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Tips for Teaching Speaking

09 Apr 2015 Masoud Yadi
Speaking for some candidates is the scary part of exams, and that is probably because there they are dealing with an examiner rather than just a computer or a paper test, and that provokes fear. Let’s see what we, teachers of those classes, can do to help them overcome this fear.

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Writing: from Teaching to Assessment (Part Two)

06 Jan 2015 Masoud Yadi
In part one we went over writing test content and scoring criteria. We also took a glance at useful tips for assessing writing answers. In this part, however, the focus is on the measures we should take in preparing candidates for the writing test.

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Writing: from Teaching to Assessment (Part One)

23 Dec 2014 Masoud Yadi
Writing is the most difficult part of most exams to be tackled by students. Or is it? Let’s see how we can help our students write better.

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Teaching Reading (part two)

21 Aug 2014 Masoud Yadi
In the previous part we reviewed some major steps a teacher has to take in an exam class. Here is more about the same topic.

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Teach Them to Fish

15 Apr 2014 Masoud Yadi
You have probably heard the saying that reads "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." This applies everywhere and I guess the small world of an exam class is no exception to it.

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Dictogloss - a teaching technique for all skills

30 Jan 2014 Mehdi Safavi
One of the most engaging language teaching techniques used in teaching grammatical structures is Dictogloss. It requires minimal preparation and equipment and is the most favourite classroom activity with busy teachers. Here's how it works:

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The First Session of the Course

16 Jan 2014 Masoud Yadi
Like many other activities in your lives, how you start the very first session of your course in teaching for an exam can make a great difference. A good start leads to a sweet success, while setting off badly can cause malfunction of endeavors and may eventually lead to failure.  

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One step upward on the ladder of success

26 Dec 2013 Masoud Yadi
Many experienced teachers tend to teach for exams sometime in their professional life. In order to prepare for teaching exam classes, useful tips and strategies are presented in weekly concise lessons. Here is the introduction to this series.

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You live and learn

12 Sep 2013 Mehdi Safavi
This amazing guide book can help you learn to teach in more effective ways. The book has a jargon-free teacher-friendly tone that makes it unputdownable.

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