IATEFL BESIG 2021 Annual Conference: Business as usual

Besig event poster

On 12th – 14th November, 2021 IATEFL is hosting the annual BESIG conference, bringing the latest industry news and academic conversations from the world of Business English for ‘3 days of learning, sharing and networking’.

The conference will be online this year – meaning you can get together with like-minded professionals from the comfort of your home! Come along and help shape the future of business English by enjoying a range of talks, workshops and panel discussions.

We are also excited to announce that Pearson English are the platinum sponsor of the event. Read on to find out what sessions we have planned at BESIG 2021 online. 

Pearson at BESIG 2021 program

During the event, you can come and visit us at our virtual exhibition – the Pearson Showcase, where Iwonna and Andrew will be running drop-in sessions. They’ll also be giving talks on adapting your lessons and how to give your students a head start with the Versant English Test. So don’t miss out!

Drop-in sessions:

Come and visit us on our virtual exhibition stand and meet Iwonna and Andrew. 

When?  Friday 12th November 2021 at 15:30 -16:00 UTC

  • Iwonna Dubicka: Tips on improving your students’ business communication. 

When? Saturday 13th November 15:00-15:30. 

  • Andrew Khan: Tips on preparing your students for the Versant Professional English test. 

Main sessions:

You’ll also find them running workshops at the following times: 

1. Andrew Khan: Versant Professional English Test – giving your students a head start.

Join Andrew Khan from Pearson English Assessment to explore how the Versant Professional English Test was developed, how it works and its application as an end of course certification for your Business English classes.

When? Saturday 13th November 2021 at 14:30-15:00 UTC

2. Iwonna Dubicka: Adapting lessons for online, in-person or blended contexts

Teaching Professional English can take many forms: online, in-person, blended, one-to-one or in groups. Adaptability has become more important than ever. Teachers need to switch from one context to another with ease and often with little support. This workshop will look at adapting activities for both online and face-to-face classes using lessons from the Business Partner series. 

When?  Sunday 14th November 2021 at 13:00 -13:30 UTC

So, what are you waiting for? 

Register now for the 34th IATEFL BESIG annual conference and join us for the best business English conference around! 

We are looking forward to meeting you and connecting with international teaching professionals. 

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