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Presenter(s): Autumn Westphal, Mike Mayor Presenters Autumn Westphal and Mike Mayor

Since the 1980s, much has been made of the summer slide – the loss of knowledge that takes place when students are out of school on their long vacation. What exactly does this mean? And is it really a thing? In 2021, educators will also face the knock-on effects of an academic year spent teaching remotely and supporting homeschooling – giving rise to yet another educational phenomenon: lost learning. How do we address all of these issues – to ensure that our students don’t get left behind?

In this session, the presenters look at these questions in the context of learning English, combining research findings with practical advice on making your teaching as impactful as possible as the new academic year begins.

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Presenter(s): Jane Bledsoe, Helen Doran Presenters Jane Bledsoe and Helen Doran

In order to adapt to an ever-changing world, young learners need not just language skills, but also future skills. In this session, we look at how developing critical thinking skills, collaboration, creativity, literacy, flexibility and social skills can help prepare children for future success. We give practical tips using examples from the new primary course Team Together and discuss how Pearson English International Certificate Young Learners tests these vital future skills.

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Presenter(s): Melanie Drake Presenter Melanie Drake

Building the foundations for successful test prep classes starts with a solid set of tools, developed with the goal of helping teachers to take ownership of their learning and enhance their practice for the benefit of their students. Discover what makes a great teacher toolkit and learn how Pearson’s range of resources will support you with preparing learners for PTE Academic.

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Presenter(s): Eleonora Pessina, Jo Wiles Presenters Eleonora Pessina and Jo Wiles

Join our experts to learn how to construct a powerful teaching and assessment program for young learners, which engages young minds while getting great, measurable results. Big English and English Benchmark Young Learners have been designed to work hand-in-hand – to teach, test and remediate in one smooth, interconnected system, underpinned by the Global Scale of English and a pedagogical approach that truly motivates and inspires.

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Presenter(s): Eleonora Pessina, Imogen Wyllie Presenters Eleonora Pessina and Imogen Wyllie

In this session, we show how data from Pearson English proficiency assessments can give teachers insight on learner strengths and weaknesses to guide teaching. Taking Roadmap and the Benchmark Test as examples, we discuss how this data can be used alongside Pearson English courseware, within the framework of the Global Scale of English, to build tailored programs. The session gives teachers practical advice on how insights drawn from score reports can be used to build or fine-tune a course.

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Presenter(s): Mike Mayor Presenter Mike Mayor

Research shows us that effective teaching and learning is focused on outcomes. By setting clear goals – and measuring progress towards those goals – we can better understand the impact of what is being taught. The Global Scale of English (GSE) was developed to support teachers in the practical application of goal setting against an international standard for English. At Pearson, the GSE framework underpins the development of all new courseware and assessments, creating a robust end-to-end solution that enables learners to be placed, taught, monitored and assessed using the GSE throughout their learning journey. In this session, we look at ways in which the GSE can be used to ensure your learners are making progress, showcasing both the products that combine to form the end-to-end solution as well as the free online tools and resources that are available for teachers.

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Presenter(s): Jane Bledsoe Presenter Jane Bledsoe

It’s not just about what you know, it’s about how you can prove it. In this post-COVID world where geographical barriers are blurred, competition in international workplaces and university programs is even greater.

During this session, we explore Pearson English International Certificate’s new online delivery mode, which enables adult learners from anywhere in the world to sit for the certified exam. With the same quality standards as the paper test, this secure test will be available on-demand in a computer-based format that can be taken from a Test Center or with Online Proctoring from the comfort of home, making it more convenient for test-takers, and course-agnostic for teacher preparation.

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Presenter(s): Stuart Connor, Brigette Hughes Presenters Stuart Connor and Brigette Hughes

Effective use of all workplace competencies begins with good communication skills. As the global language of business and research, it is widely accepted that the ability to communicate effectively in English is now a basic employability skill. With COVID-19 continuing to reshape the future of how and where we work, the latest research suggests that soft skills have never been more valued by employers.

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Presenter(s): Nick Laul, Rose Clesham, Bill Bonk Presenters Nick Laul, Rose Clesham and Bill Bonk

Pearson’s AI technologies can be used for formative or summative purposes in educational assessment. Public perception in this area has often focused on the lack of human interaction and judgement when automated marking technologies are used.

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Presenter(s): Rachel Wilson Image of Rachel Wilson

There is a growing understanding of the role that stories can play in learning English. Stories are highly enjoyable, and used correctly, they provide young learners with language input at the right level, they promote opportunities for interaction, and they build skills in all four areas: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Furthermore, themes in stories can build critical thinking skills, and allow learners to explore their values and their place in the world.

In this webinar, Rachel discusses why and how stories can improve language skills and future skills, and how familiar stories and characters can increase motivation to read.

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