PEF MECHERIA


Newsletter no. 6

 

News

English through Football – Premierskills update

www.britishcouncil.org/premierskills 

In December, we told you about our new website for learning English through football and we’ve been getting lots of positive feedback, from both teachers and students.

 

Now there are two fantastic competitions which will motivate even the most uninterested learner of English!

 

Premier Connections

A competition for learners aged 12 or more to win a trip to the UK to see a Premier League football match. To enter, learners have to make a short presentation connecting their home town with a Premier League club. The competition is open to all but there are special resources for teachers to help you develop the competition into a class project. 

http://premierskills.britishcouncil.org/premierconnections-teachers

 

Premierskills in Algeria through Echorouk newspaper

Every Monday until July, Echorouk newspaper is publishing a full colour article about a different Premier League football club. There are questions to help readers understand the text and a quiz about the role of the referee. You could ask your students to bring copies of the newspaper to class and build up a great free class library of football-related articles in English.

Every week there’s also a competition in which readers can win ipods, mobile phones, footballs and other prizes by answering three simple questions on our website: www.britishcouncil.org/algeria-english-competition.htm In the last week, all the correct answers from March to July will be entered into a grand draw to win a fantastic Laptop HP Pavilion DV6-1135 EK and football strips from the top Premier League clubs. What better way to get your students reading in English? J

 

 

IATEFL Conference, Harrogate, UK 7-11 April 2010

 

Three Algeria delegates will be attending this year’s IATEFL Conference with the British Council. They are Lounis Tamrabet, Inspector, Ministry of Education; Leila Belghalem, Middle School Teacher and Trainer, Oum El Bouaghi and Hanan Ezzraimi, Director of Studies, Hopeland Institute.

 

After they return to Algeria, the delegates will share their experiences with the Algeria ELT community via this newsletter – look out for their contributions in the coming months.

 

If you are not attending the conference, don’t feel left out - you can still join IATEFL Harrogate Online!  This is a British Council / IATEFL partnership which offers free, interactive coverage of this year’s Harrogate IATEFL Conference. Last year over 20,000 teachers took part in Cardiff Online and watched over 10,000 hours of video sessions recorded as part of the IATEFL Online project. This year, you’ll be able to watch the conference coverage live.

 

Visit the Harrogate Online website http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2010/forum  for news, moderated discussion forums and video sessions and interviews - join in and be part of the conference!

 

 

1.    … some ideas for you

 

 

Teacher workshops at the British Council

In January, we began a programme of short teacher training workshops on Saturdays at the British Council. The workshops are free; all you need to do is register in advance. NB If you register but realise you can’t attend, please let us know; places are limited and if you can’t come, somebody else will be happy to take your place. The programme for April - June is at the end of this newsletter.

We apologise to all of you who cannot get in to Algiers for these workshops. We know many of you will be disappointed but we are planning to take our workshops out to other districts in the near future so watch this space – we’ll let you know as soon as any dates are confirmed.

 

2010 Eltons Awards

Want to know what’s new in ELT? The ELTons celebrate the innovation, creativity and impact of the ELT industry in the UK and across the globe. The awards are offered to outstanding new language learning resources which use innovative ideas to help learners and teachers of English to achieve their goals. This year’s awards ceremony was held on 3 March 2010.

www.britishcouncil.org/learning-eltons

 

Teaching resources

If you are creating school libraries, resource units or training centres, this enormous list is a great resource.  Don’t lose hours of your life - use this!  All the info you need to order – ISBN, author, price in GBP. Everything from Medical English to stories and CDs for kids.

 

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/FINAL%20for%20publication%20ELT%20bib%20general%20Aug%202009.pdf

 

 


2.   ELT Research

ELT Research Partnership Scheme - Call for proposals now open.

The British Council invites proposals for the second ELT Research Partnership Scheme. Through this scheme we aim to promote partnerships between UK and overseas academic institutions, and to encourage and facilitate research that will impact on ELT practice around the world. Partnership funding up to 20K sterling per project is available.

The invitation for proposals is on http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-eltrpa-2010-awards.htm  The deadline for proposals is 30 April 2010. Any queries should be addressed to eltra@britishcouncil.org

The first call for proposals was issued and evaluated in 2009, and we are now working with partners on the following projects:

·        The impact of training on the classroom practice of Chinese secondary school teachers: evaluation of a UK programme, Reading University

·        Global practices in teaching English to young learners, Aston University

·        Computers and learner autonomy: trends & issues, Salford University

·        Perceptions & methods of learning English as an additional language by Singapore primary school children with dyslexia, De Montfort University

·        Identifying best practice in ELT INSET, Lancaster University

·        European (CEFR) vocabulary project, Manchester University

 

 


3.   Subscribe!

 

British Council BBC TeachingEnglish website. http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/newsletter

 

EL Gazette online magazine for EFL teachers. Register at: http://www.elgazettedigital.com/

 

The Internet TESL Journal web journal for teachers of English as a Second Language. http://iteslj.org/

 

ELTeCS (English Language Teaching Contacts Scheme) - make new contacts, share information, build your knowledge, and create partnerships. Register at: http://www.britishcouncil.org/eltecs

 

Website for Algerian ELT professionals

Designed specially for Algerian teachers and inspectors, this site contains lots of great resources, some created by teachers and inspectors working on projects with the MEPI/Partnership Schools Program. Many of the materials are designed specially for the Algerian middle and high school curriculum. This website is currently 'under contruction" so your feedback is highly appreciated.  Please send any comments and/or suggestions to Sarah Havekost Hocine at sarahh@caii.com

www.algeriatesol.org 

 

 

If you no longer wish to receive this newsletter, please email us on alginfo@britishcouncil.org

 


Teacher workshops March – June

 

Date

Time

Topic

 

April 3

09.00 - 11.30

British Council online resources for language learning.

With special focus on our new Premier Skills website for teaching English through football – get your students motivated by focussing on the topic of the moment!!

April 3

13.00 – 15.30

Teaching Speaking

Activities for getting students talking – even in large classes.

April 24

09.00 - 11.30

British Council online resources for language learning.

With special focus on our new Premier Skills website for teaching English through football – get your students motivated by focussing on the topic of the moment!!

April 24

13.00 – 15.30

Teaching pronunciation

Techniques and materials for teaching students to form individual sounds

May 8

09.00 - 11.30

British Council online resources for language learning.

With special focus on our new Premier Skills website for teaching English through football – get your students motivated by focussing on the topic of the moment!!

May 8

13.00 – 15.30

Critical thinking skills

Activities for developing students’ ability to analyse and synthesise new information in the language classroom and beyond.

May 29

09.00 - 11.30

British Council online resources for language learning.

With special focus on our new Premier Skills website for teaching English through football – get your students motivated by focussing on the topic of the moment!!

May 29

13.00 – 15.30

Teaching writing – process not product

What do we mean by a ‘process’ approach to writing and how can we apply this approach to teaching writing skills?

June 5

09.00 - 11.30

Teaching Speaking (repeat of April session)

Activities for getting students talking – even in large classes.

June 5

13.00 – 15.30

Teaching pronunciation

Techniques and materials for teaching stress, rhythm and intonation

June 19

09.00 - 11.30

Paperless lessons

Sometimes we want to supplement the coursebook but we don’t have the resources to make photocopies or powerpoint presentations. This session will showcase fun techniques which require no extra materials.

June 19

13.00 – 15.30

Pair and group work

How to get students working together independently of the teacher.

 

 How to register:

Please email the following details to zakia.saim@britishcouncil.org

 Name…………………

Your telephone no …………………….

Your email address ……………………….

Date of the workshop(s) you would like to attend …………………………

Time of the workshop(s) you would like to attend ………………………..

 

Alternatively, please call Zakia Saim on 021 91 68 91