Rzeszów - Spring PELT Convention 2014

28-29 marca 2014 (piątek/sobota)
Hotel Prezydencki
Podwisłocze 48


Nauczycielskie Kolegium Języków Obcych w Rzeszowie, Pearson, Cambridge University Press, Macmillan Polska, Oxford University Press oraz Księgarnie językowe Bookland i Lamar serdecznie zapraszają na konferencję dla nauczycieli języka angielskiego.



28 marca 2014r. (szkoły podstawowe i gimnazjalne)

8:15 - 9:15 Rejestracja uczestników
9:15 - 9:30 Uroczyste otwarcie KONFERENCJI
9:30 - 10:30 Macmillan
10:45 - 11:45 Oxford University Press
12:00 - 13:00 Cambridge English Langauge Assessment
13:30 - 14:30 Pearson
14:45 - 15:45 Cambridge University Press
15:45 Zakończenie KONFERENCJI (pierwszy dzień)


29 marca 2014r. (szkoły gimnazjalne i ponadgimnazjalne)

8:15 - 9:15 Rejestracja uczestników
9:15 - 9:30 Uroczyste otwarcie KONFERENCJI
9:30 - 10:30 Cambridge University Press
10:45 - 11:45 Pearson
12:00 - 13:00 Oxford University Press
13:30 - 14:30 Macmillan
14:30 Zakończenie KONFERENCJI (drugi dzień)



28 marca 2014 (szkoły podstawowe i gimnazjalne)


9:30 - 10:30 dr Grzegorz Śpiewak, Macmillan
Testing, training, or teaching with 'sprawdzian' in mind (sesja dla klas 4-6)

Now that we are finally in possession of all key information about sprawdzian szóstoklasisty, we can confirm the claims we’ve been making: the test is going to be neither completely trivial nor massively overwhelming. Yes, the list of structures is unnervingly long, the vocabulary load considerable, and the visuals require some skill of interpretation. Not to mention the challenge of copying with distractors, the need to focus attention when listening, the discipline of double-checking etc. But, and that’s quite crucial in my belief, most of these exam skills can and should be developed as part of good everyday teaching, spaced out across the three-year programme. Are you thinking: very well, but how exactly?!

This is where this session comes in. I want to explore various cognitive and linguistic challenges that sprawdzian brings in and show you that there is no need for exam panic or obsessive testing, but a lot of room for exam-friendly teaching, with central role of slow, incremental recycling. Come along to find out all the details.

10:45 - 11:45 dr Anna Musielak, Oxford University Press
Boosting primary students' receptive skills with stories (sesja dla szkół podstawowych)

Stories are one of the essential elements when teaching young learners. They are abundant in authentic expressions and phrases and for that reason provide a real model of language use. Stories are a powerful and motivating source for teaching both – reading and listening – skills with which six-graders have to deal with on their school leaving exam. The aim of this session is to present effective activities based not only on coursebook stories that can be used for enhancing these two receptive skills. Reading and listening account for 65 per cent of the final exam and that means a lot. By keeping our learners involved and on-task while dealing with texts our objective of making listening and reading more interesting and therefore informative is reached.

12:00 - 13:00 Barbara Szybowska, Cambridge English Language Assessment
‘Hype your students up!’ – motivating teenagers to succeed in exams

Exam preparation sometimes seems to be like a never-ending journey. It is a long and demanding process, for both students and teachers. What to do to equip our students with all the knowledge and skills they need, use the multitude of resources available, motivate the students, and ‘entertain’ them a bit on the way?
In this workshop I will show you the synergy between the preparation for Cambridge English PET for Schools, Cambridge English First for Schools and Matura Exam. I will also mention the new FCE and CAE formats from January 2015.

13:30 - 14:30 Piotr Steinbrich, Pearson
Variety in the classroom, czy wariactwo w klasie? A unified approach to teaching English to upper-primary learners (sesja dla szkół podstawowych)

Fourth grade is the first stage of more mature and analytical approaches to teaching English in the primary classroom. Equipped with the wide palette of strategies typical of lower-primary education, the learners have to face new challenges, including developing exam strategies necessary to address the tasks found in Sprawdzian Szóstoklasisty. It seems natural, that children, continuing learning English in grade four, will be characterized by varying competences, different backgrounds or approaches, to name but a few. In this session we will look at how to ensure a unified approach to teaching English at the upper-primary level taking into consideration all sorts of variation that a typical teacher usually has to deal with.

14:45 - 15:45 Angela Micky, Cambridge University Press
Kid’s Box Second Edition - the Fun Course for Seriously Good Results (sesja dla szkół podstawowych)

Zapewnij swojemu uczniowi lepszy start. Nauczanie języka angielskiego na poziomie szkoły podstawowej nie musi mieścić się w ścisłych ramach podstawy programowej. Każdy uczeń, odpowiednio zmotywowany przez nauczyciela, może osiągać postępy w nauce języka angielskiego zgodne z międzynarodowymi standardami. Ale twoje lekcje nie muszą być w związku z tym śmiertelnie poważne! W czasie prezentacji przedstawię praktyczne porady, jak pracować z najmłodszymi, aby skutecznie przygotować ich do KAŻDEGO rodzaju egzaminu językowego, a zarazem doskonale się z nimi bawić na lekcjach i pomagać im w osiąganiu jak najlepszych wyników.


29 marca 2014r. (gimnazja i szkoły średnie)


9:30 - 10:30 Angela Micky, Cambridge University Press
Innovation in Language Teaching: What does it Look Like in Practice?

Czym jest czytanie dla nastolatków zafascynowanych współczesną technologią? Koszmarem? Przykrym obowiązkiem? Przyjemnością? Jaka jest rola współczesnego nauczyciela w kształtowaniu i rozwijaniu zainteresowań czytelniczych? Czy zarówno uczeń jak i nauczyciel mogą czerpać wspólnie radość z lekcji poświęconych literaturze? Nieważne jest, aby wszystko zrozumieć w książce, ale ważne jest, aby ją przeżyć. W czasie prezentacji przedstawię swoją sprawdzoną metodę na zainteresowanie uczniów czytaniem.

10:45 - 11:45 Piotr Steinbrich, Pearson
4Ms - the core of successful Matura preparation for every student

If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. ~Ignacio Estrada (sesja dla nauczycieli szkół ponadgimnazjalnych)

What is the core of successful learning, and thus, successful teaching? We believe that students learn best when a lesson combines engaging material that motivates with systematic and memorable exposure to language through a series of meaningful tasks. So Motivation, Memory and Meaning - 'the 3 Ms' - are our watchwords thanks to which learning takes place systematically in the clasroom. With the presence of these 3 Ms in the classroom, the fourth one - Matura exam - comes to students naturally. In this highly practical session, which will be illustrated with a real lesson video recording taken in one of the schools in Poland, we will look at ways in which topics, texts and tasks can reflect these priorities and help you to prepare students better for the new exam format. We will see how Matura Focus, a new course book for Matura preparation, provides solutions for classrooms in order to enable the 4Ms.

12:00 - 13:00 Marcin Zaród, Oxford University Press
Motivating Digital Natives
The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed. — William Gibson.

What is the secret to being an innovative educator? Is technology enough? How can you make your best ESL ally out of the technologies your students have already mastered (or have they)? And, last but not least, how can you (re)kindle your passion and creativity or just have fun with your everyday work as a teacher? Marcin Zaród, Teacher of the Year 2013 Award Winner, member of the elite Superbelfrzy RP Facebook group and English language teacher at Tarnow's Janusz Korczak High School No. 5, will present you with simple, innovative and practical ways to employ new technologies and teaching methods in your classroom.

13:30 - 14:30 dr Grzegorz Śpiewak, Macmillan
Conjunction junction: text-centred teaching of writing (sesja dla LO)

An in-depth analysis of the changes to the format of matura exam as of 2015, particularly the task types and modified writing assessment criteria, shows at least one major novelty. It is a significant increase in the role of internal structure, coherence, cohesion and general linguistic quality of text, in both receptive and productive tasks. Needless to say, an ability to analyse and produce high quality texts in English is not something that students are born with. Nor something that will simply emerge naturally as a positive side effect of good teaching. It has to be taught, very explicitly. The question is how.

That’s just what I intend to address in this practical session, particularly as regards students’ ability to write high-scoring texts of their own, at basic and extended level of the new exam.


Zakończenie rejestracji zgłoszeń:  28 lutego 2014r. - REJESTRACJA