Pearson & Anaya Training Event for English Teachers Madrid

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If you’re a teacher looking for inspiration, ideas for class, or the latest trends, you’ll find it all here in a relaxed, professional
atmosphere.

    

PRIMARY SESSIONS

Putting some sparkle in speaking
Many primary teachers list ‘getting them to speak’ among their difficulties. In this workshop we’ll look to provide the antidote.

Task design is key: let’s look at meaningful, authentic activities where pupils really do have a reason to communicate. A sense of fun is also important: what can props and drama do for our students? This lively session will equip you with principles and practical ideas to use with your pupils in your next class.

Elizabeth Beer

Elizabeth Beer has been teaching for 14 years in various places such as Vietnam, Hong Kong and Spain. She’s a Cambridge Examiner and a Teacher Trainer. She enjoys creating her own materials and lessons and has a particular interest in pronunciation, literacy and speaking skills in class.

Hands-on tasks in the CLIL classroom
Task-based work shifts the focus of the learning process to skills development (“know-how”) rather than acquiring more information (“know-what”).

In this session we look at ways of organizing tasks into a series of steps with clear objectives. We will discuss a range of outcomes and look at the type of work that children can produce to activate their skills and knowledge.

Susan House
Susan House has extensive experience in writing educational materials for Primary schools. She has also written articles and coordinated collections of pedagogical publications for both Primary and Secondary. Additionally, Susan works as guest lecturer for the Masters in Bilingualism programme at the University of Salamanca.Susan has worked for many years as teacher trainers in Spain, Turkey, Italy and Latin America.

SECONDARY SESSIONS

A recipe for Upper Secondary success
Upper Secondary students (and teachers) have their hands full juggling internal school exams, external exams to certify their level and university entrance exams. Ensuring success will involve building the necessary skills and strategies all the while maintaining student motivation to learn and improve. In this talk we’ll look at a range of activities which provide our students with the tools they need to succeed while retaining the fun factor that should still be present at secondary level.

Brian Engquist
Brian Engquist has devoted nearly three decades to teaching English and training other teachers. He hopes to share his experiences and learn from others in the ELT community in an effort to improve the quality of teaching and enhance the joy of learning. He is Teacher Training Department manager for Pearson in Spain and Portugal.

Connecting with the video generation
For entertainment, interacting with friends, or just trying to make sense of the world, the medium of choice for today’s teens is video. The implications for our classes are clear: If we want to engage with them and help them learn more effectively, video is a vital ingredient. But which videos should we choose? How can we best present them in our classes to make them both fun and educational? And what tools are available to get our students to actively produce their own videos? In this session we will provide practical activities to deal with these and other questions.

Elizabeth Beer
Elizabeth Beer has been teaching for 14 years in various places such as Vietnam, Hong Kong and Spain. She’s a Cambridge Examiner and a Teacher Trainer. She enjoys creating her own materials and lessons and has a particular interest in pronunciation, literacy and speaking skills in class.

 

As places are limited, we suggest you complete the online registration before the 25th of March.
Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues.