YALS Teacher Training Seminar: ELT Games

by Katarina Ristić

On Saturday, December 11th  2010, an in-house Yals teacher training seminar was held in Pančevo , organised by New Engish School. Over 20 teachers gathered to aquire as much practical training as possible.

There were two workshops (60 minutes each)  by Katarina Ristić, a teacher from New English School. The purpose of these workshops was to present different aspects of using games in ESL classroom in the process of language learning. It was also a selection of ELT games that can easily become an integrated part of any topic, language skill or grammar and vocabulary of the target  syllabus. Participants were provided with a large number of ready-made materials that they will be able to use immediately in their classrooms.

In between the sessions, the British Councel representative Kristijan Rajković made a short presentation themed British Councel Examinations and the latest on-line projects.

The host, Mrs Biljana Barna presented the ’’home-made product ’’– English Summer Camp, Zlatibor 2011, which also attracted a lot of attention from the participants.

Once again The English Book showed its generosity having given small gifts to all the participants. Their representative Olja Milović informed the present teachers about the latest editions of books on ELT games and activities.

The seminar lasted from 11.00 to 16.00. In the end, it was evaluated that this teacher training seminar has fully met the participants ’ expectations and  all of them expressed their wish to meet again soon.