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Students can find the listening tasks on exams challenging for a number of reasons. What can we, as teachers, do to find the right level of difficulty for our students? This practical session will look at ways to support students with the types of listening tasks found on the B2 First. Using examples from Ready for B2 First, we’ll examine some options for differentiation which can help students gain confidence and familiarity with these types of listening tasks. In addition, we’ll explore ways to help students develop effective listening strategies, with the goal of making sure they are ultimately successful on the day of the exam. Ethan Mansur is the author of the teacher’s books for the new 4th editions of Ready for B2 First and Ready for C1 Advanced. He currently teaches at International House Madrid, where over the years he has prepared dozens of students for the Cambridge exams. He has an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from the University of Leicester.
Assessment is a topic that every teacher is familiar with, and is perhaps as old as the practice of instruction itself. "Assessment for Learning", however, is a term that has relatively recently appeared in English language teaching and has attracted global interest. It involves both informal and formal assessment practices, and emphasises the use of assessment and feedback to directly encourage learning. This session will introduce what Assessment for Learning is (and isn’t), why we should consider using it, and how best we can implement it into our teaching practice. Resources and links to detailed information will be provided. Elisabeth Winterwerb-Cossons is the Senior ELT Consultant for Germany and Austria for Oxford University Press. She has been with OUP since 2018. Prior to that she spent twelve years as an English Language Trainer working with international companies and adult educational institutions across the Rhein-Main region. She also has extensive experience in delivering intercultural workshops and developing educational materials. Before becoming involved in English language teaching, Elisabeth worked in Environmental Education in Mauritius, Madagascar, South Africa and the UK.