11:00 - 12:30, 03 June 2020

The role of skill and strategy in exam success

To give our students the best chance of succeeding in their exams, we need to work on two distinct areas at the same time: the language skills that a given exam task aims to test and the optimal strategies to use on that exam task. In this practical session, we’ll explore these ideas together.

Steve Taylore-Knowles MA, LTCL (Dip TESOL)
Steve has spent over twenty three years in ELT as a writer, a consultant, a teacher trainer, an examiner and a teacher. His work has taken him to around 35 countries and he regularly speaks at events throughout the world on various aspects of English language teaching and learning. His latest course is Optimise (Macmillan, 2017), an exam preparation series for teenagers.


How authentic are you? Being versatile with videos

In this interactive session,n we will look at examples of video material and offer handy tips on how to exploit it, firstly for classroom use and then to promote autonomous learning. We will consider techniques for both facilitating comprehension and noticing language in videos, and also how to make the most of videos as a springboard for authentic English use.

Schuyler Hedstrom
Schuyler has worked as an actor, director and educator, and has taught theatre to more than 2,000 children. He currently co-runs Acting Impact Theatre Company, and has taught English through Theatre for 15 years in Madrid. He also works as a teacher trainer for Macmillan Education.