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In addition to our face-to-face events, which take place throughout the year, IATEFL BESIG is very active online, organizing a full programme of webinars and other online events on a wide range of topics every year. In an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible, and to fulfil IATEFL’s charitable mandate, these events are open and free to everyone.

The events are organised by the BESIG Online Team (BOT), often in partnership with other teaching associations from around the world.

Upcoming and recent events are listed below. An archive of past online events will be available soon.

8 September 2019

Join us online on Sunday, 8 September, at 2pm UTC (3pm BST) for a webinar titled, “How the new CEFR can help Business English teachers” with Kirsten Waechter.

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

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.

Join the live event here.