Salerno 16/11/2017
dalle 08:30 alle 16:30
Istituto Santa Caterina Amendola
Via Lazzarelli, 12 - 84132 Salerno
Tel: +39 089 333084

ASPIRE TO INSPIRE - ON A JOURNEY WITH EDUCO è un seminario di formazione, gratuito, rivolto a docenti di lingua inglese di scuole pubbliche, paritarie e private di ogni ordine e grado.

La partecipazione è gratuita.
Il seminario è a numero chiuso e l’iscrizione è obbligatoria.
EDUCO è una cooperativa accreditata dal MIUR per la formazione docenti (Direttiva 170/2016).
Questa iniziativa è inserita su S.O.F.I.A., il Sistema Operativo per la Formazione e le Iniziative di Aggiornamento predisposta dal MIUR. Ci si può iscrivere inviando una mail a formazione@educoitalia.it, per ottenere l’attestazione di frequenza tramite S.O.F.I.A. i docenti interessati dovranno provvedere a iscriversi anche sulla piattaforma http://sofia.istruzione.it/ entro il 10 novembre 2017.


8:30 - 9:15 Registration
9:15 - 9:30 Welcome
9:30 - 10:30 Plenary: the secrets of the pronunciation of English by Professor Ray Parker
10:30 - 11:15 Clil by Roberta Pugliese
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:15 Trinity Stars: Young Performers in English Awards by teacher Trainer Manuela Kelly Calzini
12:15 - 13:00 Sol Camp a unique international experience by Nick Moore
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 16:30 English through Drama by Educo Artistic Director Romina Tappi and her staff
16:30 bye bye


Ray Parker: English Language Teaching Consultant
Ray has been involved in English Language Teaching since graduating in Hispanic Studies in the late 60’s. The bulk of his time is now devoted to teacher education and training teacher trainers. He has taught, trained and examined teachers in 34 countries and co-authored a well-known teachers’ textbook on the phonology and pronunciation of English and a course book published in Italy. In his career he has been teacher, Director of Studies, College Principal, Senior Lecturer, Director of Language Examinations, Inspector of English Language Schools and consultant. His focus now lies with teacher training and ELT project management with a particular interest in in-service professional development for non-native English speaking teachers and in the development of confidence about English Language systems in native speaker teachers. Recent years have seen him helping to manage and deliver major teacher training initiatives in Africa and Asia.
Abstract for Ray’s plenary contribution to “Aspire to Inspire” 16th November, 2017


Ray will do his best to reveal the secret of successful English language pronunciation learning and teaching! The good news is that this is not technical or complicated. He will quickly establish with you the typical components of an English language pronunciation syllabus and then discuss with you the order in which we might want to teach these elements and the relative priorities that they deserve.
He will then go on to clarify the important connection in English between grammar and pronunciation with a particular focus on the grammatically determined role of stress in normal speech.
This will lead to a consideration of some of the differences between a stress-timed language like English and a syllable-timed language like Italian.
He’ll go on to discuss and, if possible demonstrate some teaching techniques and awareness-raising procedures which can usefully be integrated into everyday lessons.
In summary, he will be describing a simple but neglected aspect of the pronunciation of English which will have long-term benefits for learners and future users of English both in terms of their pronunciation but also – as an important bonus – improving their listening confidence.

Manuela Kelly Calzini: teacher trainer and Trinity College London Italy Academic Coordinator


Perché scegliere Trinity Stars - Benefici per docenti e bambini
• Incoraggia la cooperazione, l’interazione e la comunicazione in inglese;
• Permette di insegnare in modo olistico includendo lingua, emozioni, immaginazione, intuizione, memoria, azione e leadership;
• Dà ai bambini un senso di appagamento e di soddisfazione; tali esperienze positive stimolano l’apprendimento linguistico;
• Fornisce supporto e formazione ai docenti.

Nick Moore: OHC Worldwide - Sol Camps Manager


Sol Camps International. We work hard to develop high quality, all-inclusive holiday study programs for your learners. With education, fun and safety being our paramount goals, we have put together unique programs for students from 7 to 17 years old.
Sol Camps International offers these programs in Canada, USA, UK and Australia. These programs are built for international students who want to improve English as their foreign language as well as have an amazing experience.

Roberta Pugliese: Dirigente Scolastico
Roberta Pugliese, currently a headmistress at an Upper Secondary school in Lombardy - IIS Tassara-Ghislandi, Breno – has been involved in the teacher training field since 2001 working for the Italian Ministry of Education at Lombardy Education Authority in Milan. She has taken part in different projects organized at international level and has also collaborated with several universities and publishing houses.
She is co-author of an English textbook for upper secondary schools and writer of articles about methodological issues.


"The CLIL CHALLENGE" - Where does the challenge lie in the CLIL classroom?
Starting with the basics of CLIL, the lecture will point out a number of features which make the CLIL classroom at once highly challenging and rewarding. Thus the talk will cover the main features of CLIL and the strategies the CLIL teacher needs to master in a CLIL class.

Romina Tappi: Educo Artistic Director
Romina has been the Artistic Director of THEATRINO for the last 17 years and a Teacher Trainer for just as long. As a graduate of the School of Creative Arts, Wollongong University (Australia) her training and skill set has been put to good use, working both behind the scenes and centre stage under the spot light. Born in Italy but growing up in Australia, Romina brings a bilingual conversion of culture to the mix, with a work history in theatre, tv, radio, music performance and drama teaching. During her time in Italy, she’s written 10 variations of popular fairytales with original scores and songs, not to mention hundreds of theatrical sketches, workshops and didactic materials for actors, tutors and teachers. She’s trained thousands of facilitators including; tutors and camp directors for English summer camps; actors from around the globe for TIE tours; teachers of English in various countries from all scholastic levels. She’s been invited to speak at numerous ESL conferences over the years and has been directly involved in both European and International projects with Italian students and teachers. Aspire to Inspire has always been her motto!


EDUCO’s methodology follows the theories (and results) of many accredited linguists and classroom practitioners. This workshop will explore these theories using scripts, songs and drama based language activities, with emotions as the engine and drama techniques as the vehicle.
Using Educo’s holistic approach to learning, TEATRINO has for many years entertained and motivated students through TIE. TEATRINO puts into practice the theory that second language teaching should focus on encouraging ‘natural’ acquisition and providing input that emotionally stimulates the learner. The experience is memorable because the students are emotionally involved and having fun! With TEATRINO students acquire the linguistic skills they need for communication without realizing they are learning.
Drama is a learning medium rooted in a child’s experience of play and has a fundamental and valid place as a powerful ESL teaching tool. Educational practices and developments are definitely a ‘work in progress’, so lose your inhibitions, have fun, and Aspire to Inspire!

Aspire to Inspire - On a journey with Educo - Salerno