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Vacancies in the Board of the English Section

The Board of the English Section of Levende Talen is urgently looking for more members. Moreover, our Chair and our Secretary are both stepping down after the Annual Meeting on 7 April next. Who are we looking for?   Board member: One teacher who wants to look beyond his/her own school of HAVO/VWO. Board member: One primary school teacher who wants to represent this important type of education for the English language. A Chairperson. A Secretary. All applicants must be

Kennisbasis ready for implementation in your Pabo

Did you know that: The new kennisbasis has arrived and is ready for implementation in your Pabo. Please read it carefully as there have been some considerable changes since the previous version (as most of you know, since you provided valuable input and feedback on it). The Aptis test for teachers was carried out at most of the Pabo’s this year to check students’ level of spoken English with B2 being the minimum acceptable requirement. The group of primary teachers has already started

Vroeg Engels leren gaat niet ten koste van Nederlands

Basisschoolleerlingen ondervinden geen hinder van het leren van Engels vanaf groep 1 in vergelijking met leerlingen die later met Engels starten. Dat blijkt uit onderzoek van KBA Nijmegen en Expertisecentrum Nederlands naar de effecten van vroeg vreemdetalenonderwijs (vvto). Sinds 1 januari 2016 mogen basisscholen maximaal 15% van de onderwijstijd in het Engels, Frans of Duits geven. Dat komt neer op 3,5 uur per week. Naar schatting bieden 1400 basisscholen kinderen vanaf groep 1 een deel van het onderwijs in een andere taal dan Nederlands

British Council > new exams member scheme

British Council will present new exams member scheme Addvantage at Conference for Teachers in Utrecht on 28 March English language teachers from a diverse range of schools and institutions across the Netherlands are invited to attend the British Council’s Conference for Teachers held on Wednesday 28 March 2018 in Utrecht. Free conference registration filled up quickly with 150 teachers registered to attend. The day will mark the launch of the British Council’s new exams member scheme named Addvantage. Jody Hoekstra, Exams

The ESP-BE World Café

Exploring and Sharing Best Practices in English Monday, 9 April 2018, 10.00−17.00 Conversation around questions that matter is precisely what we’ll experience at the ESP- BE World Café. In an inviting café setting, we’ll grab a coffee, take a seat at a table and greet our fellow colleagues. On the café stage, our guest facilitators will inspire us and stimulate thoughts that will awaken our ideas around Best Practices in our field. WORLD CAFÉ SCHEDULE AND TOPICS TIMING ACTIVITY FACILITATOR* 10.00−10.15 Opening

IATEFL Annual Conference in Brighton

IATEFL Annual Conference in Brighton, 9-13 April. Two Special Interest Groups (SIGs) present their programmes for their PCE Days on Monday April 9. For more information please check the website: https://conference.iatefl.org/ Attendance is highly recommended. From our Board both Daniel Gibb and Betty Molt will attend and they will also join the Associates’ dinner.

Annual Meeting of Levende Talen

We hope to see many of our members during the morning session of the English Section at the Annual Meeting of Levende Talen on Saturday 7 April next, for which you are all kindly invited. It will take place at the ROC Midden Nederland, Vondellaan 174, 3521 GH Utrecht. Both our Chairwoman and Secretary will step down on that day and we urgently need new Board Members to keep our Board at full strength. To be able to keep our members fully

Workshops van Bureau MVT Nascholing in 2018

Bureau MVT Nascholing Bureau MVT Nascholing biedt vakinhoudelijke nascholing voor docenten Engels in het VO, MBO. Een deel daarvan is geschikt voor HBO docenten. Alle workshops zijn gevalideerd door Registerleraar.   In 2018 organiseert MVT Nascholing de volgende workshops. U kunt zich nu al inschrijven.   Teaching Speaking: new practices for the classroom – 11 januari Spreken wordt als vaardigheid steeds belangrijker in het onderwijs. Maar hoe kun je spreekvaardigheid in de klas efficiënt oefenen? In deze workshop maakt u kennis