IATEFL Webinars ‘How the new CEFR can help Business English teachers’ | Kristen Waechter
Date(s) - 08/09/2019
15:00 - 16:00
‘How the new CEFR can help Business English teachers’
8 September 2019, 3pm UK time
In this webinar, Kirsten Waechter will take a closer look at some new features of the revised CEFR framework for language learning and will explore to what extent it can help BE teachers in their job. The new CEFR now reflects skills and competence in a lot more detail, allowing for better descriptions of competence and skills. Its new categories include intercultural skills, mediation and a closer look at functions of interaction and production, for example in correspondence or teamwork. The extended skills descriptions can be extremely useful when designing a course or setting goals for our learners to achieve and revising whether the goals have been achieved. This webinar will focus on the categories of mediation and intercultural communication to demonstrate how the new descriptors can help us in our work.
Kirsten Waechter has been a business English trainer since 1998 teaching in-company courses. Today she focuses on teaching business communication, ESP and intercultural courses. She is also a materials writer and translator.