If you prepare students for FCE or CAE, then this might be useful for you. Cambridge English: First (FCE) and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) have recently undergone significant revisions to their structure and organisation.
This has been on the cards for some time and indeed I blogged about it back in May.
Recently however, I gave an online workshop for International House, which was available to IH staff around the world, and which outlined the changes being made to these exams and discussed some of the implications of those changes.
The workshop was videoed and has been posted on you tube – you can watch it there or here, but it is about an hour long – so make sure you have a cup of tea or a glass of wine (depending on your preference or the time of day) before you press play!
Unfortunately, I suffered from the odd wifi glitch during the presentation, so service is interrupted every now and again. I have, however, also posted my slides on slideshare, so you can download and view your own version – and watch any sections of the workshop that need some kind of clarification!
In the webinar I mention a number of coursebook reviews for the revised First exam. You can find them here:
Any questions about any of this – let me know!
Friday 17 October 2014 at 18:30
Sunday 19 October 2014 at 14:13
Useful webinar. And interesting chat about course books. Thanks a lot.
Wednesday 5 November 2014 at 09:08
Just to let you know that we’ve shortlisted this blog post for this month’s TeachingEnglish blog award and I’ll be making a post about it on tomorrow’s TeachingEnglish Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/TeachingEnglish.BritishCouncil, if you’d like to check there for likes and comments.