Need new inspiration for teenagers?

If you have been looking for a new coursebook to teach your teenage students – or are just in need of some fresh perspective, feel free to join a free Macmillan webinar on 5 October.

Philip Prowse and Judy Garton-Sprenger: New Inspiration: An insider’s guide to the new, improved course.

  • By the way, how do you feel about all the ‘New’ editions of various publishers?
  • And what are your top-five words that come to your mind when you think about teenagers?

More than words: Celebrate the European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages 2011 / Journée européenne des langues 2011

It’s not just the English language. It’s your mother tongue, too.

It’s about lifelong learning. About mobilty and freedom. About increasing job opportunities. About pleasure. About sharing. About ‘liking’ across cultures.

It’s about a slightly difficult word that’s rather easy to adopt: plurilingualism. About preserving and adding to the richness and diversity of the linguistic and cultural environment of Europe.

There are over 200 European languages and many more spoken by citizens whose family origin is from other continents.

Why join the celebrations?

Because a language should never be a barrier. Because open minds on learning other languages keep our windows open to the ever changing word.

Language skills are a necessity and a right for EVERYONE. 

Quite a number of teachers in Serbia have started to organize special school projects, contests, exhibitions. There are also some public events, such as the “Speak European!’ in Novi Sad on 24 September and in Belgrade on 26 September, displaying the accomplishments of several language schools and state schools.

So what are your plans?

Is Bob Obee our Obi-Wan Kenobi?

If there were jedi knights and masters in ELT teacher training, I’m sure Bob Obee would be one.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit some of his professional development seminars:

Teaching Writing to B2 level – learning outcomes and approaches:

  • 15 September 2011 in Čačak,
  • 16 September 2011 in Niš,
  • 17 September 2011 in Novi Sad and
  • 18 September 2011 in Belgrade;

Teaching Speaking to B2 level – learning outcomes and approaches:

  • 17 September 2011 in Novi Sad and
  • 18 September 2011 in Belgrade.

More info  here.

Some of you must remember Cambridge Day  in Belgrade in November 2011 and  Mr. Obee’s masterly delivery of the workshops devoted to preparing students for the FCE Speaking Test and CAE Writing: all the tips and activities most practical and applicable, presented in a memorable way.