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Classroom activities to develop writing skills at B2 and C1

Seminar Description

In this seminar, we will explore in greater detail what is meant by B2 and C1-level writing skills through examining the ‘Can Do’ statements and considering how learners develop these skills. Using this understanding, we then consider several different writing activities in greater detail, evaluating how the activities help learners at this level to improve their writing skills and achieve success at these higher levels.

Participants also receive a set of the classroom activities to take away with them.

Practical information

Date: Friday, 17 January 2020

Time: 16:00 – 19:30

Venue: Academia, Steinentorstrasse 30, 4051 Basel (6th floor)

Fee: CHF 30.- To be paid by 18 December, 2019. Please quote reference “Writing B2 and C1 seminar”

Banking details : CH51 0900 0000 4055 0404 2, Cambridge Examinations Basel GmbH


Registration deadline: 16 December 2019

*The seminar will take place with a minimum number of participants.

Speaker biography

Jayne Kyte has worked in the field of English Language Teaching in Switzerland for over 29 years. During this time, she was responsible for English at the Migros Club School, Basel and she spent 9 years as Area Manager/ELT Consultant for Oxford University Press, Switzerland. Jayne is currently a freelance teacher/teacher trainer, and has been a CELTA tutor since 2014. She is a regular workshop presenter at local conferences, and is Vice President and Teacher Development Chair for ETAS (English Teachers’ Association of Switzerland), where her role is to organize the annual Professional Development Day. She is particularly interested in the area of learner autonomy and the use of bottom up processing for developing the receptive and productive skills.