NEWS

22-06-2017

Year calendar 2017-2018 online

The Newswise publication schedule for the 2017-2018 school year is now available. In general: Newswise appears once a fortnight. On Tuesday evening the new issue is put online, so that you can work with it from Wednesday on. You can find the calendar by clicking on the button ‘General material’ (after logging in).
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8-3-2017

New: A1-level Newswise

From now on Newswise is also available at A1-level!

Download the text at A1-level here.
Download the exercises at A1-level here.
Download the manual at A1-level here.


23-01-2017

A1-level pilot positively evaluated

In the period November through December 2016, more than twenty schools participated in a pilot for an A1-level Newswise. All schools were very positive about the lessons: they graded the material with an all-round 8. The episodes about the Mannequin Challenge and Christmas were most highly rated. All respondents answered that they would recommend the material to other teachers. A result which we are proud of!
The positive results have made us decide to continue the distribution of an A1-level in Newswise. To successfully work with this A1-level, the pupils have to have an elementary level of English vocabulary. Please check www.newswise.eu regularly to see when the A1-level will be permanently available. 
 

23-09-2016

Pilot Newswise Starter Level

Our survey, in June 2016, amongst Newswise users, showed that there is a demand for Newswise at a lower level. In order to make it easier for some pupils to start with Newswise, we have decided to conduct a pilot with a shorter text, easier words, and a short and simple reading assignment. The pilot will consist of four Newswise issues at A1 level with fortnightly lessons, in the period November to December 2016.
For this pilot, we are looking for ten interested primary and secondary (middle) schools who wish to test the materials and are willing to provide us with feedback by filling in a questionnaire. You’ll receive the pilot materials via email.
Are you interested in participating? Send your details (name, telephone number and email address; school name, level and school year) before October 14th to newswise@cedgroep.nl.
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04-07-2016

Year calendar 2016-2017 online

The Newswise publication schedule for the 2016-2017 school year is now available. In general: Newswise appears once a fortnight. On Tuesday evening the new issue is put online, so that you can work with it from Wednesday on. You can find the calendar by clicking on the button ‘General material’ (after logging in).
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25-05-2016

New: Newswise interactive whiteboard tool

Have you already noticed the interactive whiteboard tool at www.newswise.eu? You can use this tool to help practice the predicting strategy. Simply click on the blurred sections to show title, headings, picture and text content separately. With the plus key (+), you can enhance the different text elements.
By using this tool, you can model (demonstrate while thinking aloud) how to make use of the key elements of the text, without pupils being distracted by the text content. Read more about modelling in the Newswise manual, which you can find under the button ‘general material’.
You can find the interactive whiteboard tool buttons on the download page, for both levels (A2 and B1). The tool functions best in Google Chrome.
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10-12-2015

In the press

A new article on Newswise appeared in The Learning Teacher Magazine 4/2015, page 18. 

11-11-2015

Presence at education fairs and conferences 

Newswise is present with a stand at the Conferentie HSN 29 on November 13th en 14th and the Good Practice Day Talen on January 29th. Hope to see you there!

 


16-09-2015

In the press

An article on Newswise appeared in The Learning Teacher Magazine 3/2015, page 14. 

 


 
01-09-2015

Announcement

Autumn 2015 Newswise, a new English reading comprehension programme based on current events, will start. Newswise comes out once a fortnight. Keep yourself informed via this website and follow us on Twitter: @Newswise_eu and on Facebook.