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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): Jane Bledsoe, Helen Doran Presenters Jane Bledsoe and Helen Doran

In order to adapt to an ever-changing world, young learners need not just language skills, but also future skills. In this session, we look at how developing critical thinking skills, collaboration, creativity, literacy, flexibility and social skills can help prepare children for future success. We give practical tips using examples from the new primary course Team Together and discuss how Pearson English International Certificate Young Learners tests these vital future skills.

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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): 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): Gina Pontrelli, Stacey Roberts

In this session we explore how to use feedback to engage students and increase student learning. We discuss how to develop mutually agreeable goals for feedback with students, how to help shift grades to be reflective of the learning process, and how to implement strategies that are effective, timely, actionable, and ongoing in order to guide students to reach their potential.

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Presenter(s): Iwonna Dubicka image of Iwonna Dubicka

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.

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Presenter(s): Gina Pontrelli, Stacey Roberts

In this session, we examine scaffolding, and how it helps students overcome barriers and reach lesson goals. We explore how scaffolding supports students to understand new language and carry out language tasks, investigate how to plan scaffolding into lesson stages to help students move from form-focused practice to fluency-focused, consider ways to monitor student performance, and learn how to use scaffolding to support specific language skills. 

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Presenter(s): Rachael Roberts Image of Rachael Roberts

Employers are increasingly looking for self-starters who can be relied upon to manage their own time, plan and deliver work seamlessly.

In this webinar, Rachael Roberts looks at some practical strategies that English teachers such as you, can use to not only get yourself more organised (which provides a better model for your students), but can also be used in regular classroom activities that help your students improve their planning, prioritising and organising skills.

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Presenter(s): Rachael Roberts Image of Rachael Roberts

In many ways a successful class is a successful team. The very best classes involve students collaborating, contributing, encouraging, helping, listening, negotiating, managing conflict, planning, problem solving and sharing ideas: all teamwork skills.

In this webinar, Rachael Roberts looks at a range of practical activities to help your class bond better as a group, help individual students to both identify personal strengths they can already bring to a team, and develop those abilities they are not yet confident about.

She also looks at ways of dealing with conflict in teams, and how you can teach students to deal with conflict appropriately and positively.

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