Corona does not only affect teaching, in some countries it also means daily food is a challenge. Project leader Raymundo in Mozambique replied in an email last month that the lessons had to be conducted online, but that another problem was the food for his pupils.
Although EFKF does not provide food support, the EFKF Board did look around for a solution and found it in Lions Club Halderberge, who kindly supported the project with an extra donation of €250. Our Mozambique contact Jos Blaauwhof has guided the project and yesterday Raymundo has let us know that the money is being well spent. More information about our Moambique Project on www.efkf.org
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/
1. We have been working with Ellis Adriaensen for many years. Students at her school, KSE in Etten-Leur, The Netherlands, know her as Mrs Anglia. Enthusiastic, dedicated and always willing to help. In 2019, about 140 of her students took part in Anglia exams! In addition, Ellis has been teaching for us in numerous projects.
2. After successfully organising two English Summer Schools in Ukraine in 2018, our local representative Lidia Fedinets was determined to beat that number in 2019. In addition, first Ukrainian schools took part in Anglia Examinations in June.
3. Anglia Coordinator Petra Baaten (Jan Tinbergen College in Roosendaal) has been encouraging and guiding over 1,500 students to join Anglia, and to invest in learning English. In April, a new group of 150 students took part in Anglia exams.
4. The EFKF and Associacao Crescer Sempre in Sao Paulo, Brazil have been partners since 2014. Together they have given high school pupils opportunity to study English. Our April PIE was for local teacher Luciana Sousa Silva.
5. Piles of exam papers are very impressive and seem endless.Luckily, there is always a group of Peak Team Members, helping to perzonalize all the exam papers and make sure they are ready to be shipped to the participating schools. Peak Team Member Annette has been a valued colleague for many many years.
6. Hundreds of exam sessions in dozens of countries worldwide. Anglia Operations Manager Robert Piernikarski and his team in Chichester play a crucial role in the smooth processing of exam papers.
7. After years of service, Sebastiaan Posma (Business Development Manager at Anglia HQ in Chichester, England) has decided to leave the Anglia office. Luckily he will stay involved in Anglia, as he will join the AIM Awards Team.
8. Joep and Carli's EFKF adventure in Ghana has started. They will be there for three months to teach English and promote hygiene to children.
9. Summer Schools, assessments or training. Marian Venderbos has been involved in a variety of Anglia activities. As one of our most experienced Speaking Test Assessors she has guided thousands of Speaking Test participants. Because of this experience, Marian was asked give the Anglia Speaking Test Assessor Training. She is currently training a group of about 25 enthusiastic teachers.
Yesterday was the second day of the yearly Global College Network Conference in Lewes near Brighton. Representatives from Japan, Finland, Canada, Taiwan, Spain, England and The Netherlands had gathered to discuss current issues and new plans.
The English Education group was invited to present EFKF activities and Anglia options. Board Members Marcel de Jong and Arnold Augustijn enthousiastically explained about the projects in Brazil, Ghana and Mozambique, which can be supported by attractive events like Run4Kids, the Debate Platform and the World Games.
The Anglia Digital Plaform, Summer Schools and Building Bridges were also discussed. The GCN members reacted positively and will start making plans to support EFKF and present Anglia in their respective Colleges. To be continued.
The Karate Camp in Lviv in August 2020 will be different from last year.
“We want to offer English to the Karate Kids, the director of the organizing club explains. We think it is important for young people to develop in different ways. The combination of sports and using your brains is very effective and benefits both.”
Anglia Network wants to support this initiative. We have experience in the combination of sports and English at our regular Summer Schools and especially at the Sailing Summer School in Zeeland in 2018. So we are looking for teachers who would like to join this camp in August 2020.
On Sunday 22 December you can join the Santa Run in Roosendaal. More than 100 Santa Claus outfit have been made available by the Roosendaal Rotary Club to support the event. Local schools and companies are also involved in the organization. We hope to raise a nice sum of money for our EFKF projects so that can help more and more kids.
Our Run4Kids event in August raised more than €400 for Mozambique. If you are interested in joining the Roosendaal Christmas Run or if you want to organize your own Run4Kids event in 2020, please contact our EFKF Events Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Learning Lottery is a win-win activity. You buy a ticket for €10, the money will be spent on education for children, but you can also benefit yourself. If you win, you will get a learning experience, like learn how to play piano, or sing, drive a sports car or play golf. Usually there are 10 prizes.
The concept was introduced last year and was an instant success in The Netherlands. We have now been approached by our international colleagues who also want to set up such a lottery. We have the organizational handbook and are more than willing to help you. Please mail email@example.com for more information.
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! -
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