The Cambridge Adult Panel
At Cambridge, we know only too well how necessary it is to keep up-to-date with the changing needs of teachers and students.
The Cambridge Adult Panel is a group of ELT professionals brought together to discuss the latest developments in classroom needs. Their insight and ideas help to inform new publishing and new projects. The group's expertise covers all areas of Adult learning, from EAP to ESP and testing to technology.
Members are chosen from a variety of countries and include teachers, trainers, researchers and Directors of Studies. This year's panel includes experts from Poland, Italy, Mexico, the UK, Japan and Australia. Panel membership is refreshed each year to ensure global reach.
How does the Panel work?
Panel members have access to their own web forum, where monthly discussions take place on topics of interest. Particularly important is the Panel's views on emerging ELT trends.
The Panel regularly comments on new material in development. All comments are carefully assessed by the editorial team responsible for bringing our high quality materials to life.
In addition, Panel members are asked to trial new material in their own classes, their feedback giving us a measureable indication of how we are meeting classroom needs.
The key event in the Panel's year is the annual conference in Cambridge. This year’s discussion topics included the increasing importance of new technologies in ELT publishing, and developments in ESP.
Among the guest speakers was Michael McCarthy, author of many Cambridge titles, including English Vocabulary in Use.