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The Computerized Bagrut Exam – Summer 2014 (posted Mar. 6, 2014)
Letter and registration for the computerized English Bagrut exams for LD students (posted Oct. 17, 2013)
Micraz for English Inspector in the Arab Sector. Search for Micraz Number 27620.
Micraz for English Inspector in the Haredi Sector. Search for Micraz Number 27648. (posted Feb. 28, 2014)
Dates of Bagrut Exams (posted Feb. 24, 2014)
1. The mikud has been cancelled as of this summer ( 2014) and therefore the text and the task types of the summer moed Bagrut exam and the moed bet Bagrut exam will not necessarily be the same.
2. As of the Summer moed 2014 the "old" D and F modules will no longer be available. All students are required to be tested on the D and F literature modules.
3. The instruction for the extended HOTS question in the D and F Literature modules is: For this question, use ONE of the thinking skills from the Appendix (נספח) on page 11 OR any thinking skill studied in class. (10 points for the content of the answer, 5 points for the correct use of the thinking skill).
4. Examples of extended HOTS questions appear on p. 51 of the Teacher's Handbook .
5. The number of points for the Bridging Text and Context has been reduced: Module D: 15 points; Module F: 20 points. (posted Feb. 17, 2014)
The ‘Yousef Daghash’ ELT Memorial Scholarship (posted Feb. 17, 2014)
M.A. Program in Translation and Interpreting Studies (posted Jan. 28, 2014)
Siach Va Sig-Israeli Debating Society invites your students to participate in the National Public Speaking League (posted Jan. 20, 2014)
The English Inspectorate has lost a good friend, an exceptional educator and a very caring person. The death of Yousef Dagash, English Inspector for the Druze sector in the north, has saddened us all. There was still so much Yousef wanted to do; there were still so many things we wanted to share with him
For over two decades, Youself worked tirelessly to improve the level of English studies and to convey his educational values. So many teachers benefited from his caring, his support and his professionalism.
We will all miss him.
Dr. Judy Steiner and the English Inspectorate (posted Jan. 14, 2014)
To all Bagrut Examiners and teachers who want to be Bagrut Examiners:
Teachers who are interested in applying to Bagrut exams, please access: experts.education.gov.il and follow the instructions. (posted Jan. 14, 2014)
Based on feedback from meetings with teachers and publishers, minor changes have been made to the lexical lists. This revised curriculum now includes the updated lists. (posted January 7, 2014)
Grants from the Fund for Innovative Teaching (posted January 3, 2014)
Siach Va Sig-Israeli Debating Society invites your students to participate in the National Public Speaking League both in Hebrew and in English (posted Dec. 30, 2013)
Information about the Internal Meitzav Exams
היערכות לקראת מבחני המיצ"ב הפנימי - תשע"ד
'היערכות לקראת המיצ"ב בשנת הלימודים תשע"ד - אשכולות ב' ו-ד (posted Dec. 23, 2013)
Digital Tools for Teaching (posted Dec. 21, 2013)
Education Ministers of Israel and Britain have signed an agreement to cooperate and promote English studies in Israel. (posted Dec. 13, 2013)
שרי החינוך של ישראל ובריטניה חתמו על הסכם שיתוף פעולה לקידום לימודי האנגלית בישראל
שר החינוך, הרב שי פירון, חתם אמש (ג') עם מקבילו הבריטי, מייקל גוב, על הסכם לשיתוף פעולה וידע בין שתי המדינות, בתחום לימודי האנגלית. שיתוף הפעולה יכלול בין היתר תכנית חומש כלל ארצית, אשר פותחה על ידי המועצה הבריטית, המיועדת למאות מורים לאנגלית בישראל, וכוללת סמינרים משותפים להתמקצעות המורים, פיתוח כלים מקוונים והקניית מיומנויות למידה חדשות בשפה האנגלית המותאמות למאה ה- 21.
Announcements in the Hozer Mancal, November 2013: Writing in Coursebooks (posted Dec. 12, 2013)
Update about the Changes in the Format of Modules A, B and C (for Summer 2015) (posted Dec. 12, 2013)
Interested in making a significant contribution to English teaching in Israel?
Here is a very good opportunity!
The Book Evaluation Dept. in the Ministry of Education is looking for English teachers at all levels to evaluate coursebooks.For more information click here.
Table of Specifications for the Meitzav Examinations: Fifth and Eighth Grades 2014 (posted Nov. 19, 2013)
Meaningful English Language Learning - Sending Activities (posted Nov. 14, 2013)
List of Approved Sites (posted Nov. 6, 2013)
Literature Courses for 2013-2014
This is a list of all of the Literature HOTS courses which will be offered this year.
In order to register for a F2F course, please be in touch with the Pisga listed next to the venue of choice.
In order to register for an online course, please check this site again beginning next week for the link to the registration form.
Good Luck! (posted Nov. 3, 2013)
EFL Digital Pedagogy in Israel - Facebook Group
Digital pedagogy is not only the way of the future - it is already here upon us. This group is a place where teachers of EFL in Israel, especially (but not only) can show and tell, share, ask and answer questions about incorporating all things digital into our EFL classrooms. The group is affiliated with the English Inspectorate of the Ministry of Education in Israel and with the encouragement of the National Committee for Digital Pedagogy of the Israeli Board of Education. (posted Oct. 8, 2013)
Questionnaire for English Teachers about Students with Learning Disabilities Requesting Level Three Testing Accommodations (posted Sep. 17, 2013)
Changes in the Format of Modules A, B and C (for Summer 2015) (posted September 1, 2013)
Training course for teaching the 2-pt Bagrut in Translation Skills (posted August 30, 2013)
Benchmarks for the Pre-Foundation Level (posted August 26, 2013)
Dear High School Teachers,
We are very happy to announce the updated Literature Teachers’ Handbook, which can be downloaded from the front page of the TLC site. The updated Handbook includes all of the changes that have been decided upon and coincides with the Halima document. The entire file can be downloaded, however we highly recommend using it as a file on your computer, since the Table of Contents is linked to the different pages. At the end of the Handbook there is a linked Appendix, which leads to all of the charts and files you will need to fill in, as well as other enrichment documents that you will find helpful for implementing this program.
Wishing you and your students a wonderful school year! (posted August 21, 2013)
Clarification regarding Approved Dictionaries
The list of dictionaries goes into effect starting 26/8/2013 for the school year תשע"ד. However, students who will be in the tenth grade in September 2013 (תשע"ד), and have already purchased dictionaries, can continue using them until they complete the twelfth grade (תשע"ו). (posted July 25, 2013)
The English Department at Bar-Ilan University is now offering an MA in English Literature with a focus on Literary Translation from the language of your choice. Click here for more information. (posted July 17, 2013)
Replacing the Mikud with a “Compatibility” Document (מסמך הלימה) (posted July 11, 2013)
This list of dictionaries goes into effect starting 26/8/2013 for the school year תשע"ד.
(posted July 7, 2013)
Approved Coursebooks (posted July 4, 2013)
The Fund for Innovative Teaching: Application for Grants (posted Mar. 4, 2013)
What Can We Learn from the Item Analysis of the Meitzav Exams? Recommendations for Teachers (posted Jan. 2nd, 2013)
Oral Kit for assessing speaking in English in junior high school (posted Dec. 9, 2012)
Dear English Teachers,
I am happy and proud to share with you this article.
Due to your hard work and devotion, students are able to progress and to achieve higher levels of English.
Keep up the good work!
Dr. Judy Steiner
Chief Inspector for English Language Education (posted Sep. 5, 2011)