Session 1: A toolkit for building student confidence in exam preparation courses

  By Ethan Mansur

10:00-10:40 | 14:00-14:40 | 21:30-22:10 UK Time

This practical talk will explore three effective tools for helping students build confidence in exam preparation courses: 1) differentiation, 2) familiarity with exam conditions (not just exam tasks), and 3) peer and self-assessment, using examples from “Ready for B2 First” and “Ready for C1 Advanced”.

After the above session, you will be given the choice to attend one of the following 2 sessions, which take place simultaneously:

Session 2a: Towards Better Informed Assessment Online and Offline


By Grzegorz Spiewak, Alex Tamulis & Lemmy Trujillo

10:50-11:30 | 14:50-15:30 | 22:20-23:00 UK Time

As we all know, traditional, pre-pandemic ways of learner assessment have come under a lot of pressure when confronted with the realities of on-line teaching. So, let’s put together the lessons learnt. Which strategies, forms, and types of assessment should be focused on, in both on-line and off-line contexts? Come along for ideas and super practical tips on how to enrich your repertoire of assessment techniques, task types and tools.     

Session 2b: Ready For Series Showcase and Q&A


By Joel Wotton, Alejandra Ottolina & Mark Arthur

10:50-11:30 | 14:50-15:30 | 22:20-23:00 UK Time

Join this session to learn all there is to know about Macmillan Education's course for Adult learners, Ready for series.