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Annual Conference

We are delighted to be able to give you more information about LATE’s upcoming 30th Anniversary Conference “30 Years Together. Looking Backwards. Looking Forwards.” on the 17th and 18th August 2022.

This year the conference will be a special event to celebrate our 30 years. We will be holding the conference at Jaunmārupe Elementary School, Mazcenu aleja 3, Jaunmārupe.

We hope to have an interesting and inspiring programme for you.

And to help us with this, we would love to hear from you – please consider giving a presentation or workshop, or poster presentation at the conference.

Call For Papers:

We are looking for presentations (40/60/90 min), workshops (60 min) and poster presentations for the conference. If you would like to present then please complete this Speaker Proposal Form: https://ej.uz/SPEAK2022

Deadline for Speaker Proposals: 10th of June.

Registering for the Conference

In order to register for the conference you need to:
1)    complete the Conference Registration Form: https://ej.uz/LATE2022
2)    pay the Conference Fee here:

Saņēmējs: Latvijas Angļu Valodas Skolotāju Asociācija
Reģ.Nr.: LV40008001377
Norēķinu rekvizīti: AS Swedbanka
Konts: LV86HABA000140J051530
Maksājuma mērķis: LAVSAs conference 2022

The Conference Fee includes lunches, coffee breaks, festive reception, certificates, as well as other organisational expenses and are as follows:

LATE Member (with a valid current membership):
Early Bird (before 20th June) – 40 Euros (includes Membership renewal 20 Euros and conference fee 20 Euros)

From 20th June to 10th August – 45 Euros (includes Membership renewal 20 Euros and conference fee 25 Euros)

Non-Member (becoming a LATE Member):
Early Bird (before 20th June) – 45 Eur (Membership – new member 25 Euros and conference fee 20 Euros)

From 20th June to 10th August – 50 Eur (Membership – new member 25 Euros and conference fee 25 Euros)

Non-Member (conference attendance or payment after 10th August):55 Euros

LATE Student members have a 50% discount of a membership fee.

If your institution is paying for the conference, please send your name and full bank details to late@latnet.lv by 20th June (we are going on holidays and won’t be able to process them during the summer) and we will send you an electronically signed invoice.

You will receive a confirmation to your provided e-mail in 5 working days’ time after the payment has been received. LATE membership is an annual membership and will be valid until August 2023.

Please register for the conference by 20th June as we can guarantee the conference materials/handouts for those who have applied by then.

The full programme will be sent out to registered participants in August.

We hope to see you at the conference in August.

ICT Course

Latvian Association of Teachers of English in cooperation with the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) invites active teachers/ teacher trainers to participate in the teacher professional development course “Use of ICT in Support of Language Teaching and Learning” (16h).

Course duration: 21-22 June 2022
Venue: Riga Teika Secondary School, Aizkraukles Street 14, Riga

The course will be conducted by the ECML experts Sarah Heiser from the UK and Joseph Hopkins from Spain.

The course will be held in English and there are only 25 places in the group, so participants will be asked to share their acquired knowledge and expertise in the regional teacher professional development events and/or LATEs events/conferences.

Please find attached detailed information about the course and the programme.

The deadline for the registration is 27th May.

Please sign up ONLY if you are sure that you will attend the event using this form: https://ej.uz/ICT2022

Applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail by 1st June.

Course participants will be asked to share their opinion on the use of ICT and the data will be used in the Joint Doctoral Programme “Education Sciences” research of the University of Latvia. All research data will be used only in the anonymized form and processed in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

RELANG

Latvian Association of Teachers of English in cooperation with the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) invites active teachers, teacher trainers, language test developers and curriculum developers to participate in the teacher professional development course “Alternative, Continuous Methods of Assessment in Line with the CEFR and the Companion Volume” (24h).

The RELANG course is implemented in cooperation with the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) and is supported by the European Commission.

Time: 13-15th June 2022
Venue: “Bellevue Park Hotel Riga” Slokas iela 1, Rīga

The workshops will be conducted by the ECML experts José Noijons (Netherand) and Gábor Szábo (Hungary).

Description of the course:
In this three-day workshop, language test developers, teachers, teacher educators, textbook writers and curriculum developers together with RELANG team members will explore different forms of alternative assessment, such as portfolio-based and project-based assessment, including self-assessment: Assessment in line with the descriptor scales in the CEFR and the Companion Volume and preferable in local contexts. Practical tips and tasks such as integrating assessment into teaching activities on a regular basis, designing approaches to assessment which support students’ learning and engaging students as active participants in the assessment of their work will be presented and discussed. Materials will be developed that are adapted to the specific context of the interested member states, focussing on developing students’ awareness of learning expectations and criteria for success.

The course is free for the participants and will be held in English. There are only 25 places in the group, so participants will be asked to share their acquired knowledge and expertise in the regional teacher professional development events and/or LATEs events/conferences.
Please find attached the programme.

The deadline for the registration is 27th May.

Please sign up using the provided form ONLY if you are sure that you are ready to attend the event: https://ej.uz/RELANG1

Applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail by 1st June.

Course participants will be asked to share their opinion on the use of ICT and the data will be used in the Joint Doctoral Programme “Education Sciences” research of the University of Latvia. All research data will be used only in the anonymized form and processed in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation.


Relating language curricula, tests and examinations to the Common European Framework of Reference (RELANG)

This initiative is carried out within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission, entitled
Innovative Methodologies and Assessment in language learning
www.ecml.at/ec-cooperation

Svešvaloda II (angļu valoda)

LATE’s Curriculum for Year 12 is designed in thematic blocks and enables teachers to achieve the learning outcomes and goals defined in the standard, by using modern, internationally recognized and tested advanced level foreign language teaching materials, developed by experts in the field of English as a foreign language from Pearson, Oxford University Press, Express Publishing, National Geographic Learning and Macmillan. Teachers can add appropriate literature to match the interests and future needs of students. You can access the curriculum and read about the back ground to this project here.

LATE’s 30th Annual Conference

Our Annual Conference will be held on the 17th and 18th August in Riga.

The conference title is: 30 Years Together. Looking Backwards. Looking Forwards.

This will be a special celebration of our 30 years, so mark the dates in your diary, and we will see you there.