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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): Jane Bledsoe Photo of Jane Bledsoe

During this session, we will look at research from English language learners and teachers about their motivations and concerns in achieving their goals during the times they cannot be in the classroom. We will look at examples of exam prep resources and teacher tools to bridge the distance for a digital future. And a new approach to score reports that provide immediate remediation recommendations for all levels of learners. Come prepared to take some polls and contribute your thoughts to the discussion.

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Presenter(s): Andrew Khan Photo of Andrew Khan

In this session, we’ll look at remote assessment a year on from the start of the pandemic, revisit the hot topics of privacy and security, and dive deeper into the idea of supplementing end-of-year assessment with benchmarking tests that offer a way to understand and address learning gaps, through the example of the new Versant Professional English Test.

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Presenter(s): Eleonora Pessina

Formative assessment is vital to learners’ success, but lack of day-to-day contact makes effective progress monitoring a challenge. This session will explore the secrets to successful remote testing for young learners, and how a straightforward and genuinely engaging test can not only facilitate a stress-free experience for young learners, their parents and their teachers – but also deliver the most valuable insights. Now accessible on tablet or computer, we will use the fun, game-like (and deceptively powerful) English Benchmark Young Learners as our example.

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Presenter(s): Melanie Drake, Derya Uysal

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.

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Presenter(s): Jane Bledsoe Image of Jane Bledsoe

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.

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