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Title: Assessing reading comprehension with tips for classroom practice
Date: Monday 13 July 2015
Time: 14.00 – 15.00 UK time
Developing reading skills is a key aim for many learners of English. It can be a route to academia, or better employment or allow more pleasure in reading. This webinar will look at the different task types that are found in various Cambridge English reading papers and the skills required by candidates to do them. The presenters will give practical ideas on how teachers can prepare their students for some of the task types and explore resources to practise reading skills.
Ivana holds a PhD in Second Language Acquisition from the University of Cambridge. Previously, she worked as an EFL teacher overseas where she taught adult learners. Her role involves providing research support to Skills for Life examinations. She has run courses on assessment of reading comprehension and English for Specific Purposes (ESP). She has presented at international conferences and has published in the areas of language assessment and second language acquisition. Her current research interests include assessment of ESP and reading comprehension, learner corpus analysis and impact of the English language examinations on various stakeholders. She is also the Editor of Research Notes.
Nancy has worked in the field of English-language teaching and assessment since 1990. For ten years she worked as an EFL teacher, director of studies and teacher trainer both in the UK and abroad. She then worked as an Assessment Manager for Cambridge English for eight years. Since 2008 she has been working in a freelance capacity as a consultant, materials writer, teacher and trainer.