Англійська мова в Україні

Forum November 9-10 Kyiv

Pearson, Dinternal Education and Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics cordially invite you to the 2nd Forum of ELT Professionals

Agenda

10:30 – 11:30 Registration
11:30 – 12:45
Conference Hall
Forum Opening
Reforming Higher Education in Ukraine
Serhiy Kvit
12:45 – 13:45
Conference Hall
Job applications in 2030: do our students have the right skills?
Mike Mayor (Great Britain)
Today’s young people are surrounded by digital technologies: the internet, social media, mobile devices. Generation Z is tech-savvy – but what impact is this having on the skills they need to acquire for the future? And how can the educators of today prepare the global citizens of tomorrow? This presentation will look at the findings of a report carried out by Pearson into the Future of Skills: Employment in 2030. Whilst few would deny that English is often a “passport” to a better education, a better job, or a promotion, the presenter will draw on research that suggests learning English is much more powerful than simply the acquisition of a second language. The process of learning a language trains the brain to think in certain ways – ways which are of value to future employers. The presenter will argue that language teachers are uniquely positioned to build the type of skills that are identified in the 2030 report by focussing on a set of 21st century skills: creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity.
13:45 – 14:45 Break
“Pearson” and “Dinternal Education” capabilities’ display – consultation stands:
Digital Solutions, International Examinations, London School of English (Pearson Test Centre), Customer Care Department, Study Aids for Higher Education)
14:45 – 16:00
Conference Hall
Business Partner: Sophisticated Yet Uncomplicated
Evan Frendo (Germany)
Business English is changing exponentially which is why this brand-new course was written. To get it right we talked to teachers in the tertiary and corporate sector, and got feedback directly from companies on employability skills – skills not only relating to getting employment, but also to being successful in one’s job. Join us to find out about the results: Business Partner delivers an amazing cocktail of language, skills and business training that will shake up business English teaching!
16:00 – 16:45
Conference Hall
MyEnglishLab Experience (Case study – University students going digital)
14:45 – 15:45
Room 205
Teaching with Simulations
Erzsebet Csibi (Hungary)
Resources for University professors, teaching disciplines in English.
15:45 – 16:45
Room 205
Personalized Teaching and Learning with MyLab for Business
Erzsebet Csibi (Hungary)

10:00 – 11:00 Registration
11:00 – 12:00
Conference Hall
What Skills Do (Business) English Teachers Really Need?
Evan Frendo (Germany)
We all know that a lot is happening in the world of language teaching. Products like Google Pixel buds are offering solid proof that the world of AI is not far away, offering our clients very new options in their day to day communication needs. The marketplace is also changing, with access to online language learning resources really challenging traditional models of delivery of language training. Likewise research into how people communicate in the international workplace, particularly in areas like English as a lingua franca and corpus linguistics, are questioning a lot of what we have been taking for granted. In this session I will review some of the key changes, and, perhaps more importantly, discuss the skills teachers might need to succeed in this brave new world.
12:00 – 12:30 Break
“Pearson” and “Dinternal Education” capabilities’ display – consultation stands:
Digital Solutions, International Examinations, London School of English (Pearson Test Centre), Customer Care Department, Study Aids for Higher Education)
12:30 – 13:30
Conference Hall
Mind the Gap: Breaking through the Language Plateau
Michael Hudson (Great Britain)
In this session we’ll answer some of the most common teachers’ room quandaries and explore ways of helping students overcome the dreaded intermediate language plateau using practical classroom ideas and materials from the brand new “Speakout Intermediate Plus” course book (Pearson). We’ll also look at how using CEFR and the Global Scale of English can inform your teaching, give a real boost to your students’ motivation and language use, and ease their way to proficiency.
13:30 – 14:30
Conference Hall
Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities
Mykola Skyba (Ukraine)
14:30 – 14:45
Conference Hall
Live jazz for music lovers

Speakers

Sergiy Kvit
Serhiy Kvit (Ukraine)

Mike Mayor
Mike Mayor (UK)

Evan Frendo
Evan Frendo (Germany)

Erzsebet Csibi
Erzsebet Csibi (Hungary)

Michael Hudson
Michael Hudson (Great Britain)

Mykola Skyba
Mykola Skyba (Ukraine)

All the participants will get a conference pack, a sample copy of Business Partner Student’s Book and a certificate of attendance.

10 Reasons to Come to the Forum

  • Two days of networking, idea-sharing and inspiration with fellow teachers and professional educators from all over Ukraine, the UK and beyond.
  • Hear the very latest news and trends in Higher Education with representatives from the Ukrainian Ministry of Education, the British Embassy, Pearson, Dinternal Education and Ukrainian universities.
  • Meet one of the editors behind the groundbreaking Longman English dictionaries and hear his expert insights on how to precisely measure your students’ ability level, how well they’re progressing and what they need to learn next.
  • Attend two presentations from Evan Frendo, the man who wrote the book on ‘How to Teach Business English’, one of the authors of the brand new title Business Partner and a world-renowned expert in ESP.
  • Learn from Michael Hudson how the new Speakout Plus levels can help ease your students over the B2 plateau.
  • Find out what happened on the first Higher Education Creativity Campus organised by GoHigher, Pearson, the British Council and Dinternal Education and learn what we plan to do next.
  • Get professional consultations on Pearson’s full Higher Education range, including Blended Learning technology, assessment packages and ESP titles used by universities in North America and the EU.
  • Watch Ukrainian university students present the results of their work with MyEnglishLab and how it’s helped them succeed in their studies.
  • Leave with a sample copy of Business Partner, a certificate of professional development and motivation that will last you right through to summer 2019.
  • Last year’s inaugural Pearson English Forum was an amazing success. This year’s will be even better.

Organisers:
Київський Національній Торговельно-Економічний Університет