Long-awaited internationally recognized Cambridge Certificates have gone into the right hands! Hardworking and versatile students Jelisaveta Maksimović, who was awarded a CAE Certificate, as well as Anđela Lazić and Tina Mijatović (FCE Certificates), have invested a lot of time and effort into English language learning and now they can reap the rewards of their success. Anđela and Tina are following in Jelisaveta’s footsteps, doing another higher, C1-level course at Lingva, which will enable them to take the CAE examination in December this year. The extraordinary results of these diligent girls have given us fresh and strong impetus to provide even better teaching and learning resources at Lingva.
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.
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.
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.
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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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 https://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
28 May-6 July 2018
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LINGVA teachers Katarina Andrić, Ivana Lazić, Lora Petronić Petrović & Mirjana Ljiljak-Vukajlović have recently attended the 16th Conference of ELTA Serbia – English Language Teachers’ Association, which was held under the title “The Teacher’s Guide through ELT Galaxy“ in Belgrade on 11 and 12 May. The coference was attended by over 400 teachers, and the speakers included numerous famous experts in the field of English language teaching and learning from the world and Serbia. YALS Association of Language Schools of Serbia, one of whose members is Lingva, was again represented by five speakers, as in the previous ELTA conference, who held interesting and successful workshops. LINGVA teachers had ample opportunity to explore the current and future trends in ELT approaches and methods, as well as to share specific experiences with other colleagues.