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Friday 13 February 2015

Financial Fridays with Julie Pratten – Creditworthiness

by Julie Pratten No comments

Welcome to Financial Fridays, your bi-weekly helping of buzz words and hot topics from the world of banking and finance, plus some ideas for activities that can be used as warmers or fillers or full-blown lessons. This week’s feature is creditworthiness and we will be taking a look at what makes banks and clients creditworthy. [...]

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Friday 30 January 2015

Financial Fridays with Julie Pratten – Bailout

by Julie Pratten No comments

Welcome to Financial Fridays, your usual helping of buzz words and ideas for Banking & Financial English activities you can use as warmers, fillers or full-blown lessons. This week’s Financial Friday feature covers bailout, another topic which continues to ignite heated debate almost a decade after the financial crisis emerged. If you have any requests [...]

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Friday 16 January 2015

Financial Fridays with Julie Pratten – Accountability

by Julie Pratten 1 comment

Welcome to Financial Fridays, the first of a series of posts on Banking and Financial English.  I am Julie Pratten, author of Absolute Banking English and Absolute Financial English, and I will be providing you with a bi-weekly helping of buzz words, some hot topics in the world of banking and finance as well as ideas for [...]

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Thursday 11 December 2014

Webinar: Teaching Pronunciation

by Helen Beesley No comments

In this webinar from 10th December 2014 Jonathan Marks looks at what makes teaching pronunciation such a challenge, and what opportunities there are for integrating pronunciation easily into your teaching. He shows flexible activities which you can use with your classes at different levels to work on sounds, stress, features of ‘connected speech’ and intonation, [...]

Thursday 27 November 2014

Webinar: Going Mobile

by Helen Beesley No comments

Watch Gavin Dudeney and Nicky Hockly’s webinar from 26th November 2014 in which they look at ‘Going Mobile’. They examine the choices and challenges involved in teaching with mobile devices in the classroom and include practical examples across a range of contexts.

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Nicky Hockly introduces ‘Going Mobile’

by Helen Beesley 1 comment

Watch Nicky Hockly talk about her new title Going Mobile, co-written with Gavin Dudeney.

Thursday 13 November 2014

Webinar: Pronunciation for Listeners

by Helen Beesley No comments

Watch Mark Hancock’s webinar ‘Pronunciation for Listeners’ from 12th November. In this talk, Mark looks at some aspects of pronunciation which can really jeopardize comprehension, and looks at ideas and materials we can use to raise learners’ awareness of these aspects and help learners ‘hear beyond’ them.

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