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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 17:30 1 hour  
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 19:00 1 hour  
Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:00 1 hour  

 

'Twas the class before Christmas…

Presenters: Brian Engquist, Michael Brand, Elena Merino

Abstract: It’s that time of year again! Exams are over, students and teachers alike are on their last legs and looking forward to the holidays. There’s only one thing for it: the Christmas lesson! But what’s that? Your students can make a Christmas card with their eyes closed and they know the words of Jingle Bells off by heart? It’s time to freshen up.

This session for teachers of teens and adults will include novel ideas around Christmas songs and engaging activities for cultural lessons, as well as ways to exploit short videos like Christmas adverts or clips from classic films.

It will be delivered by our team of teacher trainers for Spain and Portugal, and all resources will be made freely available afterwards. So, sign up, grab a mince pie and a brandy and enjoy the webinar!

Brian Engquist is Teacher Training Department Manager for Pearson in Spain and Portugal. He has spent over 20 years as an English teacher and teacher trainer and has significant experience with all age groups and in a variety of contexts. He often speaks about Blended Learning, advances in technology applied to education, assessment, and the evolving roles of teachers and students in this landscape. In his free time he enjoys travelling, cooking and road biking in the mountains to the north of his adopted home in Madrid.

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 spent four 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 meaningful real-world tasks that get students to use the language in context.

Date Time Duration Register
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 17:30 1 hour  
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 19:00 1 hour  
Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:00 1 hour