IATEFL 2019

Monitoring learners’ progress with the GSE Teacher Toolkit

Join the Monitoring learners’ progress with the GSE Teacher Toolkit workshop

Who is it for?
For teachers who…
… want to develop professionally.
… are sometimes too busy to stop and reflect.
… have often engaged in some sort of automatic pilot.
… want to understand learning from another perspective.
… want to make sure students are learning.
… want to ensure that heads of schools, parents, colleagues and learners themselves become aware that they are learning.

What are the objectives?

  • To see and understand the benefits of using the Global Scale of English
  • Helping planning
  • Helping monitor students’ learning
  • Analysing teaching materials
  • Adjusting instruction
  • Assessing learners
  • Preparing learners for international exams
  • Explore other benefits of using the GSE

What will participants do?

  • Engage in activities
  • Discuss and debate with colleagues
  • Reflect on their own teaching practice

Teaching can become routinised. When this happens, teachers can find it difficult to see what is actually going on in their classrooms. Their opinions tend to be supported by students’ behaviour and test marks. How motivating can this be for both teachers and learners when seem to be stuck in a rut?

Some teachers may realise what is going on, yet finding a solution to this looks rather improbable if not impossible. Many of them would think they need an expert, an outsider, anybody who is in a superior position to help them find a solution. Some consider that external support or guidance may be irrelevant since teaching contexts are always different. Seldom do they think they have a way out at the tip of their fingers. Amazing, yet true. This is how teachers can profit from using the Global Scale of English.

This workshop will focus on these different aspects that the GSE can be used for. Participants will be presented with activities to analyse with and without the GSE, and after reflecting on the differences, further uses will be explored. Comments from teachers will be shared to see how answers can be provided by using the GSE. Participants’ questions are welcome throughout the workshop.

What will participants take away from the workshop?

  • Getting to know other teachers
  • Ideas to reflect on in their teaching practice
  • Practical tips to help motivate them and their learners
  • Learn more about an amazing tool, to help them monitor their learners’ progress

Leonor Corradi

Leonor Corradi is a teacher of English and holds a Master’s degree in Education and Teacher Training from Surrey University, UK. She is a tenured lecturer in Language Teaching at IES en Lenguas Vivas Juan Ramón Fernández and ISP Joaquín V. González – both in primary and secondary school orientations–, with over twenty-five years’ experience, and a coordinator of plurilingual schools in the City of Buenos Aires. She has run professional development sessions in Argentina and abroad, and has also presented extensively at national and international conferences and congresses.

Leonor Corradi