In this workshop, we’ll discuss what’s special about preparing students for international exams as opposed to teaching General English.

Some of the questions that will be answered in this workshop include:

  • How is teaching for exams different from teaching General English?
  • Is an exam preparation course more about teaching exam strategies or about teaching language? Or both?
  • What are some possible requirements a teacher should meet in order to start preparing candidates for exams? (E.g. Should I have taken the test in question so as to be able to prepare students for it?)
  • What are some useful tasks I can use to, for example, help students prepare for the Use of English papers in Cambridge main suite exams?
  • How long should an exam preparation course be? What materials should we use?

And much more.

The example tasks will be from IELTS, TOEFL, and Cambridge Main Suite exams (First, Advanced, and Proficiency), but the aim of the workshop is to discuss preparing candidates for exams in general.

For more information or if you have any questions, please write to me at To register, click here. To read about the whole series, click here.