Leveraging the Global Scale of English in Business English With Competency-Based Learning Pathways

Discover innovative methods for tailoring learning paths to meet the competency objectives of Business English learners, utilizing the CEFR and GSE, two renowned tools in ELT. Pearson’s Global Scale of English (GSE) facilitates curriculum, courseware, and assessment strategies, harmonizing with the universally accepted Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Educators can leverage both tools to refine their approach and establish precise, measurable learning objectives within language proficiency levels. Join us as we explore how Business English instructors can synchronize CEFR levels with GSE competencies, crafting learning paths that equip corporate language learners with the specific skills essential for thriving in today’s professional landscape.


Karina Zew

Karina Zew has been teaching English for over 30 years. She has taught all ages, ranging from three to 83, in schools, companies and institutes. Karina has also been a lecturer in several conferences about language learning and has developed material for special courses. She was the head trainer of Bridge’s IDELT course in Buenos Aires for over 10 years and is currently a TEFL Online tutor for Bridge, helping hundreds of teachers all over the world improve their teaching skills.

Samatha Yates

Samantha Yates is a Global Campaign Manager at Pearson. She is an experienced B2B marketer, specializing in Pearson’s Global Scale of English and English language learning for businesses. Samantha is an ex-ESL teacher, having taught K-12 English in Hong Kong for three years. She is now based in London, UK.

Shelynn Riel

Shélynn Riel is Bridge's Expert Series Moderator and regularly contributes articles and ELT news reports to the BridgeUniverse blog. She has served as an English language instructor for over a decade, a program coordinator in both university and community-based programs, and an English Language Fellow with the U.S. Department of State. Her interests include holistic teacher development, learner identity, and decolonial ethics in the language classroom. She is the co-creator of The Teacher Think-Aloud Podcast, which focuses on reflective practices for teachers around the world.




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