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Tests, Tests and more Tests…


February seems to be all about tests.  All my classes have just done their mid-year grammar and vocabulary tests, my exam class students have just done a mock exam and are getting ready for the real thing in March, and... Continue Reading →

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The Cheating Art


If you teach, you will have encountered cheating.  And if you're honest, you've probably cheated yourself at some point in the past - I don't remember specific incidences of cheating from when I was at school, but I do remember... Continue Reading →

#ELTchat Summary: Dogme & Formal Assessment – the odd couple?


At first glance, the free-wheeling Dogme approach to teaching and formal assessment do not sit well together.  Rather they would appear to occupy opposite ends of the spectrum, representing as they do either “winging it elevated to an art form”... Continue Reading →

The future of testing?


I've been looking into language testing and language exams quite a lot recently, which is maybe why a recent piece on the "Click" podcast from the BBC caught my attention  (listen to the segment here). The report is on the... Continue Reading →

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