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Academic English can be very challenging for learners who find themselves having to get to grips with its formal style and the language that accompanies it. But it is not just what to say or write that learners find difficult when completing an academic task. Often, before they even get to this stage, they find themselves struggling to know what to say.

This webinar will focus on practical ways that a teacher can encourage learners to develop their thinking skills in and out of class so they are able to produce their own opinions and ideas in an academic setting which will help them to focus on developing their language skills beyond an intermediate level.

Lindsay Warwick is a teacher and teacher trainer at Bell International College, Cambridge teaching English to young adults from around the world, many of whom are preparing to go to a British university. She is a CELTA trainer and trains overseas teachers in the UK and abroad in general methodology, new learning technologies and British culture. She has written materials for various coursebooks, some of which include Inside Out and Gateway.