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Academic Webinars

LanguageCert offers a series of free webinars specially developed for teachers, providing useful information on the content and format of exams, teaching techniques and insights into exam assessment.

Our webinars are rich resources that can be used by language professionals, seeking to refine their teaching skills while also gaining insight into preparing students for their LanguageCert English language exams.

LanguageCert For Teachers

Get ready for another exciting academic year with the 'LanguageCert For Teachers' Webinar Series!

These 90 min. webinars have been especially designed for teachers providing them with tools and strategies to structure lessons around different sub-skills for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Check the upcoming webinars below and register for those that interest you the most.

Caring through Stories

This 4-part webinar series on 'Caring through Stories' is especially developed for language teachers who will be invited to rethink the value of sharing our stories in and beyond the classroom in a world where AI tools can write an original story in a second. Through story-telling activities for young learners, through the use of film and video narratives, through reframing classroom managements stories, and through stories that raise awareness about environmental issues, our 4 expert speakers will remind us of the incredible power and value of human story-telling, and offer language teachers concrete suggestions to get students curious and creative.


Online Teachers' Event: Empowering Creativity through Artificial Intelligence

Join our Online Teacher's Event to reflect on a widely debated topic - AI tools in Language Education - from a fresh angle. We are turning our attention to 'Empowering Creativity through Artificial Intelligence' and we have invited two experts who, with their work and ideas, have contributed to the growing discussion on the topic in meaningful and actionable ways for language teachers.

Live Webinars

An opportunity for teachers to interact with our academic consultants by attending our engaging series of webinars which cover a variety of topics tailored towards their teaching requirements. All participants will be provided with a digital certificate of attendance, free support materials and other useful links and resources. Participants must reserve their place in advance in order to attend the webinars.

January 2024

January 12, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EET

 

LanguageCert for Teachers series
Developing Listening Skills - How to plan lessons targeting Listening sub-skills

 

An interactive 90-minute webinar clarifying what ‘Listening’ involves and the sub-skills that teachers can target in their lessons to address the areas where candidates sometimes underperform. The session will focus on what teachers can do throughout the year to develop their learners’ Listening skills and suggest support material they can use to prepare them in the best possible way.

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January 17, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EET

Caring through Stories

Storytelling for Social and Emotional Learning

Presenter: Zafi Mandali

Stories are not only nets cast to activate students’ curiosity, imagination, understanding, involvement and expression. They are treasured, condensed wisdom from oral tradition. Stories told “eye to eye” or “mouth to ear” build connections with our students. This interactive webinar will focus on how we can work with stories around the themes of compassion and social and emotional learning in the primary classroom.

 

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January 26, 11:00 am – 12.00 pm EET

Preparing for LanguageCert General

An interactive webinar for teachers preparing students for the LanguageCert General test, a computer-based test for those who intend to migrate for work or vocational purposes. The session will focus on teaching techniques for all parts of the test (Listening-Reading-Writing-Speaking) and also refer to the support material available for both teachers and candidates.

 

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February 2024

February 1, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EET

 

LanguageCert for Teachers series
Developing Reading Skills - How to plan lessons targeting Reading sub-skills

 

An interactive 90-minute webinar clarifying what ‘Reading’ involves and the sub-skills that teachers can target in their lessons to address the areas where candidates sometimes underperform. The session will focus on what teachers can do throughout the year to develop their learners’ Reading skills and suggest support material they can use to prepare them in the best possible way.

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February 1, 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm CET

 

Empower your Students for Success
Preparing for LanguageCert ESOL B1

Presenter: Joanna Paolinelli

 

This webinar is specifically designed to equip teachers with effective tools and insights for preparing students to excel in LanguageCert ESOL exams at B1 level. Discover how to create engaging preparatory activities that boost both exam readiness and student motivation using purpose-designed preparation materials. We'll explore inclusive activities promoting diversity. In collaboration with Macmillan education.

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February 8, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EET

Preparing for LanguageCert Academic

 

An interactive webinar designed to familiarise teachers with LanguageCert Academic, a computer-based test addressed to candidates who intend to study in higher education. The session will focus on teaching techniques for all parts of the test (Listening-Reading-Writing-Speaking) and also refer to the support material available for both teachers and candidates.

 

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February 14, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EET

Caring through Stories

Using short films and videos to build narrative empathy in the language classroom

Presenter: Kieran Donaghy

Narrative empathy is the sharing of feeling and perspective-taking induced by reading, viewing, hearing, or imagining narratives of another’s situation and condition. In this practical session, we will examine how short films and videos can be used to build narrative empathy, and raise awareness of social issues in the language classroom. We will explore a number of practical, generic activities which foster both oral and written communication. Teachers will go away from the session with a better understanding of how to use short films and videos to build narrative empathy, raise awareness of social issues and a number of tried and tested activities.

 

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February 19, 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm CET

Empower your Students for Success

Preparing for LanguageCert ESOL B2 & C1

Presenter: Joanna Paolinelli

This webinar is specifically designed to equip teachers with effective tools and insights for preparing students to excel in LanguageCert ESOL exams at B2 and C1 levels. Discover how to create engaging preparatory activities that boost both exam readiness and student motivation using purpose-designed preparation materials. We'll explore inclusive activities promoting diversity. In collaboration with Macmillan education.

 

Register here

February 21, 3:00 pm – 5.30 pm (GMT)


LanguageCert Online Teachers’ Event: Empowering Creativity through Artificial Intelligence

 

ChatGPT in Language Teaching and Learning - Challenges and Opportunities
Presenter: Nik Peachey

 

ChatGPT offers huge opportunities for the development of languages, education and teacher development. In this session Nik will look at how we can edit and design a wide range of AI prompts that can save us time, help us develop unique and engaging materials and learning experiences for our students and help us with our own professional development. He will also touch on some of the ethical issues around the use of AI both by teachers and students.

 

Key AI technologies that are impacting on language teaching and learning
Presenter: Russell Stannard 

 

In this very practical talk, Russell will highlight some of the AI tools that are really impacting on teaching and learning. The focus will be 3 main areas. Firstly, tools that can save us time when preparing our lessons. Secondly, tools we can use to increase engagement in the lessons and finally tools that can help our students to learn independently. The tools Russell will cover are easy to use tools with a free option that will cover areas such as speaking, listening, pronunciation, grammar and reading. This really is a talk packed with ideas and there will be a few surprises.

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February 28,  8:00 am – 10:30 am (GMT)

LanguageCert Online Teachers’ Event: Empowering Creativity through Artificial Intelligence

 

ChatGPT in Language Teaching and Learning - Challenges and Opportunities
Presenter: Nik Peachey

 

ChatGPT offers huge opportunities for the development of languages, education and teacher development. In this session Nik will look at how we can edit and design a wide range of AI prompts that can save us time, help us develop unique and engaging materials and learning experiences for our students and help us with our own professional development. He will also touch on some of the ethical issues around the use of AI both by teachers and students.


Key AI technologies that are impacting on language teaching and learning

Presenter: Russell Stannard 

 

In this very practical talk, Russell will highlight some of the AI tools that are really impacting on teaching and learning. The focus will be 3 main areas. Firstly, tools that can save us time when preparing our lessons. Secondly, tools we can use to increase engagement in the lessons and finally tools that can help our students to learn independently. The tools Russell will cover are easy to use tools with a free option that will cover areas such as speaking, listening, pronunciation, grammar and reading. This really is a talk packed with ideas and there will be a few surprises.

Register here

March 2024

March 7, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EET

 

LanguageCert for Teachers series
Developing Writing Skills - How to plan lessons targeting Writing sub-skills

 

An interactive 90-minute webinar clarifying what ‘Writing’ involves and the sub-skills that teachers can target in their lessons to address the areas where candidates sometimes underperform. The session will focus on what teachers can do throughout the year to develop their learners’ Writing skills and suggest support material they can use to prepare them in the best possible way.

Register here

March 13, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EET

Caring through Stories

Stories from the Classroom: Dealing with classroom management issues

Presenter: Teresa Bestwick

In this webinar, we'll discuss some typical classroom management issues from the young learner and adolescent classroom. However, we will take a step back and see ourselves and our learners as the characters in these stories, set the scene for the action to unfold and consider some alternative endings.

 

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March 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EET

Exploring the 4-skill LTE test

An interactive webinar introducing the 4-skill LTE multi-level test intended for professionals (18+ years old) aiming to enhance their career prospects. Participants will learn about the test’s key features, format, task types and topics, assessment criteria, scoring and support materials.

 

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April 2024

April 2, 4:00 pm – 5 :00 pm EET

Preparing for B1 and B2 International ESOL examinations

An interactive webinar aiming to help teachers prepare candidates for the LanguageCert B1 and B2 International ESOL examinations. A brief reference to the main features of the test, sample tasks, test preparation tips and details about the support material created for both teachers and candidates.

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April 10, 11:00 pm – 12:00 pm EET

Caring through Stories
A story for the climate crisis
Presenter: Harry Waters

Unleash the Power of Storytelling in Tackling Climate Crisis! 'A Story for the Climate Crisis' redefines education for all ages – from very young learners to young adults. Engage in an immersive session highlighting how narratives can inspire action, shaping a sustainable future. Let's narrate.

 

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April 17, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EET

Developing Speaking Skills
How to plan lessons targeting Speaking sub-skills

An interactive 90-minute webinar clarifying what ‘Speaking’ involves and the sub-skills that teachers can target in their lessons to address the areas where candidates sometimes underperform. The session will focus on what teachers can do throughout the year to develop their learners’ Speaking skills and suggest support material they can use to prepare them in the best possible way.

Register here

 

April 25, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EET

 

Preparing for A1 and A2 International ESOL examinations

An interactive webinar aiming to help teachers prepare candidates for the LanguageCert A1 and A2 International ESOL examinations. A brief reference to the main features of the test, sample tasks, test preparation tips and details about the support material created for both teachers and candidates.

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An opportunity for teachers to gain insights into the exams, accessing these sessions when convenient. Any associated questions you may have after watching can be sent to academicsupport@languagecert.org.

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