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Presenter(s): Katherine McEldoon

English language learning happens best when learners value the goal they’re working towards, they are supported and challenged, and have a toolkit of learning strategies that work for them. Efficacy & Learning Research Scientist, Katherine McEldoon shares the science behind designing successful English learning experiences that have confidence-building at their core.

Part of the Be Yourself in English: Build Your Learners' Confidence webinar series.

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Presenter(s): Mario Herrera

How can educators help learners bridge the gap between developing English language skills and putting them into practice to achieve their goals? Mario Herrera, expert ELT trainer and author, explores how putting life skills and personal goals centre-stage can give your learners a more holistic English language learning experience and boost their confidence.

Part of the Be Yourself in English: Build Your Learners' Confidence webinar series.

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Presenter(s): Nick Laul, David Booth, Mike Mayor Presenters Nick Laul, David Booth and Mike Mayor

Progress in language learning – what is it and how can we measure it? How can we motivate learners to learn? So they can see the long-term benefits of learning a language. These are some of the fundamental questions facing language teachers, ever more so today with online and hybrid learning. What tools are there to help teachers? The discussion focuses on both traditional concepts of motivation and more recent developments in technology to support learning. This shines a light on the complex factors which underpin the psychology of progress.

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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): 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, 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): 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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