Cambridge English Language Assessment
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This talk reflects on some of the language changes that have taken place in the fifteen years between the second (2003) and third (2018) editions of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. The 2018 edition has 50 new pages, with subjects including Shakespeare's vocabulary and pronunciation, fresh insights into the growing cultural identities of 'new Englishes' around the world, developments in digital language with the emergence of new online varieties in social media, and much more.
Prof. David Crystal works as an editor, lecturer, broadcaster and writer. He is probably best known for his two encyclopedias 'The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language' and 'The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language', Cambridge University Press. His many academic interests include English language learning and teaching, English genre, Shakespeare, indexing, lexicography and much more. David is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, patron of IATEFL and the Association for Language Learning (ALL), president of the UK National Literacy Association, and a number of other institutes.
This webinar takes you through an exciting, fresh approach to a new series of online self-access materials that offer learners so much more than traditional exercises and exam practice. It will show how these plans are designed to reflect how learners typically engage with online learning materials. These new materials, for learners from A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary for Schools and B2 First for Schools, promise to be a great resource for busy teachers to direct their learners towards.
Dr. Miranda Hamilton works as Exam Support Manager for the Schools team in Business and Marketing for Cambridge English. She has over 20 years’ experience as a teacher and teacher trainer, and has worked in the UK and in Spain. Miranda also holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge in the link between language learning, learner autonomy and technology.
Usually, students have a short-term goal in sight – perhaps to pass an exam or to do well in an interview or in a presentation. Modern life often puts pressure on us all to reach our goals as quickly as possible. But there is so much to gain from the process, the journey. Taking time to reflect on the past, contemplate the present and consider how to proceed can bring so many benefits. Let’s see the big picture in this session!
Based in Spain, Anne is an active teacher trainer and writer. Recent projects include writing content for the A2 Exam Lift App, the Cambridge Kahoots for Young Learners and for the Reading Paper of the Occupational English Test. Anne is co-author of Fun for Starters, Movers and Flyers, Fun Skills and the Exam Booster for C1 Advanced. She loves sharing and swapping ideas with teachers around the world and is looking forward to doing this again on April 23rd.
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