TTT Exams Track

Part 2 – Teaching for Exams

It’s an AWARENESS-RAISING programme for English teachers who have experience in preparing themselves for and sitting a language exam and want to start training students for exams.

Teachers Teach Teachers is a three-year online peer-learning programme for English teachers.

Participants learn English with a course-book in groups of up to 10. Every month a participant of the group becomes the ‘teacher’ for the very same group.

On top of the lessons we provide a professional development programme, that lasts 3 years and includes webinars, speaking clubs, special interest groups (methodology, bookclub, linguistics), and workshops for teachers of the month.

Who is exam track for?

For TTT Exams Track Part 1 alumni who have already taken their language exam.
Now you are a CPE or CAE holder with experience in guided self-preparation. If you are thinking of becoming an exam trainer and want to have a glimpse into other high-stake exams, the course is for you.
For TTT Exams Track Part 1 alumni who are still waiting to sit their language exam.
The TTT Exams preparation process was rather intensive, and now that you still have time before the exam you might not want to lose the momentum you gained. Weekly group language and exam prep classes will provide you with peer support and people to report to, and will help you stay fit for the exam.
For highly motivated colleagues who are ready to expand their horizons and get new insights into teaching for exams.
It's an intensive course, so please plan your CPD accordingly

Is it you?

TTT Webinars and meet ups for the Exams track (Part 2- Teaching for Exams) 2021

In this track we focus on raising participants’ awareness of the difference between teaching general English and teaching for exams and have a glimpse into the format and nuances of the most recognized language exams.

Our events are always on Mondays at 1:30 pm Moscow time (GMT+3).
Every first Monday you can join our speaking club to practice language fluency and flexibility.

Every third and fourth Mondays are for webinars about target exams – this is where we will gain the teaching perspective, learn about selecting materials and understanding assessment criteria.

The webinars will be recorded and can be re-watched later, but mock tests will only be conducted live under exam conditions. Book your time in advance in order not to miss anything!

January

January 11, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Round table “My current beliefs about teaching for exams”

Facilitator: Natalia Ladygina

January 18, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Webinar: Teaching General English vs Teaching for Exams

Speaker: Alina and Simon Brooks
January 25, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Webinar: Giving feedback on writing and speaking for TTT Exams

Speaker: Alina and Simon Brooks

February (IELTS)

February 8, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Mock exam


Facilitator: Natalia Ladygina

February 15, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Webinar: IELTS – Pitfalls and Top Tips


Speaker: Natalia Bayrak
February 22, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Webinar: IELTS materials
The positives and the Pitfalls

Speaker: Margot van der Doelen

Bonus: a case study of self-preparation for exams by a teacher for teachers (video)

March (TOEFL)

March 8, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Mock exam

Facilitator: Natalia Ladygina
March 15, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Webinar: Teaching for TOEFL

Speaker: Alexander Grigoriev
March 22, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Webinar: Materials and task design for TOEFL

Speaker: Alexander Grigoriev

Bonus: a case study of self-preparation for exams by a teacher for teachers (video)

April (Cambridge Exams)

April 12, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Mock exam

Facilitator: Natalia Ladygina
April 19, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Webinar: Teaching and assessment for FCE

Speaker: to be confirmed
April 26, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Webinar: Teaching and assessment for BEC

Speaker: to be confirmed

Bonus: a case study of self-preparation for exams by a teacher for teachers (video)

May

May, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Mock exam

Facilitator: Natalia Ladygina
May 10, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Webinar: Exam course design

Speaker: Olga Connolly
May 17, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Webinar: Being an Examiner

Speaker: Natalia Bayrak

Bonus: a case study of self-preparation for exams by a teacher for teachers (video)

Next course starts in June 2021


What is included into programme per month:

01
4 group lessons
(90 min)

Every month one of you is in charge of teaching the group and other participants act as students. Teachers swap every calendar month.
02
Two webinars aimed at raising participants’ awareness about the format and nuances of the target exam.
All webinars will be recorded and will be available on our platform till the end of the course.
03
A mock test
A mock test will precede the webinars in order to provide participants with student experience, help them notice gaps and formulate questions for the webinar speakers. The mock tests will be followed by the
brainstorm on the strategies which proved to be more successful for the completion of exam paper. The recording will NOT be available
04
Teachers of the month support
Teachers of the month (the ones who are in charge of teaching during a particular month) join an immediate support group chat with peers and exam track curators.
They also get access to a special educational module on the course platform and have 4 online meet ups with course consultants to make most of their lesson preparation time.
05
Video case studies of colleagues preparing for language exams.
Our colleagues will tell their stories of how they prepared themselves for a language exam under given time limits, share their tips and don’ts.
06
1 live stream
We go live once a month to answer the most burning questions, announce upcoming events and celebrate new achievements of TTT community members.
07
Monthly guided reflections on the content knowledge gained
We learn best when we find time to reflect on the content knowledge, filter the newly required information and turn into action plan.
08
Access to TTT Exams (part 1) webinars
If you are still waiting to sit the exam, the access to webinars on individual parts of exam preparation might come in handy. You might also want to rewatch them from the point of view of training other people for exams.
09
Special Interest Groups
Our SIGs meet once a month online (TTT Bookclub, TTT Methodology, TTT Linguistics). Each one has a closed FB group for sharing and cooperation.
10
Pilates
One of our participants asked for it and now we all are huge fans of Pilates. Staying healthy! :)
11
1 speaking club
Every first Monday of the month we'll be meeting just to talk and have fun. All groups together. You might want to volunteer to be a leader of the club one day :)

Apply to join:

What are the coursebooks?

Expert Advanced



Advanced Expert CAE is a flexible teaching programme which provides thorough preparation for the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English examination, while continuing to develop and extend students' language awareness and communication skills.
official website

Expert Proficiency

Completely in line with the 2013 exam specifications, Proficiency Expert provides everything you need to help your students succeed. The Student’s Resource Book supports students by giving them extensive additional material that enables students to consolidate and enrich their language and practice exam skills.
official website

What do you need to complete the course?

coursebooks

EXPERT Advanced
EXPERT Proficiency
Coursebook

zoom

The main platform where we have lessons, follow-up sessions and our clubs is ZOOM
Zoom