Phil Warwick

Pearson

BIOS

Phil Warwick is a qualified teacher trainer who has been involved in language teaching for over 20 years, working in many countries including Brazil, China, Italy and Argentina. He is currently Director of Teaching for a private language school in the Czech Republic and Academic Co-ordinator for Embassy Summer schools in the UK. He is a speaking examiner for international exams and has taught on several CELTA courses and regularly delivers presentations for Pearson.

ABSTRACT

Language from the real world: the new face of authentic video materials

What is authentic language?

Can graded language in coursebooks be authentic? Or is it inevitably artificial?

To answer these questions and to show teachers how language in the classroom can be both authentic and accessible, this practical talk brings into light the cooperation of Pearson and BBC and showcases its synergy effect focusing particularly on the new approach to video in Pearson’s new upper-primary course English Class and the blockbuster Speakout.