Oxford Teachers Academy
In January ten LATE members took part in the Oxford Teachers Academy Courses run by Dace Miska of OUP.
We advertised the event and invited applications from LATE members who taught teenagers.
We had some 17 applications and chose 10.
Green English NORDPLUS Project
In conjunction with the Lithuanian and
Estonian Teachers of English Associations
The aim of this project is to compile a teacher training module suitable for teenagers dealing with the topics of Water, Energy and other forms of Waste and Conservation. There will be both a face 2 face component and some online tasks. It is envisaged that some teacher/multipliers will be trained later on in the year.
Participation in the project was advertised, but unfortunately with very poor response. At the moment, Gaida Haritone (Zvejniekciems) and Silvija Andernovics are compiling the material for the Latvian component. If any other teachers of English are interested in participating in the project then please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is some renumeration available for those teachers involved in the project.
For the second year, in conjunction with the Public Affairs Office of the US Embassy three teachers from Latvia (4 students each) and one teacher each from Latvia and Estonian with 4 students each (aged 11 - 13) will take part in a 5 day academy in Salacgriva from August 12-17, 2012.
The teachers will teach the students English and conference assistants will make sure that the youngsters are actively occupied in their free time.
The aim of the conference is to bring together teachers and students of different nationalities to promote mutual understanding, tolerance and respect.
These students are not necessarily your best students, but they are ones who are interested in meeting their peers from Lithuanian and Estonia as well as other parts of Latvia. Your students will also be ethnically diverse i.e. not only Latvian, but also Russian, Polish, Ukranian, Roma or any of the other nationalities which we find here in Latvia.
Report from the 2012 Academy
Report from the 2011 Academy