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 I am very happy to announce that I have opened up a Facebook group called: English Teaching Community in Israel. You can join the group by logging into your Facebook account and in the search box entering the name of the group.

Come and join us!

Judy                   (posted December, 2014)



Bagrut Examinations


 אנו שמחים להודיעכם על שיפור שירות נוסף לעובדי הוראה בישראל.
החל מתאריך יב' שבט תשע"ה,  1.2.2015 ישלחו אישורי סיום קורסים שאושרו ע"י אגף א' – לפיתוח מקצועי של עו"ה באמצעות "יונת דואר" של משרד החינוך *.
בכך, נקצר תהליכים נתרום לאקולוגיה ונשפר את השירות.
פרטים בקישור - למוקד התמיכה בנושא סיסמאות ליונת דואר, ניתן לפנות 03-9298888
 Dear English teachers,

Regarding the computerized Bagrut exams on Monday:  The computerized Bagrut was developed to enable ld students to demonstrate their level of English in a way that is the appropriate for them. The iTest was very successful in the previous moedim. There were many meetings to ensure that everything would go smoothly. But on Monday, as we know, everything collapsed. At the mateh habechinot we tried our best to find solutions. 
We will of course investigate what happened in order to make sure that it doesn't happen again.

Judy (posted January, 2014)

 Bagrut teachers please note:
The Testing Dept. has changed the forms for reporting the grades for the Oral Exam (9555) and for the Oral LD exam for special education students, nivchane mishne and external students (9544).  Please make sure to fill out the correct forms!

Lots of good luck to your students!
Judy     (posted November, 2014)

 Explanation about Bagrut examinations for External Students (posted November, 2014)

 We are in the process of selecting new literary texts for the literature Bagrut exam for modules D and F.  Teachers who would like to suggest a text are requested to send the following information to Bari Nirenberg at bari.texts@gmail.com by Wednesday, November 26th:

Name of text
URL or book in which the text appears (or a scanned copy of the text)
The level (four or five points) for which you are suggesting the text

Please note that in order to be approved, texts must meet the criteria in the literature Handbook.  You can review the criteria here.   (posted November, 2014)

 Information about Students with Learning Difficulties Requesting Testing Accommodations   
הנחיות להתאמות בבחינת הבגרות באנגלית לתלמידים בעלי לקויות למידה ותלמידים בעלי קשיים מיוחדים – תשע"ה  (posted November, 2014)

 Information about the Computerized Bagrut Examinations (posted November, 2014)

 Table of Specifications for Modules A and C (posted Nov. 5, 2014)

 Calculation of the School Grade (ציון בית ספרי)   (posted Nov. 5, 2014)

 FAQs regarding the Changes in the Literature Program and the Bagrut Reforms (posted Nov. 5, 2014)

 Rubric for Assessing the Written Task - New Module C (posted Nov. 5, 2014)

 Changes for Modules A and C for Students in the Tenth Grade, September 2014 (posted Nov. 5, 2014)

 In the Winter moed, students will write their answers in the literature exam booklet, as they had done in the past.  (In other words, it will not be like it was in the Summer when the students answered the questions in a separate notebook.)  (posted Nov. 5, 2014)

 Listening Files of the Bagrut Examinations  (posted Nov. 3, 2014)

 Dates of Winter and Summer Bagrut Examinations (posted Oct. 20, 2014)

 Explanations of the Changes in the Literature Program  (posted Sept. 9, 2014) 

 To Download – Form for Inspector's Approval







 ETAI Mini Conference is in Nes Ziona on Wednesday, February 11th 2015
Plenary: Targeting Extensive Reading Dr. Tziona Levi
Three parallel sessions for elementary, JHS and SHS teachers
Where: Ben Yehuda School 9 Yisrael Shmid, Nes Ziona
In Rehovot on Monday, February 16th
In Jerusalem on Wednesday, February 18th
ETAI Special Workshop – A great opportunity!
PowerUp Your Teaching of Reading and Writing in English
with Dr. Judith Zorfass
Attendance is limited to 30 pre-registered participants in each venue.
Call the ETAI office to book your place!
For more information visit the ETAI website

 Information about the ETAI Winter Conference in Beer Sheva
 (posted December, 2014)

 I am very happy to announce that I have opened up a Facebook group called: English Teaching Community in Israel. You can join the group by logging into your Facebook account and in the search box entering the name of the group.

Come and join us!

Judy                   (posted December, 2014)

 Course Registration for courses on Teaching Higher-Order Thinking Skills through Literature for the 2014-2015 school year is now open. If you have not yet taken one of these courses in the past, please click on this link to register for one, today! (posted Nov. 5, 2014)

 Diplomacy and International Communication in English (posted Nov. 5, 2014)

 מכתב למנהלים:דיפלומטיה ותקשורת בינלאומית בשפה האנגלית – מקצוע בחירה חדש
(posted Nov. 5, 2014)

 Information about Literature Courses Offered in 2014-2015 (posted Nov. 5, 2014)

 The approved bilingual dictionary is the Zilberman which is in grey with red stripes (not the small red one ed. 2008)

Shimon  Zilberman, The New Comprehensive Hebrew-English/ English Hebrew Dictionary, 2012. (posted Oct. 27, 2014)

 Pedagogical Counselor for English Teachers of Immigrant Pupils in Israel (posted Oct. 25, 2014)

 Breaking News!; Article in Walla about the new elective, International Communication in English: מגמת אנגלית חדשה לתלמידי 5 יחידות בתיכונים (posted Aug. 15, 2014)

As of September 1, 2014, more than 700 teachers had registered their interest in taking the 60-hour teacher training course in the Art of Communication. There are far more teachers interested than there are spots in the course. Nevertheless, we have decided to keep registration open. The process of selecting the teacher most able to implement the program will require the completion of a separate form (one signed by your principal, the form will be posted here in the next two weeks). The teacher training course will most likely run from January-the beginning of July, 2015.  -Jennifer Sternlicht, the National Coordinator of International Communication in English, at starlightfam@gmail.com
 A Practical Guide for Teaching Vocabulary (posted Aug. 11. 2014) 


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