and registration:
    9:30 – 9:45
    Coffee/tea break:
    11:00 – 11:30
     
    Seminar part 1:
    9:45 – 11:00
    Seminar part 2:
    11:30– 12:45

     
    Professional exchange and networking among teachers is very important, so we provide enough time for such interaction during the break. Exams Catalunya Staff will also be present to assist you with any queries you might have.

     
    Seminar for Teachers
    Rethinking Homework
    Top Tips to Get Your Students Doing More
     

     

    Documento sin título
     
    Seminar for Teachers
    Making Exam Classes
    More Engaging
     
     
  • Presenter
  • Enrollment
  • Attendance & Fee
  • Date & Venue
  • Timetable

  •  
     

     
    Manresa
    Saturday 17 February 2018
       

    The aim of this session is to provide teachers with techniques and activities designed to make preparation classes for the most popular Cambridge English exams (FCE, CAE, CPE) more communicative and engaging. These activities will focus on the following areas:

    • Recycling new language to aid retention and acquisition.
    • Different ways of presenting new language.
    • Developing the specific sub-skills necessary to not only tackle the exam
      but also increase overall communicative competence.
     
    Seminar presenter:
    Tim Warre
    Teacher, Teacher Trainer,
    Language Coach and Author
       
    Tim Warre  has been working and teaching in Barcelona for over 7 years. He has experience teaching all ages and levels but his main focus nowadays is the higher level Cambridge exams (CAE + CPE). In 2013 he started Tim’s Free English Lesson Plans (freeenglishlessonplans.com) where he posts lesson plans and activities for a wide range of ages and levels. The site has grown in popularity to the point where it now averages around 20,000 hits per week. Tim has recently completed the Cambridge DELTA, and is currently working in the world of teacher training.
     
    Enrollment
       

    To enrol for this seminar simply send an email to:
    events@exams-catalunya.com with your FULL NAME and the name of the school/academy you work for.

     
    Attendance fee
     

    Our seminars are free of charge to all staff from Exams Catalunya Preparation Centres that use Exams Catalunya actively and exclusively as their Cambridge English Exam Centre *

    Staff and teachers from active
    Exams Catalunya preparation centres
    Exams Catalunya-Lewis School
    ex-CELTA trainees
    Other participants

     

     
    * In order to benefit from the Exams Catalunya free teacher support programme Preparation Centres must use Exams Catalunya exclusively and have registered candidates in an exam within the past 9 months. Preparation Centres that do not meet these requirements are very welcome to attend all of our events but will be charged an attendance fee for each seminar/workshop.

    Payment is required upon registration.
    You can choose to pay via the following payment methods:
    • At our office (cash, credit card)
    • Via our online shop (credit card)
    • Via bank tranasfer to one of the following accounts:


     
    Bank: Santander
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES94 0049 4754 8925 1605 6032
    Bank: Sabadell
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES73 0081 0053 54 0001180228

     
    IMPORTANT: If you pay by bank transfer you should clearly state your name and the title of the seminar. All transfers must reach us free of bank charges and interest. Exams Catalunya will not be held responsible for these charges. It is essential that you send us the payment receipt by email to info@exams-catalunya.com so that we may trace your payment with the bank. Your place will be confirmed upon receipt of these details.
     
    Date and venue
       
    The session will be held on:
    Saturday 17 February 2018
    at the following address:
    Hotel Els Noguers
    Av. Països Catalans, 167 08243
    Manresa
     
    Timetable
       
     
    Arrival and registration:
    9:30 – 9:45
    Coffee/tea break:
    11:00 – 11:30
     
    Seminar part 1:
    9:45 – 11:00
    Seminar part 2:
    11:30– 12:45

     
    Professional exchange and networking among teachers is very important, so we provide enough time for such interaction during the break. Exams Catalunya Staff will also be present to assist you with any queries you might have.

     
    Seminar for teachers
    Making Exam Classes
    More Engaging
     

     

    Documento sin título
     
    Seminar for Teachers

    Practical Ways to Motivate Teens

     
     
  • Presenter
  • Enrollment
  • Attendance & Fee
  • Date & Venue
  • Timetable

  •  
     

     
    Sabadell
    Thursday 1 March 2018
       

    For all learners, motivation is a key element which can contribute to success in language learning.  Teachers often find motivating teenage groups can be particularly challenging and in this seminar we will look at effective ways to engage teenagers and motivate them to take responsibility for their own learning both during class and at home.    There will be lots of helpful tips for classroom activities and techniques as well as ideas for varied and interesting homework assignments.

     
    Seminar presenter:
    Dan Shepherd
    Teacher trainer, academic manager, Speaking Examiner
       
    Dan Shepherd is a teacher, teacher trainer and academic manager based in Barcelona. He has taught a huge variety of ages and levels but he most enjoys inspiring young people and getting them interested in learning English. Before going autónomo he was the director of studies at a large Barcelona language school and is also a Cambridge English Speaking Examiner, Team Leader and conference presenter at Exams Catalunya.
     
    Enrollment
       

    To enrol for this seminar simply send an email to:
    events@exams-catalunya.com with your FULL NAME and the name of the school/academy you work for.

     
    Attendance fee
     

    Our seminars are free of charge to all staff from Exams Catalunya Preparation Centres that use Exams Catalunya actively and exclusively as their Cambridge English Exam Centre *

    Staff and teachers from active
    Exams Catalunya preparation centres
    Exams Catalunya-Lewis School
    ex-CELTA trainees
    Other participants

     

     
    * In order to benefit from the Exams Catalunya free teacher support programme Preparation Centres must use Exams Catalunya exclusively and have registered candidates in an exam within the past 9 months. Preparation Centres that do not meet these requirements are very welcome to attend all of our events but will be charged an attendance fee for each seminar/workshop.

    Payment is required upon registration.
    You can choose to pay via the following payment methods:
    • At our office (cash, credit card)
    • Via our online shop (credit card)
    • Via bank tranasfer to one of the following accounts:


     
    Bank: Santander
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES94 0049 4754 8925 1605 6032
    Bank: Sabadell
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES73 0081 0053 54 0001180228

     
    IMPORTANT: If you pay by bank transfer you should clearly state your name and the title of the seminar. All transfers must reach us free of bank charges and interest. Exams Catalunya will not be held responsible for these charges. It is essential that you send us the payment receipt by email to info@exams-catalunya.com so that we may trace your payment with the bank. Your place will be confirmed upon receipt of these details.
     
    Date and venue
       
    The session will be held on:
    Thursday 1 March 2018
    at the following address:
    Catalonia Gran Hotel Verdi
    Av. Francesc Macià, 62 08208 Sabadell
     
    Timetable
       
     
    Arrival and registration:
    9:30 – 9:45
    Coffee/tea break:
    11:00 – 11:30
     
    Seminar part 1:
    9:45 – 11:00
    Seminar part 2:
    11:30– 12:45

     
    Professional exchange and networking among teachers is very important, so we provide enough time for such interaction during the break. Exams Catalunya Staff will also be present to assist you with any queries you might have.

     
    Seminar for Teachers
    Practical Ways to Motivate Teens
     

     

    Documento sin título
     
    Seminar for Teachers
    Overcoming the Intermediate Plateau
    Helping Learners to Expand their Productive Skills at B1 Level
     
     
  • Presenter
  • Enrollment
  • Attendance & Fee
  • Date & Venue
  • Timetable

  •  
     

     
    L’Hospitalet
    Wednesday 7 March 2018
       

    Learners at B1 level often need encouragement to extend spoken utterances and written texts beyond short phrases and simple constructions.  In this workshop we will look at practical and participative ways to provide the scaffolding students at this level need to improve fluency, coherence and cohesion when speaking and writing.  Producing extended texts will both motivate them and prepare them to confidently use English in a variety of authentic contexts as well as improve their chances of passing higher level exams.

     
    Seminar presenter:
    Sarah Johnston
    Speaking Test Team Leader
    and Writing Examiner
       
    Sarah Johnston  started her teaching career in Barcelona in 1985. She completed her CAP (Certificat d’Aptitud Pedagògica) and then went on to do her RSA (now DELTA). She is the DOS at Big Ben Idiomes Barcelona where she has been working since 1987.

    Sarah is a Speaking Examiner Team Leader for CPE, CAE, FCE, BEC, PET, KET and YLE and has worked with Cambridge Exams for almost 25 years. She has also recently become a WE (writing examiner). She has been teaching exam classes for many, many years to students of all ages and has prepared students for all the Cambridge Exams.

     
    Enrollment
       

    To enrol for this seminar simply send an email to:
    events@exams-catalunya.com with your FULL NAME and the name of the school/academy you work for.

     
    Attendance fee
     

    Our seminars are free of charge to all staff from Exams Catalunya Preparation Centres that use Exams Catalunya actively and exclusively as their Cambridge English Exam Centre *

    Staff and teachers from active
    Exams Catalunya preparation centres
    Exams Catalunya-Lewis School
    ex-CELTA trainees
    Other participants

     

     
    * In order to benefit from the Exams Catalunya free teacher support programme Preparation Centres must use Exams Catalunya exclusively and have registered candidates in an exam within the past 9 months. Preparation Centres that do not meet these requirements are very welcome to attend all of our events but will be charged an attendance fee for each seminar/workshop.

    Payment is required upon registration.
    You can choose to pay via the following payment methods:
    • At our office (cash, credit card)
    • Via our online shop (credit card)
    • Via bank tranasfer to one of the following accounts:


     
    Bank: Santander
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES94 0049 4754 8925 1605 6032
    Bank: Sabadell
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES73 0081 0053 54 0001180228

     
    IMPORTANT: If you pay by bank transfer you should clearly state your name and the title of the seminar. All transfers must reach us free of bank charges and interest. Exams Catalunya will not be held responsible for these charges. It is essential that you send us the payment receipt by email to info@exams-catalunya.com so that we may trace your payment with the bank. Your place will be confirmed upon receipt of these details.
     
    Date and venue
       
    The session will be held on:
    Wednesday 7 March 2018
    at the following address:
    Torre Barrina:
    Parque de La Marquesa,
    Carretera de Collblanc, 67, 08904 Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona
     
    Timetable
       
     
    Arrival and registration:
    9:30 – 9:45
    Coffee/tea break:
    11:00 – 11:30
     
    Seminar part 1:
    9:45 – 11:00
    Seminar part 2:
    11:30– 12:45

     
    Professional exchange and networking among teachers is very important, so we provide enough time for such interaction during the break. Exams Catalunya Staff will also be present to assist you with any queries you might have.

     
    Seminar for Teachers
    Overcoming the Intermediate Plateau
    Helping Learners to Expand their Productive Skills at B1 Level
     

     

    Documento sin título
     
    Seminar for Teachers
    Using Technology for Homework
     
     
  • Presenter
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    Barcelona
    Wednesday 14 March 2018
       

    Most teachers would argue that homework is a necessary part of taking a language learning course.  Often though, it is hard to implement effectively.  How can we convince our learners of the benefits of homework and set tasks that are achievable and motivating?  In this seminar, Kat will discuss the benefits and challenges of homework and introduce the idea of the ‘connected’ classroom, making effective use of technology to link homework to class activities and encourage learner autonomy.

     
    Seminar presenter:
    Kat Robb
    Teacher trainer & presenter.
       
    Kat is a teacher trainer living in Barcelona, where she also teaches Business English and Cambridge exam preparation courses. Her main field of interest is educational technology, so she teaches and trains on line, as well as face-to-face. She is also an IELTS and EAP teacher trainer, and during the summer she works at The University of Manchester teaching EAP. She is constantly exploring new ways to incorporate technology into her teaching practice and shares her ideas at conferences and on her blog.
     
    Enrollment
       

    To enrol for this seminar simply send an email to:
    events@exams-catalunya.com with your FULL NAME and the name of the school/academy you work for.

     
    Attendance fee
     

    Our seminars are free of charge to all staff from Exams Catalunya Preparation Centres that use Exams Catalunya actively and exclusively as their Cambridge English Exam Centre *

    Staff and teachers from active
    Exams Catalunya preparation centres
    Exams Catalunya-Lewis School
    ex-CELTA trainees
    Other participants

     

     
    * In order to benefit from the Exams Catalunya free teacher support programme Preparation Centres must use Exams Catalunya exclusively and have registered candidates in an exam within the past 9 months. Preparation Centres that do not meet these requirements are very welcome to attend all of our events but will be charged an attendance fee for each seminar/workshop.

    Payment is required upon registration.
    You can choose to pay via the following payment methods:
    • At our office (cash, credit card)
    • Via our online shop (credit card)
    • Via bank tranasfer to one of the following accounts:


     
    Bank: Santander
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES94 0049 4754 8925 1605 6032
    Bank: Sabadell
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES73 0081 0053 54 0001180228

     
    IMPORTANT: If you pay by bank transfer you should clearly state your name and the title of the seminar. All transfers must reach us free of bank charges and interest. Exams Catalunya will not be held responsible for these charges. It is essential that you send us the payment receipt by email to info@exams-catalunya.com so that we may trace your payment with the bank. Your place will be confirmed upon receipt of these details.
     
    Date and venue
       
    The session will be held on:
    Wednesday 14 March 2018
    at the following address:
    Exams Catalunya
    Freixa, 5-9. 08021 Barcelona
     
    Timetable
       
     
    Arrival and registration:
    9:30 – 9:45
    Coffee/tea break:
    11:00 – 11:30
     
    Seminar part 1:
    9:45 – 11:00
    Seminar part 2:
    11:30– 12:45

     
    Professional exchange and networking among teachers is very important, so we provide enough time for such interaction during the break. Exams Catalunya Staff will also be present to assist you with any queries you might have.

     
    Seminar for Teachers
    Using Technology for Homework
     

     

    Documento sin título
     
    Seminar for Teachers
    Planning and Teaching
    Short or Intensive Exam Courses
     
     
  • Presenter
  • Enrollment
  • Attendance & Fee
  • Date & Venue
  • Timetable

  •  
     

     
    Barcelona
    Monday 4 June 2018
       

    Intensive and short summer courses leading towards Cambridge exam sessions are becoming more and more popular.  What are the specific characteristics of such courses and how can teachers ensure that they cover all that is necessary to prepare their students to take the exam at the end of the course?  Tom will focus on the B2 First and C1 Advanced exams in this timely seminar.

     
    Seminar presenter:
    Tom Wogan
    Cambridge English consultant for Catalonia
       
    Tom Wogan moved to Spain in 1993 and has remained here since. He currently works as both a Cambridge English consultant for Catalonia and as a teacher for the EIM (Escola d'Idiomes Moderns) at the UB, specialising in exam preparation courses. Before working for Cambridge Tom worked for a major publisher as a commercial representative and as a teacher trainer.
    His expertise and knowledge of both teaching and of the Cambridge English system is invaluable and he will be sharing his insight with us at this session.
     
    Enrollment
       

    To enrol for this seminar simply send an email to:
    events@exams-catalunya.com with your FULL NAME and the name of the school/academy you work for.

     
    Attendance fee
     

    Our seminars are free of charge to all staff from Exams Catalunya Preparation Centres that use Exams Catalunya actively and exclusively as their Cambridge English Exam Centre *

    Staff and teachers from active
    Exams Catalunya preparation centres
    Exams Catalunya-Lewis School
    ex-CELTA trainees
    Other participants

     

     
    * In order to benefit from the Exams Catalunya free teacher support programme Preparation Centres must use Exams Catalunya exclusively and have registered candidates in an exam within the past 9 months. Preparation Centres that do not meet these requirements are very welcome to attend all of our events but will be charged an attendance fee for each seminar/workshop.

    Payment is required upon registration.
    You can choose to pay via the following payment methods:
    • At our office (cash, credit card)
    • Via our online shop (credit card)
    • Via bank tranasfer to one of the following accounts:


     
    Bank: Santander
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES94 0049 4754 8925 1605 6032
    Bank: Sabadell
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    IBAN: ES73 0081 0053 54 0001180228

     
    IMPORTANT: If you pay by bank transfer you should clearly state your name and the title of the seminar. All transfers must reach us free of bank charges and interest. Exams Catalunya will not be held responsible for these charges. It is essential that you send us the payment receipt by email to info@exams-catalunya.com so that we may trace your payment with the bank. Your place will be confirmed upon receipt of these details.
     
    Date and venue
       
    The session will be held on:
    Monday 4 June 2018
    at the following address:
    Freixa, 5-9. 08021 Barcelona
     
    Timetable
       
     
    Arrival and registration:
    9:30 – 9:45
    Coffee/tea break:
    11:00 – 11:30
     
    Seminar part 1:
    9:45 – 11:00
    Seminar part 2:
    11:30– 12:45

     
    Professional exchange and networking among teachers is very important, so we provide enough time for such interaction during the break. Exams Catalunya Staff will also be present to assist you with any queries you might have.

     
    Seminar for Teachers
    Planning and Teaching
    Short or Intensive Exam Courses
     

     

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