The workshop is aimed at scuola primaria and secondaria di I grado teachers who prepare for Trinity’s Speaking and Interactive Listening at GESE Grades 1,2, 3, 4 (CEFR levels pre-A1 to A2) and/or for the Trinity ISE Foundation exam (CEFR level A2).
There is often a tendency to enter a whole class at the same Trinity Grade. This very often leads to choosing a level that can suit most learners, by default penalising the weaker and the stronger ones. This approach can lead to a potential negative impact on the motivation of those learners that are excluded as well as those who are put into a level which is too easy for them. In this workshop we will look at ways of preparing learners within the same class at the level that best reflects the true abilities of each individual, as well as evaluating the opportunities offered by the Trinity learning pathways to reach all learners’ full potential so that excellent students are given the chance to demonstrate their competence, while leaving nobody behind.
This new workshop format involves teachers working in small groups to explore and share activities that address the challenges encountered at these Grades, for example, getting learners to ask questions naturally in a one-to-one conversation, choosing appropriate topics, and avoiding memorisation and recitation during the topic phase. Teachers will also look at ways of ensuring an effective transfer between CEFR levels to enable students to sit higher levels in lower secondary school. To this effect we will also be experimenting strategies and activities to achieve higher levels in the GESE pathway or to ensure the transition from a 2-skill to a 4-skill exam at the exit of the lower secondary school, by taking advantage of the modular features of Trinity’s 4-skills ISE exams.
Participants will take part in discussions on ways to plan their English lessons in continuity between school cycles so as to build on learners’ achievements and to encourage teachers to enter their students at higher levels at the end of scuola primaria and secondaria di I grado.
Take away resources will be made available to all teachers attending this workshop.
scarica la locandina