Presenter(s): David Booth

In the final webinar of the summer, David Booth, the director of Test Development at Pearson English Assessment, looks at how artificial intelligence is used in assessment. In particular, he talks about how AI can help complete the circle of learning and assessment, giving immediate feedback to students to help make learning more efficient. 

The webinar also discusses the role of the teacher and how AI applications can free up teacher time for more meaningful interaction with their students, and finishes with a look to the future to see what further potential AI has to support teaching and learning.

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Presenter: David Booth

Presenter(s): Melanie Drake

In this webinar, Melanie Drake takes a look at the Teacher Preparation Pathway, a handy tool that has all the resources you need in one place to prepare your learners.

She also focuses on our new Teacher Community and all the support coming this year, and shares her extensive experience in the education sector to show you the best way to help your students prepare for the test with our range of preparation resources. 

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Presenter: Melanie Drake

Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Jane Bledsoe

General English test-takers around the globe tell us that their certificate is one of the most important parts of taking a general English proficiency test. 

In this session, Jane Bledsoe, the product manager for PTE General and PTE Young Learners, explores the ways in which PTE General is helping test-takers prove their proficiency and achieve their goals. You’ll get an early look at new practice content and find out more about the computer-based test launching in 2021.

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Presenter: Jane Bledsoe

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Presenter: Jane Bledsoe

Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Jo Sale

Getting ready for any 4-skills based test can be tricky and is not only about familiarity with the test, but also the skills needed for success.  

Practice Test Plus PTE General offers teachers and students a complete set of materials to help them get familiar with PTE General and improve skills for taking the test, however they choose to use it. 

In this webinar, Joanne Sale, an expert in PTE material, talks about ideas for how to use the print, online and blended materials in both physical and virtual classrooms as well as some of the extra support resources available to teachers and students.

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Presenter: Jo Sale

Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Marian Martin

In this session, Marian Martin from the Pearson English Assessment team talks through the structure of the English Benchmark Young Learners test, the interactions, the ease of administration and the richness of the score reports.

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Presenter: Marian Martin

Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Jenny Liontou

This session will explain how to get the best out of digital assessment – examining the English Benchmark Young Learners test in particular as a tool that not only helps teachers to effectively monitor young students’ progress, but also gives powerful, targeted feedback and direction for the teaching programme itself.

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Presenter: Jenny Liontou

Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Darren Nicholls

Educational expert Darren Nicholls will show how the Benchmark Test carries on where English Benchmark Young Learners leaves off, by introducing rich reports that leverage mapping to Pearson courseware – to better focus teaching and allow students to take ownership of their out-of-school learning.

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Presenter: Darren Nicholls

Duration: 1 hour
Presenter(s): Andrew Khan

In this session, Andrew Khan from the Pearson English Assessment team provides an introduction to the Versant English Placement Test (VEPT), as a fast, fair and cost-effective way to measure English proficiency of students, whether you’re teaching on campus or remote teaching.

With results that come back in minutes, powered by Pearson’s unique machine learning assessment technology, and the option for remote video monitoring to provide additional peace of mind, it’s a solution with a range of potential uses. 

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Presenter: Andrew Khan

Duration: 1 hour