Out Loud! Getting Teens to Speak in English


Tuesday, April 30, 2024


12:00 PM Europe/Paris

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Getting teenagers to speak can be a challenging task on its own, and encouraging them to converse in English may at times feel like a nearly impossible mission. In this webinar, we will present you with practical classroom activities that can effectively help your young students out of their shells. We will also share the TOEFL Junior® scoring rubric to be used as a guide to help the students understand what a successful communication in English looks like. Join us as we embark on the journey to unlock the power of English conversation in your classroom! There will be also time for Q&A.  

Thanks to attending this webinar you will: 

  • Gain insight into the TOEFL Junior Speaking section and question types 
  • Learn classroom activities to boost your students’ confidence in speaking 
  • Learn how to use the TOEFL Junior scoring rubrics as a guide to have your students achieve effective communication 

Marta Zaninelli Ph.D.

Marta Zaninelli is an ELT Coordinator at ETS Global and she is based in Milan, Italy. She is responsible for outreach and support to the English Language Teachers community in Italy and throughout Europe. She holds a PhD from the Department of Linguistics and Literary Sciences of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, and has worked as an English Language teacher and Business English Adjunct Professor. She is passionate about the English Language and Literature.

Karina Anvarova

Karina Anvarova is a Senior sales manager at ETS Global, focusing on the TOEFL Young Students Series. She has a Master degree in Teaching Foreign Languages from Saint Petersburg University in Russia and a Master degree in International Business & Relations from University of La Rochelle in France. 
Karina is enthusiastic about young learners including their learning path and educational successes, as well as the digitisation of education and its' impacts on young learners. Running several projects for young learners and offering expertise on assessment literacy and data usage, she is working closely with the ETS’ research team and TOEFL Young Students Series program in Princeton USA. Karina actively contributes in schools' educational success.