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Building the Bedrock
Presented by Ian Badger

In this workshop, Ian will discuss the areas of language learning which need to be prioritized in both pre- and in-work training. These ‘bedrock’ communication skills include:

  • the ability to express yourself clearly in a wide range of linguistic and cultural contexts and having an awareness of how your way of communicating can impact on others.
  • developing the skills and strategies to understand English however it is spoken or written and being able to tolerate ways of communicating which do not correspond to yours.
  • acquiring a solid base of ‘semi-technical’ language on which to build the specific language needed in any workplace.

With reference to his experience developing courses and materials for pre-experience and in-work learners, Ian will suggest how we can help learners and their sponsoring organisations to achieve their communication goals. He will also refer to his new book, ‘Flash on Business English Conversations’, to material from his other publications and to video-based materials which he has developed in response to specific individual and company needs.

About Ian: Ian Badger is a partner in Business and Medical English Services (www.bmes.co.uk). Originally from London, he is based in Bristol, UK but travels widely as a communications consultant and trainer. For over thirty years, he has worked closely with several major international companies to develop the multicultural communication skills demanded in their working environments.
Ian is the author of the recently-published Flash on English for Business Conversations (Ernst Klett Sprachen). His Collins English for Business: Listening was shortlisted for British Council ELTON award and the iPad app based on this material won the David Riley award for innovation in Business English and ESP. Among his other publications are the B1 and B2 levels of Collins English for Life: Listening, the four-level series, English for Business Life (National Geographic Learning/Cengage), Everyday Business Writing (Pearson) and the listening component of Langenscheidt’s new Sprachkurs Englisch für Fortgeschrittene.



Learner-Oriented Assessment
Presented by Sarah Unsworth

About Sarah: Sarah is an Assessment Group Manager at Cambridge English Language Assessment working on a new Learning Oriented Assessment product that includes the integration of course material and on-line assessment. She has extensive EFL experience in teacher training, materials development and in teaching business and general English to adults. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Modern Languages and ESOL.


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