A German presenter, Spanish and Belgian participants, Ukrainian Jury and a Nigeria born Young Learner who says “I cannot tell you, it is a secret.” when presenter Lea Dartenne asks her what she will perform next week. The first round of SSPP (Spread Something Positive Platform) has all the ingredients of success.
This EFKF initiative is gradually growing into an inspiring event, which will be repeated 3 times: in April, May and June. Each month there will be a Kick Off Meeting and a Performance Meeting. First round on 22 and 29 April, then 19 and 26 May, finally 16 and 23 June. Participants can choose 3 levels: Young Learners, Middle Group and Higher Levels. More info on www.efkf.org
Summer 2020 will be different in many ways. Unpredictable. Anglia Team Roosendaal has decided to offer extra support for schools and students who want to do some extra activities in July or August. Live meetings on our new Platform will be a great option for this.
Over the past month the number of Live Webinars has rocketed. It is easy and safe. Inspiring and exciting. Teachers and students from Spain, Vietnam, Argentina, Ukraine, Germany, Belgium and Indonesia have been on the Platform so far, discussing various forms of cooperation. In July and August the Platform will be available for our Members, so please contact Angela@Anglia.nl.
Keeping children engaged in their learning is a challenging task. The English for Kids Foundation is here to make your job easier. We have designed Games4Kids: a fun, engaging way for children to learn and practice their English skills through competition and cooperation.
What is Games4Kids?
Games4Kids is a package that includes 6 different English-learning games, each game containing different levels based on English proficiency. It comes in 2 exciting versions:
For more information, visit https://efkf.org/games4kids/
After the successful Summer School in Athens in July 2019, our contact teachers have already started preparations for next year. Monday 13 July 2020 will be the first day of the Anglia EU Summer 2020 at Arseiko School.
Host families is a wonderful idea, but needs careful preparation. It is very important to get the right match between the host and the visitor. In Athens we are looking for 14-15 year olds at A2 or B1 level. We will travel in groups of 5 to 10 students, accompanied by a teacher or responsible adult. Please mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Review English Experience Week Athens
- Marita Papadogianni, 16 years old -
In July 2019 I had the opportunity to participate in the ANGLIA English Experience Week in the Arsakeia Tositseia Schools of Athens. During the week I saw only happy faces. Smaller and older children practiced their English, learning how to be more competent in the use of English in writing and more fluent in oral communication.
City bingo, sports activities, meals with schoolmates and teachers, team work in the classrooms, the use of multimedia and working on a project to be presented to the parents at the end of the week were the main features of this English summer camp. All this was so innovative and fun that the week was not enough, as everyone enjoyed it and didn’t want it to end.
The ANGLIA teachers were wonderful, talented, smiling and warm, so a deep bond was formed between them and the students. All the children expressed their wish to participate again next summer and have this great chance to practice English guided by native speakers.
I hope I will be part of the English Experience Week next year too! -
Anglia Summer 2020 weeks in June, July and August will focus on connecting the students in the various locations to each other. Everyone will have a chance to talk on Skype to 3 different countries. Small groups of older students can even travel to other countries.
An exciting week with a focus on international communication. We are preparing locations in 8 countries: The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Ukraine, Czech Republic, England and Poland. Perhaps more countries will join, we will present the final programme before Christmas.
We offer an exclusive platform, designed to teach students of different ages, levels and language skills the art of public speaking. While many are afraid of public speaking, it's an incredibly important skill and we think one worth developing in young minds. Therefore, Debate4Kids offers guides, topics, in-depth evaluations and continous support to ensure the students grow to be confident public speakers.
Contact us if you wish to have more information: email@example.com.
The Anglia Speaking Tests are a valuable addition to the Anglia offer and are available at all levels. “Do you speak English?” is the most popular question.
The Speaking Test is not an exam on its own. Participation is always in combination with the R/W/L examination and can be taken at the same level. Most schools register their candidates at all four levels at the same time and the Speaking test is taken in the same week as the written exam. The Speaking Tests do not have to been taken on a fixed exam date, but they should be conducted within 12 months after participation in the R/W/L examinations.
With the last two Experience weeks in Amersfoort and Middelharnis we closed off another successful summer season. We want to thank everyone who participated and helped making the Experience weeks happen. We saw many new faces but also lots of students and teachers who have been part of the experience for several years in a row now!
Check out the new English Experience Weeks photo impression page on the website of English Academy. We hope to see you again next year!
Our Building Bridges project wants to double next school year. After a successful first pilot year, the schools are eager to expand the cooperation.
“Although the practicalities are sometimes a bit of a challenge, the final outcome is more than rewarding.” quotes one of the teachers. The biggest attraction is the contact with kids of the same age in another country. “I like the fact that you can choose your country, so you can go for the atmosphere that fits your kids.” Making the videos was also a popular activity. “It’s a different kind of language learning, but because they have to be serious, as they get feedback in the group report, they tend to be very actively involved.”
Registration for the new Building Bridges group starts on Thursday 20 June. The actual Building Bridges project begins in October / November 2019.
Our Skype tutorials are gaining popularity especially with children and teenagers. The main advantage choosing for this this way of learning English is that you connect with an experienced teacher from the comfort of your own home on a day and at a time that suits you best.
During the online lessons the English Academy coach will answer your questions, discuss and explain the homework and practice English listening and speaking skills with you. Before starting we will ask you about the learning objectives so we can find a suitable teacher. The English lessons will be customized to your needs and wishes. I would like more information!
“My teacher Janine has helped me feel so much more confident when speaking English. She is incredibly patient. She gives me lists of words concerning the subjects I want to talk about in advance so I am well prepared when we connect online .”
– Joanneke de Braak –
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