Webinars

Secondary

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Presenter(s): Catherine Chapman, Peter Price

A BBC producer and camera operator talk about the challenges and delights of shooting ELT video with real people on the streets of London. You will get an insight into the work of the BBC team as they set about creating real life video vox pops aimed at the teenage language learner. Catherine and Pete will show examples of the vox pops videos from Wider World, the new Pearson/BBC secondary course.

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Presenter(s): Ken Beatty Image of Ken Beatty

This session sets the theme for this week-long course of teacher training webinars for teachers of secondary students. Dr Ken Beatty, an expert in technology in language learning, explains what science teaches us about how teenagers think and how that informs our language teaching practice. Using examples from Wider World, the new Pearson/BBC secondary course, he demonstrates how content and pedagogy can frame and maximize learning outcomes for teenage students.

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Presenter(s): Philip Warwick Image of Philip Warwick

Or how to bring real meaning into the lesson. In this session, teacher trainer Philip Warwick will explore the meaning of authenticity of content, and authenticity of task or purpose, in relation to the teenage learner. Illustrated with a huge variety of authentic materials, including extracts from Wider World the new Pearson/BBC course for secondary school students, this webinar will demonstrate the importance of authentic purpose for successful language learning – particularly for teenage learners.

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Presenter(s): Imogen Wyllie

A good and reliable partner in exam preparation secures the final step to exam success.

Watch a recording of the webinar where Imogen Wyllie, Pearson expert, discusses how using Gold Experience 2nd Edition can support students to achieve exam success.

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Presenter(s): Billie Jago Image of Billie Jago

Whether a short course or long course, exam students can easily become demotivated.

This webinar offers strategies and tips on how to maintain student enthusiasm in a positive classroom environment.

We look at techniques on how to avoid repetition and motivate students of mixed abilities and skill sets, by looking at how to add variety to common task types and providing the opportunity for these activities to become more student-centred.

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Presenter(s): Philip Warwick Image of Philip Warwick

A good teacher plays many roles but when it comes to exam preparation probably one of the most important is that of language coach. If a teacher cannot deal with student performance and implement further practice through delivering valid feedback then students will suffer.

This webinar looks at the coaching cycle and how teachers can utilise it to evaluate student performance so that they can provide different forms of feedback and give prompts and tips for improvement.

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Presenter(s): Philip Warwick Image of Philip Warwick

Students need to have a clear idea of what their strengths and weaknesses are when it comes to passing exams and in order to do this, teachers need to have clear strategies for each skill tested.

This webinar looks at building exam strategies and identifying progress points. This allows teachers to offer valid guidance and supervision whilst differentiating between the skills and parts of the exam so that they can review key concepts and track students’ progress.

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Presenter(s): Lindsay Warwick Image of Lindsay Warwick

For some learners on an exam course, their main goal is to develop their language skills so they can communicate better. For others, passing the exam is their main goal.

In this webinar, Lindsay Warwick looks at ways that we can deliver lessons so we both develop a learner’s language skills and prepare for the exam. We look at techniques and activities that help us to find the right balance and meet every learner’s needs.

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Presenter(s): Lindsay Warwick Image of Lindsay Warwick

Any teacher helping students to prepare for an exam needs to understand the exam at hand.

In this webinar, Lindsay Warwick looks at key tasks in Cambridge exams, the theory behind them, common difficulties with those tasks and how learners can overcome them. We also look at changes made to the Cambridge Preliminary/Preliminary for Schools and Key/Key for Schools exams in 2020.

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Presenter(s): Amanda Davies Image of Amanda Davies

Finding appropriate resources which are both interesting and language rich, creating tasks and activities to go with them and aligning content with lesson aims can be extremely time consuming for busy teachers. In this webinar we look at the benefits of using video in the classroom as well as looking at practical, low preparation ideas for integrating video into lessons.

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