Upcoming webinars

Upcoming webinars



   Register for our teacher webinar Changes to Cambridge English: First and First for Schools from 2015

This webinar is aimed at teachers preparing candidates. Jill Buggey (Professional Support Leader) will explain the main changes and provide ideas on how to prepare students for the updated exams. Jill will be joined by Hugh Bateman (Assessment Group Manager) for the Question & Answer session.



To sign up, choose your preferred date and time:


Monday 24 February 2014, 14:00 15:00 (UK time)

Wednesday 26 February 2014, 10:00 11:00 (UK time)

Cambridge English Language Assessment and Bell Teacher and Student Competitions


Cambridge English Language Assessment and Bell are running two competitions in 2013, one for teachers and one for students aged 12-17.
Both competitions are offering prizes of courses in the UK in summer 2013 offered by Bell. Teachers need to think of how they have put blended learning (i.e. combining online and classroom learning) or technology into practice to help students prepare for an exam. Students need to describe an idea for using television to prepare for a Cambridge English Language Assessment exam.
For full information visit the competitions web page.
Please pass on the link above to others who may be interested in entering this. Here is a link to the video of last years winning teachers in Cambridge.

Brand New Games for Young Learners

Monkey Puzzles is aimed at Young Learners and will help you practise vocabulary used in our Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

changes to cpe

The big news is that the Use of English paper is disappearing. Sort of. But not really. What's actually happening is that aspects of the Use of English paper are being subsumed into some of the other papers. But we'll get to that a little later on! This is all part of a drive to make the process of actually taking the exam a little less stressful and less time consuming - overall the exam is being reduced from 6 hours (technically I think it currently adds up to 5 hours and 59 minutes) to 4 hours (again, technically it's 3 hours 56 minutes).

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Cambridge ESOL Webinars

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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 www.englishprofile.org

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 www.englishprofile.org

Register now!

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