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Promoting self-study for success in IELTS: Making the most of additional materials and flipping the classroom

Promoting self-study for success in IELTS: Making the most of additional materials and flipping the classroom

Thursday 7th February 2019 at 11:00AM GMT

About the webinar

Self-study is an essential component of success in any language proficiency test, yet many students may be reluctant to do it or find it difficult to get started. In this webinar, we will discuss some obstacles to self-study that students may face and how we, as tutors, can help them to become effective independent learners, which will contribute to success in the IELTS test. We will first focus on how online skills practice modules can be used as an effective self-study tool, using the online self-study materials from the MINDSET for IELTS series as an example. We will then explore the possibility of using the flipped classroom method as a means of better integrating self-study with lesson content and how this method can help students feel better prepared for the IELTS test. 

About the speaker

Lucy co-wrote MINDSET for IELTS Level 3 Teacher's Book and contributed units to the Foundation Level Student's Book. She began teaching English in 2002 in the UK and Spain, where she prepared young learners for Cambridge English exams. She has been a tutor of English for Academic Purposes since 2008, and has taught on IELTS preparation courses in addition to preparing international students to start degree courses at Brunel University and King’s College London. Lucy is currently based at King’s College London, where she teaches on Foundation Programmes for international students, provides in-sessional support in academic writing for current students and contributes to materials and course design.

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