Pearson Teacher Training Morning: Exploring the road to success An event for teachers at Adult Learner Centres Bilbao

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Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao • Mazarredo Zumarkalea, 61 • 48009 Bilbao

10:00 • 10:30 Registration
10:30 • 11:30 Taking off from the intermediate plateau. Antonia Clare
11:30 • 12:00 Coffee
12:00 • 13:00 Making all the right noises: a closer look at B2 speaking skills. Elena Merino

Taking off from the intermediate plateau

Many learners encounter problems when moving from Intermediate (B1) to Upper Intermediate (B2) levels of language proficiency. They struggle to perceive their language progress and often feel frustrated. This workshop will look at strategies and activities to highlight ways to help your learners take off from the Intermediate plateau.

Antonia Clare
Antonia Clare is an English language teacher trainer, international conference speaker and award-winning materials writer. Her special interests include the use of video and new technologies in ELT, creativity and the psychology of language learning. She is a member of the Visual Arts Circle and a consultant trainer with NILE. She has taught and trained in many countries around the world, and co-authored bestselling course book titles including Total English and Speakout.  

Making all the right noises: a closer look at B2 speaking skills

Most of us teachers will understand the mechanics of the B2 speaking exams we prepare our students for and have a few tricks of the trade to give our candidates the best chance for success. But what precisely is it that a candidate at this level needs to demonstrate? Let’s take a deeper look at how to gauge if students are at the right level, what they need and how we can best help them to exam success.

Elena Merino

Elena Merino is a Teacher Trainer for Pearson. She spent 4 years in Ireland and in the USA, where she fell in love with the English language. PhD in Communication and Multilingual Education, she loves learning new things and collaborating with people from different contexts and cultures. In class, she’s concerned about creating meaningful real-world tasks that get students to use language in context. In her free time she loves travelling, reading, hiking and hanging out with friends and family. In the summer she enjoys taking part in outdoor activities but in the winter she can often be found just watching a TV series under a warm blanket. 

As places are limited, please confirm you attendance before the 4th of May.
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Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao • Mazarredo Zumarkalea, 61 • 48009 Bilbao