Foreign Languages and Pre-Primary Students. Are We Overdoing It?

By Katherine Reilly, Author, Teacher Trainer

Originally Published in ELT NEWS Magazine.

It comes as no surprise that the demands of our ever-developing society would at some point leave its mark on the generations which will succeed us. The necessity to harness a young individual’s true potential with the purpose of integrating it into the global machine has already taken its effect, as schools constantly update and enrich their syllabuses. ELT is no exception as the proposed age to expose a child to a foreign language has drastically diminished. One though would wonder, if this approach is not only sound but also feasible, leading educators and parents alike to ponder whether a child will be able – or willing – to live up to these new standards.

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Essentials to the New Michigan ECPE Writing

It is common knowledge that English assessment examinations are constantly revised to keep them up to date with the latest research in language teaching and learning. Michigan Proficiency exams are no exception as the writing segment has been reconstructed to include more complex elements such as infographics, while also adding two new writing formats, that of the proposal and article.

Join us as we focus on these new inclusions and practice strategies which will facilitate the transition to this new exam evaluation format.

The webinar will focus on the following aspects:

  • Deciphering and expansion of infographics
  • Proper approaches to compiling a proposal
  • Strategies to writing a compelling article

Presentation time: 60 minutes

Cost: Free