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Title: Exam preparation and support for learners with special educational needs
Dates: Monday 18 July 2016, 14.00 – 15.00 UK time
Wednesday 20 July 2016, 10.00 – 11.00 UK time
In this webinar, we will explore the support offered by Cambridge English Language Assessment to candidates with special educational needs including visual impairments, speaking impairments, hearing impairments or learning difficulties. We will consider how Cambridge English can help these learners across the full range of our exams and in the assessment of different language skills, and also where there are limitations to the support that can be offered in high stakes examinations.
We will also discuss how teachers can help their learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN) to prepare effectively for Cambridge English exams, both in the classroom and with exam strategies.
Mike Gutteridge is a Special Requirements Consultant for Cambridge English, and advises on ways and means of testing candidates with disabilities. He can read and write in Braille, and works as a specialist subject modifier of English examinations for candidates with visual and hearing difficulties. Mike’s current interests include investigating ways in which tests for Young Learners can be made accessible to blind or partially-sighted children. He recently completed work on a Special Requirements Exam Day Booklet for centres with disabled candidates.
Following 7 years spent teaching EFL in Poland, Finland, Hungary and the UK, Louise joined Cambridge English where she has been working since 2007. During her time here, she has worked as an Assessment Manager on a variety of exams, gaining an MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics along the way. One of her current roles is Special Requirements Coordinator.
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