Welcome to the 2019 Cambridge Days!

Designed to support teachers and help build better results inside and outside of the classroom.

Join us for a journey across the key themes in the world of English teaching here in Italy, from making sense of Life Skills and Competencies to exploring poetic panoramas and the building blocks to exam success!

Experience a Better Learning event. Experience Cambridge.


18 February 2019


19 February 2019


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22 February 2019

Times & Talks

08.30 – 09.00

Doors open and Entrance

09.00 – 09.15

Welcome and Introduction – Cambridge ELT

09.15 – 10.15

Exploring 21st Century Competencies in the Classroom – Ceri Jones – Cambridge University Press

In this session we’ll take a practical look at the 4C’s of 21st Century Skills: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking and the crucial role culture plays in supporting these competencies. We’ll look at their importance for 21st Century students and at how we can bring them to life in our English Classrooms.

10.15 – 11.15

Poetry – Pleasure and Pertinence – Deborah Ellis – Loescher Editore

Poetry not only provides us with gems of language but can also furnish passionate starting points for debate on social issues. This talk will share some poems and ideas on how they can be used, especially to help prepare students for the new Esame di Stato.

11.15 – 12.00 

Refreshments and Exhibition

12.00 – 13.00

Skills-savvy! – Julia Starr Keddle – Helbling 

Soft skills, hard skills, core skills, study skills… they promise so much. To set you up for studying, for work, for personal development, for lifelong learning. But what are the most practical, productive skills for the language classroom? And how can we make them relevant to your students for the 21st Century?

13.00 – 14.00

Using Research and Competencies to drive Exam Success – Russell Lewis – Cambridge University Press

By drawing on research on competencies, beliefs and emotions, this talks illustrates how each can greatly impact language learning when linked with exam preparation techniques. With a goal to bridge theory and practice, this talk uses practical examples and classroom data to exemplify how each of us can help learners not only with the required language and knowledge for exam success but also the competencies to manage life tests and self-progress.


Closing – Cambridge ELT

The Publishers

Leading the way in English Language Learning for Italian English Teachers


These events have been made possible with support by: