IATEFL 2019: Monitoring learners’ progress with Leonor Corradi


The 53rd annual IATEFL conference in Liverpool is on the horizon and we couldn’t be more excited!

Each year it brings together thousands of English Language Teaching professionals from all over the world with four action-packed days of engaging talks, hands-on workshops and lively social events.

This year’s event is taking place from 2nd – 5th April 2019. Among the numerous world-class speakers, there will be 14 sessions from Pearson. These will explore key themes and current challenges in ELT.

The first session we want to highlight is from Leonor Corradi. Her practical workshop is happening on Friday 5th April. She’ll show you how to monitor learners’ progress using the GSE Teacher Toolkit.

You can keep up-to-date with everything going on with our dedicated IATEFL 2019 page.

Monitoring learners’ progress with the Global Scale of English Teacher Toolkit

Global scale of English teacher toolkit

Are you a teacher who wants to develop professionally, but are sometimes too busy to stop and reflect? Do you regularly find yourself on automatic pilot? Would you like to understand learning from another perspective and make sure your students are progressing at the same time? Do you want to ensure that heads of schools, parents, colleagues and learners themselves become aware that they are learning?

If the answer is YES to any (or all) of these questions – then this workshop is for you!

Teaching can become routine. Educators run through the same activities with their students term after term, and simply focus on getting through the course material.

When this happens, teachers find it difficult to see what is actually happening in their classrooms. Frankly, it can be demotivating for both teachers and learners when things get stuck in a rut like this.

Some teachers may see what is going on, yet struggle to find a solution. Many seek expert help, while others feel that support or guidance is irrelevant, since teaching contexts are always different. Whichever scenario a teacher finds themselves in, solutions rarely present themselves easily.

The Global Scale of English (GSE) can, however, provide teachers with some much-needed guidance.

What will you learn?

The workshop will be full of opportunities to learn more about the practical uses of the GSE and the GSE Teacher Toolkit. Some of the highlights include:

  • Understanding the benefits of using the Global Scale of English
  • Planning classes more effectively
  • Monitoring students’ learning
  • Analysing teaching materials
  • Adjusting instruction
  • Assessing learners
  • Preparing learners for international exams

What will you do?

During the session you will:

  • Engage in activities
  • Discuss and debate with colleagues
  • Reflect on your own teaching practice

We will focus on the different aspects of what the GSE can be used for. You will be presented with activities to analyse (both with and without the GSE). After reflecting on the differences, further uses will be explored. Comments from teachers will be shared to see how answers can be provided by using the GSE.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions throughout the workshop.

What will you take away from the workshop?

By the end of the session you will:

  • Get to know lots of other teachers
  • Know how to reflect on your teaching practice
  • Have a number of practical tips to help motivate you and your learners
  • Learn more about an amazing tool, to help you monitor your learners’ progress.

Are you coming to IATEFL 2019? Get to know our authors, chat with experts, meet colleagues from around the world and exchange ideas with the brightest and the best.

Find out more about what’s going on through our dedicated IATEFL 2019 page.

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