WEEK 1: 23-27 September
1. ScOLa Symposium
Last week we had the opportunity to come together and spend a whole day to share our knowledge, experience or our best practices with each other. We hope we all benefitted from the symposium and had some quality time to reflect on what we have been doing, to listen to each other and to share our valuable ideas. You can find some photos below but you can access all the photos from the event on Z-drive in TLDU folder. If you have any feedback regarding the organization, please share it with TLDU so that we can take it into consideration for future events. Once again we would like to thank all the colleagues who volunteered to give a session and we hope we will continue sharing our valuable ideas with each other.
2. Session by Gareth Rees
Gareth Rees, who is one of the authors of Language Hub B1, visited our school and gave a session on enhancing and extending our use of video for language learning. After this session, he met the group who will be using the Language Hub to talk about the book and its components.
3. Common time professional development sessions
We will continue having our developmental sessions with the help of our voluntary instructors who would like to share good practices with ScOLa. You can find the list of the sessions that are going to be held in the Fall Semester using the link below:
4. Project Classes
Students are going to register for the A2 & B1 Project classes this week and the lessons will start next week.
5. ScOLa Clubs
This module we have 10 different clubs for our students and they will start running in Week 2. You can see the posters below for the detailed information.
6. Study Center
This year we’ll continue providing support to our Prep students in the areas that they need additional individual support. We will also have Speaking Practice Slots when the students can have a chance to chat with our native speaker instructors. You can direct your students who seek that type of support to the available slots in the Study Center as of Week 2. You can find this semester’s schedule below:
|Study Center Hours||Tuesday 10:45-16:35
|Speaking Slots||Wednesday 10:45-12:35
|Support Lessons For Extension Groups||Wednesday 08:40-12:35 B2 Extension
Friday 08:40-12:35 B1 Extension
7. Academic ELT Online Conference by Cambridge University Press (29 October – 31 October 2019)
You can join a series of free webinars designed for teachers of academic English, listen to a variety of engaging topics delivered by leading academic experts, discuss and share thoughts with like-minded people and receive a certificate of attendance with every webinar you attend.
You can access the programme from the link below and register for the webinars:
7. Cambridge University Press Webinar: When students learn to work together: fostering collaboration in the ELT classroom
3 October 2019 12:00 BST
Speakers: Daniel Vincent and Ben Knight
The ability to collaborate effectively with others is a key life competency that can be fostered through all stages of the learning journey, and one which ELT teachers are well-placed to help develop. In this webinar, Ben Knight and Daniel Vincent will talk about the different elements of successful collaboration, showing how they can be brought out through the teaching of English at all ages, and will offer a number of examples of collaborative activities that teachers can do in class.
About Daniel Vincent
Daniel has been a teacher of English for over 15 years
He has experience in materials and course development, and is authoring a new teens course for Cambridge University Press
Daniel is currently a teacher and coordinator for the British Council
About Ben Knight
Ben is Director for Language & Pedagogy Research at Cambridge University Press
He uses high quality academic research to develop more effective learning materials and resources
With his expertise in curriculum development and pedagogical research, he helps to underpin Cambridge’s educational resources with research-based insights and conceptual models