Κυριακή, 11 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

"Charles Dickens: Births, Marriages, Deaths"

The School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

and

The Department of English Language and Literature, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

jointly organise a conference entitled  "Charles Dickens: Births, Marriages, Deaths", to be held

October 19-20, 2012, in Thessaloniki. For more info visit http://www.enl.auth.gr/dickens

Σάββατο, 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

RPLTL: Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning

Το επιστημονικό αυτό περιοδικό έχει δημιουργηθεί στα πλαίσια του προγράμματος
Μεταπτυχιακής Ειδίκευσης Καθηγητών Αγγλικής Γλώσσας του ΕΑΠ
(Ελληνικού Ανοιχτού Πανεπιστημίου) και περιέχει έρευνες στους τομείς
της Εφαρμοσμένης Γλωσσολογίας και της Διδασκαλίας της Αγγλικής ως Ξένης Γλώσσας (TESOL)
http://rpltl.eap.gr/

Παρασκευή, 25 Νοεμβρίου 2011

Βραβείο Αναγνωστών 2011

Το Εθνικό Κέντρο Βιβλίου (ΕΚΕΒΙ), σε συνεργασία με την ΕΡΤ, ξεκίνησε τη διαδικασία ψηφοφορίας για το Βραβείο Αναγνωστών 2011, δίνοντας την ευκαιρία στο αναγνωστικό κοινό να αναδείξει το αγαπημένο ελληνικό μυθιστόρημα της χρονιάς. Μεταξύ των επιλογών ο "δικός μας" Θεόδωρος Γρηγοριάδης, με το βιβλίο του "Ο παλαιστής και ο δερβίσης". Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες και συμμετοχή στην ψηφοφορία επισκεφθείτε βραβειο αναγνωστών

Σάββατο, 19 Νοεμβρίου 2011

Νεο Σχολείο:Πρώτα ο Μαθητής




Το παρακάτω κείμενο προέρχεται από το ενημερωτικό φυλλάδιο του ΥΠΔΒΜΘ
"ΝΕΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ: Πρώτα ο Μαθητής" το οποίο δημοσιεύτηκε πέρυσι και περιέχει
το σχέδιο δράσης του Υπουργείου για την Πρωτοβάθμια και τη Δευτεροβάθμια
εκπαίδευση. Εδώ έχουμε αναρτήσει το κομμάτι που αφορά τη διδασκαλία των
Ξένων Γλωσσών.




Γ5.     Ξενόγλωσση Εκπαίδευση με πιστοποίηση
Τι ισχύει σήμερα:
Τα προβλήματα εστιάζονται στην έλλειψη συνέχειας ανάμεσα στις βαθμίδες
και το εκπαιδευτικό υλικό,  στην απαξίωση του μαθήματος στο Γυμνάσιο με
λίγες ώρες διδασκαλίας,  στην έλλειψη προγράμματος σπουδών για επίπεδα
γλωσσομάθειας,  στην έλλειψη κατάλληλης επιμόρφωσης των καθηγητών
ξένων γλωσσών,  στην έλλειψη εργαστηρίων ΤΠΕ στο Δημοτικό όπου η
γνώση της χρήσης νέων τεχνολογιών δεν είναι υποχρεωτική. 
Τι αλλάζει: 
Η αναβάθμιση της παρεχόμενης ξενόγλωσσης παιδείας και κατάρτισης στη
δημόσια εκπαίδευση θα γίνει σε συνεργασία με τον φορέα του ΕΚΠΑ με
σκοπό να διαμορφωθεί ένα ολοκληρωμένο συνεκτικό σχέδιο και να
εκπονηθούν σχετικές επιμέρους μελέτες. 
Θα εκπονηθεί νέο ενιαίο πρόγραμμα σπουδών για όλες τις σύγχρονες
γλώσσες του σχολικού προγράμματος.  Αυτό θα ακολουθεί τις αρχές του
Κοινού Ευρωπαϊκού Πλαισίου Αναφοράς για τις Γλώσσες του Συμβουλίου της
Ευρώπης,  το οποίο ορίζει μια εξάβαθμη κλίμακα επιπέδων γλωσσομάθειας
που έχει υιοθετηθεί και από το Κρατικό Πιστοποιητικό Γλωσσομάθειας (ΚΠΓ). 
Συνεπώς,  το πρόγραμμα αυτό θα προσδιορίζει τι απαιτείται από κάθε
Έλληνας χρήστη μιας ξένης γλώσσας σε κάθε ένα από τα παρακάτω επίπεδα: 
Α1   Αρχική γνώση Β1 Μέτρια γνώση Γ1    Πολύ καλή γνώση
Α2   Βασική γνώση Β2 Καλή γνώση Γ2    Άριστη γνώση
Πιλοτικό πρόγραμμα εκμάθησης αγγλικής σύμφωνα με   τα παραπάνω θα
εφαρμοστεί πειραματικά σε 60  Δημοτικά σχολεία και 30  Γυμνάσια σε
διαφορετικούς νομούς της χώρας. Η πρόταση είναι η αποφοίτηση από το  
Δημοτικό να συνδέεται με πιστοποίηση Α2  ή Β1  και η αποφοίτηση από το
Γυμνάσιο με πιστοποίηση Β2 (καλή γνώση- first certificate/lower). 
Ο σχεδιασμός ξεκίνησε ώστε να υλοποιηθεί τον Σεπτέμβριο 2010, τόσο μέσω
του πιλοτικού προγράμματος όσο και με την αύξηση των ωρών
παρακολούθησης σε  10θέσια, 11θεσια και 12 θεσια Δημοτικά Σχολεία.Το Νέο Σχολείο: Π

Πέμπτη, 17 Νοεμβρίου 2011

Photo Exhibition : Serres




Συμμετέχουν

Γάκης Παναγιώτης
Γιαννούση Ηλιάνα
Βαρσάμη Πουλχερία
. Μητουσούδης Σάκης
Ζίχναλης Κώστας
Καρεμπίδου Χριστίνα
Σκέμπερη Αλεξάνδρα
Προσνικλή Ευαγγελία
Σαραντέας Γιάννης
Σταματόπουλος Γιάννης
Τζίμπας Χρήστος
Φαντσούδης Νίκος
Ιακώβου Χρύσα
Χατζηδάκη Μαρία
Φαρμάκη Ζωή
Δεμερτζή Δήμητρα
Μπαδέκα Ευτυχία
Μαλασίδου Μαρία
Γρηγορόπουλος Αχιλλέας
Γρηγοροπούλου Χριστίνα
Μιχαηλίδου Χάρις
Παπακωνσταντίνου Σουζάνα
Σεδαρίδης Κωνσταντίνος
Δήμος Νίκος
Μιχαηλίδου Στέλλα
Μεράντζα Γιούλη
Γκένιου Δώρα
Κωνσταντινίδης Μιχάλης
Kαλογιαννίδης Κωνσταντίνος
Τουχτίδης Παναγιώτης

Τρίτη, 15 Νοεμβρίου 2011

The IALLT Journal for Language Learning Technologies

ALLT is a professional organization whose members provide leadership in the development, integration, evaluation and management of instructional technology for the teaching and learning of language, literature and culture.
Their Journal for Language Learning Technologies can be accessed here

Κυριακή, 13 Νοεμβρίου 2011

ΚΠγ Νοέμβριος 2011

Τα θέματα των εξετάσεων του ΚΠγ του Νοεμβρίου 2011 είναι διαθέσιμα.

Μπορείτε να τα βρείτε:

θεματα Νοεμβρίου 2011

Global Education Conference

The second annual Global Education Conference is a week-long, and free, event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world. The conference features sessions and keynote addresses to inspire global connections, projects, ideas, and action in an increasingly connected world.

Global Education Conference


Παρασκευή, 11 Νοεμβρίου 2011

Directions: e-journal

An e-journal on English language teaching and testing in Greece. It publishes papers which present and discuss the results of research carried out by the Research Centre for English Language Teaching, Testing and Assessment (RCEL) 

Directions includes the following which must be related to the theme of each issue:

· Academic articles related to the issues outlined above
· Reports of research projects and academic events in the areas of the journal’s concerns
· Summaries of postgraduate PhD theses, MA dissertations and referred graduate papers
· Book reviews and announcements of new books, educational materials and websites

 Directions

Δευτέρα, 7 Νοεμβρίου 2011

ΣΧΟΛΕΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΙΣ ΟΠΟΙΕΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΟΥΝΤΑΙ ΤΑ ΑΓΓΛΙΚΑ ΩΣ ΕΙΔΙΚΟ ΜΑΘΗΜΑ

Σχολές για τις οποίες απαιτούνται τα Αγγλικά ως ειδικό μάθημα ή είναι επιλογή μεταξύ τριών ή τεσσάρων γλωσσών.

ΠΕΔΙΟ 1ο Ανθρωπιστικές, Νομικές και Κοινωνικές Επιστήμες Α.Ε.Ι.

  •  Τμήματα Αγγλικής Γλώσσας και Φιλολογίας Αθήνας/Θεσσαλονίκης*

  • Τμήμα Ξένων Γλωσσών, Μετάφρασης και Διερμηνείας Ιονίου (Κέρκυρα)***

  • Τμήμα Επικοινωνίας και Μέσων Μαζικής Ενημέρωσης Αθήνας**

  • Τμήμα Δημοσιογραφίας και Μέσων Μαζικής Επικοινωνίας Θεσσαλονίκης**

  • Τμήμα Επικοινωνίας Μέσων και Πολιτισμού Παντείου**

  •  Τμήματα Διεθνών και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών Πειραιά και Παντείου**

Τ.Ε.Ι.

  • Tμήμα Εφαρμογών Ξένων Γλωσσών στη Διοίκηση και στο Εμπόριο Ηπείρου (Ηγουμενίτσα)**




ΠΕΔΙΟ 5ο Επιστήμες Οικονομίας και Διοίκησης

Α.Ε.Ι.

  •  Τμήμα Ναυτιλιακών Σπουδών Πειραιά*

  • Τμήμα Διεθνών & Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών Μακεδονίας(Θεσσαλονίκη)**

Τ.Ε.Ι.

  • Τμήμα Εφαρμογών Ξένων Γλωσσών στη Διοίκηση και στο Εμπόριο Ηπείρου(Ηγουμενίτσα)**

  •  Τμήματα Τουριστικών Επιχειρήσεων Αθήνας/Πειραιά(Σπέτσες)/Κρήτης(Ηράκλειο)/Πάτρας/Θεσσαλονίκης/ Λάρισας/Ηπείρου(Ηγουμενίτσα)**

  • Σχολές Τουριστικών Επαγγελμάτων Ρόδου και Αγ. Νικολάου Κρήτης**



*Εξετάζεστε στα Αγγλικά

**Εξετάζεστε σε μία από τις γλώσσες: Αγγλικά/Γαλλικά/Γερμανικά/Ιταλικά

***Εξετάζεστε σε δύο από τις γλώσσες: Aγγλικά/Γαλλικά/Γερμανικά


Παρακαλώ σημειώστε πως μπορεί για την τρέχουσα σχολική χρονιά μπορεί να υπάρχουν διαφοροποιήσεις.

Σάββατο, 29 Οκτωβρίου 2011

Πέμπτη, 20 Οκτωβρίου 2011

Πρόγραμμα Εξετάσεων ΚΠΓ Νοεμβρίου 2011

Το πρόγραμμα των εξετάσεων και των εξεταστικών κέντρων για το ΚΠΓ - Νοέμβριος 2011 έχει ανακοινωθεί στη σελίδα του ΥΠΔΒΜΘ και μπορείτε να το δείτε εδώ
Ωστόσο φέτος στις Σέρρες δεν θα υπάρξει εξεταστικό κέντρο.

Σάββατο, 15 Οκτωβρίου 2011

European Quality Labels - Etwinning projects




1172 schools from all over Europe were awarded in October 2011 with the European Quality Label.
60 of them were Greek.
1 of them is from Serres region. Pentapolis Senior Highschool got this distinction for the international youth emagazine "mymagazeen".

Congratulations to all the participants for their hard work.

The awarded projects are accessible at http://www.etwinning.net/el/pub/awards/quality_labels/schools_awarded_the_eql_oct11.htm#c300

Oxford University Press - Upcoming Events

Later this month OUP is launching ‘Global Webinars’. 
These webinars are a chance for you to join colleagues around the world to listen to keynote speakers and share your thoughts and ideas about hot topics in ELT. Find out more and register here:

http://elt.oup.com/feature/global/upcoming_events/?cc=gr&selLanguage=en

Πέμπτη, 13 Οκτωβρίου 2011

"Your Europe, Your Say"

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is repeating this year an event aimed at young people aged 16-17.

The third edition of "Your Europe, Your Say" will take place in Brussels from 26‑28 April 2012. Pupils from the penultimate year of secondary school in the 27 Member States of the European Union are invited to play the role of EESC members by taking part in a mock plenary session.

You can register – via their website – for this exciting project by 30 November 2011.
On this site you will find the description of the event, the electronic registration form, the rules and all the practical arrangements:


http://www.eesc.europa.eu/YourEuropeYourSay2012

Τετάρτη, 5 Οκτωβρίου 2011

SEETA

SEETA Community is a collaborative on-line community of twelve Teachers' Associations in South Eastern Europe. For those who become members there is a variety of on-line courses to attend, chat rooms, information on upcoming events etc. Check it out on http://www.seeta.eu/

Τρίτη, 27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

Καλές Πρακτικές στο Παιδαγωγικό Ινστιτούτο

Το Παιδαγωγικό Ινστιτούτο δημοσίευσε σχέδια εργασίας αναδεικνύοντας καλές πρακτικές
συναδέλφων στην Α/θμια και Β/θμια Εκπαίδευση. Μεταξύ αυτών, στη Β/θμια, μπορείτε να βρείτε την εργασία του πρώην συμβούλου στο ν. Σερρών Θεόδωρου Μανιάκα και της συναδέλφου από το Λύκειο
Σκοπού κ. Θέκλας Καυκιά.

καλές πρακτικές Α/θμια και Β/θμια

Κυριακή, 25 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

Ιστοσελίδα Αγγλικών Α και Β Δημοτικού -ΥΠΔΒΜΘ

Συγχρηματοδοτούμενη πράξη «Νέες Πολιτικές Ξενόγλωσσης Εκπαίδευσης στο Σχολείο: Η Εκμάθηση της Αγγλικής σε Πρώιμη Παιδική Ηλικία» (ΠΕΑΠ), με την οποία εισάγεται η αγγλική γλώσσα στην Α' & Β' τάξη του Δημοτικού Σχολείου με ενιαίο αναμορφωμένο πρόγραμμα.

http://rcel.enl.uoa.gr/englishinschool/

Τρίτη, 20 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

European Day of Languages - 26.09.11


Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the European Day of Languages

 

For more information visit http://edl.ecml.at/

Τα Αγγλικά στο Λύκειο

    ΘΕΜΑ: Διδασκαλία ξένης γλώσσας στο Γενικό Λύκειο

Έχοντας υπόψη:
1.  Τις διατάξεις της παρ. 9 του άρθρου 8 του Ν. 1566/1985 (ΦΕΚ Α΄ 167) «Δομή και λειτουργία της Α/θμιας και Β/θμιας Εκπ/σης και άλλες διατάξεις» όπως τροποποιήθηκε με την παρ. 2 του άρθρου 7 του Ν. 2525/1997 (ΦΕΚ Α΄ 188) «Ενιαίο Λύκειο, Πρόσβαση των Αποφοίτων στην Τριτοβάθμια Εκπαίδευση, Αξιολόγηση του Εκπαιδευτικού Έργου και άλλες διατάξεις».
2.  Τις με αρ. 63447/Γ2/27-06-2005 (ΦΕΚ Β΄ 921) και 59606/Γ2/25-05-2011 (ΦΕΚ Β΄ 1213) Υπουργικές Αποφάσεις που καθορίζουν τα Ωρολόγια Προγράμματα του Γενικού Λυκείου.
3.  Την 1120/H/7-1-2010 (ΦΕΚ Β΄ 1) κοινή Απόφαση του Πρωθυπουργού και της Υπουργού Παιδείας, Δια Βίου Μάθησης και Θρησκευμάτων με θέμα: «Καθορισμός αρμοδιοτήτων των Υφυπουργών του Υπουργείου Παιδείας, Δια Βίου Μάθησης και Θρησκευμάτων».
4.  Τις διατάξεις του άρθρου 90 του κώδικα Νομοθεσίας για την Κυβέρνηση και τα Κυβερνητικά όργανα που κυρώθηκε με το άρθρο πρώτο του Π.Δ. 63/2005 (ΦΕΚ Α΄ 98).
5.  Τη με αριθμ. 8/2011 Πράξη του Τμήματος Δ/θμιας Εκπ/σης του Παιδαγωγικού Ινστιτούτου.
6.  Το γεγονός ότι από την παρούσα απόφαση δεν προκαλείται δαπάνη εις βάρος του κρατικού Προϋπολογισμού.


Αποφασίζουμε

Στην Α΄ τάξη του Γενικού Λυκείου θα διδάσκεται η Αγγλική ως ξένη γλώσσα από το σχολικό έτος 2011-2012.

Οι μαθητές της Β΄ και Γ΄ τάξης του Γενικού Λυκείου του σχολικού έτους 2011-2012 καθώς και οι μαθητές της Γ΄ τάξης του σχολικού έτους 2012-2013 θα συνεχίσουν να διδάσκονται ως Α΄ ξένη γλώσσα τη γλώσσα που έχουν διδαχθεί κατά το σχ. έτος 2010-11. Επίσης, οι παραπάνω μαθητές μπορούν να επιλέξουν ως μάθημα επιλογής μία δεύτερη ξένη Γλώσσα, μεταξύ της Αγγλικής, Γαλλικής, Γερμανικής, Ιταλικής και Ισπανικής Γλώσσας, ανεξάρτητα εάν την έχουν διδαχθεί στο Γυμνάσιο και διαφορετική από την Α΄ Ξένη Γλώσσα. Για τη λειτουργία των τμημάτων Ξένων Γλωσσών ως μαθημάτων επιλογής ισχύει η με αρ. πρωτ. Γ2/4521/28-08-2001 (ΦΕΚ Β΄ 1168) Υπουργική Απόφαση που ορίζει τη λειτουργία των κατευθύνσεων και μαθημάτων επιλογής.
Οι με αρ. πρωτ. 89396/Γ2/08-07-2008 (ΦΕΚ Β΄ 1351) και 105959/Γ2/03-09-2009 (ΦΕΚ Β΄ 1890) Υπουργικές Αποφάσεις καταργούνται.

Η ισχύς της παρούσης αρχίζει από το σχολικό έτος 2011-12.
Η παρούσα να δημοσιευθεί στην Εφημερίδα της Κυβέρνησης.


Η ΥΦΥΠΟΥΡΓΟΣ



ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΦΙΛΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ


                                                         

Παρασκευή, 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

Διδασκαλία Αγγλικών στο Γυμνάσιο

Πιλοτική εφαρμογή Νέου Προγράμματος Σπουδών

http://eslchestnut.wordpress.com/

http://projectbritain.com/

http://englishteachermargarita.blogspot.com/


Two blogs and a site that Fryni Maravelaki is suggesting..

Τρίτη, 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

Synergy: Connecting Teachers

Synergy: Connecting Teachers

On Monday 20/06/2011 the English Teachers’ Union of Serres (TEUM) and the State school advisor Mr Skenderis jointly organised an educational meeting under the title “Synergy: connecting teachers”. The aim was to enable English language teachers working in primary and secondary education in the region of Serres to share good classroom practices, disseminate their work, exchange thoughts and reflect on their experiences and teaching methods. The meeting was held at the premises of the 2nd EPAL of Serres.

The event started with the presentation of the Union’s Blog, a meeting point for our members, a useful tool for self development. The phrase “Connect, Communicate, Collaborate” best describes its goals and content. Ms Theodora Gkeniou, who made the presentation, put emphasis on the fact that this space can provide English language teachers with opportunities to build their own Personal Learning Networks and learn autonomously. The blog contains samples of work produced by our members, stimulating ideas on new projects, links to other educational sites and journals as well as announcements of forthcoming events relevant to ELT. It can be accessed at the following address: http://englishteachersinserres.blogspot.com/

The second presentation was given by Ms Mina Poulidou, from Proti High school. Her project “Bringing Poetry into the Classroom: embellishing the routine” originated by her love for literature and nature and targeted at motivating her students by creating a relaxed atmosphere and giving them the space and time to express themselves in a new context. Using a selection of poems, pictures and a music background (Four Seasons by Vivaldi) she encouraged them to explore their emotions, connect them to their memories and express their thoughts by producing their own poems. The overall experience was unique, as the pupils claimed.

Ms Eleni Zampaki (Alistrati High school) facilitated the session “Music..Makes me Feel”. The aim of the activity was to trace down the feelings that immerse through listening to music, to prove the power music has. 10 tracks of different kinds of music were chosen and the teachers who played the role of students were asked to write down words that describe their feelings, the images that come into their mind when they listen to that particular music. Then the sheets of papers were scattered among teachers and the pieces of music were played in random order. What the participants had to do was to recognise which words were related to the particular song played. The activity described above was originally implemented into students of 3rd Grade of High School and it proved really effective.

Ms Souzanna Drampa (25th primary school of Serres) explored the use of CLIL by implementing the project “Travelling through our Solar System” with her 6th grade pupils, combining English and geography. Her intention was to maximize the children’s overall exposure to language and increase their motivation. After taking into consideration the relevant conditions and limitations, she set the objectives and carried on with the implementation. She concluded with a brief evaluation, stressing the benefits and reflecting on the difficulties encountered. She also provided supplementary material to illustrate her work.

Finally Ms Theodora Gkeniou (Lykeio of Pentapolis) gave an alternative suggestion for teaching English in Lykeio. Her school along with schools from five more countries created an international youth e-magazine as part of an e-twinning project over a 9-month period. The development of social, digital and critical thinking skills which are necessary prerequisites in the learning and work environment of the 21st century, the growing role of technology and the emergence of new genres of communication (blogs, wikis, forums etc) as well as the dominance of English as the language of the Internet has led the partners to decide to take up the specific project. To find out more about it visit http://mymagazeen.blogspot.com/


The meeting concluded with Mr Skenderis, who informed the audience about the European Language Portfolio, its functions and raison d'être. After the presentation and a brief discussion we decided that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages and that it is a useful pedagogic tool that fosters the development of all learning strategies. In his closing comments he stressed the importance of organizing such educational meetings which help teachers develop and get inspiration and urged us never to forget that “Happy teachers make happy students and happy students can learn!”






Σάββατο, 10 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

Looking Ahead to New Challenges - a report

How can teachers maintain their self-respect and gain their students’ attention and confidence? In what ways can they be helped to feel less alone? What options do we have to keep up to date with the latest advancements in teaching methodology and the subject matter knowledge? How do we keep in touch with teachers’ communities and what is the reason for doing so?

These and many more questions were addressed by the keynote speaker Mr George Vassilakis in the one-day seminar, entitled “Looking ahead to new challenges” that was held at the hospitable premises of Philippos Xenia in Serres, on Wednesday 07/09/2011. On this occasion we had the chance to meet our colleagues after the summer holidays, socialize and exchanges thoughts in view of the new school year. The meeting was completed with the professional presentations by Ms Fatsiadou and Mr Moschopoulos, of the publishing houses, Express Publications and MM Publications, who kindly agreed to sponsor this event.

Mr Vassilakis discussed the prospects of teacher development in the 21st century, starting by outlining the stages a teacher may go through in his/her career, from being a novice to becoming a respected professional, such as an institution’s manager or a teacher trainer.

However, regardless of one’s current position, the essence of being a teacher is about constant evolving perspectives. The subject matter is by its nature changing rapidly, language is a living organism and the language teacher has to keep him/herself informed. What is more, theories of language acquisition and consequently teaching methodology as well the field of education in general is changing. The latest researches should be incorporated in our approaches to teaching. The teaching context is another variable that should be considered, since the economic crisis has led many English teachers work in multiple contexts.

Mr Vassilakis thus stressed that what we should constantly be doing is DOUBT, question our practices, discuss with colleagues, evaluate, re-evaluate and reflect on our work in order to keep improving. Mere accumulation of experience, in the sense of the exact repetition of old practices does not add anything to our improvement.

In this pursuit of self-development the contribution of our colleagues is valuable and the Web is giving us the wonderful opportunity of networking and keeping in touch with teachers and field experts from all over the world. A collection of handy Web 2.0 tools were introduced and their use was explained. It cannot be denied that English teaching communities have always had better reflexes when it comes to reacting to stimuli from other countries due to the nature of their subject matter and the influences they get from abroad.

In the end, we may wonder…Why Bother? None of these translate immediately to a promotion or extra money or better working conditions! However, as years go by and we become more conscious and critical of our work, we become more able to CHOOSE. And choice has always been a fundamental characteristic of our existence both as human beings and teachers, an aspect that leads to freedom and maturity.

D.G.


Looking Ahead to New Challenges


TEUM's Board with the speakers Mr Vassilakis and Ms Fatsiadou


A coffee at the break with Mr Vassilakis


Meeting friends after summer


Mr Moschopoulos from MM Publications


Ms Fatsiadou from Express Publishing

Πέμπτη, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

September Event

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEW CHALLENGES

At the start of the new school year teachers are faced with new challenges and perspectives regarding issues of pedagogy, the use of technology and professional development. TEUM is thus organising this one-day seminar to provide assistance to our friends and members by bringing together field experts.

Date: 7th September 2011
17.30 - 20.30
Venue: Serres, Philippos Xenia Hotel
Aghias Sofias 1

SCHEDULE

5:30-5:50 Προσέλευση/Εγγραφές
5:50-6:00 Έναρξη Ημερίδας

6:00-7:00 “Teacher Development in the 21st Century” George Vassilakis


7:00-7:20 Coffee break

7:20-7:50 “The ieBook experience :
Make a difference in the life of a child!”
Sofia Fatsiadou, ELT Consultant
Express Publishing

7:50-8:20 “Incorporating new technology in the classroom. A transformation in learning and teaching.”
Savvas Moschopoulos, Sales Consultant MM Publications

8:30 Λήξη της Ημερίδας



Keynote Speaker
Mr George Vassilakis
Language Certification Director
City &Guilds-Peoplecert Group

“Teacher Development in the 21st Century”

“What is teacher development? Why should English language teachers invest in their own professional development? And how can teachers develop professionally in the 21st century? After reviewing the personal and professional benefits of teacher development practices, this presentation will demonstrate different ways in which teachers can implement these practices using, among others, social network tools, the internet and other types of networking. At the same time, the presentation will offer a number of practical ideas for involving learners in the process, so that they, too, take responsibility for their own development together with their teachers.”(George Vassilakis)


Participating Publishers

Express Publishing
MM Publications



Have a creative school year
The board members of TEUM



The event invitation



Σάββατο, 27 Αυγούστου 2011

Think Teen

A wonderful blog created by our colleague Fryni Maravelaki who works at Irakleia High School.
It contains worksheets and supplementary material for the high school
coursebook - THINK TEEN. Visit it and leave your comments!

http://thinkteenjuniorhigh.blogspot.com/

Τρίτη, 23 Αυγούστου 2011

IP Exhibition Autumn 2011

International Publishers' Exhibition - Autumn 2011 is taking place
in Thessaloniki, on Sunday 28 August, at the Capsis Hotel.
You can find the Seminar Programme in IP exhibition programme

Process writing 1 | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Online workshops are offered by the British Council to help teachers explore how they can help their students become more effective writers. For more information visit the following address:


Process writing 1 | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Welcome Back from Summer Holidays!

We are delighted to welcome you back, members and friends of our Union, after a relaxing summer holiday!We hope you enjoyed it and we are looking forward to a successful and productive school year.
We are working on setting up a number of events in the months ahead of us..
so Stay Tuned for details!



Πέμπτη, 30 Ιουνίου 2011

Snapshots of the event "Synergy" - 20/06/2011


Our School Advisor, Mr Skenderis


The Union's Chair, Ms Souzanna Drampa


The Union's Co-Chair, Ms Dora Gkeniou


Ms Eleni Zampaki


Ms Mina Poulidou


Working hard...


and having fun...


Great participation!


At the dinner party, after the seminar.

We would like to thank the school Advisor and all the participating teachers for supporting this event!
See you again on September, at the next seminar organised by our Union.

Have a nice Summer Holiday!!!

Δευτέρα, 20 Ιουνίου 2011

TEUM ACTIVITIES - PAST EVENTS

8/11/2000 Elections
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
6/9/2001 Book Exhibition (Burlington, Cambridge, Grivas,
Express Publishing, Hillside Press, MacMillan - Heinemann, Longman, Oxford)
2nd Coursebook Symposium (COSY) &
Professional Development
Mrs. Maria Pepanidou(‘Click on the Mulptiple Intelligence Theory in the EFL Practice’ & ‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’), Addie Kostakou (‘Diversity in the classroom’), Mr. Gabriel Montel-Yannoulis (‘Make opportunities for your Lykeia students’), Mr. Jim Kalathas (‘Bringing the world into your secondary classroom’)
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
11/2/2002 Seminar (co-ordinated by the School Advisor
Mrs. Aggeliki Deligianni)
“The Cross-curricular Approach and
Creative Practical Activities for ELT
and Lesson Planning” – Speakers:
Dr. J. Chrysohoos, Ms. I. Thomson,
Mr. R. House
Book Exhibition Cambridge University Press
31/3/2002 Day trip Rila Monastery, Blagoevgrad,
Bulgaria
6/9/2002 Seminar Mr. Cliff Parry & the British Council
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
1/3/2003 Elections
Seminar “Taking the Grind out of Grammar”
18/5/2003 Seminar Mr. Cliff Parry (‘Aesop’s ELT fables’)
13-16/6/2003 Trip Konstantinoupoli
6/9/2003 Seminar (1st part) British Council
11-12/10/2003 Seminar (2nd part) British Council
15/12/2003 Book Presentation Presentation of Mr. Calaitzidis’ book
“Proverbs” by Mr. Theodoros
Skenderis
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
23/5/2004 Seminar (3rd part) British Council & Mr. Cliff Parry
(‘Vocabulary & Grammar Games,
Project Work, Using Authentic
Materials, Using Video, Teaching
writing, Selecting a coursebook,
Putting it all together’)
13/11/2004 Elections + Seminar Mrs. Maria Pepanidou (‘The Common
European Framework levels and the
European Language Portfolio’ / ‘Learner-centred teaching: tips and strategies’ / ‘A world of reading: tips to animate your language classroom through drama and music’), Mrs. Lilika Kouri (‘Teaching young learners (7-11): Action songs, chants and games’)
21/11/2004 Day Trip Xanthi-Porto Lagos
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
19/3/2005 Day Trip Xanthi
9/4/2005 Seminar Addie Kostakou (‘Streaming or
Inclusion? A new approach to ELT’) ,
Marialena Kalyva (‘Our students and
us: maintaining appropriate
boundaries’), Costas Calaitzidis
(‘Games and drama activities in the
Primary EFL class’)
2-8/5/2005 Trip Konstantinoupoli-Kappadokia
13/5/2005 Seminar (co-ordinated by the School Advisor
Dr. Theodoros Maniakas)
Mr. Cliff Parry & the British Council
(‘Presenting a coursebook unit in
secondary as well as in Primary class’)
15/10/2005 Seminar Dr. Anastasios Stalikas
Book Exhibition Express Publishing
28-30/10/2005 Trip Athens
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
23/1/2006 Vassilopita cutting Taverna “Neo Kronio”
28/1/2006 Day Trip Vergina-Veria-Naousa
18-19/2/2006 Trip Nimfeo-Kastoria
8/4/2006 Seminar Dr. Theodoros Maniakas (‘New
perspectives and suggestions of the
Pedagogical Institute for the teaching
of foreign languages in Public
Education’), Mr. K. Nikolaidis
(‘Language Awareness versus
Grammar’), Mrs. Maria Pepanidou
(‘Left brain versus Right brain’), Mr.
Th. Davroudis (‘Time management
and homework in mixed ability
classes’), Mr. Jim Kalathas (‘Keeping
English in mind’)
24/4-1/5/2006 Trip South Italy-Napoli-Sicily
6-7/5/2006 Educational Trip Eretria – Hillside Press
5/11/2006 Day Trip Toxotes-Xanthi
2/12/2006 Elections + Seminar Dr. Theodoros Maniakas (‘What do
we teach after all?’) + Ms. Cathy
Georgopoulos (‘Learning Styles and
Strategies in the classroom’)
3/12/2006 Lecture Mr. Panagiotis Tsatsos (‘Shakespeare
And Ancient Tragedy’)
10/12/2006 Seminar Karaoke in the ELT classroom – Why
not?
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
24/1/2007 Vassilopita cutting Taverna “Neo Kronio”
22/2/2007 Seminar Ms. Marialena Kalyva (‘The social
outcast: Social exclusion, rejection and
bullying: the educator’s role’), Mr.
Dimitris Tolias (‘Who’s afraid of
technology?’)
22/4/2007 Day Trip Pozar-Edessa-Pella
16/12/2007 Christmas Event Ms. Litsa Andreou (‘Activities related
to Christmas’) & Ms. Christina Kazazi
(‘Drama techniques to be used in
classroom + How to put on a play’)
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
12/1/2008 Day Trip Sadanski-Melnik (Bulgaria)
16/2/2008 Vassilopita cutting Taverna “Minore”
5/9/2008 Seminar Study Space - Ms. M. Karatsali
(‘Lesson planning in ELT classroom’)
11/10/2008 Day Trip Palaios Panteleimonas & Litochoro
7/12/2008 Elections
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
28/1/2009 Vassilopita cutting Taverna “Neo Kronio”
4/4/2009 Day Trip Nestos river-Toxotes-Xanthi
29/4/2009 Seminar Mr. Luke Prodromou (‘How to get
students’ attention with rapport’)
+ Book Exhibition (MacMillan)
27-29/6/2009 Trip Ioannina-Sirrako-Kalarrites
5/12/2009 Christmas Event Mr. Cliff Parry (‘Ideas for classroom
use’)
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
19/2/2010 Vassilopita cutting Bar-Restaurant “Loca”
26/4/2010 Seminar Maria Pepanidou (‘Leading the way in
Digital Education’ - Express
Publishing - Interactive Whiteboards
& Electronic books)
22-24/5/2010 Trip Preveza-Paxoi-Sivota-Parga
…………………………………………………………………………………………..
23/1/2011 Elections
+ Vassilopita cutting Hotel “Philippos-Xenia”
+ Seminar Ms. Marina Mattheoudaki, Ms. Chrisa
Laskaridou & Ms. Thomai Alexiou
(‘Where there is a will, there is a way –
Introducing CLIL in the Greek
classroom’)
13/3/2011 Book presentation Presentation of the book “Afrikis
Methexi” written by Eleni Gkinou, in co-operation with the Union of Greek-French Friendship of Serres
13/4/2011 Literary meeting Mr. Theodoros Grigoriadis
(‘Literature and Fiction’) in co-operation with the Union of Greek-French Friendship of Serres




PARTICIPATION IN OTHER EVENTS (OUTSIDE SERRES OF GREECE)

21-23/11/2003 Skopje meeting (Associations of Teachers of English)

8-9/10/2005 Seminar (Drama) Costas Calaitzidis (‘Games and drama
activities in the Primary EFL class’), Addie Kostakou (‘Good grades depend not just on brains but on hearts’), Athanasios Papaioannou (‘Learning strategies and strategies to increase students’ interest’), Marialena Kalyva (‘The social outcast: Social exclusion, rejection and bullying: the educator’s role’), Cliff Parry (‘Presenting a coursebook for primary and secondary teachers’), Josef Chrysohoos (‘The teaching of English as a foreign language’), Maria Pepanidou (‘Breathing life into the English language classroom’)
21-22/10/2005 Mini-conference of Teachers’ Association (Veria)
18-20/5/2007 Seminar-Forum BETA-IATEFL, Blagoevgrad,
Bulgaria

A retrospection to the history of our Union

Our Union was founded in November 2000 by State Teachers of English in Serres and Drama.

The first board members (elected on 8th November 2000) were: Mr. Theodoros Skenderis (Chair Person), Ms. Oreozili Fetfatzidou (Co-Chair Person), Mrs. Fifi Sotiriou (Secretary), Mrs. Chrisanthi Tsinika (Cashier) and Ms. Evdokia Kasapi (Member).

Second board of the Union (elected on 1st March 2003):
Mr. Theodoros Skenderis (Chair Person), Mrs. Fifi Sotiriou (Co-Chair Person), Mrs. Kiriaki Thrassivoulidi (Secretary), Mrs. Anthoula Tsinika (Cashier) and Ms. Christina Kotzamani (Member).

Third board of the Union (elected on 13th November 2004):
Mrs. Fifi Sotiriou (Chair Person), Mrs. Kiriaki Thrassivoulidi (Co-Chair Person), Mrs. Souzana Drampa (Secretary), Mrs. Anthoula Tsinika (Cashier) and Mrs. Eleni Tichola (Member).

Fourth board of the Union (elected on 2nd December 2006):
Mrs. Fifi Sotiriou (Chair Person), Mrs. Sofia Keskinoglou (Co-Chair Person), Mrs. Kiriaki Thrassivoulidi (Secretary), Mrs. Souzana Drampa (Cashier) and Mrs. Anastasia Galanou (Member).

Fifth board of the Union (elected on 7th December 2008):
Mrs. Fifi Sotiriou (Chair Person), Mrs. Ermofili Kofidou (Co-Chair Person), Mrs. Kiriaki Thrassivoulidi (Secretary), Mrs. Souzana Drampa (Cashier), Mrs. Elpida Tsakirdai (Member)

Sixth board of the Union (elected on 23rd January 2011):
Mrs. Souzana Drampa (Chair Person), Mrs. Theodora Gkeniou (Co-Chair Person), Mrs. Elpida Tsakirdai (Secretary), Mrs. Eleftheria Panou (Cashier) and Mrs. Despina Christidou (Member)

Τετάρτη, 15 Ιουνίου 2011

End-of-Year Seminar


Η  Ένωση Καθηγητών Αγγλικής Δημόσιας Εκπαίδευσης Σερρών μαζί με το Σχολικό Σύμβουλο Αγγλικής Σκενδέρη Θεόδωρο καλούν τους εκπαιδευτικούς κλάδου ΠΕ 06 να παρακολουθήσουν την εκπαιδευτική συνάντηση που διοργανώνουν
τη Δευτέρα 20/06/2011, ώρα 18:00-21:00 μμ. στο 2ο ΕΠΑΛ Σερρών (Οδός Μεραρχίας).
Πρόγραμμα
1ο Μέρος      “ Αξιοποίηση του Ευρωπαϊκού Portfolio Ξένων Γλωσσών : εξατομικευμένη 
                          μάθηση μέσα από το Portfolio Αγγλικής για το Δημοτικό”
                          Εισηγητής: Σκενδέρης θεόδωρος,  Σχ.Σύμβουλος Αγγλικής
2ο Μέρος      “Synergy: connecting teachers”
Συνάδελφοι, μέλη του Συλλόγου μας, μοιράζονται ΄καλές διδακτικές πρακτικές΄
1)       “Mymagazeen: an international e-magazine for teens” 
                   "englishteachersinserres.blogspot.com / presentation of our blog”        ,
  από την εκπ/κό ΠΕ 06 Δώρα Γκένιου – ΓΕΛ  Πεντάπολης, MA in Applied Linguistics
Break
2)      “First steps in applying CLIL: learning Geography through English and English        through Geography” ,
 από την εκπ/κό ΠΕ06 Σουζάνα Δράμπα του 25ου Δημοτικού Σχ. Σερρών
3)      “Music  … makes me feel” ,
 από την εκπ/κό ΠΕ 06 Ζαμπάκη Ελένη του Γυμνασίου Αλιστράτης, MA in TESOL
4)       “Bringing Poetry into classroom: embellishing the routine”  ,
 από την εκπ/κό ΠΕ06 Πουλίδου Ασημίνα του γυμνασίου Πρώτης
 Λήξη της εκδήλωσης και παραλαβή βεβαιώσεων παρακολούθησης.
Μετά την εκδήλωση θα ακολουθήσει αποχαιρετιστήριο γεύμα σε γνωστό εστιατόριο των Σερρών (Ανατολικός) . Παρακαλούμε όσα μέλη επιθυμούν να τιμήσουν το γεύμα με την παρουσία τους, να δηλώσουν συμμετοχή κατά την έναρξη της εκδήλωσης .
Forthcomimg events: Our Union is currently organizing  an event with guest teacher trainer as main speaker and well-known publishing houses presenting new editions, technologies and materials both for Primary and Secondary Education                                                              in the first week of the new School Year 2011-2012 in September.

Δευτέρα, 13 Ιουνίου 2011

"ΤΟ ΣΠΙΤΙ ΤΗΣ ΜΠΕΡΝΑΡΝΤA ΑΛΜΠΑ" ΕΡΑΣΙΤΕΧΝΙΚΗ ΣΚΗΝΗ ΤΟΥ ΔΗ.ΠΕ.ΘΕ. ΣΕΡΡΩΝ










«ΤΟ ΣΠΙΤΙ ΤΗΣ ΜΠΕΡΝΑΡΝΤΑ ΑΛΜΠΑ»
ΤΟΥ ΦΕΝΤΕΡΙΚΟ ΓΚΑΡΘΙΑ ΛΟΡΚΑ
ΘΕΑΤΡΙΚΗ ΠΑΡΑΣΤΑΣΗ ΤΗΣ ΕΡΑΣΙΤΕΧΝΙΚΗΣ ΘΕΑΤΡΙΚΗΣ ΣΚΗΝΗΣ ΤΟΥ ΔΗ.ΠΕ.ΘΕ. ΣΕΡΡΩΝ
Τετάρτη 15 Ιουνίου 2011
ΔΗΜΟΤΙΚΟ ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΑΣΤΕΡΙΑ – Ωρα: 9:00΄ μ.μ.

Ένα από τα σημαντικότερα θεατρικά έργα του παγκόσμιου δραματολογίου διάλεξε και παρουσιάζει η Ερασιτεχνική Σκηνή του ΔΗ.ΠΕ.ΘΕ. Σερρών. Πρόκειται για «Το σπίτι της Μπερνάντα Άλμπα» του Φεντερίκο Γκαρθία Λόρκα, που ανεβαίνει μετά από σκληρή δουλειά μηνών, την Τετάρτη 15 Ιουνίου 2011 στις 9:00΄ το βράδυ στο Δημοτικό Θέατρο «Αστέρια». Η είσοδος για το κοινό είναι ελεύθερη.Ένα από τα σημαντικότερα θεατρικά έργα του παγκόσμιου δραματολογίου διάλεξε και παρουσιάζει η Ερασιτεχνική Σκηνή του ΔΗ.ΠΕ.ΘΕ Σερρών. Πρόκειται για «Το Σπίτι της Μπερνάρντα Άλμπα» του Φεντερίκο Γκαρθία Λόρκα, που ανεβαίνει την Τετάρτη 15 Ιουνίου 2011, στις 9.00 το βράδυ στο δημοτικό θέατρο «Αστέρια». Η είσοδος για το κοινό είναι ελεύθερη.

ΜΕΤΑΦΡΑΣΗ: ΝΙΚΟΣ ΓΚΑΤΣΟΣ
ΣΚΗΝΟΘΕΣΙΑ: ΚΑΛΛΙΟΠΗ ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΔΟΥ
ΒΟΗΘΟΣ ΣΚΗΝΟΘΕΤΗ: ΛΙΑΝΑ ΣΠΥΡΙΔΩΝΙΔΟΥ

ΔΙΑΝΟΜΗ
ΜΠΕΡΝΑΡΝΤΑ (ΔΙΠΛΗ ΔΙΑΝΟΜΗ): ΝΙΤΣΑ ΣΩΤΗΡΙΑΔΟΥ & ΜΑΡΙΑ ΓΚΟΓΚΑ
ΜΑΡΙΑ-ΧΟΣΕΦΑ (ΔΙΠΛΗ ΔΙΑΝΟΜΗ): ΝΙΤΣΑ ΣΩΤΗΡΙΑΔΟΥ & ΜΑΡΙΑ ΓΚΟΓΚΑ
ΑΝΓΚΟΥΣΤΙΑΣ: ΧΑΡΟΥΛΑ ΘΕΟΔΩΡΟΥ
ΜΑΝΤΑΛΕΝΑ: ΕΛΠΙΔΑ ΤΣΑΚΙΡΔΑΗ
ΑΜΕΛΙΑ: ΠΑΣΧΑΛΙΑ ΜΟΣΧΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ
ΜΑΡΤΙΡΙΟ: ΚΑΤΕΡΙΝΑ ΜΟΥΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ
ΑΔΕΛΑ: ΧΡΥΣΑΝΘΗ ΚΟΥΤΡΟΥΜΠΑ
ΠΟΝΘΙΑ: ΣΥΜΕΛΑ ΚΑΛΦΑ
ΔΟΥΛΑ: ΑΝΝΑ ΘΕΟΔΩΡΙΔΟΥ
ΠΡΩΤΗ ΓΥΝΑΙΚΑ: ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑ ΑΛΜΠΑΝΙΔΟΥ
ΔΕΥΤΕΡΗ ΓΥΝΑΙΚΑ & ΖΗΤΙΑΝΑ: ΜΑΡΙΑ ΓΚΟΛΦΟΜΗΤΣΟΥ

Πέμπτη, 9 Ιουνίου 2011

Primary Essentials

On the occasion of the introduction of English at Primary Level in the Greek educational system, the British Council has provided an online course addressing English teachers who are involved or interested in teaching Young Learners (approximately 5-12 years old). Several members of our Union have attended this seminar which was given over a 4-month period, from January to April 2011.

The course was structured in 6 modules containing overviews of fundamental topics in Primary ELT, namely:

  • Introduction
  • First Steps
  • Songs and Games
  • Learning Styles
  • Syllabus and Lesson Planning
  • Classroom Management.

The introductory module aimed at familiriasing the participants with e-learning practices, that is how to use the Moodle platform, how to create a personal profile and understanding the different ways of working together online.

“First Steps” explored issues such as the characteristics of children learning English at different ages, whether there is evidence that “younger is better” when it comes to language learning at school, YL’s needs and profile, teaching implications and suggested activities.

“Songs and Games” focused on the reasons why they play such a vital role in language learning, the advantages of using them and the different types available, how they can be adapted to different levels and linguistic objectives and what to avoid when using them.

“Learning Styles” considered differences among learners and different learning styles, the implications for teaching, a multi-sensory approach to teaching and how we can cater for VAK (visual, auditory and kinaesthetic) learners when practicing the language skills and teaching vocabulary.

“Syllabus and Lesson Planning” looked at how a syllabus can be produced and the different types that exist, what different approaches and methods can be used, what the differences are between syllabus and curriculum, how teachers can move on from curriculum to lesson planning and guidance for a successful lesson.

“Classroom Management”, the last module, covered a burning issue, how to ensure that classes run smoothly and disruptive behaviour is minimized. A variety of questions have been dealt with such as: what classroom management is, when and if L1 can be used, how to maintain control and discipline, what to do when the situation gets out of control, time management issues and how to establish rapport with your students.


By the end of each module a written assignment had to be sent to the course moderator on a relevant topic, either individually or in groups. A number of tools were used such as videos, forums, wikis, quizzes and reflective journals.

The dual benefits of taking this course related both to its form and content. For many participants this was their first experience of e-learning and they became familiar with this contemporary form of teacher training. Most important though, we had the chance, albeit not much time, to evolve professionally and keep up to date on the latest developments in our field of interest. 

Παρασκευή, 3 Ιουνίου 2011

World Environment Day 2011

The World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 05. In the classroom we can use it as a stimulus for language practice as well as to raise awareness on related issues.
Have a look at this animated video about Forests (excellent for intermediate and upper-intermediate classes), narrated by David Attenborough, (famous BBC broadcaster and naturalist).




For further information and actions that can be taken on occasion of this day
visit http://www.unep.org/wed/

In case you use any of this or any other material in any way, please share your experience with us and send any activities, lesson plans and feedback to be published on the blog.

Τετάρτη, 25 Μαΐου 2011

Πανελλαδικές Εξετάσεις 2010 - Ειδικό Μάθημα, Αγγλικά

ΑΡΧΗ ΣΕΛΙΔΑΣ 1

ΥΠΟΥΡΓΕΙΟ ΠΑΙΔΕΙΑΣ, ΔΙΑ ΒΙΟΥ ΜΑΘΗΣΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΘΡΗΣΚΕΥΜΑΤΩΝ
ΚΕΝΤΡΙΚΗ ΕΠΙΤΡΟΠΗ ΕΙΔΙΚΩΝ ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΩΝ
ΚΟΙΝΗ ΕΞΕΤΑΣΗ ΟΛΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΥΠΟΨΗΦΙΩΝ ΣΤΗΝ ΑΓΓΛΙΚΗ ΓΛΩΣΣΑ

24 Ιουνίου 2010


ΟΔΗΓΙΕΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΟΥΣ/ΤΙΣ ΥΠΟΨΗΦΙΟΥΣ/ΕΣ

1. Να απαντήσετε σε όλα τα ερωτήματα στο τετράδιό σας, ακολουθώντας την αρίθμηση των θεμάτων. Δηλαδή:
Α1. 1. ... 2. ... Α2. 4. Να γράψετε μόνο το γράμμα που αντιστοιχεί στη σωστή απάντηση, π.χ. 4 – C. Β1. 10. Να γράψετε μόνο τη ζητούμενη λέξη. 11. ... Β2. 15. Να γράψετε μόνο τις ΔΥΟ ζητούμενες λέξεις.
16. ... Β3. 20. Να αντιστοιχίσετε τον αριθμό με το σωστό γράμμα, π.χ. 20 – F. Γ. Να αναπτύξετε το ζητούμενο θέμα στο τετράδιό σας, χωρίς να αντιγράψετε την οδηγία-εκφώνηση. 2. Να χρησιμοποιήσετε μόνο μπλε ή μαύρο στυλό διαρκείας και μόνο ανεξίτηλης μελάνης.
Καλή Επιτυχία
Διάρκεια εξέτασης: Τρεις (3) ώρες
Έναρξη χρόνου εξέτασης: Αμέσως μετά τη διανομή των θεμάτων
Δυνατότητα αποχώρησης: 18.00
ΣΕΛΙΔΑ 1 ΑΠΟ 4

ΑΡΧΗ ΣΕΛΙΔΑΣ 2
Α. Read the text below and respond to tasks A1 and A2.

TV may hamper baby talk
A new study provides fresh evidence that television is bad for babies. It found that parents don’t talk as much to their infants when a television is turned on –even if it is just audible in the background. That might explain why exposure to television seems to hinder a child’s ability to learn language.
“Every word that is uttered to a baby is actually important,” said Dr Dimitri Christakis, lead researcher of the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, in the USA. Language acquisition starts on the first day of a child’s life. Hearing words, and interacting with caregivers, lays the foundation for language development.
The study involved 329 children between two months and four years of age. On randomly selected days, the children wore a small audio-recording device which captured everything they heard or said. An analysis of those recordings revealed that each additional hour of television exposure led to a decrease of about 770 words the child heard from an adult during the recording session.
The presence of an audible TV also put a damper on the infants, who uttered fewer words or sounds like ga-ga and goo-goo. “Some of these reductions are likely due to children being left in front of the television screen, but others likely reflect situations in which adults, though present, are distracted by the screen and are not interacting with their infant,” the researchers write in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
In some respects, the findings don’t seem all that surprising, Dr Christakis said in an interview, but he added that many parents are under the mistaken belief that TV viewing –especially infant-oriented DVDs– helps kids learn.
“I don’t fault parents because there has been a very aggressive marketing campaign to try to convince them that these baby DVDs are really good for their baby’s brain and can teach them all kinds of things,” he said. However, the results of his study clearly show that “when the TV is on, parents and children are interacting less, not more,” he said, stressing that kids learn best through interaction. “The richness of the child’s language environment is deceased by the presence of an audible TV,” he said. “Television displaces talk –children talk less and are spoken to less.”
Globe Life, Jun. 04, 2009 ΣΕΛΙΔΑ 2 ΑΠΟ 4

ΑΡΧΗ ΣΕΛΙΔΑΣ 3
ΣΕΛΙΔΑ 3 ΑΠΟ 4
A1. Answer questions 1-3 with information from the article (up to 15 words each).
(3 x 4 = 12 points)
1. When do we begin learning to talk, according to this article?
2. Why do some people think that DVDs made especially for kids can make them smarter?
3. According to Dr Christakis, what is the ideal way for children to acquire language?

A2. Choose the best answer (A, B, or C) for items 4–9 with information from the article.
(6 x 3 = 18 points)

4. Television may be harmful for children even when
A. it’s turned off.
B. nobody is listening to it.
C. parents forbid it.

5. Dr Christakis
A.is interested in psychological research.
B.is head of research at an American institution.
C.does research at a children’s clinic.


6. One of the research findings was that television exposure
A.makes adults be unkind to babies.
B.leads adults to neglect their chores.
C.is the cause of reduced adult talk to infants.

7. The study shows that babies left in front of the TV screen
A.utter fewer sounds and words.
B.are fascinated by the images.
C.become totally disinterested.

8. This study confirms that television
A.hinders interaction.
B.encourages socialization.
C.stops babies from crying.

9. According to this article, the more talk babies hear
A.the more they feel loved.
B.the richer their language development.
C.the less language they learn.

B1. Use the following words (A-H), in the correct form, to complete sentences 10-14, as in the example. There are two words you do not need. (5 x 2 = 10 points)
A.combine
B.instinct
C.cruel
D.produce
E.promote
F.centre
G.confidence
H.compete
Example: This piece of evidence is central to our case.
10.
It was a wonderful __________ because the participants were not there just to win, but to show the audience what they can do with their mind and body.
11.
Animal __________ is severely punished in this country. In fact, offenders may be imprisoned.
12.
The city is marvelous. As you walk through its streets, you step right into history and in minutes you waltz into the here-and-now. It’s an exquisite __________ of past and present.
13.
When I saw him coming towards me, with a bouquet of flowers, I acted __________ and fell into his arms!
14.
She’s such a hard worker and so good at what she does that it’s only fair that she should get a __________. She deserves it!

ΑΡΧΗ ΣΕΛΙΔΑΣ 4
B2. Fill in the TWO gaps in the formal statements of Column B, so that they have a similar meaning with the informal statements of Column A, as in the example. (5 x 2 = 10 points)
Example: It’s not just that the law says I should wear my seat belt; I feel safer with it.
A basic safety feature of an automobile is the seat belt, and it is required by law.
A. SPOKEN FORM
B. WRITTEN FORM
15.
I’m really sorry about causing trouble to all of you.
Deborah apologized for _____ _____ trouble to others.
16.
Bob told us that, if he can get time off work now, he’d like to speed up his wedding.
Robert’s wedding might be earlier, _____ _____ he can get a leave of absence.
17.
We all accept your apologies. Just don’t do it again!
His apologies will be accepted on _____ _____ he doesn’t do it again.
18.
I feel disappointed with my parents when they don’t appreciate my efforts.
Children are often disappointed by adults when _____ _____ to value their endeavours.
19.
There are very few documents telling us about how water polo began.
There is very little documentation _____ _____ the origins of water polo.

B3. Match items 20-24 (Column 1) with options A-G (Column 2) to make complete statements. In Column 2 there are two options you do not need. (5 x 2 = 10 points)

COLUMN 1

20.
What seems to matter more than the class size or the textbook, the teaching method or the technology, ______________________________

21.
Many people believe that the ability to teach, to inspire young minds, is an ability that__________

22.
Others say that teaching is an ability that can be developed, that it can be taught, _____________

23.
If nothing is more important than hiring good teachers and firing bad ones, ________________

24.
Measuring teacher performance based on the test scores of their pupils has been proposed___





COLUMN 2
A.you can generally tell who is a good teacher and who is not.
B.as a remedy to teacher ineffectiveness.
C.for many reasons was overlooked or denied.
D.is the quality of the teacher.
E.but the big question is how.
F.only few people possess.
G.then why is it such a difficult thing to do?


C. Produce a written text. (40 points)
TASK: Imagine that your name is Angelos/Angela. A good friend of yours has done something that’s annoyed you. You didn’t say anything at the beginning, but now you understand that if you keep it inside, it will hurt your friendship. So, you’ve decided to write an email (about 200 words)
􀂾 to explain what annoyed you and why
􀂾 to tell him/her what you expect of him/her now.
(Do NOT sign your email with your real name. Sign as Angelos/Angela)

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