» INTO EUROPE «
EUROPEAN STANDARDS IN LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT
9th-10th FEBRUARY 2006, BUDAPEST
Budapest hosted a major international conference on 9-10 February with the participation of 240 English teachers, test developers and examination specialists from 20 countries. The main aim of the conference was to celebrate the achievements of a BC funded project called Examinations Reform Teacher Support Project and to discuss highly relevant topics in language education and assessment in Europe. Representatives of the EU Commission, the Council of Europe, top UK experts and local experts discussed how language examinations can be related to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference.
The Project has had a major impact in the region: teams from different countries are very much interested in collaborating with the Hungarian team, whose expertise was developed within the Project over several years. People in the region are keen to spread best practice in language teaching and testing, to find out how to establish an item production system and how to train teachers to prepare their students for modern English examinations.
For further information please contact Edit Nagy at Edit.Nagy@britishcouncil.hu
» MODERN ENGLISH EXAMINATIONS TEACHER TRAINING«
February 17-18, 2006
February 24-25, 2006
The British Council's Examination Reform Teacher Support Project runs a course in
Békéscsaba in February with the title:
MODERN ENGLISH EXAMINATIONS TEACHER TRAINING:
MODUL A: ASSESSING SPEAKING LEVEL A2/B1
MODUL B: ASSESSING WRITING LEVEL A2/B1
The course is designed to help teachers prepare their students for modern English language examinations including the Hungarian school leaving examination and learn the best testing techniques to be used in the classroom.
Date: Modul A: 17-18 February 2006
Date: Modul B: 24-25 February 2006
Békés Megyei Könyvtár 5600 Békéscsaba, Derkovits sor 1.
Each module requires 15 contact hours and 15 hours of home study. The course is free, the modules can be done separately, after successful completion of each module 30 credit points are awarded.
You can find the course information in Hungarian and the application form below.
Read more about our courses under the links
Teacher Training and Summer School 2005.
» EXAM PREPARATION AND TASK DESIGN,
THE BRTISH COUNCIL SUMMER SCHOOLS 2005 «
June, August 2005
The British Council's Examination Reform Teacher Support Project ran two 60-hour residential courses in Dobogókô in June and August. The course is designed to help teachers prepare their students for modern English language examinations and learn the best testing techniques to be used in the classroom.
Read some more about the Summer School, laugh at funny bits prepared by the participants, have a look at some pictures, and get tempted to join us next time.
» BOOK LAUNCH «
April 22-24, 2005
The launch of the INTO EUROPE series at the international book fair was a great success. The Liszt Ferenc room was completely full, with not only teachers and colleagues but also a great number of students in the audience. The series was introduced by the directors of the Teleki Foundation and the British Council Hungary. We heard from the series editor that professionals started to use the books all over the world from Lancaster to Japan. A student read out a short story by Karinthy and the book presentation was finished with a draw organized by the publisher Teleki Foundation. 40 books were distributed among the lucky ones.