In this session the PTE Academic training team looks at how English language testing has evolved and the gradual move from pen and paper-based testing to the use of technology and automated scoring. They focus on finding connections between tests and how teachers can adapt their teaching practices for students preparing for PTE Academic.
How ready are your students for their exams? This session introduces you to two new English proficiency products that are accessible to candidates 24/7. With featured content from our Pearson English Warmup mobile app and a newly-launched online Readiness Test - you will see how you can help students increase their confidence.
The Readiness Test features a red, amber, green light scheme to alert you and your students if they are ready to test. Remediation suggestions are provided as part of their results. Join us to learn more about how you and your students can know just how ready they are for their General English Proficiency exam.
In this session we provide an overview of the General English course Roadmap and how it is suited for online classes. We start by briefly summarising the research that influenced the design of the course, before looking at the twin track approach to teaching speaking and the other skills, and how to teach those online. We also show how it provides a great degree of flexibility to help you navigate the different needs of your learners and teaching environment.
Getting ready for any 4 skills based test can be tricky and is not only about familiarity with the test, but also the skills needed for success.
In this webinar, we talk about ideas for how to use print, online and blended materials in both physical and virtual classrooms as well as some of the extra support resources available to teachers and students.
In the past, the only way to quickly and easily score second language performance was to make questions that could be objectively scored (such as multiple choice, matching, etc.). But we all know that the world we live in requires us to produce language for communication, not choose A, B, or C.
Performance assessments including interviews, scenarios and conversations are becoming more valued but the required human judgement comes with the cost of extra time and effort, scheduling, training, subjectivity… and scoring rubrics!
At Pearson we use many of these scoring rubrics as the basis for our automated scoring systems which drives our assessments like the Versant English Tests and PTE Academic.
In this session, we share best practices about how to design and write good rubrics and discuss how you can incorporate them into your own classroom assessments and grading practices.
With traditional testing methods still disrupted, many schools, universities and companies have needed to think creatively about how to assess achievement and proficiency.
In this session we look at different models for testing in the COVID-19 era, as well as some of the positive and negative responses to the idea of assessing learners at home, and cover test tips and lessons learned from the delivery of Versant English Tests with Remote Monitoring.
In this session we discuss how to select the right assessment, based on your needs. We explore the various questions to ask and parameters to consider when choosing a type of assessment. We discuss the various outputs you may receive from an assessment and discuss how best to interpret and use them.
Many teachers who never considered online language classes now find that it is the new normal, for themselves and for their students. Moreover, online classes are likely to endure far into the future. New Student's Interactive eBooks, a wide range of digital resources, and integrating Zoom into the Portal make teaching, learning, and assessment easier, more engaging, and more productive with StartUp. This talk shares practical ways for teachers to make StartUp more successful in the online classroom for themselves and their students.
As teachers, we have had to adapt to a new reality: our courses now are mostly online. In this webinar, we look at communicative activities for developing professional English online with reference to activities from the Business Partner series that can be easily adapted and to develop learners’ language skills, alongside their business skills and soft skills.