Millions, yes that’s right, millions of students take English proficiency examinations every year. 2.5 million English language learners alone take the IELTS exam annually, and that’s just one of the English proficiency examinations available!
Young and adult learners need proof of their English language skills for entry into school, college and university programmes, to support visa applications, as well as to improve career and international job prospects.
There are a wealth of English proficiency examinations out there – some more popular than others, and some that are industry specific too, such as the Occupational English Test (an English test for those in the healthcare sector).
In this course, you will learn how to assess what your students’ current level of English is and create a course of lessons that will help them get to the level they need. You’ll gain an understanding of what popular proficiency tests involve and how to prepare your students for the assessments they will be required to complete during exams.
What will I learn?
- Reasons why young and adult language learners sit exams, what students are assessed on and the format of popular English examinations
- What English language proficiency exams are available and the similarities and differences between them
- How to create lessons and activities to help your student develop and practice their listening, reading, writing and speaking skills
- Tutor support from an experienced EFL teacher
- All course materials
- Two months to complete the course
- Internationally recognised TEFL certificate – hard copy & PDF
- Lifetime access to our TEFL Jobs Centre
Module and unit overview
1. Introduction to English language examinations
What motivates students to sit an English proficiency exam – the different groups/types of learners who normally sit these types of exams, and why.
2. International language exams
An overview of the most popular English proficiency exams available to English language learners including IELTS, TOEFL iBT (Test Of English as Foreign Language) and those offered by Cambridge Assessment English, how students are tested and what their scores mean.
3. How to teach exam preparation classes
Assess your students’ current level of English, what gaps are in their knowledge and create lessons that will get them to where they need to be to pass the exam.
4. Practice activities
Design practical activities you can use with your students to give them really good exam practice. Ideas you can use in all lessons, not just exam preparation, to help your students to get better at reading, writing, speaking and listening.
5. Exam preparation resources for teachers
Mock examination papers and resources to help prepare you deliver great lessons for exam preparation.
Need to know before you enrol/FAQs
Q. How long are students given to complete the 40-hour Teaching Exam Preparation Classes Course?
Q. Do you need any previous teaching experience/qualifications to enrol on the course?
Q. How are students assessed on the course?
Q. Do I need to purchase any textbooks for the course?
Q. Will this course qualify me as an IELTS examiner?
Q. Is the certificate included in the course fee?
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