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New Webinar - How are Cambridge English Writing papers marked?

Cambridge ESOL invites you to join us for our new webinar - How are Cambridge English Writing papers marked? The first in our new programme of webinars for 2012-13.

Most Cambridge English Writing papers are marked using a unified mark scheme that covers different aspects of writing ability. In this webinar, we look at the assessment criteria and other features of this mark scheme, show how it is applied to marking scripts and consider how it can inform teachers teaching.

To register for this webinar, click on your preferred date and time:

Monday 17 September, 14.00 - 15.00 (UK time)

Wednesday 19 September, 10.00 - 11.00 (UK time)

Future webinar topics include:

  • Introducing Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools
  • Introducing the Teaching Knowlege Test (TKT)
  • Speaking Assessment

If you have missed any of our previous webinars, you can watch recordings and download the slides from our Teacher Support site. Topics include the revised Cambridge English: Proficiency, Cambridge English: First for Schools, Cambridge English: Key for Schools and Cambridge English: Advanced Speaking.

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Webinars in September from Cambridge English Teacher

Cambridge English Teacher connects you to a network of teachers across the globe and provides you with access to valuable professional development tools, resources and webinars to help you enhance your English teaching skills and build your confidence, as well as your career.

Introducing English Profile what the CEFR really means for English, Annette Capel
Wednesday 12 September, 15.00 - 16.00 (UK time)

The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) is becoming increasingly important in defining language proficiency levels. Being able to identify typical learner language at each level of the CEFR is therefore essential for teachers. English Profile is a collaborative community programme that is using corpus-informed research to develop language descriptors to support the CEFR.

In this, the first of two sessions, Annette will explain the research rationale for English Profile, outline the main projects currently underway, and introduce her own work on the English Vocabulary Profile, with a live web tour of the resource. The EVP can be viewed free of charge on the English Profile website at

Making sense of words meaningful vocabulary development across the six CEFR level, Annette Capel
Wednesday 26 September, 15.00 - 16.00 (UK time)

Finding level-appropriate content for vocabulary development exercises and activities can be a problem for teachers. This practical session will look at different areas of vocabulary development topic language, common words with multiple meanings, word families, phrases and phrasal verbs and explore how the English Vocabulary Profile (EVP) a powerful online resource that describes typical knowledge of vocabulary at each level of the Common European Framework of Reference can help.
The EVP resource is fully searchable and can support teachers working at all six CEFR levels; it can be viewed free of charge on the English Profile website at

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N.B You must be a guest or a member of Cambridge English Teacher to be able to register for these webinars. Registration as a guest is free.

Best wishes

The Cambridge ESOL Webinar Team