Pearson Morning for Teachers at Adult Learner Centres Madrid

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Hotel Intercontinental Salón Albéniz Paseo de la Castellana 49 28046 Madrid

09.30 - 10.00 Registration 
10.00 - 11.00. Embracing authenticity. Michael Brand
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee / Refreshments
11.30 - 12.30 Making the Grade at C1. Brian Engquist
12.30 - 13.30 El arte de inspirar. Ana Arribas

Embracing authenticity
How does authentic material benefit my learners? What can I do to make this material accessible for learners of all levels? We all want our students to speak and understand ‘Real English’, and in this session we’ll look at making it a reality. Using examples from Speakout 2nd edition, we will consider why authentic material can be so valuable for all learners. And through practical examples of engaging classroom activities, we will consider how we might best use authentic material to get our students speaking.

Michael Brand
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.

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?

Brian Engquist
Brian Engquist has spent over 20 years as an English teacher and teacher trainer. He often speaks about Blended Learning, advances in technology applied to education, assessment, and the evolving roles of teachers and students in this landscape. He works as Teacher Training Department Manager for Spain and Portugal.

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.

Ana Arribas
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

Hotel Intercontinental Salón Albéniz Paseo de la Castellana 49 28046 Madrid

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