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Monthly Updates | June 2019

In this newsletter you will find information about the following topics:

 
 

1. EU students guaranteed 'home fees' for 2020-21 entry in England and Scotland

2. Introducing computer-delivered IELTS test in Cyprus

3. Highlights of the updates on the IGCSE English as a second language of Cambridge International

4. Who will be 2019’s International Voice of Science?

5. The Official Education UK Clearing Exhibition Summer 2019

 

 
 

6. ELTons Innovation Awards (#ELTons)

7. Launch of several new MOOCs on the topics of childhood learning, teaching and policy-making

8. Cathy Wilkes: British Pavilion artist at Venice Biennale 2019

9. Voices Magazine

10. 22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival

 
 
 

1. EU students guaranteed 'home fees' for 2020-21 entry in England and Scotland

UK Government Logo

 
More information
 

Further information about student fees in the UK can be found on the UKCISA and UCAS websites.

 

 
UK Minister for Education Chris Skidmore announcement
 

EU students who start university in England and Scotland in the 2020-21 academic year have been guaranteed the same fees and funding as home students for the whole length of their course – whatever happens with Brexit.

 
Read more
 
 

2. Introducing computer-delivered IELTS test in Cyprus

 
A new way to experience IELTS
 

Everyone loves choice. Now, with computer-delivered testing, you will take exactly the same IELTS test, Academic or General Training, but you can choose to type your answers, or write them on paper - whichever suits you best.

What is computer-delivered testing?

It's exactly the same test content and structure, but you'll take it sitting in a modern computer lab using the latest technology and with technical staff on hand to help.

 

 
Same IELTS. More choice.
 

The IELTS partnership has taken steps to strengthen the product and the services provided to test takers and to recognising organisations.

The changes include rollout of a computer-delivered IELTS test, which has the following benefits:

  • Greater test frequency and flexibility in delivery
  • Potential for wider availability of venue locations
  • Test results issued in five to seven days from the test day (down from the present 13 days)
  • New results service for recognising organisations
  • Improved test security.
 
Learn more
 
 

3. Highlights of the updates on the IGCSE English as a second language of Cambridge International

Teacher writing on a board

 
 

Express Publishing in collaboration with British Council would like to invite you to the "Express Gatherings" which will be held in June. Topics to be discussed include:


British Council

“Stay updated on IGCSE”  (Briefing on updates)

  • Highlights of the updates of the IGCSE English as a second language of Cambridge International
  • Supporting materials will be provided such as: sample papers, mark schemes, guidance on review and report writing task.

Express Publishing Cyprus

“Encouraging self-directed learning through captivating challenges and cutting edge technology"

  • New releases at Junior and Senior levels
 

 
Next available dates
 

Ayia Napa

Thursday, 6 June 2019
Time: 9.30 - 11.30
Venue: Alion Beach Hotel

Nicosia

Friday, 7 June 2019
Date: Time: 10.00 - 12.00
Venue: Express Publishing Office

Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Date: Time: 10.00 - 12.00
Venue: Express Publishing Office

Friday, 28 June 2019
Date: Time: 10.00 - 12.00
Venue: Express Publishing Office

Limassol

Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Time: 10.00 - 12.00
Venue: Gloria Jeans Coffee Makariou

Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Time: 10.00 - 12.00
Venue: Gloria Jeans Coffee Makariou

Larnaca

Thursday, 20 June 2019
Time: 10.00 - 12.00
Venue: Gloria Jeans Coffee Finikoudes


How to register

The presentations are free of charge, complimentary to all teachers

Please contact Express Publishing Cyprus by phone +357 22444455 or email expresspub@cytanet.com.cy to reserve your date.

 
Learn more
 
 

4. Who will be 2019’s International Voice of Science?

FameLab Cyprus 2019 finalists

 
25 of the best science communicators from around the globe are heading to the twelfth FameLab International Final.
 

The science competition, created by Cheltenham Festivals and co-produced by the British Council, aims to discover up-and-coming scientists who inspire people to see the world from a new perspective.

Each contestant will deliver a three-minute presentation on their chosen topic. Every presentation will be judged according to the golden rule of the 3 Cs: content, clarity and charisma.

 

 
Cyprus is participating at the 2019 FameLab International Final which will take place on 6 June at Cheltenham Science Festival.
 

Cyprus will be represented by Elli Siama, a paediatrician and lactation consultant that loves learning new things. She is a mother to 3 children, a dog, and four parrots and enjoys walking by the sea and reading books. She only believes in scientific evidence, so if you want to be friends don't tell her that the earth is flat or that vaccines cause autism.


The final will take place on Thursday 6 June from 8.30pm - 10.15pm (UK time).

The event will be live streamed via the FameLab Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/famelab

You can also keep up with all of the action on Twitter by following @FameLab and @CheltSciFest, and join the conversation using #FameLab

 
Watch the live-stream
 
 

5. The Official Education UK Clearing Exhibition Summer 2019

Study UK Exhibition artwork

 
British Council can help you make your dreams come true!
 

 

Monday, 01 July 2019
16.00 - 20.00
The Landmark Nicosia Hotel
(Hilton Cyprus Nicosia)

 

UK Representatives from British Universities will come to Cyprus ready to give on the spot offers to suitable candidates.

Come along to meet with the representatives and discuss your options! One more Higher Education Exhibition organised by the British Council. Entrance is free.

 

 
Do you dream of becoming an undergraduate or postgraduate student at a UK university this autumn but have not secured a place yet?
 

 

The Clearing programme benefits students who:

  • haven't already applied for a place at university
  • have declined the university places offered to them, or
  • have applied, but have not received an offer of a place.

Sponsored by: IELTS

 
Learn more
 
 

6. ELTons Innovation Awards (#ELTons)

ELTons Innovation Awards Artwork

 
Innovation in English language education is truly international. Entries came from 45 countries across six continents.
 

The ELTons, now in their 17th year, are the British Council's own international innovation awards. They aim to find the latest, most original ways to learn and teach English, with awards for courses, resources for teachers and learners, digital innovation and for projects which overcome challenges to local problems.

 

 
Find out the year's most innovative ways to teach and learn English from around the world, live as it happens on 10 June.
 

This year's finalists aim to develop 21st century life skills, through simulating real-life communication, collaboration and cultural awareness. Finalists include chat bots, mobile messenger apps, automated feedback and test results, video-based teaching and tailor-made learning platforms. Over half of finalists are completely digital and 68 per cent have digital parts. However, while digital learning resources dominate, physical resources are not going away anytime soon.

Join the British Council's English Language innovation awards. Live on Monday 10 June, 17.30 – 21.30 UK time

 
Watch live
 
 

7. Launch of several new MOOCs on the topics of childhood learning, teaching and policy-making

During Exam, candidates wearing headsets

 
The latest MOOCs for June
 

1. Language Assessment in the classroom runs for four weeks from 3 June 2019. Users can register right up till the last day.

This course is for secondary-school teachers and anyone with an interest in finding out more about assessment.

 

 
 

2. English in Early Childhood starts on the 10 June 2019 and runs for 6 weeks, it explores how young children learn English and investigates many other aspects of early childhood learning and development.

This MOOC has been created for English teachers; early childhood practitioners; or anyone who is interested in the areas of child development and language acquisition. It will also be of interest to parents of young children, who wish to support their child learning an additional language.

3. Ideas for a Better World: Leading Change Through Policy Making starts on the 10 June 2019 and runs for 4 weeks. Users can register right up till the last day.

This course is aimed at young people who see themselves as future leaders in the field of policymaking.

 
 
 

8. Cathy Wilkes: British Pavilion artist at Venice Biennale 2019

Cathy Wilkes artwork

 
 

The exhibition is curated by Dr Zoé Whitley, Senior Curator at Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre.

 

 
Open 11 May until 24 November 2019
 

The British Council presents a brand new body of work by artist Cathy Wilkes for the British Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia.

 
Explore the Exhibition
 
 

9. Voices Magazine

Kirsty Logan photo

 
'Societies don't like the in-between' - Kirsty Logan, author
 

Award-winning novelist Kirsty Logan talks about the right to be who you are, women's sexuality, fairy tales, pop culture, beauty and writing.

[Photo © Kirsty Simone Falk]

 
Read the blog post
Random image, a woman in front of a laptop

 
Resources for different ways of learning and teaching in the English language classroom
 

Chia Suan Chong, author, columnist and award-winning blogger on English teaching, shares some of the best resources and approaches to teaching. They are from some of the the finalists of this year’s ELTons Innovation Awards, which saw entries from 45 different countries.

[Photo © Javier Sierra used under licence and adapted from the original.]

 
Read the blog post
 
 

10. 22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival

22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival artwork

 
Sunday 02 June 2019 to Saturday 22 June 2019
 

The Festival that has been established as the greatest and most important contemporary dance event of Cyprus returns to the Rialto Theatre this June.

There are seven performances in this 2019 edition, representing the latest trends in contemporary movement, from hip hop to the dominance of multimedia, with the eighth performance proposing an interactive event - a ‘party’ mainly addressed to children.

 

 
The curtain lifts on the 22nd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival
 

Most performances highlight modern issues whilst showcasing the work of important choreographers and covering a broad thematic that focuses on social, political and existential issues. Almost all choreographic works clearly reflect the impact and fusion of arts, as well as the increasing role of multimedia and technology.

In the same spirit, it is important to note that the Festival’s programme will be enriched by the presence of Russell Maliphant, one of the most renowned and internationally acclaimed choreographers, who will host an open workshop for dance professionals, dancers and teachers.

Information / Reservations 77777745
E-tickets: www.rialto.com.cy

 
Learn more
 
 

Contact us:

+357 22585000
contact@cy.britishcouncil.org

British Council Website
www.britishcouncil.com.cy

Nicosia Office

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Nicosia, Cyprus

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