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21st-Century Skills: Help Make Your Students Employable!

About this event

Recent global events like the pandemic have accelerated changes in the job market, and the future seems more uncertain than ever. What can educators do to prepare English language learners for these uncertainties? What are the skills that will make students employable in 2030 and beyond? And, why is it the place of English teachers to be teaching these skills?

Explore these issues within the context of Pearson’s Employability Framework, and get an introduction to the Skill Development Frameworks designed by experts from around the world to help identify increasing mastery of vital 21st-century skills.

Join Mike Mayor, Senior Director, Global Scale of English at Pearson, as he unpacks the research behind the disconnect between schools and employers and addresses this challenge for teachers and learners.

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  • Guest speaker
    William Fish Regional Development Manager @ Pearson PTE Academic

    William Fish is the Regional Development Manager for Pearson PTE Academic and is the Founder and President of the Washington International Education Council. He has taught in and directed Intensive English Programs in the United States and Portugal.

  • Guest speaker
    Anna Hearrell Bridge’s Product Manager @ Bridge Education Group

    Anna Hearrell is Bridge’s Product Manager. She has developed innovative online programs designed to meet the needs of English language teachers around the world, including a Micro-credential course dedicated to Teaching English as a Global Language. As a teacher training provider, Bridge seeks to empower the global English language teaching community with accessible professional development options, teacher recognition, and advocacy: https://bridge.edu/tefl/

  • Guest speaker
    Mike Mayor Senior Director @ Global Scale of English at Pearson

    Mike Mayor is Senior Director, Global Scale of English at Pearson. On leaving university, Mike worked as a teacher of English in France before entering the world of publishing as a lexicographer. Mike joined Pearson in 2003 and headed up the Longman dictionaries list until his move into Learning Research and Design in 2013. In this role, Mike leads a team of learning designers that developed the Global Scale of English. Mike has a BA (Hons) in French Language and Literature and a Masters in English and Applied Linguistics from Cambridge University.

  • Team member
    Bridge Universe Bridge Education Group


With over 35 years in the language-education field, Bridge Education Group empowers a global community of English teachers at all stages of their careers. Our continually growing portfolio of TEFL/TESOL certification programs provides teachers with internationally-recognized credentials.