Category Archives: Exams

An Energy Dip: approaching high demand teaching (Part One)

After all the excitement of Iatefl last week, I hit reality back in the classroom this week, and what with all the to do about Sugata Mitra’s ideas and the need to make up a whole series of lessons I … Continue reading

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Teaching mindfully and Facing exams courageously

I’m Back I suddenly realised that I haven’t blogged on my poor, neglected space since September!! I can only hang my head in shame and mutter excuses about how tied up I’ve been with conference sin Prague, the student blog … Continue reading

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Lessons from My Office Hours

What is the point of Failure and what can it teach us?   I know this title sounds pretty bleak but it is partly the result of an episode that happened this week during my office hours, and that I … Continue reading

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“How to Pass Exams” a distance learning course on Udemy

I haven’t actually blogged for a while, unfortunately, which is largely because I’ve been busy developing a new distance learning course entitled “How to Pass Exams” on Udemy.com. The Reasons for this Course I decided to develop this course for … Continue reading

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Keeping an eye on the Big Picture but don’t let it terrify you!

Keeping an eye on the Big Picture but don’t let it terrify you! I’ve noticed recently how a lot of us want to learn everything straight away, and my students, despite the fact they are all intelligent young people become … Continue reading

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Control versus Accuracy in Cambridge Exams

Is Accuracy no longer invited to the ball? For years one of the criteria for assessment on Cambridge Speaking exams was accuracy of grammar and lexis at varying degrees depending on the level. Now, accuracy seems to only be welcome … Continue reading

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