Pearson Teacher Training Morning: exploring the road to success Valencia



Thursday, 17th May 2018

Hotel Meliá Valencia · Av. De Les Corts Valencianes, 52 · 46015 Valencia

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10:00 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 11:30 Making all the right noises: a closer look at B2 speaking skills.
Brian Engquist
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee
12:00 – 13:00 Get them thinking: short video for key skills.
Elena Merino



Making all the right noises: a closer look at B2 speaking skills

Most of us teachers will understand the mechanics of the B2 speaking exams we prepare our students for and have a few tricks of the trade to give our candidates the best chance for success. But what precisely is it that a candidate at this level needs to demonstrate? Let’s take a deeper look at how to gauge if students are at the right level, what they need and how we can best help them to exam success.

Brian Engquist has spent over 25 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.



Get them thinking: short video for key skills

Many learners encounter problems when moving from Intermediate (B1) to Upper Intermediate (B2) levels of language proficiency. They struggle to perceive their language progress and often feel frustrated. This workshop will look at strategies and activities to highlight ways to help your learners take off from the Intermediate plateau.

Elena Merino is a Teacher Trainer for Pearson. She spent 4 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 creating meaningful real-world tasks that get students to use language in context. In her free time she loves travelling, reading, hiking and hanging out with friends and family. In the summer she enjoys taking part in outdoor activities but in the winter she can often be found just watching a TV series under a warm blanket.


As places are limited, please confirm you attendance before the 16th  of May.

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