Tag: learner-centred approach

New interactive exercises at Lingva English Cafe: News Verb Forms

Lingva B2.a students took it very seriously when told to do the English multimedia project called News Verb Forms. They were first instructed to read the latest news stories on various topics on the website https://www.wikinews.org/, and summarize them orally for their classmates. The second step of the assignment involved creating verb form gap-fill exercises using the interactive Hot Potatoes authoring tools, and the final one was to do their classmates’ exercises, practicing use of verb forms both in the stage of creating as well as in that of doing the exercises. Although at first the teacher thought that students would not like to do more than one additional peer-created exercise, Sofija Belušević, Teodora Beljić, Iva Obućina, Jelena Perić, Filip Petrović, Kalina Petrovic, Uroš Uverić, pleasantly suprised her by asking to do all five exercises; what is more, the fast finishers even did some of the similar last year’s activities done by former Lingva students.

News Verb Forms: Fan Expo Canada 2019 by Uroš Uveric
News Verb Forms: Toronto’s Anime North 2019 by Jelena Peric
News Verb Forms: US study finds correlation between youth suicide, household gun ownership by Kalina Petrovic
News Verb Forms: Millions don’t turn up to ‘storm’ US airbase for extraterrestrial evidence by Teodora Beljic
News Verb Forms: Students compete in second international Neurosurgery Olympiad in Tyumen, Russia by Sofija Belusevic

New Multimedia Presentations by Gorenje Students in the 10th cycle of English Courses

As in the previous years, a large number of higher-level course students from Gorenje made a special effort in their English language learning by taking part in multimedia projects. They created slide presentations on various business and technical topics, held them before colleagues in their groups, and finally took part in the assessment and follow-up discussion. In this way they additionally developed all language skills and enhanced their communicative skills and confidence about public speaking. Here are some of their presentations which have been published on our web site www.lingva.com/cafe :

Business Plan by Svetlana Andrić

Business Plan by Lucija Sredojević

Business Plan by Violeta Rakić

Business Plan by Ivana Stanojević

Valjevo as a Tourist Centre by Marko Grbić

Valjevo as a Tourist Centre by Olivera Erić

Hovercraft by Nenad Leontijević

Cooling System by Slađana Golubović

Renewable Energy Sources by Slavko Marjanović

Globalisation by Biljana Mihajlović

Globalisation by Vladimir Perić

Globalisation by Milovan Arsenijević

Globalisation by Ivan Jakovljević

Globalisation by Dejan Gligorić

Our Best Friends and Dear Cousins

A lot of love, patience and hard work has been invested in these charming presentations of best friends and close cousins by young teenage students in A2.b and A1.a groups and their teacher Katarina Ristic at Lingva. This new generation has many interesting things to reveal to us – we can learn that not only PE is the most popular subject but also math, that they like to be surrounded with pets and go out for a walk with a dog and actively do more than one sport. Their meeting points are city squares and their destination is most often Pećina Park. The music they listen to are songs by Marcus and Martines Shakira, and they adore acting of Kira Kosarin on the Nickelodeon channel. What can be more delicious than eating spaghetti and attractive than going to the seaside in Greece.

Slide Presentations and Videos

My Best Friend Milos by Vukasin Vujic
My Best Friend Milos by Vukasin Vujic
My Best Friend Lola by Filip Savic
My Best Firend Dušan by Jovan Jevtić
My Best Friend Dušan by Jovan Jevtic – Video
My Friend Luka by Matija ilic
My Best Friend Luka by Matija Ilić – Video
My Best Friend Magdalena by Neda Munjic
My Best Friend Magdalena by Neda Munjic
My Friend Mina by Stasa Djukic
My Best Friend Sofija by Anisija
My Friend Nadja by Nina Arsenovic
My Best Friend Vladimir by Sergej Milenkovic
My Best Friend Vladimir by Sergej Milenkovic – Video

Posters

My Friend Elena by Andrej Stepanovic
My Friend Ognjen by Mateja Milutinovic
My Best Friend Đurđa by Boris Rakovic
My Cousin Tijana by Marko Stepanovic
My Cousin Kaca by Masa Pavlovic
My Friend Mata by Ognjen Novakovic

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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