Białystok - konferencja metodyczna dla anglistów ze szkół podstawowych oraz ponagimnazjalnych

8 lutego (sobota) 2014, godz. 9:30-15
Dom Technika NOT
ul. M. Skłodowskiej-Curie 2







Program konferencji

Szkoły podstawowe: klasy 1-3

09:30 - 10:00 Rejestracja uczestników
10:00 - 11:20Tiger at large... on managing whole-class learning

One of the major difficulties which the teachers in lower primary schools have to face is managing large classes. It may seem virtually impossible to teach the language effectively in such unfavourable conditions. And the teachers’ frustration is perfectly understandable – making sure that all of the twenty-five students in the class actually follow the instructions and do the task they are asked to do is a formidable task indeed. Fortunately, however demanding the circumstances may be, they are not entirely unmanageable.

In the session we are going to look at different methods of guiding students’ performance so that, preferably, each and every individual in our classroom is engaged in the task. We are going to analyse various micro- and macro-techniques to ensure successful whole-group learning. Finally, we shall see how to actually achieve all that with all the resources available to the teacher, such as puppets, lovable characters, engaging songs, a well-organised Teacher’s Book and many more! Come along to find out all the details.

Szkoły podstawowe: klasy 4-6

11:20 - 11:40 Przerwa techniczna / rejestracja uczestników
11:40 - 13:00 Slowly but surely - a process approach to sixth graders’ 'sprawdzian'

Let’s face it – the word sprawdzian has few, if any, positive connotations. It usually makes teachers at least slightly apprehensive about the future and they may lose sight of what is really important in the classroom, that is teaching the language and developing general linguistic competence. The fear of our students scoring unsatisfactory results may lead to a situation in which the teacher focuses on the final product, that is the test itself, a bit too much, while preparing students for sprawdzian should be more of ‘a cherry on the pie’ in the language course.

Therefore in the session we are not going to take an obvious stance towards the sprawdzian; we are not going to analyse it in detail and we are not going to look at the test tasks only. We shall dig a bit deeper to see which cognitive and language challenges are hidden in the test specifications in order to figure out how to lead our students slowly but surely towards the success in the 6th grade. Come to the session for a bunch of effective techniques!



Szkoły ponadgimnazjalne

13:00 - 13:30 Przerwa techniczna / rejestracja uczestników
13:30 - 14:50 Text-based teaching of writing for the new 'matura' and beyond

What are the top five mistakes that students make while writing in the foreign language? Surprise, surprise, those are not mixed tenses, wrong collocations or missing articles! The list of cardinal sins begins with not following the instructions, which means that students fail to read them. Another major problem that students have is with creating a coherent and logical text, in appropriate style and register. It all becomes particularly disconcerting if we read deeply into the exam specifications for the new version of matura, as it turns out that what students find particularly challenging will now be thoroughly assessed. Clearly, there are several important issues here which need to be tackled as soon as possible.

During the workshop we shall first take a closer look at exam specifications and dig for minor, but important details. Then, we’ll draw conclusions relevant for teaching writing for the purpose of the exam. Finally, we will try to put the text, rather than grammar and lexis, in the centre of a modified exam-oriented syllabus of writing. If this has awakened your interest, join us in the sessions to hear more!



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