12th International Publishers Exhibition in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus
Hilton Cyprus - Nicosia Programme Saturday 19 February 2011 - Ahera
9.30 – 9.40
OPENING BY THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE
9.40 – 10.30
NEW CURRICULUM FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN SECONDARY EDUCATION (P) Stella Conti-Theocharous, Inspectress of English and other languages Secondary Education MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE
11.00 – 11.25
ENGLISH FOR SCHOOLS Examinations by Cambridge ESOL (C) Bob Obee, Professional Support Leader, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE ESOL EXAMINATIONS This talk explores the ways in which Cambridge ESOL’s new For Schools examinations can further develop the language skills of students who are learning English while being in full time education.
11.30 – 12.30
HOMEWORK IS COOL WITH THE INTERACTIVE E-BOOK (C) Maria Pepanidou, Senior Teacher Trainer, EXPRESS PUBLISHING Interactive e-books add another dimension to learning, making it even more appealing to students. In this presentation we will be looking at how this innovative digital learning tool is the ideal students’ home study companion and how it provides a dynamic yet stress-free approach to homework.
14.30 – 15.20
EARLY FOREIGN LANGUAGE LERNING: WHY AND HOW? (P) Dr. Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou, Chair of the Cyprus Teachers of English Association (CyTEA) Early language learning has been gaining momentum over the last few years. The increased attention to early language learning is also resulting in increased research and consequently increased knowledge. The presentation will discuss some of this new knowledge as well as the general background which is leading to rapid developments in early language learning. It will then present general guidelines as to how early language learning should be implemented in order to ensure the best possible results.
15.30 – 16.30
WHAT’S IN A WORD? (C) Malcolm Pennington-George, IELTS Examiner Trainer, BRITISH COUNCIL A brief overview of appropriate vocabulary and word formation for task 1 of the IELTS writing module.
17.00 – 17.50
DEVELOPING SKILLS IN SELECTING ELT COURSEBOOKS: HOW TO GO ABOUT IT (P) Constantina Tsagari, UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS