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Hem pensat que era hora d’unir-nos tots els que ens dediquem a ensenyar ANGLÉS professionalment. L’objectiu és que puguem intercanviar experiències i materials i formar-nos. Volem convertir-nos en un punt de trobada dels professionals de l’anglés i organitzar jornades, xarrades i seminaris. Volem ser la veu dels professionals de l'anglés i col·laborar amb tots els relacionats amb l'anglés i amb l'administració educativa i que se’ns tinga en compte com a interlocutors a l'hora de prendre decisions.

An association to unite us all who teach English professionally has been created. The aim is to share experiences, exchange materials and encourage further training with conferences, lectures and debates and ultimately become the voice of teachers of English and liaise with all those involved and especially with our educational authority.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

APAVAC Castello - first English Teaching Exchange


APAVAC   English Teaching Exchange


Saturday 18th April 2015 – Agora Centre D´Estudis



Report by Marianne Duncombe (Castellon member)

 

Following on from the success of the  ´introduction´ to APAVAC meeting in Castellon last October, Saturday 18th April saw the first session of the Castellon English Teaching Exchange. The aim of the meeting was to try to establish a Castellon based forum for English teaching professionals with the focus of Saturday´s meeting being “Dealing with Difficulties”.

 

The session, which was held at the Agora Centre D´Estudis, was well attended, particularly for a sunny, Spring Saturday morning. Over 20 people were there, representing a mix of native and non-native, experienced and potential teachers- all enthusiastic to learn and share.

 

The meeting was led by APAVAC´s representative in Castellon, Richard Brown, who used a variety of techniques to take us through the morning´s activities in a professional and engaging manner.

 

The morning was divided into two parts. Firstly we discussed what we were hoping for from the group whilst also getting to know each other, along with the aims for future sessions and expanding membership. The second part of the morning addressed the subject of the meeting. We were able to talk together, share experiences and discuss teaching difficulties and solutions. Richard´s management meant that the group mixed well together giving us the opportunity to meet and speak with a variety of different people.

 

The meeting concluded with some decision making. It was decided that we would hold a session each term in the next academic year, with a ´meaty´ subject to get our teeth into, while members could organise ´pop up´ meetings more often to talk and exchange ideas. The next main session will be held in late September and will focus Collaborative Learning. Thanks to those present who volunteered to help coordinate.

 

Thanks again to Richard and Agora Centre DÉstudios for a well organised and well overdue meeting. Here´s to a successful future for APAVAC Castellon!

 

To register your interest for the next session of the English Teaching Exchange, please get in touch at apavacastello@gmail.com

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