UPDATE: Sadly, this event has had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. We hope we can repeat this event in the second half of the year.
Join us on 21 March for a day of two workshops with Rob Dean and Pearson at the luxurious HSE villa!
What: Two workshops with Rob Dean (Pearson)
When: 21 March 2020, 11.00-14.30
Where: Hamburg School of English, Isekai 19, Hamburg.
This event is free for members of HELTA, members of our sister organisations, and teachers from the Hamburg School of English. The attendance fee is 10 EUR (refundable upon joining HELTA) and includes coffee, tea, and a lunch snack. We kindly ask that you register to facilitate our planning. Thank you.
Future skills: what will make our learners employable in 2030?
A key role for educators is to prepare students for the workplace, but at a time of great change in job markets, how do we know where to focus our efforts? Much has been written about the impact of technology and automation on society and work. Some jobs, it is suggested, will all but disappear and today’s students will be applying for roles which currently don’t exist. So how do we prepare these learners for such future uncertainties? What are the skills of the future that will ensure a place in tomorrow’s job market?
Whilst few would deny that English is a future skill in and of itself, it is no longer a passport to guaranteed employment. As English proficiency increases around the world, employers have access to a larger pool of qualified candidates and can afford to be more demanding in their requirements. These same employers continue to express concerns about the skills gap amongst potential employees. In a Gallup poll from 2013, 96% of chief academic officers felt they were adequately preparing students for future employment, whilst only 11% of employers felt the same. So why this disconnect?
This presentation looks at research into the skills needed for jobs in 2030 – and suggests how English language teachers can integrate these into their curriculum.
A Wonderful World of Workplace English
Learners studying in today’s globalised world need carefully targeted preparation to provide a smooth transition at the beginning of their careers as well as continued support as their careers progress.
But how on earth do you cope with not only having to provide skills for work but also to deal with the essential language needed to enter the modern-day world of work?This highly practical session will suggest some ideas and approaches to do just that and will include ways of helping teachers and learners alike with realistic, engaging and supportive materials – including a wealth of video resources – ideally matched to the demands of the 21st Century workplace. We will illustrate the session with material taken from Pearson’s new Business Partner course.
Workshop with Rob Dean: Future Skills and Employability
- March 21, 2020
- 11:00 to 14:30
- Hamburg School of English Villa, Isekai 19, Hamburg.
Details to follow!