At the recently held 4th National Conference of Language Schools, organised by English Book in Belgrade on 11 October 2014, Maja Gavrilović, representative of YALS Association of Language Schools of Serbia, gave a short presentation on the forthcoming accredited YALS seminars, new YALS project of language school certification, and other activities.
On 21 June 2014, continuing the series of Enlivening Language Skills in-house workshops, after the 19th workshop in February this year on the skills of reading, Lingva teachers gathered to present and try out the activities designed to develop writing skills. This workshop covered all age groups and a broad range of levels, from Primary A1.b to (Young) Adult C1, as well as various types of written tasks – instructions, biographies, stories and references. All sessions featured use of colourful realia and attractive multimedia resources for the purpose of boosting motivation of students for active language learning. As before, this was one more opportunity to share valuable first-hand teaching experience.
Primary A1.b: A Day in Africa Plan by Marija Milovanovic
Secondary A2.a: A Biography Plan by L.Petronic-Petrovic
Adult B1+: What’s Your Story About Plan by Ivana Lazic
Secondary B1: Once Upon a Time Plan by Katarina Andric
Young Adult B2.a: Swift Portraits Plan by Mirjana Ljiljak-Vukajlovic
Lingva in-house workshop No. 19 in the school year 2013/2014 was the first in a series of events aimed at revitalising teaching of language skills by introducing colourful media and new technologies. Most of the lesson plans were based on exploiting stories, starting from Celtic tales to comic strip legends to contemporary short stories for children and adults. All of these stories were accompanied with strong visual elements, either in the form of picture books, old paintings and photographs or flash cards. In some presentations, teachers demonstrated how to integrate reading with the skills of listening and speaking, and in others how the reading texts could be analyzed for review writng or serve as models for creative story telling and writing.
Primary A1.c: Let’s read and Have Fun by Lora Petronic-Petrovic
Secondary A2.b: Good Idea by Ivana Lazic
Secondary A2.b: Make Your Own Story by Milica Maric
Secondary B1.b: Superpowers by Marija Milovanovic
Young Adult B2.b: Reading in Shining Armour by Katarina Andric
Young Adult B2.a: I’ve just read a good story! by Mirjana Ljiljak-Vukajlovic
Secondary A2.a Ein echtes Stück Wien by Ivana Vujić