Tag: learner-centred approach

29th Lingva In-house Workshop: Writing Assessment Standardisation

As a sequel to previous workshops dealing with the same teaching area, which were held on 16 March 2016 and 18 February 2011 and responding to the specific needs of Lingva English language teachers, the 29th in-house workshop was dedicated to writing assessment standardisation. The workshop was attended by both more experienced and new teachers. The main purpose of the workshop was to improve quality and consistency of writing assessment in order to ensure unified and fair school assessment procedures for young adult and adult groups.

In the first session, teachers refreshed their knowledge of overall CEFR written assessment criteria – this time including the sublevel or “+“ level descriptions, and then revised the criteria of Cambridge Writing Assessment (sub)scales referenced to CEFR level descriptors: Content, Communicative Achievement, Organisation and Language. In the second session, teachers were given Cambridge ESOL test samples from A2 to C2 levels to rate them individually and in pairs, which was followed by the whole group discussion. In the final stage, teachers applied the same procedure in assessing Lingva test samples of written students‘ work.

The next workshop, will be held in June, this time as a sequel to the series of speaking assessment standardisation workshops.

European Youth Parliament Presented to Lingva Students

On 26 February, Lingva students attended a multimedia presentation on the activities of European Youth Parliament (EYP) of Serbia, given in an effective and upbeat way by young activists Lenka Živanović and Luka Jovanović. Students were invited to join 8th Outreach Weekend of EYPS to take place in Valjevo on 2nd to 3rd March. EYP is a unique educational programme which empowers young people from all over Europe to take an active part in the decision making and intercultural exchange processes. In addition, young people improve their language skills and learn to work in an international environment. Lingva students who have already participated in organizing the previous EYP events for their peers at the local, regional and national levels, have a very positive experience of this programme.

Traditional 20% Discount on International Cambridge Exams

In 2019 too, Lingva continues to provide a 20% discount on the price of international Cambridge exams (KET PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC, TKT, DELTA).

For FCE exam, instead of RSD 20,500 you pay 16,300
For CAE exam, instead of 21,500 you pay 17,200

LINGVA is a Cambridge English Exam Preparation Centre and Tier-one British Council Exam Centre Partner, through its membership of YALS Association of Language Schools of Serbia.

NEW 2019 AT LINGVA

Last two nights we burst open Monster Octo and Sweet Medusa to free Santa so that he could give presents all over the world, we made Christmas cards for our dearest ones, constructed cute snowman figures, coloured an Advent calendar, solved plenty of joyful puzzles by pulling Christmas crackers, watched a film how Christmas trees are made, and did a super quiz on the interactive whiteboard, as well as mobile phones.

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28th Lingva Inhouse Workshop: “Lingva Teaching Sparkles 4“

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Multimedia Projects by Lingva Students from Gorenje 2017/2018

Aware of the particular benefits of multimedia English projects for their needs in terms of developing communicative skills and boosting confidence for public speaking, hardworking students from Gorenje d.o.o. company readily took part in all the stages of their execution, from briefing, gathering, selecting and synthesising information to creating and editing, and finally giving oral presentations followed by feedback/evaluation.

English teaching/learning based on multimedia project work has been used in Lingva since the very start of school operation because of the exceptional value this approach adds to language acquisition through increased motivation, cooperation, learner autonomy, the balance between the process and product of learning, and feeling of fulfillment.
Here are new engaging multimedia English projects done by Gorenje d.o.o. students, which have been published on our web site http://lingva.com/cafe/ :

Holidays by Predrag Kojić and Zoran Kojić
Holidays by Nataša Gajić and Mirko Jovanović
Holidays by Gorica Spasojević, Milan Uljarević and Aleksandar Jovanović
Marketing Brief by Dragana Ivković and Verica Obradović
Marketing Brief by Biljana Mihajlović and Danica Đurišić
VA 3D Print Studio by Vladan Krstić
Purchasing Now and Forever by Ana Milosavljevic
Purchasing Now and Forever by Aleksandar Beljic
Purchasing Now and Forever by Ivana Nikolovski
The Evolution of Tennis by Dejan Gligorić
Materials Processing by Vladimir Perić
The Evolution of Clothing by Ivan Jakovljević
Best of the Best: Thessaloniki by Svetlana and Marijan
A Website Proposal by Milutin Djurisic
A Website Proposal by Jasmina Jelenić and Marina Lukić
A website proposal by Valentina Bogdanović and Marija Matić
The Best Phone by Aleksandar Aksentijević and Milan Pavlović
The Best Summer Destination by Nenad Leontijević and Aleksandar Nikolić
The Best Car by Ivan Mijailović and Nikola Malešević
Saint Petersburrg by Ivan Petrovic, Milan Paunovic and Zlatko Krstic
Lingva Web Thistle Newsletter No.7 by Ivana Nikolovski, Ana Milosavljević and Aleksandar Beljić

INTENSIVE SUMMER COURSES AT LINGVA

28 May-6 July 2018

General and specialised courses
Preparation for Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL and Goethe exams
Preparation for university language studies
– Discounts for advance payment and family members
– 20% discount on Cambridge exams
Registration by 25 May from 5.00 to 9.00 pm
Phone: 290-460, 290-461, 065-2290-460.
At Lingva you will never get stuck for words!

Lingva Inhouse Workshop No. 27: Lingva’s Teaching Sparklets 3

On 24 March 2018, Lingva teachers attended the 27th Inhouse Worskhop “Lingva’s Teaching Sparklets 3“. The presenters were Katarina Mirković, German language teacher and Ivana Lazić, English language teacher, who held the following workshops:

· Deutch mal anders (German in Another Way) by Katarina Mirković
· We Love LEGO® by Ivana Lazić
· Compare, Compare by Ivana Lazić

Both teachers meticulously prepared their workshops and demonstrated a large number of activities for young learners at A1 and A2 levels, including integration of multimedia and educational LEGO® activities. They also stressed the importance of diversity and TPR in work with children as motivationa boosters leading to better language learning results.

Their presentations were received with exceptional interest and enthusiasm. Here are some of participants’ comments for Katarina’s work:

“It was super, you are very energetic. The activities are interesting and I will be pleased to use them in our lessons. Thank you J“
“Exceptionally good ideas, especially those demanding movement and breaking the lesson monotony. Bravo, Katarina!“

and some feedback for Ivana:

“A lot of useful multimedia material, great online resources, thanks!”
“All activities are excellently integrated, both lesson perfectly planned, a good blend of multimedia and the textbook.”

Deutch mal anders plan by Katarina Mirkovic
Lingva Workshop 27 Plan by Ivana Lazic

FOUR LINGVA TEACHERS HELD WORKSHOPS AT ELTA CONFERENCE DEDICATED TO YOUNG LEARNERS

On March 3rd 2018 Lingva teachers Marija Matić Grujić, Katarina Ristić, Katarina Andrić, Marija Milovanović and Lora Petronić-Petrović attended the conference ‘SIG Day Joy of Teaching Young Learners’, which was held at the Faculty of Legal and Business Studies Dr Lazar Vrkatic in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Teachers were presented with some practical and innovative ideas which they could use while teaching young learners.

Three Lingva teachers Marija Matić Grujić, Marija Milovanović and Katarina Andrić held a workshop called Tricks with Brick in which they showed how LEGO® bricks and StoryStarter educational software can be used for foreign language learning. Participants got familiarized with using LEGO® bricks to enhance listening, speaking, sreading and writing. They also got to experience building stories with bricks and their feedback was very positive, particularly pointing out that these activities would boost students’ creativity and self-confidence.

Another Lingva teacher, Lora Petronić Petrović, held a presentation Speaking and Listening with Polly the Porcupine, which was aimed at practising listening and speaking skills, with special emphasis on speaking skills according to YLE Starters format.

This workshop shows the way of adapting coursebook material to the features of Cambridge Starters Exam. At “Lingva”, private language school in Valjevo, the main material for teaching used in classes are different course book series from renowned publishers, since not all students take this exam. In view of the fact that the test and portfolio items format differ from the one in Cambridge YLE Starters Exam, author of the activities shows the ways of exposing students to exercises which will both, bring test format closer to them, and put them in the exam similar circumstances from the very beginning of the school year. The activities presented are based on New Chatterbox 2 coursebook by Derek Strange Units 7 and 8, as well as Starters Exam Speaking part.

Tricks with Bricks Presentation
Tricks with Bricks Video

Speaking and Listening With Polly the Porcupine
Lesson Plan
Smiley Sentences PP