One of the reasons that teaching exam classes can be challenging is the greater emphasis on writing and its greater workload in terms of marking and how to do this accurately and efficiently. In this seminar, we will first look at the different task types and their approaches, and then move on to how to mark and give effective feedback with the best use of time in mind.
Discursive vs. analytical writing - should you care? Teaching specialized writing skills needed for success in IELTS and TOEFL, and training the trainer to do efficient and effective marking of student work.
With limited time, how can we help students improve their fluency, pronunciation, use of discourse markers, intonation, inflection, lexical and syntactical variety, etc. for the best possible mark on their exam? Furthermore, you know, tips and tricks could be useful for like other courses as well, frankly speaking.
Cambridge Exams Speaking - what to prepare students for? In this seminar we'll look at the procedure of the exams and the criteria candidates are assessed on. We will also talk about what to do and what not to do there, how to handle different sections of the test and will gain an insight into the examiners' roles. Most of the talk will be about FCE, but we'll discuss the differences (if any) between FCE and other levels as well. Teachers interested in exams teaching are very welcome, as well as all the others.