Pearson Event for English Teachers Madrid

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  • Hotel Intercontinental • Paseo de la Castellana
  • 49 • 28046 Madrid


  • Salón Albéniz
    09:30 • 10:00 Registration
    10:00 • 11:15 Let’s work together: co-operative learning in the Primary classroom. Brian Engquist
    11:15 • 11:45 Coffee
    11:45 • 13:00 Seven top tips for terrific teachers. Michael Brand


  • Salón Granados
    09:30 • 10:00 Registration
    10:00 • 11:15 Raising the bar: external exam classes at Secondary. Michael Brand
    11:15 • 11:45 Coffee
    11:45 • 13:00 Selectividad and beyond at Bachillerato. Brian Engquist


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. He has taught in England and Spain and has experience in the public and private sectors and across the primary and secondary school spectrum as well as adults. He now spends his time training teachers on all things ELT in schools, private language academies and official language schools as well as giving talks at conferences across Spain.


11:45 • 13:00 Seven top tips for terrific teachers
I’m a Primary teacher: how can I keep my classes dynamic and my students interested? In this session we’ll look at seven top tips every Primary school teacher should bear in mind in order to keep their students on their toes, make certain that learning is taking place and ensure that lots of fun is had into the bargain too! From the best ways to present language to bringing reading to life to motivating students to write, the activities presented in this session will add sparkle to your Primary classroom.

10:00 • 11:15 Raising the bar: external exam classes at Secondary
Many Secondary school teachers are tasked with preparing students for external exams at the same time as following the curriculum, but need this really be a juggling act? In this webinar we will show how these two aims fit together and compliment one another, all the while providing teachers will practical activities which will leave students both motivated and prepared.

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.


10:00 • 11:15 Let’s work together: co-operative learning in the Primary classroom
We see lots of trends in education and ELT, but one that is defi nitely here to stay is cooperative learning. What is it, why does it make sense and how can we integrate it into the Primary classroom? From speaking to listening, brainstorming to singing songs, using apps in class to giving a co-operative flavour to common classroom activities, this session will provide a wealth of practical ideas and tips on how to get your learners working together.

11:45 • 13:00 Selectividad and beyond at Bachillerato
Selectividad preparation is a serious business for students because high marks are often the key to their university and course of choice. In this session we’ll offer upper-secondary teachers useful tips and original ideas to prepare for the selectividad English exam, but we’ll also look beyond it too: at the language skills that our students really need and how to develop them.