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Presenter(s): Elizabeth Moore

With the pandemic continuing to limit face-to-face interactions, many of our adult (and new graduate) students will be facing the already stressful interview process online. Interviewing via video conference or submitting a video of themselves as part of the process has already become the new norm. This is daunting for the best of us and potentially doubly-worrying for non-native English speakers.

This session provides practical tips and strategies to support teachers in helping students overcome interview anxiety and better prepare for online job interviews in English.

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Presenter(s): Donatella Fitzgerald Image of Donatella Fitzgerald

Research shows that reading for pleasure can promote better health and wellbeing. What can we do to get our students reading? How can we help them develop literacy and reading skills so that they can enjoy books and become life-long readers? In this webinar we provide practical ideas and activities using Graded Readers to empower students in their learning and to engage with reading inside and outside the classroom.

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Presenter(s): Rachael Roberts Image of Rachael Roberts

What we can control: planning, prioritising and organising skills for students and teachers.

Times of great uncertainty like these can cause a great deal of stress as so much is both unpredictable and out of our control. However, despite everything, we still need to help our students develop both their language skills, and their abilities to deal successfully with the world of work in future (whatever that may look like).

In this webinar, Rachael Roberts looks at some practical strategies that English teachers like you can use to not only get yourself more organised and in control of what you can actually control, but that can also be used in regular classroom (or online classroom) activities to help your students improve their planning, prioritising and organising skills.

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Presenter(s): Donatella Fitzgerald Image of Donatella Fitzgerald

Research shows that reading for pleasure can promote better health and wellbeing. In this webinar we see how Graded Readers can be a wonderful tool to help young learners engage with reading with practical ideas and activities to encourage children to read at home and become life-long readers.

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Presenter(s): Jo Sale Image of Jo Sale

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.

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Presenter(s): Dominic Vadgama, Jo Sale

In this session we look at the range of official preparation resources that are available to help your test takers prepare for PTE Academic. Pearson's portfolio consists of self-study resources and resources designed to help prepare students in the classroom. We spend some time discussing how each of the different prep resources can support learners at different stages of their preparation journey and according to the level of support needed.

In the webinar we showcase some of our new resources that came to the market in 2020 including our new edition of the Official Guide to PTE Academic, which is a great resource for self-study and in the classroom!

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Presenter(s): Andrew Khan Image of Andrew Khan

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.

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Presenter(s): Dr Ken Beatty Image of Dr Ken Beatty

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.

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Presenter(s): Nick Perkins

For today’s students to be able to meet the challenges of tomorrow's world and embrace future opportunities, a fundamental shift is needed in the way educators approach teaching. This has never been as evident as it is today, with teachers and students across the world suddenly finding themselves forced to teach and learn online. For many educators and students (and parents/caregivers), this seems to have been an almost insurmountable challenge, and in spite of a having had a quarter of a century to get ready the current situation has shaken education to its core.

This talk explores some of the challenges associated with online teaching and learning, and proposes practical ideas to invigorate and optimise the virtual language classroom.

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Presenter(s): Cath Stuart

In this session, we look at how Test Hub enables a range of educational providers to manage learner data in one place, and track their achievements. We also look at how teachers are able to target learning to skills gaps for classes and individuals. We consider current and future development plans, including our 'direct to learner' path which empowers learners to prepare for high-stakes exams at their chosen pace.

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