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Title: Supporting mixed ability learners at Key for Schools (A2) and Preliminary for Schools (B1) levels
Date: Monday 16 November 2015
Time: 14.00 – 15.00 UK time
This webinar is aimed at teachers who are facing the challenge of teaching mixed ability (A2 – B1) students in a speaking and listening context. We will look at the different skills sets that the students have, with reference to the CEFR, and how the teacher can manage such classes in terms of classroom management and scaffolded activities in order to provide a cohesive lesson. Classroom activities will look at the individual skills of listening and speaking, as well as an integrated skills approach. The focus of activities will be aimed at raising the overall ability of A2 students, at the same time as challenging the B1 level members of the class, with reference made to task types/skills required for KET/ PET for Schools Speaking and Listening Papers where relevant.
Rachel taught English in Taiwan and Cambridge before joining Cambridge English in 2005. While at Cambridge English, she worked on many different exams, including Cambridge English: Key and Key for Schools. She is now a consultant for Cambridge English and she regularly provides teaching material for the website. She has also written coursebooks for various publishers.
Coreen is a Principal Research and Validation Manager at Cambridge English Language Assessment. As part of her role, she leads on research investigating the impact of Cambridge English exams on stakeholders and provides validation and research support for the ‘for Schools’ exams. She has extensive EFL/ESL experience, having taught English, trained teachers and developed course material in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Canada.