12.30 – 13.40 21st Century Skills for 21st Century Success
Gone are the days when the language classroom was nothing but grammar, often delivered in the form of a boring lecture, and followed up with dull gapfill exercises. Modern methodology now places a far greater emphasis on the present – as well as the future - needs of our learners. In this highly practical session we will look at how the ‘four Cs’ - communication and collaboration, creativity and critical thinking can be effectively combined with life and technology skills to create a meaningful and successful learning experience for all. The session will be illustrated with material taken from Pearson’s Go Getter and Focus courses.
14.10 - 14.30 Backwash Effect: Teaching and Assessment in the Constant Interplay
14.30 -15.30 Better Ingredients make Better Lessons
Today’s Recipe for the Young Learners’ Classroom: Take a class full of children, a spoonful of variety, several kilos of enthusiasm, a pinch of classroom management and Pearson’s Poptropica English Islands course. Mix thoroughly and serve immediately. To accompany, we suggest a selection of fresh practical ideas from this workshop on how to ensure success for your young learners’ classroom. Book your table now!
Rob has been involved in ELT as a teacher, director of studies and teacher trainer since 1994. During this time, he has taught a wide variety of ages and levels in numerous countries in Europe and South East Asia, and is currently based in Poland. Rob now works as an independent international teacher trainer and academic consultant, and travels widely delivering talks, workshops and seminars – as well as online webinars - to teachers all over the world.