English Language Achievement VS. Proficiency Tests

Definition & Meaning “Achievement” is defined as how well students have learned or what they are expected to know. On the other hand, “proficiency” is the ability to do something very well. Take for example a driver’s test, the paper and pencil questions on the knowledge related to driving and traffic rules represent the achievement test, while a proficiency test determines […]

Pre-employment assessment, skill testing and interviewing

Guest Post By Omer Molad We often hear terms like pre-employment assessment, skill testing and even interviewing used interchangeably. While they may have similar high-level goals, such as identifying a suitable candidate, they are fundamentally different methods of achieving those goals. It’s important to know the difference because each evaluation method will produce completely different outputs. […]

Top 7 Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

As a teacher, you always use questions in the classroom. There are lots of reasons for using them. You could use questions to: engage your students, check for understanding and comprehension, seek opinions, encourage creative and critical thinking, review information, help students see other ways of thinking. The techniques that you should use in questioning depends […]

9 Techniques for Presenting Grammar

There is a variety of techniques for presenting new grammar items. Below is an overview of nine of those most commonly-used. Note that no one technique will necessarily prove better than another, so the general rule when it comes to presenting grammatical rules is to combine a variety of techniques. 1. Direct Explaining (Explicit Approach). […]

9 Best Ways to Finish EFL Lessons

It is as important to end an EFL lesson effectively as you start it. Your main aim is that your students leave the classroom with a good feeling about themselves and their learning. They should end their EFL lessons with a sense of achievement and the knowledge that they have made progress in their English. […]

13 EFL Quickie Warmers to Start Your Class

A warmer is a motivating starting activity better called: zealous, suggestive, dynamic and enthusiastic. It is an activity done at the beginning of the lesson to activate students to become animated in the language class. It is considered as a tool designed to attract students’ attention. Advantages of warmers. For teachers, warmers enable them to: […]