Webinar series: personalize your teaching with Roadmap

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Are you looking for a way to make sure your students get the most out of their learning experience?

Roadmap is an innovative, eight-level general English course for adults. It’s built around the principle that every class is unique and teachers need to adapt their teaching for the specific needs of the group.

In this series of five webinars, the co-authors of Roadmap will show you how to use the course effectively to personalise your teaching. Each webinar will focus on one specific aspect of the course. This includes addressing individual needs in the classroom, boosting learner confidence in speaking and developing receptive skills.

Join us by signing up below or visiting the webinar homepage.

Mapping the path to success: introducing Roadmap with Damian Williams

In this webinar, Roadmap co-author Damian Williams gives an introduction to the new course. He uses a striking ‘language learning is a journey’ metaphor throughout the webinar to give an overview of the course and its goals or ‘destinations’. He demonstrates how to get to know your learners and what drives them, set clear goals with tangible outcomes, reflect by showing learners their progress and adapt your materials to make sure every learner’s individual needs are met.

In case you missed it, you can watch the recording of the webinar here.

Finding individual routes to learning in and out of the classroom with Andrew Walkley

In the second webinar of the series, Roadmap co-author Andrew Walkley highlights an issue that many teachers face: the problem of trying to tailor your classes to individual student needs when teaching in large groups. He explores the many different ways in which Roadmap can help teachers personalize their lessons so that every student in the classroom can learn in their own way. He goes through Roadmap’s innovative features and explains how to use them.

The recording of the webinar is available here.

Developing learner confidence in speaking skills with Lindsay Warwick

Presented by Roadmap co-author Lindsay Warwick, this webinar focuses on how a lack of confidence when it comes to speaking can have a negative impact on learning. She explores how teachers can prevent this from happening by helping learners to recognize progress in their speaking skills.

Date: Tuesday 7th May

Register UK time: 9:00 am or 2:00 pm

Back to the future: planning for success with Hugh Dellar

In this webinar, Roadmap co-author Hugh Dellar explores a growing trend called outcome-oriented teaching. He demonstrates how backwards planning and starting with the final destination in mind can help teachers map out the grammar, vocabulary and functional language that will benefit students the most.

Date: Tuesday 21st May

Register UK time: 9:00 am or 2:00 pm

Developing, not testing, receptive skills with Lindsay Warwick

Last but not least, Lindsay Warwick returns to wrap up the Roadmap webinar series. She will look at taking an approach to receptive skills lessons that enables learners to develop their skills instead of just testing them. She will provide an alternative method to the usual comprehension questions that accompany reading and listening tasks.

Date: Tuesday 28th May

Register UK time: 9:00 am or 2:00 pm

Roadmap webinars

Roadmap is a new, eight-level general English course for adults. Engaging, clearly organised and flexible, Roadmap provides teachers with a course that they can adapt to their classes’  individual needs.

Curious to know more? You can find more information and view Roadmap samples here.

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