Welcome to your English File linguistic mediation programme!

As a valued user of English File at an Official Language School you are invited to take part in our brand-new linguistic mediation programme - designed just for you.

The English File Mediation Programme offers a wide range of resources to support you in teaching mediation including: 

  • Live webinar sessions​
  • Facebook Live Q&A session​
  • Series of 6 videos​
  • Online professional development modules​
  • And much more! 
 

Certificate and Digital Badge

To receive your Certificate of Participation and Digital Badge for the English File Mediation Programme watch the two webinars, two of the videos and take one of the Professional Development Modules.

Click here for more information on Digital Badges.

Part 1: Introductory contentavailable now on Oxford Premium

Focus Paper: Mediation in English Language Teaching ​

This paper provides an overview of what mediation is, what it means for the ELT classroom, challenges that teachers may face, practical tips for implementing mediation in the classroom and links to further reading: essential information for teachers who want to learn about this language skill.

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Online Professional Development Module: Mediation Glossary

Do you know the difference between mediating concepts and mediating communication? The glossary of terms is a great interactive resource for learning some of the key ideas related to the language skill of mediation. Study the terminology then test your knowledge with the quiz.

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Online Professional Development Module: Mediation Introduction

This stand-alone Professional Development Module will introduce you to key concepts of the language skill of mediation. Through a mixture of video, texts and interactive exercises you’ll be able to get to grips with the basics of mediation in a concise and engaging way.

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Part 2: On demand content

Live webinar on 15/10/2021 at 12:00

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Supporting mediation activities with ENGLISH FILE

In this webinar we will provide practical ideas for ENGLISH FILE 4th edition users who want to know how to better teach the skill of mediation in their classes. We’ll use the CEFR companion document to get to the core of what skills learners need to be successful mediators through each of English File’s 8 levels and how teachers can plan activities to help them acquire those skills. 

Video 1: Pre-intermediate

In this video we’ll look at some key aspects of mediation by exploring an activity from English File 4th Edition Pre-Intermediate.


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Video 2: Intermediate Plus

In this video we’ll look at some key aspects of mediation by exploring an activity from English File 4th Edition Intermediate Plus.


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Video 3: Advanced

In this video we’ll look at some key aspects of mediation by exploring an activity from English File 4th Edition Advanced.


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Part 3: Live and on demand content – sign up now!

Live webinar on 28/01/2021 at 12:00

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Assessing mediation activities with ENGLISH FILE​

Mediation has provided us with a more nuanced and deeper understanding of communication, and while classroom mediation activities provide a more authentic way of teaching real life language use – they also throw up the quandary of how we should assess them. In this webinar we will look at the different stages of ENGLISH FILE mediation activities and suggest some guidelines on how and what we should assess when it comes to this language skill.  

Video 4: Intermediate

In this video we’ll look at some key aspects of mediation by exploring an activity from English File 4th Edition Intermediate.


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Video 5: Upper-Intermediate

In this video we’ll look at some key aspects of mediation by exploring an activity from English File 4th Edition Upper-Intermediate.


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Video 6: Advanced Plus

In this video we’ll look at some key aspects of mediation by exploring an activity from English File 4th Edition Advanced Plus.


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Part 4: Speak to the Expert Q&A – February 2022

Facebook Live: join us for a live Q&A session where you can pose your mediation questions to our team of experts!

Joining instructions available in February.