Virtual Round Table 2014

How much can we actually teach students for exams without being exam-oriented?

Wherever we go in professional development the reality of teaching to the test always crops up as something to avoid or get around somehow. Yet, we want our students to achieve high standards and we want them to have qualifications.

For me, it’s a matter of teaching BEYOND the test.


Exposing them to real English before they ever see exam-type structures, whilst getting them used to such structures in fun, stress-free environments is a great way to raise competency well before exam deadlines loom ahead.


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