Cambridge Seminar in Granada: Pronouncing and Penning Discourse

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a Cambridge Language Assessment seminar in Granada, organised by IML Granada and presented by Stephen Hasler.

My colleagues and I all left with the same sensation, despite the early start (we travelled from Linares), our time had been well spent and we’d learnt lots of useful tips to use in our class.

Focusing on searching for great pronunciation and writing at FCE and CAE level, a dollop of fun and surprise was put into the mix with the famous song from The Sound of Music: Do Re Mi as a way to show Spanish-speaking students, in particular, the long and short vowel sounds, as well as putting the native English speakers in the shoes of the Spaniards.

I’ll definitely by trying out some of the useful drilling techniques and anagrams from the seminar, not to mention trying to incorporate into my classes the element of fun that Stephen brought to what can be, for students, a boring area.

I’m heading to another Cambridge English Teacher Training seminar next month and I hope it’ll be just as entertaining and practical as this one was.

I highly recommend these seminars run by Cambridge Language Assessment. If you’d like more information on the seminars and events run by Cambridge Language Assessment in Spain and Portugal, take a look at their website.


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