Outline programme – Eaquals Members’ Meeting 18 – 19 November 2016

Venue: Eurocentres Florence (Piazza Santo Spirito, 9, 50125 Firenze, Italy)

Outline programme

Thursday 17 November
1900 – 2200Informal welcome dinner at Ristorante IL Cantinone – Pre-booking essential

 

Friday 18 November
0930 – 1030Members’ Forum – Updates and discussion on developments in Eaquals
1030 – 1100Coffee break
1100 – 1130Plenary 1 – Gisella Langè, Senior Inspector for the Italian Ministry of Education
1130 – 1230Plenary 2Steps to being a more effective leader – Andy Hockley, Guest speaker
1230 – 1330Lunch
1330 – 1500Workshop 1 – (choice of 4 topics)
  • Content marketing – why your blog matters! – Walter Denz, Eaquals Vice Chair
  • Cultural diversity in writing skills – Sophie Bennett, AISLi
  • Coherent course design: translating your educational vision into classroom reality – Sue Sheerin, Eaquals Accreditation Panel
  • The role of the teacher in the modern classroom – Chris Farrell, CES
1500 – 1530Coffee break
1530 – 1700Workshop 2 – (choice of 4 topics)
  •  What are ‘3rd age’ learners and how should we teach them? – Jo Watson, Eaquals Trustee
  •  How can a language syllabus be relevant and stay relevant? – Tim Goodier, Eurocentres
  • Mid-term self-assessment revisited – making the most of the Eaquals quality cycle – Ludka Kotarska, Eaquals Director of Accreditation
  • Title to be confirmed
1930 – 2230Dinner – Terrazza Brunelleschi Pre-booking essential

 

Saturday 19 November
0900 – 1030Workshop 3 Part 1 (choice of 3 topics)
  • Assessing oral proficiency – Eaquals members
  • The material writer’s toolkit for success– Kirsten Holt, Macmillan Education
1030 – 1100Break
1100 – 1200Workshop 3 Part 2 ….continuation of the 0900 sessions (choice of 3 topics)
1215 – 1315Closing plenary and depart – Peter Brown on Shakespeare