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Monthly Updates | January 2019

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

 
 

1. IELTS for new teachers seminars

2. Cambridge English Qualifications online registration June 2019

3. Pearson/Edexcel online registration May/June 2019

4. Cambridge International Online Registration May - June 2019

5. Famelab® Cyprus 2019 is now open for applications!

6. ABRSM Music Exam 2019 Dates, Fees and Entry Deadlines

 

 
 

7. Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests

8. Cambridge Assessment English

9. IELTS Test Dates 2019 released

10. Our Loyalty schemes

11. Safer Internet Day (SID) — 5 February 2019

12. English for the Workplace - free online course

13. Voices Magazine

 
 
 

1. IELTS for new teachers seminars

 
 

The British Council in Cyprus is organizing seminars in Nicosia (January) and Limassol (February) for teachers on IELTS. The seminars will be facilitated by Stella Zorba, trained as an IELTS teacher trainer in Vienna, Austria and with years of experience in training teachers. The fees are 20 Euro for each seminar.

The first seminar is a seminar for new teachers introducing the examination and all four modules (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) and the second seminar is a more advanced training on the Reading/Writing modules.

 
Register for these seminars

 
Dates and registration links
 

Seminar no.1: IELTS for New Teachers: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking modules

Nicosia (this seminar has finished) 
Date and Time: 21 January 2019, from 08.30 until 12.30 
Venue: Semeli Hotel Address: 10 Petraki Yiallourou Street, Nicosia 

Limassol
Date and Time: 7 February 2019, from 08.30 until 12.30 
Venue: Curium Palace Hotel: 11 Byron Street, 3105 Limassol 


Seminar no. 2: IELTS Seminar for teachers: Reading and Writing modules

Nicosia (this seminar is fully booked)
Date and Time: 24 January 2019, from 08.30 until 12.30 
Venue: Semeli Hotel, 10 Petraki Yiallourou Street, Nicosia 

Limassol
Date and Time: 12 February 2019, from 08.30 until 12.30
Venue: Curium Palace Hotel: 11 Byron Street, 3105 Limassol 

 
 
 

2. Cambridge English Qualifications online registration June 2019

 
Online Registration for Cambridge English Qualifications June 2019 is now open
 

The registration period for Cambridge English Qualifications June 2019 is now open.  The last day to register is Monday, 15 April 2019.

To find out registration deadlines, as well as the exam dates and fees, please go to our Online Registration and Application Forms page. All registrations must be done online.

Cambridge Young Learner sessions are also run on demand. The exam can take place at your venue if your venue meets the board requirements.

 

 
Register online
 

Prior to registering for a Cambridge English Qualifications exam, please go through our registration manual which explains the whole registration procedure.

 
Register now
 
 

3. Pearson/Edexcel online registration May - June 2019

 
Register online
 

The registration period for the Pearson/Edexcel May/June 2019 examination session is now open. The deadline with the normal fee is Tuesday, 12 March 2019.

Find the list of the subjects that we are offering with the corresponding fees here.

 
How to register

 
Important
 

Please pay attention to Cash Ins. Under Cash In column you have to select Y (Yes) if you would like to Cash In your subjects or N (No)  if you don’t want to Cash In.  If you select Y (Yes) then you have to add the Cash In code as a subject, you can choose the Cash In code from the drop down list.  Without a Cash In code candidates will not receive an overall grade and a certificate for the subject. Failure to Cash In during the registration period will be subject to a late fee.

Also as Pearson is introducing new specifications for the IAL, GCE and International GCSE exams, please make sure that you choose the correct option code for your candidates, so as to avoid any mistakes during the examination and results. Information can be found here.

 
 
 

4. Cambridge International Online Registration May - June 2019

 
Online Registration for Cambridge International May/June 2019 is now open
 

The registration period for the Cambridge International May/June 2019 exam session is now open.  The last day to register is Wednesday, 6 February 2019. 

Please note that from Thursday, 7 February 2019 until Tuesday, 2 April 2019 we will be accepting entries with late fee.

As the deadline to submit the entries of your candidates is Wednesday, 6 February 2019, please make sure that you upload your entries the latest by Tuesday, 5 February, so if you face any problems when uploading the entries, we will be able to help you. 

Please note that Cambridge International changed the option codes for the IGCSE English as a Second Language exams – 0510 and 0511 for May/June 2019 session.

 

 
Access Arrangements
 

If you have candidates with Access Arrangements, you have to send us the medical report (the medical should be in English and a recent one) immediately after you complete the registration.  If you have candidates who are requesting Modified paper, please contact us before you register the candidate as the deadline is Thursday, 10 January 2019.

The schools team will be able to help you with any issues until 6 February 13.00.

 
Register now
 
 

5. Famelab® Cyprus 2019 is now open for applications!

 
 

If you think you can explain a scientific concept to a general audience in just three minutes, then why not enter FameLab®? You could become the new face of science, represent Cyprus at the FameLab® International final in the UK, and open doors to global opportunities in science communication!

 

Who can apply?

The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over working in or studying science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine with a very good knowledge of the English language – Undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers, professors, scientists and researchers are all welcome to apply!

 

 
Can you explain a scientific concept to a lay audience in just three minutes?
 

The Prizes

The ten finalists win a two-day ‘MasterClass’ in science communication lead by a qualified UK trainer, where they will learn media and presentation skills. The three top finalists will win first, second and third prize awards.

The overall FameLab® Cyprus winner will win an all expenses paid trip to the Cheltenham Science Festival in Cheltenham, UK to compete in the FameLab® International competition.
 

First Prize: 1000 euro

Second Prize: 500 euro

Third Prize: 250 euro

 

Deadline for application: Friday 15 February 2019

 
Apply now
 
 

6. ABRSM Music Exam 2019 Dates, Fees and Entry Deadlines

 
Application deadlines 2019
 

Theory Application 2019

  • Dates of Entry for 02 March 2019 Exam: Registration closed
     
  • Dates of Entry for 22 June 2019 Exam: 26 February - 14 March 2019
     
  • Dates of Entry for 02 November 2019 Exam: 26 August - 12 September 2019

Practical Application 2019

  • Practical Session 1 - May - June 2019
    Dates of Entry: 7 - 28 January 2019

     
  • Practical Session 2 - November - December 2019
    Dates of Entry: 1 - 22 July 2019
 
Download registration forms

 
Important notes
 

  • Any forms received after the specified deadline will be charged with €30 late entry fee.
  • All registrations with the deposit slip should be received by the British Council within 5 days of payment.
  • We DO NOT accept entries by fax


Child protection

The British Council will not allow children under the age of 18 to leave the premises alone at the end of the examination, unless there is a consent form.

 
 
 

7. Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests

 
 

Take our free online course "Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests" aimed at providing test takers with all the support needed for a great IELTS result.

For this free course, IELTS British Council has teamed up with FutureLearn – the digital education platform owned by world-leading distance learning institution, the Open University.

"Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests" course will help you become more familiar with the IELTS test format and give you some valuable tips and advice to get your best IELTS score.

 
Sign up

 
Free IELTS online course starting on 4 February 2019
 


What you’ll get from the course:

Designed to help English language learners, this free six-week course offers videos, test samples and quizzes to help you with the four sections of IELTS – Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking.

Each week you will go through one section of IELTS and receive plenty of advice from our video tutor, alongside a team of experienced IELTS educators.

You will also get the chance to share your experiences, tips and opinions with other learners.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • become more familiar with the four sections of IELTS
  • know the best way to achieve your IELTS goals
  • understand how IELTS is assessed
  • benefit from the advice of others – you can have your written and spoken English assessed by other learners
  • be better equipped to apply to universities in English-speaking countries
 
 
 

8. Cambridge Assessment English

 
Support for A2 Key and B1 Preliminary 2020 exams
 

In January 2020, Cambridge Assessment English, is updating the A2 Key, A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools exams. This will see the launch of a new exam format, revised tasks and better overall alignment with higher level Cambridge English Qualifications. 

To support you through these changes, a dedicated website has been created by Cambridge Assessment English where you can find more information, updated sample papers, vocabulary lists and teaching handbooks.

Download free resources and find out about Cambridge Assessment English Official Preparation Materials to help you understand the updates.

 
Visit the website

 
YLE video for Cyprus on YouTube
 

Teachers, parents and students from Cyprus talk about their experience with the Starters, Movers and Flyers exams for young learners.

 
Watch the video
 
 

9. IELTS Test Dates 2019 released

 
 

We would like to inform you that the IELTS test dates for 2019 have been released.

Taking IELTS opens doors – it can help you live, study and work around the world. 10,000 organisations in over 140 countries accept IELTS, including government, academic and employment institutions.

 

 
You can now check the available upcoming written test dates in Cyprus.
 

There are limited number of places for all our IELTS test sessions. To make sure you get a place, we recommend that you register two months before your chosen test date. Of course, places may be available after this date. You can use our Online Registration System to find up-to-date information about test dates and availability.

 
Learn more
 
 

10. Our Loyalty schemes

 
 

The British Council in Cyprus operates two loyalty schemes; the Addvantage membership scheme and Partner Schools Global Network (PSGN).

The Addvantage membership scheme covers schools and institutes that register their candidates through the British Council for Cambridge English Qualifications (Young Learners, A1 Key, A2 Preliminary, B1 First and others) as well as IELTS.

PSGN covers schools and institutes that register their candidates through the British Council for IGCSEs, International GCSEs, A levels and International A levels, of either Cambridge International or Pearson Edexcel.

 

 
Join our loyalty schemes and enjoy benefits by collaborating with the British Council.
 

Both schemes allow members to enjoy a number of benefits; from rebates to free seminars, use of logos and access to online resources.

 
Find out more
 
 

11. Safer Internet Day (SID) — 5 February 2019

 
About Safer Internet Day
 

Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. 

From cyberbullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns.

Our social media channels will share online safety materials and information for teachers, parents and learners of English, and we'll host two Facebook live events during the day to raise awareness of the event to our global audience of teachers and parents.

 

 
This year’s theme is: Together for a better internet
 

British Council staff works together to try and raise awareness about online safety issues through a series of campaigns. We use our global reach to share information and learning materials with learners of English, teachers and parents.

 
Learn more
 
 

12. English for the Workplace - free online course

 
Online course
 

English for the Workplace is a free online course for people who are learning English and who are interested in developing English language skills for employability and workplace contexts. It will help job seekers and young professionals with the English they need to find a job and successfully function in the workplace. The course takes workplace English as its starting point and offers functional language phrases and real, authentic workplace scenarios.

 

 
 

English for the Workplace runs for four weeks from 7 January 2019. Users can register right up till the last day.

 
Register
 
 

13. Voices Magazine

 
How to find international collaborators for your research
 

Sandy Sparks, Learning and Development Consultant at the University of Warwick and Trainer for the British Council Researcher Connect programme, gives her best advice for finding and maintaining a collaboration.

[Photo © Koushik Chowdavarapu used under licence and adapted from the original.]

 
Read the blog post

 
What do young people in Ireland and Northern Ireland expect for their future?
 

The Next Generation Ireland/Northern Ireland report found that young people had little faith in political institutions, with those in Ireland more optimistic about their country’s future (53 per cent) compared to 20 per cent in Northern Ireland.

[Photo: Tara Grace Connolly © Michael Foster TV]

 
Read the blog post
 
 

Contact us:

+357 22585000
contact@cy.britishcouncil.org

British Council Website
www.britishcouncil.com.cy

Nicosia Office

British Council (Cyprus)
1-3 Aristotelous street
1011, Nicosia
PO Box 21175, CY-1503
Nicosia, Cyprus

T: +357 22585000

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Nicosia North Office

7, Şht. Üsteğmen Ünal Genç Sokak
Marmara Bölgesi
Nicosia
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T: +90 392 2274938

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