Exam preparation

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Presenter(s): Amy Malloy amy malloy

The reality of modern English teaching means exams hold higher stakes than ever: a new career, a higher education place, even a new country of residence.

This webinar looks at how mindfulness, the practice of paying conscious awareness to the present moment, allows us to calm the effect of such stress-inducing situations on our thoughts and feelings by actively shifting our relationship with stress. In turn, our students can find it easier to meet exams with a calm, clear head.

We will demystify mindfulness practice, take a straightforward look at the neuroscience behind stress in exam situations, and explore practical mindfulness exercises you can carry out with your students.

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Duration: 1 hour
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Presenter(s): John Wolf john wolf

Teaching exam courses puts a lot of pressure on teachers. We strive to make the experience enjoyable and fruitful, not only for the learners but also for the teacher.

In this webinar John will be sharing some strategies for teaching exams with enjoyment. These include: managing exam practice, readying your repertoire, delegating task creation and finally - deflating the pressure.

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Duration: 1 hour
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Presenter(s): Billie Jago billie jago

Whether a short course or long course, exam students can easily become demotivated.

This webinar offers strategies and tips on how to maintain student enthusiasm in a positive classroom environment.

We’ll be looking at techniques on how to avoid repetition and motivate students of mixed abilities and skill sets, by looking at how to add variety to common task types and providing the opportunity for these activities to become more student-centred.

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Duration: 1 hour
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Presenter(s): Philip Warwick philip warwick

A good teacher plays many roles but when it comes to exam preparation probably one of the most important is that of language coach. If a teacher cannot deal with student performance and implement further practice through delivering valid feedback then students will suffer.

This webinar will look at the coaching cycle and how teachers can utilise it to evaluate student performance so that they can provide different forms of feedback and give prompts and tips for improvement.

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Duration: 1 hour
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Presenter(s): Philip Warwick philip warwick

Students need to have a clear idea of what their strengths and weaknesses are when it comes to passing exams and in order to do this, teachers need to have clear strategies for each skill tested.

This webinar will look at building exam strategies and identifying progress points. This will allow teachers to offer valid guidance and supervision whilst differentiating between the skills and parts of the exam so that they can review key concepts and track students’ progress.

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Duration: 1 hour
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Presenter(s): Lindsay Warwick lindsay warwick

For some learners on an exam course, their main goal is to develop their language skills so they can communicate better. For others, passing the exam is their main goal.

In this webinar, Lindsay Warwick looks at ways that we can deliver lessons so we both develop a learner’s language skills and prepare for the exam. You'll look at techniques and activities that help us to find the right balance and meet every learner’s needs.

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Duration: 1 hour
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Presenter(s): Lindsay Warwick

Any teacher helping students to prepare for an exam needs to understand the exam at hand.

In this webinar, Lindsay Warwick looks at key tasks in Cambridge exams, the theory behind them, common difficulties with those tasks and how learners can overcome them. You'll also look at changes to the Cambridge Preliminary/Preliminary for Schools and Key/Key for Schools exams coming in 2020.

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Duration: 1 hour

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