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Bolton benefits from English Speaking Board’s teacher-training

How ESB helps Bolton schools

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. ran a teacher-training session for primary and secondary school teachers from Bolton and the surrounding region at Bolton School on Wednesday 3rd February.

This event was designed to give teachers an insight into the way that ESB’s qualifications are mapped to the National Curriculum and demonstrate how they give students vital skills for further education and employment.

Alison Coates, ESB’s Business Development Adviser for Graded Exams led the session. She said:

ESB offers bespoke training and workshops for teachers and students at all levels. We had a fantastic day at Bolton School coaching teachers from the local area. We wanted to create a forum for discussion about the recent change in terminology from Speaking and Listening to Spoken Language and the impact this has had in the classroom.

ESB’s ethos is to allow learners to develop their speaking and listening skills in a supportive environment focusing on personal growth and confidence; the delegates were inspired by the day and will take this approach back to their own classrooms.

ESB’s training resonated with the English Department at Bolton School, Boys Division. They tweeted after the event:

Plenty of food for thought for whole school oracy projects, curricular and extracurricular.

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