Past webinars

Assessment

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Presenter(s): Simon Cotterill

This webinar will present an overview of the test and a description of each type of task. For each task type, there will be information on how the task appears on screen and what test takers need to do, as well as strategies for how to complete tasks successfully. The webinar will introduce the Pearson English International Certificate new resources, which includes teaching activities designed to help learners prepare for each task. Bespoke activities are available for A1/A2, B1/B2 and C1/C2 learners, and the webinar with look at how to select the best activities to meet your learners’ needs and develop the skills they need to produce their best performance on the test.

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Presenter(s): Bartlomiej Janiak

With the launch of the Pearson English International Certificate computer-based test, it’s time to dive into the digital testing reality. Some people will find this easy to navigate, while others will need preparation and time to familiarize themselves and move forward. Wherever you are in your journey, join us in this first session on computer-based testing. We will go hand in hand through everything you need to know to start your journey with International Certificate.

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Presenter(s): Benjamin Cook Presenter Benjamin Cook

During this session, Ben Cook (Senior Manager Assessment Development) outlines the different task types in the test and the rationale for including them, the test development process Pearson follows to ensure test quality, and how the different tasks are scored.

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Presenter(s): Carmen Quintana Presenter Carmen Quintana

This webinar explores the ways in which test takers can certify their proficiency in English while taking a digital test from the safety of home, all with the sufficient security that a certification requires. We share research from candidates around the world, and how teachers are responding to the testing-from-home options. Join us to learn how it works, and how your students can access online proctoring from anywhere, anytime.

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Presenter(s): Melanie Drake Presenter Melanie Drake

During this session, Melanie Drake (Global Training & Resources Manager) takes a deep dive into the item types, exploring tips, strategies and classroom activities to prepare learners for the integrated skills measured in the exam.

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Presenter(s): Jane Bledsoe Presenter Jane Bledsoe

During this session, Jane Bledsoe (Sr. Product Manager) introduces Pearson English International Certificate's new Online delivery mode. 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 Centre or with Online Proctoring from the comfort of home, making it more convenient for test-takers, and course-agnostic for teacher preparation. Join us to learn more!

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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): 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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