UPSKILL or STANDSTILL: Retooling for the future learner – a webinar by Rob Howard

Dear Colleagues,

IATEFL Poland and Rob Howard, Owner of Business Language Training Institute, Joint Coordinator of the IATEFL BESIG

have the pleasure to invite you to the webinar

which took place on Wednesday, 2nd February 2022, from 20.30 to 21.30 CET.

This webinar is titled:

UPSKILL or STANDSTILL: Retooling for the future learner

Brief summary:

To meet the needs of tomorrow’s learner and to maintain relevance for the future job market, teachers are entering the world of business English without any background or training. It is estimated that soon 87% of global business will take place in English. Yet students, although they can speak well in day-to-day conversations, still lack the professional communication skills required by employers today. More attention to empathy, reactivity, and awareness must be realized to help future employees achieve success in the English-speaking workplace. With AI hot on our heels, learners’ need a change in teaching tactics, focus, and outcomes that most teachers aren’t prepared for. This talk will visit the problem and predict a more constructive future.

Owner of Business Language Training Institute,

Joint Coordinator of the IATEFL BESIG

Advanced Communication Skills Facilitator, author, EFLtalks founder, Online Language Center and Business Language Training Institute owner, worldwide speaker on Business English. IATEFL BESIG joint coordinator, Video and Online Coordinator for Visual Arts Circle and cofounder of Independent Authors & Publishers. Nominated for the 2016 British Council’s ELTon Award.

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