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Effectively Taking Language Exams

Read more ...Sooner or later, most students are confronted with the necessity of taking some form of English examination. Some students are more successful than others when...

The history of the Cambridge Exams

Read more ...Cambridge English Language Assessment is part of the University of Cambridge and has been providing English language assessments and qualifications for over 100 years. The first Cambridge English examination, the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), was launched in 1913. The 12-hour exam had just three candidates, all of whom failed. One hundred...

Deal With Exam Stress

Read more ...Exams are a crucial part of education and the source of stress for many students. In order to avoid crippling anxiety from these pesky evaluations, it is important to approach them with a clear mind and an understanding of how to deal with stressful situations more broadly. In many cases, exam stress is all in the mind, and mental discipline is a large...

Feedback to English learners: Why, when and how

Read more ...We learn by doing. More specifically, we learn by being taught, then practicing a skill or concept, receiving feedback on our progress to correct errors and reinforce what we are doing well, and finally continuing on our own once we are proficient. I do -the teacher models a skill We do together -the teacher assists the students as they begin to...

IELTS: how to crack the Reading test

Read more ...The content of the Reading component is different for the Academic and General Training testing options but the total amount of time for the completion of this component in both is 60 minutes. Candidates are presented with three passages pertaining to a wide array of subjects of general interest, drawing from work and academic contexts. In this article...

Κοινωνική φοβία: Καθημερινές δόσεις αγωνίας και άγχους

Read more ...Μήπως το ενδεχόμενο να μιλήσετε μπροστά σε κοινό σας αγχώνει δραματικά και σας δημιουργεί σωματικά συμπτώματα; Μήπως εξαιτίας αυτού του φόβου αποφεύγετε κοινωνικές καταστάσεις, επειδή πιστεύετε ότι οι άλλοι θα σας κρίνουν αρνητικά και θα γίνετε ρεζίλι; Τότε ίσως να έχετε κοινωνική φοβία αφού ζείτε με το άγχος της κριτικής από τους άλλους. Αυτό έχει ως...
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