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Fluency Doesn’t Just “Happen": How to Activate Free Expression​
Part 4 of the 5-part Be Yourself in English: Personalising Language Learning webinar series by Pearson.

Helping learners gain speaking confidence has always been challenging in the traditional EFL classroom. But now, virtual and hybrid learning has further reduced the opportunities for interpersonal communication practice, making the achievement of fluency even more difficult.

In this webinar, Joan Saslow and Allen Ascher, authors of Pearson’s adult and young adult ELT course, Connectivity, share an effective, structured pedagogy for personalised learning – whether in remote or face-to-face settings.

Join for a live demonstration of activities designed to help learners frame what they want to say, plan how they want to say it, and build their speaking confidence, so they can be themselves in English.

Register now for:
• Ways to help learners move smoothly from controlled practice to free expression
• Techniques learners can use to plan and develop their ideas and opinions in English
• Author-led training for teaching with Connectivity or any other communicative courseware
...and more!

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This webinar is most suitable for teachers of English to adult learners but will provide useful advice for any educator who wants to know more about personalising language learning.

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Mar 23, 2023 04:00 PM in London

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Joan Saslow
Co-author and ELT specialist
Ms. Saslow has taught adults and young adults in a variety of programs in South America and the U.S. She is author of a number of widely used courses, some of which are Pearson’s Ready to Go, Workplace Plus, Literacy Plus, and English in Context. She was the series director of True Colors and True Voices, also from Pearson. Ms. Saslow has participated in the English Language Specialist Program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. She is fluent in Spanish. Ms. Saslow has a BA and MA in French from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Allen Ascher
Co-author and ELT specialist
Mr. Ascher has been an ELT teacher, teacher-trainer, program administrator, consultant, and publisher. He is author of the “Teaching Speaking” module of Pearson’s Teacher Development Interactive, an online multimedia teacher training program. In addition to two years serving as a “foreign expert” in Beijing, China, Mr. Ascher was academic director of the International English Language Institute at Hunter College and taught in the ELT teaching certificate program at the New School in New York City. Mr. Ascher has an MA in Applied Linguistics from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Joan Saslow and Allen Ascher are co-authors of Pearson’s double award-winning Top Notch and Summit series, as well as of their most recent course, Connectivity. They are both frequent presenters at professional conferences and teacher-training events around the world. Their materials are noted for their demonstrated success in boosting students’ self-confidence and expressive communication.