General English

Presenter(s) : Jane Bledsoe Jane Bledsoe

How ready are your students for their exams? This session introduces 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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Duration: 1 hour
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) : 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. Magda Kania presents 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

This webinar is designed to help you feel more confident teaching using flipped learning. We look at how to flip your classroom for the first time with tips on what to tell your students and/or their parents. We 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 discuss student motivation and how we can support all of our learners all of the time.

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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) : Amy Malloy 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.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s) : Dan Shepherd 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 explore a range of classroom activities and share useful resources that you will be able to use immediately in your lessons. 

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s) : Dr Ken Beatty Dr 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 shares practical ways for teachers to make StartUp more successful in the online classroom for themselves and their students.

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Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s) : James Warwick, Richelle Zakrzewski

In this session we introduce Pearson's new Global Online Test Preparation Platform (GOTP) built in conjunction with E2 Language. This teacher-friendly digital platform is aimed at high-stakes test takers (IELTS, PTE, TOEFL and OET) and features in-built, ready-made lessons, self-study material and enabling technology to facilitate distance learning. We explore how this platform enhances both the classroom and self-study experiences and how technology can enable high-stakes test preparation.

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Duration: 1 hour

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