Business English

Presenter(s) : Autumn Westphal 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 are explored and we 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 Damian Williams

In this session we provide an overview of the General English course Roadmap and how it is suited for online classes. We 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 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) : Elizabeth Moore

With the pandemic continuing to limit face-to-face interactions, many of our adult (and new graduate) students will be facing the already stressful interview process online. Interviewing via video conference or submitting a video of themselves as part of the process has already become the new norm. This is daunting for the best of us and potentially doubly-worrying for non-native English speakers.

This session provides practical tips and strategies to support teachers in helping students overcome interview anxiety and better prepare for online job interviews in English.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s) : Rachael Roberts 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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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s) : Dr Bill Bonk Dr Bill Bonk

In the past, the only way to quickly and easily score second language performance was to make questions that could be objectively scored (such as multiple choice, matching, etc.). But we all know that the world we live in requires us to produce language for communication, not choose A, B, or C.

Performance assessments including interviews, scenarios and conversations are becoming more valued but the required human judgement comes with the cost of extra time and effort, scheduling, training, subjectivity… and scoring rubrics!

At Pearson we use many of these scoring rubrics as the basis for our automated scoring systems which drives our assessments like the Versant English Tests and PTE Academic.

In this session, we share best practices about how to design and write good rubrics and discuss how you can incorporate them into your own classroom assessments and grading practices.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s) : Andrew Khan Andrew Khan

With traditional testing methods still disrupted, many schools, universities and companies have needed to think creatively about how to assess achievement and proficiency.

In this session we look at different models for testing in the COVID-19 era, as well as some of the positive and negative responses to the idea of assessing learners at home, and cover test tips and lessons learned from the delivery of Versant English Tests with Remote Monitoring.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s) : Nick Laul Nick Laul

In this session we discuss how to select the right assessment, based on your needs. We explore the various questions to ask and parameters to consider when choosing a type of assessment. We discuss the various outputs you may receive from an assessment and discuss how best to interpret and use them.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s) : Iwonna Dubicka 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) : Dr Ken Beatty Dr Ken Beatty

Misfortunes of all kinds have a way of bringing out the best in people and, when disasters and challenges arise, they often lead to rapid torrents of large and small innovations.

There are several changes in education at the moment that promise to have lasting beneficial impacts on teaching and learning.

This presentation outlines seven of these, identifying challenges and ways in which improvements in education will happen.  

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Presenter(s) : Margaret O'Keeffe Margaret O'Keeffe

This webinar looks at some of the challenges of teaching C1 level learner in both groups and how to overcome them. It includes content from the new Business Partner series.

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Duration: 1 hour

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