Education is so much more than teaching words on a page. Mike Mayor, Senior Director, English Learning Research and Design at Pearson, explores the psychology of language learning and shares how English teachers can use the Global Scale of English resources to build confidence and set learners up for a successful, life-long learning journey.
Part of the Be Yourself in English: Build Your Learners' Confidence webinar series.
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.
Please join us in this session where we share potential solutions of how to combine teaching and assessment into a well-designed strategy allowing your students to flourish and move forward on the educational path.
Research shows us that effective teaching and learning is focused on outcomes. By setting clear goals – and measuring progress towards those goals – we can better understand the impact of what is being taught. The Global Scale of English (GSE) was developed to support teachers in the practical application of goal setting against an international standard for English. At Pearson, the GSE framework underpins the development of all new courseware and assessments, creating a robust end-to-end solution that enables learners to be placed, taught, monitored and assessed using the GSE throughout their learning journey. In this session, we look at ways in which the GSE can be used to ensure your learners are making progress, showcasing both the products that combine to form the end-to-end solution as well as the free online tools and resources that are available for teachers.
Teachers are always faced with challenges, which the pandemic has widened and deepened. Many teachers have had to change the way to deliver lessons overnight with little, if any help from institutions. Terms such as lost learning, catch-up, back to ‘normal’ are pervasive these days. Despite all this, teaching online heightens our awareness of what we are actually doing in the classroom. This webinar will focus on how teachers can cope with the situation and help students learn.
The Global Scale of English (GSE) is a framework of learning objectives describing what learners can do in English at different levels of proficiency. By extending the CEFR Can Do statements, the GSE supports teachers in planning lessons for different types of learner.
In this webinar, participants are introduced to the GSE Teacher Toolkit – a free online digital resource that makes lesson planning easy and ensures learners are making progress.