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Global Tendencies – Local Dependencies

Vera Bobkova

British Council - Moscow

You can find this presentation at

I. Ideas from IATEFL 2012II. New Educational Standard for Primary Schools

What associations of EFL teachers do you know/belong to?

In groups or pairs:


- International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

- IATEFL Conference 2012 — the 46th!


YLE exams are getting more popular.

More books for preparation


- 'Mighty Starters/Movers/Flyers' by Delta Publishing

- Succeed in Cambridge YLE Practice Tests by Andrew Betsis ELT

What is IATEFL?

Crazy Animals And Other Activities for Teaching English to Young Learners — BC project.


Collins 'Picture Dictionary for Young Learners'


'Teaching Young Learners to Think' by H. Puchta & M. Williams (Helbling Languages)

IATEFL 2012 talks on YL (video available)

- Teaching Young Learners to Think by Marion Williams.

- British Council Signature Event: Global Primary ELT Issues.

-Speak and Spell: Online phonics for Yls by Jo Hayes.

IATEFL 2012 talks on YL (video available)

- Young learner writing and the storyline approach by Sharon Ahlquist.

All can be found at

Where can you find a pdf version of 'Crazy Animals' book based on British Council research?

Who wrote 'Teaching Young Learners to Think'?

How can you find all those video sessions from IATEFL conference?


An amazing resource!


There are so many nice things available

  • But we have to fit our teaching into the New State Educational Standard

And it feels like this sometimes :

What are the new trends in teaching young learners where you teach?

In groups or pairs:

What is the New Educational Standard about? What requirements of the Standard do you fill you fullfill?

In groups or pairs:

The New Educational Standard

1. Learning by Doing approach

2. Learning by doing :

2. Study Skills

  • Some kind of 'How To' section;

  • Shift from knowledge-based to competence-based approach.

2. Study Skills

3. ICT skills like:

  • Ten finger typing method;

  • Electronic and online dictionaries;

  • Kids create rather than use;

  • School VLE.

3. ICT skills like:

4. Fostering Patriotism:

  • Know more about local culture;

  • Compare it with other cultures.

4. Fostering Patriotism:

What textbook does your school use?

Wordle with publishers:


Why was this textbook chosen:


How close is your textbook to the new demands?

Which component lacks attention:


So what are the needs of the Standard?

Way Ahead 4, Macmillan

Excellent! 2, Longman

Possible websites: - time converter - see what time it is in other cities

Playway to English, Cambridge

+wiki or a blog OR

Excellent! 2, Longman


Tell what you did last week & add your name, please

Kid's Box 2, CUP

+ or the like

If the task is to make a poster for a project, how can we make it more 'tech-savvy'?

References :

Thanks for Your Attention!

Vera Bobkova

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