• Dates: 6th - 10th March 2017
  • Times: 9.15 – 13:00 (UTC+01:00)
  • Speakers: Robin Walker, Ben Wetz
  • Locations: Firenze, Bologna, Roma, Napoli, Mondello - Addaura (PA)


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Overview

The Oxford National Conference is one of Italy’s most popular and prestigious annual teacher training events. This year, speakers will address two topics of particular interest to secondary school teachers: how (and when!) to correct errors in the ELT classroom; and how to effectively promote the language and life skills that will genuinely help your students to succeed, both in school and exams as well as the workforce that awaits them.

Agenda by City

FLORENCE Monday 6 March

Registration and materials exhibition from 8.30

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Time Activity
9.30 Welcome and Update from Oxford – Jennifer Single
9.45 Make No Mistake – Robin Walker
11:00 Coffee Break and materials exhibition
11.30 Language for Life, Skills for Life - Ben Wetz
12:45 Close and certificates

BOLOGNA Tuesday 7 March

Registration and materials exhibition from 13:45

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Time Activity
14:30 Welcome and Update from Oxford – James Robinson
14:45 Make No Mistake – Robin Walker
16:00 Coffee Break and materials exhibition
16:30 Language for Life, Skills for Life - Ben Wetz
17:45 Close and certificates

ROME Wednesday 8 March

Registration and materials exhibition from 13.45

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Time Activity
14:30 Welcome and Update from Oxford – Donatella Fitzgerald
14:45 Make No Mistake – Robin Walker
16:00 Coffee Break and materials exhibition
16:30 Language for Life, Skills for Life - Ben Wetz
17:45 TESOL Rome Local Group/ OUP Creative Writing Competition winners
18:00 Close and certificates

NAPLES Thursday 9 March

Registration and materials exhibition from 8.30

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Time Activity
9.30 Welcome and Update from Oxford – Christopher Gritton
9.45 Make No Mistake – Robin Walker
11:00 Coffee Break and materials exhibition
11.30 Language for Life, Skills for Life - Ben Wetz
12:45 Close and certificates

PALERMO Friday 10 March

Registration and materials exhibition from 8.30

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Time Activity
9.30 Welcome and Update from Oxford – Anthony Calanducci
9.45 Make No Mistake – Robin Walker
11:00 Coffee Break and materials exhibition
11.30 Language for Life, Skills for Life - Ben Wetz
12:45 Close and certificates

Speakers

Robin Walker

Robin Walker is a freelance teacher, teacher educator, and materials writer. For over twenty years he worked as a lecturer in ESP at the Escuela Universitaria de Turismo de Asturias, and now regularly collaborates with Spain's state teacher training centres, OUP, and Trinity College London. Robin is the author of the Teacher Handbook Teaching the Pronunciation of English as a lingua franca (Oxford University Press, 2010), and co-author of Tourism 2 of the Oxford English for Careers series (Oxford University Press, 2007).

Ben Wetz

Ben Wetz started teaching English in 1986, and since 1998 has been a freelance teacher trainer and author. He has written several successful coursebooks for teenagers including Adventures and English Plus. His latest course, Language for Life, is being published by Oxford University Press this year.

Locations

Monday 6th March 2017

Firenze Fiera Palazzo degli Affari - Piazza Adua, 1 - Firenze
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Tuesday 7th March 2017

Centro Congressi dell'Area della Ricerca di Bologna - Via P. Gobetti, 101 - Bologna
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Wednesday 8th March 2017

Centro Congressi Frentani - Via Dei Frentani, 4 - Roma
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Thursday 9th March 2017

Grand Hotel Oriente - Via A. Diaz, 44 – Napoli
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Friday 10th March 2017

Residence Addaura - Lungomare C. Colombo, 4452 Mondello - Addaura (PA)
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