On Monday June 18th the Living Language Institute was invited by the Pearson Academy to a special event held at the British Council in Rome, featuring the release of the new Speakout Intermediate Plus and Advanced Plus Student’s book with DVD-ROM. Speakers included Antonia Clare, Andrew Howarth and Donatella Fitzgerald.
Antonia, in particular, shared with us some useful insights on how to motivate intermediate students to, so to say, take off from the intermediate level and soar to higher levels of lexical and grammatical accuracy. The idea is to boost the student’s confidence empowering them to go beyond the comfort zone.
The speaker underlined that the above can be achieved through specific individual and/or group tailor-made activities which she demonstrated abundantly during her presentation.
It was a truly pleasant meeting and we are grateful to the Pearson Academy for the opportunity extended to us and we are eager to put to good use the valuable information.