IATEFL proposal

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I have decided I don’t only want to attend the next IATEFL conference in Glasgow, I want to present a paper there.

Having thought carefully about what topic is the most prominent in my work at the moment, I decided it had to be something related to CPE preparation. Within that, my Book-a-month project is by and large my favorite. Hence, this is my IATEFL 2012 proposal. I hope they’ll like it!


Proficiency a (few) books away


Having been an exams preparation teacher in Sao Paulo for 6 years, introducing literature into my CPE courses has so far been the most effective (and fun) element in the whole syllabus. In this talk, I’ll discuss how to explore books in the CPE classroom,which books (not just classics) and the difference it has made in candidates’ performance in all papers.

Does it sound like something you’d be interested in attending?


10 thoughts on “IATEFL proposal

    Sonia said:
    August 30, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Yes, I´d like to attend it. and to attend your Proficiency course. Could you give some information about it?

    cpeihsaopaulo said:
    September 1, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    By the way, this methodolgy is definitely working for me!
    I hope you can get it!

      Higor Cavalcante said:
      September 20, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      I’m happy to hear this, dear. =)

      Thanks for the visit


    cpeihsaopaulo said:
    September 4, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Sure! I’d be interested in attending it.
    Although it is really hard doing all the books exercises, mocks, watching programmes you recommend and find some spare time to read literature books, I agree with Agnes – it helps our development in the course.


    Ilá said:
    September 6, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I can be your case study! Just got 90% on a CPE reading mock. Your fault, of course… =)

      Higor Cavalcante said:
      September 20, 2011 at 7:50 pm


      I’ve got nothing to do with your being brilliant. =)

      Love you,

    Fernando Morais said:
    September 13, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Hi Higor

    Interesting topic and a truly necessary one. Hopefully there will be people sitting all over the place and many others standing in the back of the room for your lecture. I am sure going to be there, unless I am speaking at the same time. It’s going to be a real success.


    Fernando Morais

      Higor Cavalcante said:
      September 20, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      I’ll be there to see you as well, mate!

      March is going to rock!


    Lígia said:
    September 17, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Hi Higor!

    I’m one of the Celta trainees at IH who observed your CPE lesson yesterday (btw, thanks for having us!). It was great, I’m definitely taking the course next semester!

    I was specially interested in the reading you require for the course, so sure, I think that is a great topic of discussion!

    Good luck with your proposal!

      Higor Cavalcante said:
      September 20, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      Hi Ligia,

      Thanks for the lovely comment. It’ll be a pleasure to see you on the course next term.

      Best wishes,

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