Webinars

Please join us in a series of author webinars as we explore our innovative, new general English course for adults, Roadmap. In each webinar, the authors will focus on a different aspect of the course, show you how it's innovative, and how it can help you support your learners to progress successfully along their language journey.

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Starting a new course with Roadmap

Presented by co-author Hugh Dellar.

Starting a new class is always stressful, and starting a new class with a new book can be even more so. In this practical, hands-on talk, Hugh will look at some ways we can approach new classes, some first-day activities, and some ways of ensuring your students get the most out of the Roadmap series.

Thursday 12th September. Register UK time:

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Building learner confidence with Roadmap

Presented by co-author Lindsay Warwick.

A lack of learner confidence can have a negative impact on learning. In this practical webinar, Lindsay will look at what that impact is and how we can try to avoid it by helping learners to make and recognise progress in their language skills, using a Roadmap lesson as an example. 

Thursday 19th September. Register UK time:

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Finding the right route to develop your learners' skills

Presented by co-author Damian Williams.

How can we develop receptive and productive skills in the way that's right for our learners? In this webinar, Damian will look at communication skills, and the practical tools needed to develop each skill, including the sub-skills and strategies. He’ll then look at how Roadmap's dual-track approach offers the flexibility to fit your learners' needs.

Thursday 26th September. Register UK time:

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The best laid plans - responding to learners’ changing needs with Roadmap

Presented by co-author Andrew Walkley.

One of the main benefits of using Roadmap in your classes is the flexibility it offers for teachers. In this practical webinar, Andrew will look at the options for planning ahead through the course, and how to respond to students’ changing needs.

Thursday 3rd October. Register UK time:

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Catch up

Mapping the path to success: introducing Roadmap

Presented by co-author Damian Williams.

Learning English is a journey and the final destination is the ability to speak confidently and fluently. In this webinar I'll be introducing the various components that make up Roadmap, the new general English course from Pearson. This will involve an overview of the course and showing you how to use it to help your students on their journey to their final destination.

Finding individual routes to learning in and out of the classroom

Presented by co-author Andrew Walkley.

In an ideal world we could all have one-to-one lessons with classes tailored to our needs, but the reality is that we have to fit disparate students into larger groups – albeit of roughly equivalent level. We then have to fit the same coursebook to the differing needs within different groups. In this webinar, I will explore the many ways Roadmap helps teachers to deal with this issue and how to make the most of these features.

Building learner confidence in speaking skills

Presented by co-author Lindsay Warwick.

A lack of confidence can have a negative impact on learning. In this webinar, we'll look at what that impact is and how we can try to avoid it by helping learners to make and recognise progress in their speaking skills.

Back to the future: planning for success

Presented by co-author Hugh Dellar.

In this webinar, I will be looking at the growing trend towards outcome-oriented teaching and how the communicative goals laid out in the Global Scale of English can help provide a framework for courses. We’ll look at the idea of backwards planning and see some examples of how starting with your final destination in mind helps you map out the grammar, vocabulary and functional language that will be of most use to students as they make their way forward.

Developing, not testing, receptive skills

Presented by co-author Lindsay Warwick.

Typically, listening and reading texts are accompanied by comprehension questions which tend to test rather than develop a learners’ receptive skills. In this webinar, we’ll look at taking an approach to receptive skills lessons which better enables learners to develop their receptive skills rather than simply be tested in them.