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Pearson Education Training 2016


Bridging the Authenticity Gap – Helping learners connect with authentic language through video

We all know that using authentic material as a learning tool can be incredibly useful and motivating to students, and these days there is a wealth of material available to learners at the touch of a button or the swipe of a finger. Probably the best medium to incorporate into a lesson is video, but adapting these to fit the needs of the students isn’t as easy as it looks and I’m sure we’ve all had our share of using badly chosen videos unproductively in class. Taking as a starting point the way video content is presented in Pearson’s New Speak Out course, we will look at how to adapt and present authentic video through a series of meaningful tasks and give you some hints and tips that you can take away and incorporate into your lessons.

Tackling Task Based Learning

What does a good English class look like? How do you get learners to do things actively in class? How different is classroom management in a young learners’ classroom to that in a secondary school or university? How does the teacher’s role change across the course of a lesson?

We will be answering these questions and more, as we look at setting up productive tasks across a range of different learning contexts. We all know that there is a huge difference to improving through studying language and using it, and in this workshop we will focus on giving you the skills to incorporate Task-Based Learning into your lessons.


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