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How to be an effective exam teacher

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Presentation slides for the IELTS Teacher Training Course [session on effective exam teachers]- Tehran

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How to be an effective exam teacher

  1. 1. How to be an Effective Exam Teacher A M I N N E G H AVAT I N E G H AVAT I @ G M A I L . C O M 2 2 / 11 / 2 0 1 3
  2. 2. Aims  Similarities and differences between exam courses and GE courses  The qualities needed to be an effective exam teacher  What to do in the first lesson  The balance between teaching and testing
  3. 3. Similarities and Differences a lot of marking specific scores variety and fun effect on life student anxiety admin higher education shared goal skills practice more powerful web companions clearly defined syllabus strong motivation
  4. 4. Needed Qualities  Call to mind some of the exams you have taken in your real life, and make a list of reasons why exams are useful and important. Think about ways in which exams have had a positive influence on you as a learner. What do you like about taking exams?
  5. 5. Needed Qualities  A positive attitude to exams  Enjoying the discipline of exam teaching  Keeping in touch with students  Knowledge of the exam  Maintaining motivation ?
  6. 6. Keeping in Touch with Students Traditional methods More technologybased methods Smartphone/web/desktop applications
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  8. 8. Keeping in Touch with Students flashcardlet
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  10. 10. Keeping in Touch with Students edmodo
  11. 11. Keeping in Touch with Students remind101
  12. 12. Keeping in Touch with Students quizlet
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  14. 14. Keeping in Touch with Students
  15. 15. apps
  16. 16. Knowledge of the Exam  How long is the exam?  What skills are tested in this exam?  What sort of questions or tasks are used to test each skill?  How many different parts are there to the exam?  How much time is allowed for each part?  What are the assessment criteria for productive skills in the exam?  How is the exam marked?  How are the results presented?  How can the test-takers register for the exam?
  17. 17. The First Lesson  Getting to know the students  (How can we make this stage more exam/learner-oriented?)  Introducing the students to the exam  Introducing the course and establishing ground rules
  18. 18. Testing vs. Teaching When? The weak class The average-to-good class The strong class Pre-Testing Revision Testing Mock Exams What? How?
  19. 19. Aims  Similarities and differences between exam courses and GE courses  The qualities needed to be an effective exam teacher  What to do in the first lesson  The balance between teaching and testing
  20. 20. How to be an Effective Exam Teacher A M I N N E G H AVAT I N E G H AVAT I @ G M A I L . C O M 2 2 / 11 / 2 0 1 3

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