Cambridge Life Competencies for Teens is a seven-part podcast series for English language teachers that helps you develop your students' life competencies to prepare them for early adulthood. In each episode we'll be chatting to English language teaching experts who'll be sharing their practical tips and techniques that you can use with your teenage learners.
Starting from Scratch
In this final episode, we chat to someone who has built a set of life skills from scratch, and found international success as a result. Seong-Jay, or Korean Billy as you may know him, tells us about how he learnt English and what skills he needed to stand out in the competitive world of online teaching.
Learning to Learn
This time on Cambridge Life Competencies for Teens, we're talking about learning how to learn. So how can we help our teenage learners develop these skills? We chat to author and teacher Dan Vincent who joins Olivia Goodman from our Language Research Team to exchange ideas.
Offering their expert advice on how we can educate our teenage learners to become responsible global citizens, professor, teacher trainer and writer Herbert Puchta, joins Ben Knight from our Language Research Team to share ideas.
With the help of teacher trainer and materials writer, Chris Sowton, and Jasmin Silver from our Language Research Team, this fourth episode aims to clear up any confusion around critical thinking, and offers you tips on how it can be easily incorporated into your lessons.
In this third episode, we discuss creativity with teacher trainer and author, Ben Goldstein, and Ben Knight from our Language Research Team, who share their tips on helping bring your students' ideas to life in the classroom.
In this second episode, we hear from freelance teacher trainer and materials writer Ceri Jones and Niall Curry from our Language Research Team about what we mean by communication and what constitutes 'a good communicator'.