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Developing reading skills on L2 Functional English programmes

ACER - Christine Stewart

Monday, 8 May 2017 from 10:00 to 15:30 (BST)

Developing reading skills on L2 Functional English...

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Delegate fee non-ACER members Ended £160.00 £0.00

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Background

Following the 2015 Ofqual review of Functional Skills qualifications, awarding organisations (AOs) were challenged to add more stretch to the problem solving aspects of assessments and provide candidates with more opportunities to demonstrate higher order skills. Providers have found that the revised assessments offered by some AOs have required teachers to adapt their teaching approaches to develop a wider range of skills in response to less predictable, more open ended question formats, especially in the reading paper. This event aims to review the particular challenges that teachers face in developing reading skills on Level 2 Functional English programmes and to explore teaching approaches and support strategies relevant to that level of English study.

Content

Participants will have an opportunity to

  •  review the challenges presented by Level 2 reading assessments
    evaluate teaching approaches and support strategies that develop reading skills at Level 2 with a particular focus on language techniques, bias and implied meaning
    explore the use of digital technology in developing reading skills and in the delivery of blended learning

 Intended audience

  • Functional English teachers
  • vocational teachers involved in embedded support
  • assessors offering Functional English support on apprenticeships
  • learning support assistants & learner mentors

The facilitator:

 

Bob Read is the ETF Regional Specialist Lead for English. He has over thirty years’ experience of teaching English in schools and Further Education. Bob facilitates ACER’s ETF-funded Professional Exchange Network - Using Digital Technology in English Teaching’.

 

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Suite 1 Lancaster House
Meadow Lane
PE27 4LG St Ives
United Kingdom

Monday, 8 May 2017 from 10:00 to 15:30 (BST)


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