Dear English colleagues and friends,
On the threshold of this new school year,
I would like to reach out to each and every English teacher and say thank you.
Thank you for aiming high with your students.
Thank you for planning ahead and achieving language teaching goals.
Thank you for your professional work and overcoming obstacles.
Thank you for supporting students at all levels and in difficult times.
Thank you for choosing every day to do your utmost to enhance English teaching and learning.
Without a doubt, the educational system has been blessed with dedicated and professional English educators, and with resourceful and committed English coordinators and counsellors. Together we will continue to instill a love of learning the English language among our students. Together we will cultivate linguistic knowledge and promote the skills and use of English as a central task in and out of the classroom.
With all your efforts, the future of English instruction in Israel is very promising!
It is my great pleasure to present the annual bulletin providing information about programs and plans for instruction and assessment of English in Israeli schools for the 2022-2023 school year. This year, we will continue to offer a variety of ways to integrate digital methodology and distance learning in English teaching. We will also enhance the focus on implementing the Revised English curriculum, following international standards, mainly the CEFR, adopting an action-oriented approach to communicative proficiency, and can-do tasks for different purposes at each level along the journey toward English mastery.
To this end, courses about implementing the curriculum in all aspects will be made available nationally online and at Pisgah Centers.
This bulletin provides instructive and stimulating information to meet the needs of the multicultural English teacher community. I invite you to use this information as you prepare for the new academic school year.
Dr Tziona Levi
Director, English Language Education
Ministry of Education, Israel