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Presenter(s): Christina Cavage

Mastering academic English is the single highest determinant of academic success in a university program. While building linguistic skills students also need to develop critical thinking skills that to ensure academic success. In this webinar, author and trainer Christina Cavage answers these questions: How do we build the language skills students need to be successful in a wide variety of disciplines while building academic skills as well? When will they be linguistically ready for the rigor that lies ahead? Participants gain an understanding of how rigorous academic language can carefully be scaffolded with systematic skills development to close the skills gap. Participants further explore how by employing several effective practices, teachers can leverage the content and prepare their students for academic success and beyond.

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Presenter(s): Christina Cavage

Teaching critical thinking is necessary for academic success beyond the ELT classroom. Constructing lessons that embed critical thinking are the first step. However, it is not enough to only embed critical thinking into our everyday listening, speaking, reading and writing lessons, but how can we effectively assess critical thinking? In this webinar, author and trainer Christina Cavage explores both traditional and non-traditional assessments for determining students’ proficiencies in critical thinking.

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Presenter(s): Christina Cavage

Critical thinking is essential to university success. While our language classes often focus on developing language proficiency, proficiency in critical thinking is equally important for success. So, how can we embed critical thinking into our everyday language lessons? In this webinar, author and trainer Christina Cavage walks you through proven strategies and techniques to build both the critical thinking tasks into classroom lessons, and meaningful assignments outside of class. Participants gain an understanding of task-based learning, project-based learning and inquiry-based learning.

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Presenter(s): Christina Cavage

In this webinar, author and trainer Christina Cavage unpacks critical thinking in the ELT classroom. She answers these questions: What is critical thinking? Why is it important in the language classroom? What is the relationship between academic literacy and language literacy? Participants gain an understanding of the importance in teaching critical thinking in our EAP courses to ensure academic and cultural success beyond our programs.

Presenter(s): Jane Bledsoe

How ready are your students for their exams? This session will introduce you to two new English proficiency products that are accessible to candidates 24/7. With featured content from our Pearson English Warmup mobile app and a newly-launched online Readiness Test - you will see how you can help students increase their confidence.

The Readiness Test features a red, amber, green light scheme to alert you and your students if they are ready to test. Remediation suggestions are provided as part of their results. Join us to learn more about how you and your students can know just how ready they are for their General English Proficiency exam.

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Presenter(s): Sarah Hillyard

In this webinar you will take part in a STEAM investigation about the techniques that confident STEAM teachers possess.

We will look at the role of the teacher, the impact of questioning techniques and other skills and instructional strategies that will help you carry out STEAM experiences in your language classroom successfully. Self-reflection and sample STEAM projects will be used to highlight these ideas and, hopefully, build your own confidence!  

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Autumn Westphal

Using digital tools to plan and teach lessons is now the new normal as we adjust to the current trends in education.

In this session, new features of the teacher toolkit will be explored and we will discuss how you can use these tools to move your lesson planning from your desk to your desktop.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Damian Williams

In this session we'll provide an overview of the General English course Roadmap and how it is suited for online classes. We'll start by briefly summarising the research that influenced the design of the course, before looking at the twin track approach to teaching speaking and the other skills, and how to teach those online. We'll also show how it provides a great degree of flexibility to help you navigate the different needs of your learners and teaching environment.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Magda Kania

John Hattie claims that there are some teachers doing some things that make the difference. If you keep wondering what teaching strategies can make your online lessons more effective and impactful, learn more in this webinar, focused on Online Teaching Methodology ESAP. I present some practical tools and ideas that will help you: - organize your online lesson - engage your students from the very first minute of your online lesson - increase your students’ interaction - ensure that learning outcomes are achieved.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Sue Kay

Speaking tends to be the skill that our teenage learners find most nerve-wracking in their English lessons. So how can we give them the confidence to speak in class? I believe this can be achieved by setting up speaking activities carefully.

In this webinar, I’ll suggest six ways to ensure that students are motivated to speak and are given the support they need to succeed. I’ll illustrate these suggestions with examples from Focus Second Edition.

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Duration: 1 hour

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