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Presenter(s): Jeanne Perrett Presenter Jeanne Perrett

We want our very young students to enjoy their first years of learning English. We want them to feel happy and confident in the classroom, and to cooperate well with each other.

In this session we focus on practical ideas and teaching tips for how we can organise and manage a class of young learners. We look at ideas for circle time, games, miming, using their books and workbooks, singing and chanting, and simple craft work.

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Presenter(s): Donatella Fitzgerald Presenter Donatella Fitzgerald

By teaching young learners’ values we can help them develop better, find their place in society and improve their social skills.

In this practical workshop we look at how themes in the fictional worlds of Disney stories can provide a springboard to teaching key values and Global Citizenship in an engaging way in the English Language Classroom. We also look at how young learners can relate these values to their own lives. Ideas and activities to use in class will be used from the new Disney Kids Readers and My Disney Stars and Friends.

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Presenter(s): Rachel Wilson Presenter Rachel Wilson

Using readers in the young learner classroom often gets put in the “nice to do if there’s time” category. However, there is compelling evidence to show that placing reading—in all its forms—at the heart of the learning experience in the primary years, can have a life-long positive impact on a child.

In this webinar, Rachel discusses the importance of building a reading habit from a young age, and showing how to use readers in the classroom with the help of the Disney Kids Readers.

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Presenter(s): Kasia Janitz-De La Rue Presenter Kasia Janitz-De La Rue

In this session, we look at some key elements of successful lessons with very young learners: motivation, children working well together and simplicity. Examples come from Pearson's new pre-primary series My Disney Stars and Friends.

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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): Eleonora Pessina, Jo Wiles Presenters Eleonora Pessina and Jo Wiles

Join our experts to learn how to construct a powerful teaching and assessment program for young learners, which engages young minds while getting great, measurable results. Big English and English Benchmark Young Learners have been designed to work hand-in-hand – to teach, test and remediate in one smooth, interconnected system, underpinned by the Global Scale of English and a pedagogical approach that truly motivates and inspires.

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Presenter(s): Rachel Wilson Image of Rachel Wilson

There is a growing understanding of the role that stories can play in learning English. Stories are highly enjoyable, and used correctly, they provide young learners with language input at the right level, they promote opportunities for interaction, and they build skills in all four areas: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Furthermore, themes in stories can build critical thinking skills, and allow learners to explore their values and their place in the world.

In this webinar, Rachel discusses why and how stories can improve language skills and future skills, and how familiar stories and characters can increase motivation to read.

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Presenter(s): Jane Forrest, Erika Webb-Hughes, Praveen Gopalan, Harry Waters Speak Out for Sustainability logo

We're starting the conversation about sustainability as understood by different organizations - Pearson and the BBC - and discussing the common goals we share: supporting learners and educators around the world to communicate and speak out for a more sustainable future.

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