Starting a new class is always stressful, and starting a new class with a new book can be even more so. In this practical, hands-on talk, Hugh will look at some ways we can approach new classes, some first-day activities, and some ways of ensuring your students get the most out of the Roadmap series.
Beyond reading, writing, listening, and speaking, adult language learners need a variety of other skills to address their needs for social, professional, and academic English. These skills include critical thinking and opportunities to express their ideas in different genres and media.
Typically, listening and reading texts are accompanied by comprehension questions which tend to test rather than develop a learners’ receptive skills. In this webinar, we’ll look at taking an approach to receptive skills lessons which better enables learners to develop their receptive skills rather than simply be tested in them.
Motivation bridges the gap between learners’ needs and the development of their social, professional, and academic English. This session explores how teachers can build learners’ motivation through innovative high-interest audios and videos in a variety of genres combined with projects that make the most of their skills.
In this webinar, Hugh looks at the growing trend towards outcome-oriented teaching and how the communicative goals laid out in the Global Scale of English can help provide a framework for courses. We’ll look at the idea of backwards planning and see some examples of how starting with your final destination in mind helps you map out the grammar, vocabulary and functional language that will be of most use to students as they make their way forward.
Teaching English to today’s adult learners involves better understanding their goals for social, professional, and academic English. Teachers can address these goals with contemporary topics that help learners build on what they know and through innovative tasks that help learners show what they know.
Personalized and flexible teaching approaches are based on materials that allow the teacher to make decisions on teaching different skills in new ways, teaching traditionally or flipping learning, and re-ordering lessons to explore content in a variety of ways that meet individual learner needs.
A lack of confidence can have a negative impact on learning. In this webinar, we'll look at what that impact is and how we can try to avoid it by helping learners to make and recognise progress in their speaking skills.
Contemporary adult learners need new approaches and materials that address new needs in their social, professional, and academic English. New teacher approaches include being able to adjust lessons and tasks to work with more-able and less-able learners. New materials include online learning opportunities to extend classroom instruction.
In an ideal world we could all have one-to-one lessons with classes tailored to our needs, but the reality is that we have to fit disparate students into larger groups – albeit of roughly equivalent level. We then have to fit the same coursebook to the differing needs within different groups.
In this webinar, Andrew will explore the many ways Roadmap helps teachers to deal with this issue and how to make the most of these features.