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Foreign Languages Forums 2012

City & Guilds is participating in the Foreign Languages Forum 2012. The exhibition is an opportunity for you to get to know us better and for us to inform you and supply you with the latest support material, which we hope you will find useful.

The Foreign Languages Forum 2012, takes place on the 26th of August at Grand Hotel Palace in Thessaloniki and on the 1st and 2nd of September at Hilton Hotel in Athens. The exhibition stays open until 18.00.

We are looking forward to meeting you all there!

Grand Hotel Palace, 26 August 2012
09:30 - 18:00

Hilton Hotel, 1 & 2 September 2012
10:00 - 18:00

The following presentations will take place during the exhibition:

  • The Paradox of the Parrot: Revisiting Rote Learning
    Speaker: George Vassilakis, Language Certification Director, CITY & GUILDS – PEOPLECERT
    Thessaloniki: 16:00 - 16:55 | Hall: Olympia
    Athens 01/09: 10:30 - 11:25 | Hall: Santorini

Summary: Many teachers nowadays distrust memorisation and rote learning. And yet, rote learning certainly has a significant role to play in the development of pronunciation, oral fluency, vocabulary and written expression. This presentation looks at the role of memorisation in language learning and demonstrates techniques and activities that encourage meaningful memorisation.

  • Quality in Language Testing: The City & Guilds Exams
    Speakers: Marios Molfetas, Marketing & Communication Manager, CITY & GUILDS – PEOPLECERT
    George Vassilakis, Language Certification Director, CITY & GUILDS – PEOPLECERT
    Athens 02/09: 10:30 - 11:25 | Hall: Santorini

Summary: What makes the City & Guilds English language exams the best choice for you and your students? This presentation outlines what you should look for in a language exam and demonstrates in what ways the City & Guilds exams live up to your expectations.