Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Monday, 26 May 2008


Last Saturday, May 24th, 20 or so teachers came to the talk organised by BETEA to introduce to Basque English Teachers a British Council Project to work on English contemporary Literature in the classroom, called BritLit.
The speaker was Verrisimo Toste , one of the teachers involved in writing materials for BritLit.
In 3 hours Verri not only explained what BritLit is about, but also talked about reading with learners and gave teachers very useful tips to foster reading in the classrooom environment.
The evaluation of the session has been very good with teachers willing to attend more events like this.
Next appointment: September in Bilbao , a British Council, BETEA and TESOL organised training scheme.
See you there and meanwhile have an excellent and well deserved summer holiday.
Lui García Gurrutxaga
BETEA President

Tuesday, 20 May 2008


May 24th 10:00- 13:30
Donostiako Berritzegunea G01
Villa Fátima,
Atarizar Bidea
Ategorrieta, Donostia

BritLit: Authentic Stories in the Classroom


Overview of BritLit Project
BritLit Website

Coffee Break

BritLit: Authentic Stories in the Classroom

Exposing learners to authentic texts in English is motivating. It encourages independent acquisition and learner autonomy. BritLit is a British Council project whose aim is to help teachers from around the world to exploit English literature in the ELT classroom. You can find a range of materials based around the works of various authors. BritLit resource packs contain complete texts, tasks for students, teachers’ notes, as well as audio recordings of interviews with the authors and readings from the texts. This session will explore how teachers can use BritLit to motivate their students to read authentic English at any level.12:00-13:30Hands-on materials’ session