Italian Teachers Continuing Professional Development Day

Selwyn College, in cooperation with the University of Cambridge Italian Section, would like to invite you to an Italian Teachers Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Day which will take place on Saturday 3rd March 2018. Due to the incredible demand and positive feedback from last year’s event, we are pleased to be able to repeat this event in 2018. We hope this day will provide valuable professional training, as well as serving as an excellent opportunity to meet and network with fellow Italian teachers from across the UK.

This event is open to teachers who are currently teaching Italian at any level or who may be teaching Italian in the future, whether towards formal qualifications such as GCSEs and A Levels or informally such as in a school club.

Please see below a provisional timetable for the day:

10.30 – 11.00: Arrivals and Welcome Refreshments

11.00 – 11.45: Introduction to Cambridge and Cambridge Admissions

11.45 – 12.45: Introduction to Cambridge TRIPOS system

12.45 – 13.30: Lunch

13.30 – 14.30: Teaching Translation

14.30 – 15.30: Sample Film Lecture

15.30 – 15.45: Break

15.45 – 17.00: Sharing Teaching Materials

17.00 – 17.30: Networking and Looking Forward

17.30 – 18.00: (optional) Short guided tour of the College

18.00 – 19.30: (optional) Pre-drinks followed by Formal Dinner

Please note that the exact content of some of the sessions may be subject to change.

This event is free to attend. Please book your space at the following link:

Please note you will need to select the correct ticket type for state school teachers and independent/fee-paying school teachers. Furthermore, as much of the content is repeated from last year, this event is not open to teachers who came last year. We reserve the right to cancel your ticket booking if we believe you have ordered the wrong ticket type or if you attended last year. The deadline for booking tickets is Friday 12th January.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about this event or the University of Cambridge more generally, please feel free to get in touch with Michelle Tang on

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If you would like to be kept informed about future events for Italian teachers, please contact our Schools Liaison Officer, Michelle: