24-25 August 2022 

2 days, 2 themes

Latest trends in ELT psychology

Practical ideas to take away to the classroom

Integrated approach to teaching and learning

The world of ELT is changing as we know more about the way human brain works and what triggers motivation to learn. It creates new opportunities for schools, teachers and students . In Pearson we are constantly working to keep the pace with the changing ELT landscape and provide solutions which may take the stress of you , make your schools innovative in many ways, and hep your students become confident in English and life.

Join us on 24-25 August to learn more about ELT psychology, the philosophy of inclusive education and Pearson solutions which may support your inclusive teaching. Take away ideas how to Teach, Include and Let Your Students Grow.

Attendance is free of charge. Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance.

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Be confident in English and life

10.00 – 10.15 Conference opening

"Inclusive classroom principles & strategies to ensure your learners thrive" with Billie Jago

10.15 – 11.00

Each of our learners are different, as are their ways of learning. As teachers, we need to ensure we demonstrate inclusive attitudes to ensure all of our learners feel supported, included, and can thrive in the classroom. In this plenary session, we’ll be discussing the principles behind inclusive classroom practice, and how to encourage our students to use their individuality to develop their strength, and progress on their English language learning journey.

"Discover the Pearson English Connect platform" with Michael Brand

11.15 – 12.00

Have you heard about Pearson’s game-changing new platform for the new school year? If you’re going to be using our courses or are thinking of using them, then this introductory session is for you. Pearson English Connect allows you to move between in-person and online teaching seamlessly, with real-time feedback on student performance. It has an interactive Student’s Book with full reporting, it’s optimised for all devices and is in short a one stop shop for everything you need for your English class. Sound interesting? Sign up to this 30-minute introductory session to find out more.

"Using inclusive practices to deliver personalised lessons" with Billie Jago  

12.15 – 13.00

As teachers, we know that every class is different, and that each of our learners is unique. In this session, we’ll discuss how we can use inclusive classroom practices to personalise our lessons to meet our learners needs. We’ll be using examples from Roadmap, Pearson’s eight-level general English course for adults, and Pearson English Connect – Pearson’s new flexible online platform for a hybrid learning environment. 

Find out more about Pearson English Connect here:

"Using assessment to inform a personalised approach to learning" with Andrew Khan 

13.15 – 14.00

New assessment methodologies that can provide more insight into English proficiency have the power to motivate learners and guide teachers towards the remediation resources that best meet their needs. In this session we’ll look at using the Versant Professional English Test as a way to monitor individual progress and inform the creation of personalised learner journeys with Pearson’s Business Partner courseware.

Be yourself in English and life

10.00 – 10.15 Conference opening

"Bringing Out the Best in Students" with Nina Lauder

10.15 – 11.00

Handling situations where people have mixed needs or mixed abilities is part of teaching and part of life. In the classroom, we are often faced with the dilemma of how to bring out the best in our students and how to make everyone feel included. In this session we reflect on teaching mixed abilities and will look at different strategies to help meet the potential challenges we face in class.

"Everyone Can Shine" with Nina Lauder

11.15 – 12.00

In order for learning to take place, it’s important for students to feel they are valued members of the class and that they are capable of learning. If students feel they are making progress and feel that they can demonstrate their capacities in different ways, this will help them feel more motivated to continue learning new concepts. In this workshop we will look at practical ideas and activities to help your students shine.


"BE HAPPY! Creating a culture of growth mindset, inclusion and well-being during assessments" with Donatella Fitzgerald and Ida Grbic Ivanovic

12.15 – 13.00

Research shows that helping young learners develop a growth mindset can help them nurture a passion for learning, and ease in facing new challenges and transitions becoming more motivated and resilient. We will explore ideas and activities to help create a culture of growth mindset and how assessment tools can be an opportunity to promote inclusive teaching with students of all abilities, social and future skills and empower children to ‘be themselves in English’. We will also show how approaches including understanding mindset and mindfulness can help general emotional wellbeing during assessments.


"Better together: building an inclusive class team"  with Michael Brand

13.15 – 14.00

We all like to feel included. To feel that we belong, and that people care about us. To feel that we’re listened to and to feel that we’re represented. Our students are no different! In this webinar, we’ll look at how to create an inclusive English classroom with the aim of developing happy, thriving students who look out for one another. And with learning languages being inherently social, this productive and thoughtful collaboration will result in better English learning outcomes too.


Get to know our speakers

Nina Lauder

Nina Lauder is a teacher trainer and an ELT and CLIL expert who has been working in the field of education for decades. She works as a university professor, teacher, consultant and materials writer, and has handled tasks in over thirty countries. She has authored and co-author a wide range of educational material including top-selling books for ELT, CLIL and Flipped Learning. For more information, visit her website: http://www.ninalauder.com


Michael Brand

Michael Brand is a Teacher Trainer for Pearson. Having taught in England and Spain, he has experience in the public, private and state-assisted sectors and has taught young learners, teens and adults. His teacher training interests include collaborative learning, gamifying his classes and the creative use of video. Michael is a teacher on the ELTon award-winning Pearson and BBC Live Classes project: online lessons which bring together groups of students from all over the world.


Andrew Khan

Andrew Khan is Senior Market Development Manager for English Assessment at Pearson and has been with the organisation since 2006. He travels the world, meeting with schools, universities and national governments, to help ensure that Pearson’s assessment solutions best meet the needs of learners and teachers.
Focusing primarily on computer-based testing, he has worked with institutions on the implementation of assessment tools ranging from in-class placement solutions to formally certificated qualifications.
A graduate of the London School of Economics, he’s based in Rochester, Kent.


Billie Jago

Billie Jago is an ELT writer and teacher trainer specialising in digital learning materials and assessment resources. She has written for various Pearson adult titles including Gold Experience, Roadmap & Formula. Alongside materials writing, she delivers teacher training sessions and is the founder of the ELTcpd professional development podcast. She has worked as a teacher in various countries, including Spain, China, and the UK, where she is now based.


Donnatella Fitzgerald

Donatella is a teacher, teacher trainer and trained to teach Mindfulness in Schools Project programs from pre-primary through to upper secondary and is a Pearson global mindfulness mentor. Her specialist interest areas are CLIL, Young Learners, Mindfulness, Debate, Assessment, SEN and developing literacy through Extensive Reading programs. In her current role as ELL Sales Manager Italy Pearson she works with institutions, teachers and learners every day to find solutions to help them achieve their goals.


Ida Grbic Ivanovic

Ida has been part of the Pearson family for 13 years and is based in Zagreb, Croatia. She has a degree in English and French language and literature and a master in European studies. In her time in Pearson, she has worked in ELT, Assessment and Qualifications. In recent years, she has been more involved in developing Career Focused Education and how Pearson can support teachers and learners through digital transformation with a strong focus on fair and accurate (digital) assessment.


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