See you at ACEICOVA this Saturday!


This Saturday, December 2 Pearson will once again be participating in the annual People Teach People Conference put on by the Association of Language Teaching Centres in Valencia, ACEICOVA.  Now in its third year, the conference draws in hundreds of English teachers from the Valencian Autonomous Community and beyond interested in sharing best practices and thus maintaining and improving the quality of language teaching in their classes.

If you wish to attend please consult their website for more information.  And if you are already registered you can have a look at the programme here.

Our ELT Consultants will be manning a stand with our materials, so don’t hesitate dropping by and checking out what’s new.

Two of our Teacher Trainers will also be giving talks at the conference and we would love to see you in the crowd!

Michael Brand

Michael Brand

Michael Brand: Get them thinking: short video for key skills

10.45-11-45  Salón A+G

As teachers, we often hear we need to prepare our students for a rapidly changing world, one in which they’ll need transferable skills and competencies to prosper. This practical session will look at how short video can be used to foster the 4Cs: critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. It will provide teachers with a range of practical, adaptable activities that equip teens and adults alike with the skills they need, whilst at the same time engaging and entertaining them.
Michael Brand is a Teacher Trainer for Pearson. A passionate linguist, he studied French and German at Durham University, followed by a PGCE in Modern Languages. Having taught in England and Spain, he has experience in the public, private and state-assisted sectors and across the primary and secondary school spectrum as well as adults. He now spends his time training teachers on all things ELT and has a particular interest in the creative use of video, both in and outside the classroom.


Brian Engquist

Brian Engquist

Brian Engquist:  Writing part 2: The agony of choice!

13.45-14.45  Salón A

During a stressful exam a bit of certainty can be a true comfort. In Part 1 of their First writing paper our students know they will get an essay. Part 2, however, requires our students to make a choice. Should they develop a favourite genre? Does it all depend on the topic in question? This session will look at what we teachers can do to make sure our students are as prepared as possible to tackle Part 2 successfully.

Brian Engquist has spent over 20 years as an English teacher and teacher trainer. He often speaks about Blended Learning, advances in technology applied to education, assessment, and the evolving roles of teachers and students in this landscape. He works as Teacher Training Department Manager for Spain and Portugal.

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