Jan 8, 2016

[ELTeCS_PERU] Fwd: Shakespeare Lives in 2016: Free Online Course | MOOC Exploring English: Shakespeare

Exploring English: Shakespeare
An invitation to explore the life, work and legacy of William Shakespeare
For the attention of
Cesar Klauer
Universidad de Piura

Dear Mr. Klauer::

2016 will mark 400 years since William Shakespeare’s death. It is a unique moment to celebrate his genius and the inspiration he has given to billions of people through the ages.

We want to invite you to be a part of Shakespeare Lives, a worldwide programme of activity to celebrate Shakespeare’s work and his enduring global influence and impact. The first activity which we encourage you, your colleagues or your students to join is a Shakespeare MOOC.

Our free, six-week online course will look at the life, works and legacy of William Shakespeare, while giving participants the chance to practise their English language skills.

The first week will look at Shakespeare’s life and times, using two short documentaries to take you on Shakespeare’s journey from his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to the Globe Theatre in London. For the rest of the course, we will look closely at a different play each week. Shakespearean actors from around the world will help us explain and explore the universal themes in Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest and Macbeth.

Our video tutor will guide you through the course and look at the legacy of words and phrases that Shakespeare introduced to the English language. Short quizzes will check your understanding and you’ll be asked to share your ideas and opinions on the topics Shakespeare raises.

The course will be run in partnership with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

The material is designed for non-native English speakers who have studied English to around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR)

Start date: 11th January 2016

Please feel free to share this message with your colleagues or students so that they can also join this interesting online course and that they can also become as enthusiastic as we all are about Shakespeare Lives.

If you have any questions about the Shakespeare Lives programme, our Arts Manager Luisa Michelsen (Luisa.Michelsen@britishcouncil.org) is available to assist you. You may also visit the Shakespeare Lives website for full information about the international programme.

Kind regards,

Ralph Grayson | Business Development Manager
British Council | Av. Santo Toribio 115, Piso 4, Of. 431 San Isidro, Lima | Perú

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Jan 6, 2016


Dear friends

If you are looking for a jump-start to your new year, here are six courses we are featuring this month to help you out.

1. Third Summer Course for Top English Language Teachers 2016
From Jan 18 - Jan 30 Mondays to Fridays from09:00 - 13:00
This is a modular course and as in the two preceding courses we offer modules according to participants´requests. This year the modules are:
  • Creativity and Innovation in the Language Classroom
  • Pronunciation and Grammar develoment from Pre-Intermediate to Advanced
  • Teaching CLIL and Teaching Young Learners
  • Using TICS, Leadership and Team work techniques for the Classroom
  • Improving the Fours Skills using learning strategies 
2. Developing Conversational Skills
From Jan 11 to Jan 27, Mondays and Wednesdays from 17:00 to 20:00
This course has been developed especially for those professionals who want to both develop better listening and teaching skills themselves and who wish to convey those skills to their students. Each session is led by a native English teacher and will include varios fun and challenging activities that are designed to identify deficits of current listening and speaking skills.

3. Improving Writing Skills
From Jan 12 to Jan 28, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 17:00 to 20:00
This is the course for all those who need to improve their writing skills under the concept of writing as a cognitive process. You will learn how to develop different kinds of texts with particular emphasis to the organization, layout, editing and proof reading of academic texts.

4. Cambridge English: First (FCE)
From Jan 12 to March 10, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 17:00 to 21:00 and Saturdays from 9:00 to 13:00.
 A comprehensive preparation course to take the exam in March and have the possibility to thoroughly prepare without the constraints of lack of time due to working responsibilities. (Only 3 seats left)!!!!!

5. TKT CLIL : Preparation Course for this Specialisation exam from Jan 13 to February 26. Wednesdays from 15:00 to 17:00

6. TKT Young Learners: Preparation course for this Specialisation exam from Jan 13 to February 24 from 17:30 - 19:00

RPC: 9898-52363
RPM: 9944-53348

[ELTeCS_PERU] Resumen del 2015

Dear Friends

I wanted to share this message from the Executive Director of Customized Training Services with all of you since I know most of you share our vision for improving education in our country.
I can´t help  feeling really proud for having contributed to the success of our colleagues and feel happy for providing our little grain of sand to Peru´s educational goals.

M.Ed. Maria Luisa Mu

Queridos amigos,
Feliz Año 2016!
Además de saludarlos y desearles lo mejor de lo mejor para este año que estamos próximos a iniciar, queremos aprovechar la ocasión para agradecer a cada uno de ustedes por haber sido parte de nuestra historia en el 2015 y sobre todo por habernos permitido ser parte de vuestra historia y haber podido colaborar y alegrarnos con sus triunfos académicos y profesionales. Podemos resumir nuestro 2015 en:
-          Dos profesores alumnos nuestros que obtuvieron becas docentes a UK y una a USA.
-          Tres alumnas nuestras, profesoras de inglés que obtuvieron sus resoluciones de nombramiento en la carrera pública magisterial.
-          Cinco jóvenes que se han graduado en IB en el 2015 y además inician su vida universitaria con un Diploma Internacional en mano.
-          27 profesores participantes al Second Summer Course for Top English Teachers 2015
-          18 profesores participantes al Curso English Pronunciation
-          Cuatro participantes al Pre-CAE 2015-2
-          174 participantes a los diferentes Facebook Academic Events 2015
-          43 Cambridge English: First
-          52 TKT-Young Learners y TKT-CLIL.

Gracias a todos ustedes por contar con nosotros, por hacernos parte de sus éxitos y de muchos otros triunfos que tal vez no conocemos pero que demuestra el gran interés de ser cada vez mejores profesionales no sólo para ustedes mismos sino también para sus alumnos como es el caso de todos los docentes de inglés que participaron con nosotros.  

Feliz Año 2016!

Best regards,

Liliana Cheneder
Executive Director
Customized Training Services
Telephone: +51-1-744-5948
Mobile: +51-9898-52363 (RPC)
             +51-9944-53348 (RPM)