BESIG: 'CEFR - Business English, Win-win Situation'
A BESIG webinar presented by Maha Hassan
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages takes an innovative stance to seeing learners as language users and social agents and thus seeing language as a vehicle for communication rather than as a subject of study.
In my presentation, I will talk about the new CEFR revisions and how they can benefit teachers to help their students promote better understanding of other cultures whether abroad or even among their classes. I will especially refer to the descriptors used to help guide teachers along the way and how to assess the development of their students in that concern. Not only that, but to help them “develop their awareness and competence in that area.” In addition to that, I intend to highlight the importance of all this to Business English teaching and how the idea of mediation can greatly help.
Maha Hassan is an Educational Consultant, Teacher Trainer and Founder/CEO of Teaching ESL Hub. She was nominated for Lead 5050 Women in International Education Award – WIE 2018 for her work as an Academic Director. She has presented at a number of International Conferences including IATEFL, TESOL International Convention-CALL IS EVO and Nile TESOL. She had a number of articles published in IATEFL Voices, Pilgrims “A New Contribution to Bloom’s Taxonomy”, HEIS International TESOL Newsletter, Nile TESOL Newsletters and on howtolearn.com. She blogs on teachingenglishcafe.blogspot.com.