Why Teachers Keep Learning

This Thursday Lexis Noosa teachers will have their monthly professional development session. Why is this so important for our students?

You might wonder why we need to keep on learning when  all our teachers have degrees as well as specialist qualifications in teaching English as a Second or Other Language.  Well firstly, the study of Language learning is always progressing. New theories and new materials are regularly published, so we need to keep up with the latest trends.  Secondly, all Lexis schools run the same curriculum and to the same high standards; so we need to meet regularly to ensure that we are up to date with any new initiatives or innovations. 

Lastly,  it is important to introduce newer teachers to all Lexis practice and procedures.

This week we will be looking at how we mark student writing.  It is very important that all teachers assess students using the same criteria and marking systems within a school and across all campuses.

Lexis uses the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) as a benchmark for assessing all skill areas. So student writing is assessed at level A1/A2/ B1 etc. Within the level, a percentage is given so that when a student receives their leaving certificate, they are given an accurate level and a fair grade.

So apologies if you miss out on GIL help this week, but you can be sure that you are getting the best possible tuition from every teacher in every class.  Happy learning 🙂