General English

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.

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.

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): Ollie Wood

By the end of this webinar you’ll feel more confident teaching using flipped learning. We’ll look at how to flip your classroom for the first time with tips on what to tell your students and/or their parents. We’ll also look at how to plan for a few different lesson shapes: from vocabulary lessons to lessons that include video and social media posts. Finally we’ll discuss student motivation and how we can support all of our learners all of the time.

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 will provide practical tips and strategoes to support teachers in helping students overcome interview anxiety and better prepare for online job interviews in English.

Presenter(s): Amy Malloy

How are you? Really? It goes without saying this has been and continues to be an unprecedented time. Without habitual patterns in our day to day lives, it can be hard to know how to predict our own wellbeing needs, let alone our students’. In this practical and theoretical session, we explore what students have been through, what they continue to go through, and how to use both a top-down and bottom-up approach to mindfulness to support their mental health both during and after this difficult time.

Presenter(s): Dan Shepherd

Students all over the world are underachieving in speaking exams because of nerves - yet it’s something that is often overlooked in class. Whether your students are preparing for in-class speaking tests or official exams like PTE General, IELTS or Cambridge B2 First, there are a number of techniques that you can use to help learners face the big day with confidence. In this practical webinar, we will explore a range of classroom activities and share useful resources that you will be able to use immediately in your lessons. 

Presenter(s): Ken Beatty

Many teachers who never considered online language classes now find that it is the new normal, for themselves and for their students. Moreover, online classes are likely to endure far into the future. New Student's Interactive eBooks, a wide range of digital resources, and integrating Zoom into the Portal make teaching, learning, and assessment easier, more engaging, and more productive with StartUp. This talk will share practical ways for teachers to make StartUp more successful in the online classroom for themselves and their students.

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Presenter(s): 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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Duration: 1 hour
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Presenter(s): Lindsay Warwick

In this webinar, Lindsay Warwick will demonstrate how you can use the digital resources that come with Roadmap to create a speaking lesson with language input and practice.

Lindsay will suggest ways to adapt this plan to suit different class types and different online platforms, and give tips on how best to prepare for an online class.

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Duration: 1 hour

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