― Taking to the next level
This seminar aims to boost teaching skills, inspire and motivate teachers to use their charisma and improve the results achieved by students in exams with the benefit of effective strategies and tactics. The speaker of the seminar is Paul Newson, an experienced linguist and teacher of English from London, who has trained numerous students for the successful passage of Cambridge Exams and inspired thousands of teachers all over Russia. Come and see Paul in flesh.
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Applying exam tactics
We all know that exam preparation isn’t only about mastering a vast amount of language but applying specialist skills in the way of routine strategies for each part of an exam. Having tried and tested these tactics for FCE, CAE and CPE over the last 12 years, they can easily be applied to Russian state exams since for formats are relatively similar. We will look at how to raise the level of imagination whilst adhering to the speaking requirements which leads to fluency.
How to teach Teens successfully
Many teachers often have a fear of working with teenagers but there is no need to when we truly understand them. Empathy is one of the most important tools in a teacher’s arsenal and through this by building a proper rapport with our teens, we can ensure smooth stress-free lessons. We will begin this session by looking at the lives of typical teenagers to draw conclusions which will shape our attitude and how we approach them.
Building the teacher
This session is so unique that you’ll only find it here. Quite often the main obstacle for teachers is not methodology or the language per se but the teachers themselves. Being in a position of authority expected to lead and to set an example, we need to possess a level of confidence and charisma. No, we are not born with these traits but we can certainly work on them. When we have these necessary traits, then all the other aspects of teaching fall into place.
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The owner of Newson's Language Centre
Paul Newson is a Moscow-based teacher and teacher trainer who has been following his vocation for more than 18 years training students for Cambridge exams. Having graduated from university with a first class in linguistics, he then completed a PGCE teaching qualification to work in English secondary schools. It was in 2006 when he made the decision to try Russia. He fell in love with the country immediately and really honed his teaching skills working in a private language school before taking that leap of faith 3 years ago to open his own school which is growing rapidly.