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Learning is the journey that lasts a lifetime. Along the way, you’ll be transformed. You’ll overcome challenges and open up endless opportunities. You’ll develop the skills you need to build a richer, more fulfilling career. At Pearson it’s our privilege to help you explore your own personal journey of discovery, and develop a love of learning that enriches every stage of your life. Pearson Webinars for English Teachers have been created to support you in your learning journey.

Pearson Webinar series for Primary and Secondary Teachers

Presenters: Brian Engquist, Michael Brand, Elena Merino

Abstract:  This series of four 45-minute Pearson professional development webinars has something to suit every English teacher at every level working in a Spanish school. Perhaps you’re a primary teacher interested in assessment for learning? Or maybe a secondary teacher who is looking for ways to approach mixed-ability classes or external exam preparation? Upper-secondary teachers may be juggling the need to prepare for selectividad whilst still providing communicative, stimulating lessons. For each of these contexts we will be considering key issues teachers face and presenting ways to successfully deal with them.

Assess for success

We all want our pupils to become more independent and responsible for their learning, but this won’t happen without the right support. Enter assessment for learning! In this practical session we will consider how best to approach target-setting, feedback, self and peer-assessment in the primary classroom, all with the aim of empowering learners and raising standards.


Something for everyone: motivating mixed ability classes

I teach mixed ability classes: I don’t want my strongest students held back and I don’t want the weaker ones left behind. Sound familiar? As teachers, we’re often told that we have to respond to the needs of all students. But what’s the best way to go about it? In this session we will propose practical activities to offer both extra support and challenge in the secondary English classroom, keeping all students busy and motivated, regardless of their level.

Raising the bar: external exam classes at secondary

Many secondary school teachers are tasked with preparing students for external exams at the same time as following the curriculum, but need this really be a juggling act? In this webinar we will show how these two aims fit together and compliment one another, all the while providing teachers this practical activities which will leave students both motivated and prepared.

Selectividad and beyond at Bachillerato

Selectividad preparation is a serious business for students because high marks are often the key to their university and course of choice. In this session we’ll offer upper-secondary teachers useful tips and original ideas to prepare for the selectividad English exam, but we’ll also look beyond it too: at the language skills that our students really need and how to develop them.

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.

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 now spends his time training teachers on all things ELT in schools, private language academies and official language schools as well as giving talks at conferences across Spain.

Elena Merino Teacher Trainer pearson elt

Elena Merino  is a Teacher Trainer for Pearson and teacher at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. She’s worked as a teacher for thirteen years in different contexts and with different types of students and age groups. PhD in Communication and Multilingual Education, she’s concerned about meaningful real-world tasks that engage students in the English classroom.