As places are limited, please confirm your attendance before the 15th of April.
Pearson Morning for Teachers at Adult Learner Centres Bilbao
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09.30 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 11.00 Seven Ways to Boost Your Learners' Confidence. Frances Eales
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee / Refreshments
11.30 - 12.30 Making the Grade at C1. Michael Brand
12.30 - 13.30 El arte de inspirar. Ana Arribas
Seven Ways to Boost Your Learners’ Confidence
Although speaking in English is invariably something that learners want to do, many find that lack of confidence remains a barrier to their learning. This session will look at possible causes for this reticence and demonstrate motivating practical activities to help boost learnersâ confidence to become better English speakers.
Frances Eales is an experienced teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer who has worked in the UK, Hungary, Germany, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Hong Kong and Thailand. She is co-author of the Cutting Edge Series and an author of Speakout, a general adult course from Pearson and the winner of the English Speaking Union Duke of Edinburgh prize for best new book in English language teaching in 2011.
She also set up and wrote the British Council/International House Distance DELTA course for experienced teachers and works on the design and assessment of teaching and training exams for Cambridge ESOL. She now teaches and trains in Brighton, where her interests include hill-walking, singing and practising qi-gong in the garden every morning at six.
Making the Grade at C1
4 out of 5 job adverts in Spain demand English, but what level do our students need to reach? While a B2 might have secured employment 20 years ago, a ferociously competitive job market and a veritable boom in English teaching mean that C1 is fast becoming the new standard in professional and academic contexts. Can we pinpoint the fundamental differences between a B2 learner and a C1? What are the specific skills our students will need to pass a C1 level high-stakes exam, and how might we best go about developing them?
Michael Brand is a Teacher Trainer for Pearson. A passionate linguist, he studied French and German at Durham University, followed by a PGCE in Modern Languages. He has taught in England and Spain and has experience in the public and private sectors and across the primary and secondary school spectrum as well as adults. He has developed a particular interest in motivational teaching methodology. Outside of the ELT world Michael enjoys racing his bike up mountains and enjoying Spanish gastronomy to get his strength back.
El arte de inspirar
¿Qué hace que un profesor se convierta en fuente de inspiración para un alumno? Hay un elemento en todo profesor, uno que requiere de valentía para mostrarlo, pero que si se muestra deja una huella inspiradora en cualquier alumno: la capacidad para conocer, reconocer y compartir su propia voz como docente, aquella que le hace único, aquella que da sentido a lo que hace y desde la cual puede reconocer, acoger, acompañar y abrazar a sus alumnos en el camino para que reconozcan su propia voz.
Desde hace 15 años, Ana ha participado y creado programas formativos relacionados con la inteligencia Emocional aplicable al entorno educativo y ha sido coautora del Proyecto IECoaching® Educativo para docentes y para coaches. Es licenciada en Pedagogía por la UCM, especialista en Inteligencia Emocional por la UAH y capacitadora docente en Neurociencias por la Asociación Educar para el Desarrollo Humano. Además, es Coach ACC por ICF, socia fundadora de la empresa de coaching educativo Camino a Oz y miembro de la junta directiva de PLACED (Plataforma de Coaching Educativo) organizadora de la sala de Coaching Educativo de Expocoaching 2016. Ha sido miembro de la Comisión de Coaching Educativo de ICF y colaboradora de la web especializada en educación infantil Edukame.com.