TTT English Exams Track

It's a guided SELF PREPARATION programme for teachers who are ready to sit the exam in 7 months.

Course starts in October 2020:

Tuesday 9 a.m (CPE)
Thursday 9 a.m (CPE)
Thursday 7 p.m (CPE)
Friday 9 a.m. (CAE)
Friday 11 a.m. (CAE)
Saturday 10 a.m. (CAE)
Sunday 12 p.m. (CPE)

Moscow time (GTM+3)

Teachers Teach Teachers

Is a self-study programme for English teachers who are ready to teach and learn from each other. The idea is very simple: TTT participants work in groups following one textbook and set off on a journey across the vast lexical fields of the English language. Every month a participant from the group becomes this group's teacher, picking up from where the colleague stopped.

Teachers love seminars, webinars and conferences. The truth is, though, that real professional development happens in your classroom. And there's nobody to help you there and tell you how you did. We're bringing CPD to your classroom. At TTT you'll be teaching other teachers and they will gladly provide you with some feedback. It's also gives you a chance to have a look at what other teachers do in their classrooms. You'll experience different teaching styles and as student and this will help

We also have webinars, speaking clubs, special interest groups and even Pilates on top of that!
We know, it's not something you do every day, so we'll try to show what we do and have for you on this website. Read carefully :)

Who is exam track for?

For highly motivated colleagues who are ready to invest their time and energy to pursue their goal.
For highly motivated colleagues who are ready to invest their time and energy to pursue their goal.
It's an intensive course, so please plan your CPD accordingly
For sprinter -teachers who are ready to stretch themselves and make a leap.
For sprinter -teachers who are ready to stretch themselves and make a leap.
Some of us choose to prepare for exams 'forever'. It's not about our programme
For self-driven individuals who need team spirit rather than a “guru” to help them prepare for exam.
For self-driven individuals who need team spirit rather than a “guru” to help them prepare for exam.
It's a self-preparation course. You will be teaching each other and we'll offer webinars, mock-exams and all the support, but still, it's all about teaching and learning from each other.

Is it you?

Why do other teachers join us?

1
English
We all miss speaking English and need regular practise. TTT is a place for you to become a student, learn English, have fun with it and tell all those stories you can't tell your 'real' students. You'll have 4 lessons in your groups per month and one speaking club.
2
Professional Development
You'll get to teach other teachers and learn from that. We also have 1 webinar with a follow-up per month (see the schedule below) and you can benefit from the discussions in our close Facebook group.
3
Community
Our colleagues usually share that finding a group of like-minded teachers from all-over the world is one of the best things that ever happened to them. we have meet-ups, attend conferences together, share ideas and support each other. Always.

How do I join the track?

1

You apply to the group of your choice

You don't have to pay anything yet. But check your SPAM folder. There's an e-mail from us :)
2

You do the Placement test

The e-mail will contain a link inviting you to take our skills-based placement test.
3

Time to pay

If the test confirms your level, we'll send you our payment link.If not, we discuss other options. We might recommend a different Exam group or our General English track.

TTT Webinars and meet ups for Exams track 2020-2021

In this track we focus on breaking CAE and CPE into individual exam papers and preparing to sit these exams.

Our events are always on Mondays at 1: 30 pm Moscow time (GMT+3). Every first Monday you can join our speaking club; every second Monday - a webinar on an exam-related topic, every third Monday we go live to discuss TTT news, processes and answer questions; every fourth Monday – we sit a real time mock exam on one exam paper. 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!

October
Learning to learn for exams
Speaker: to be confirmed


Webinar: October 12, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Follow-up: October 26, 13:30 (GMT+3)
November
Listening for CAE and CPE
Speaker: to be confirmed


Webinar: November 9, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Mock exam: November 23, 13:30 (GMT+3)

December
Speaking for CAE and CPE
Speaker: to be confirmed

Webinar: December 14, 13:30 (GMT+3)

January
Writing for CAE and CPE – Part 1
Speaker: to be confirmed

Webinar: January 11, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Mock exam: January 25, 13:30 (GMT+3)



February
Use of English for CAE and CPE
Speaker: to be confirmed

Webinar: February 8, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Mock exam: February 22, 13:30 (GMT+3)


March
Reading for CAE and CPE
Speakers: to be confirmed

Webinar: March 15, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Mock exam: March 29, 13:30 (GMT+3)


April
Writing for CAE and CPE – Part 2
Speaker: to be confirmed

Webinar: April 12, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Mock exam: April 26, 13:30 (GMT+3)


May
Mock exams month
Speaker: to be confirmed

Mock exam 1: May 10, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Mock exam 2: May 17, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Mock exam 3: May 24, 13:30 (GMT+3)

TTT Webinars and meet ups for Exams track 2020

June
Listening for CAE and CPE
Speaker: Zhenya Bakin - Webinar: June 8, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Speaker: Natalia Ladygina - Mock exam : June 22, 13:30 (GMT+3)



July
Use of English for CAE and CPE
Speaker: Anna Bezrukova
Webinar: July 13, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Mock exam: July 27, 13:30 (GMT+3)


Learn more


August
Writing for CAE and CPE – general introduction
Speaker: Alexander Grigoriev
Webinar: August 10, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Mock exam: August 24, 13:30 (GMT+3)


Learn more


September
Reading for CAE and CPE
Speaker: Oksana Blyashevskaya
Webinar: September 14, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Mock exam: September 28, 13:30 (GMT+3)


Learn more


October
Writing for CAE and CPE
Speaker: Sasha Grigoriev
Webinar: October 12, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Mock exam: October 26, 13:30 (GMT+3)


Learn more


November
Speaking for CAE and CPE
Speaker: Natalia Ladygina
Webinar: November 9, 13:30 (GMT+3)
Mock exam: November 23, 13:30 (GMT+3)

Terms and pricing

The course lasts for 5 full months and 3 shorter ones (December, January and May) and costs 39 000 rubles (~460EUR) if you pay in one go. You can also pay in 2 instalments, but this option is a bit more expensive.

No matter which option you choose, you can always break the payment in 2! Contact us if you're not sure how it works.

You need to pay upfront to book your spot. Passing a placement test doesn't guarantee you a spot.

We'll send you a personal payment link on successful completion of the test.
Plan A: pay in one go - 39 000 ₽
Secure your spot for the whole programme, reduce our admin work and get a discount of 3500 rubles as a thank you.
If your plans change we'll give you a refund, but the cost will be recalculated according to Plan B.

You can go for the 'partial payment option' suggested by the bank, it won't increase the price for you, but remember to pay the second half on time).

We're based in Russia, but we're accepting all kinds of cards and payments. Your bank will charge you in your local currency, please check the exchange rate on the payment day.
Cost of one month

~ 5 300 ₽ ~ 61 €

Plan B: pay in 2 instalments
You can pay twice:
- for October - January period (20 300₽) - paid before October.
- for February - May (21 750₽) - paid before February.

You can go for the 'partial payment option' suggested by the bank, each time you pay, it won't increase the price for you, but remember to pay the second half on time).

We're based in Russia, but we're accepting all kinds of cards and payments. Your bank will charge you in your local currency, please check the exchange rate on the payment day.
Cost of one month

~ 5 800 ₽ ~ 67 €

Placement test:

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 is included into programme per month:

4 group lessons (90 min)
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.
1 webinar related to a specific exam-related paper or skill.
02
1 webinar related to a specific exam-related paper or skill.
Once a month. All webinars will be conducted live to cover specific needs of exam track participants, but their recordings will be available on our platform till the end of the course.
A follow-up mock exam
03
A follow-up mock exam
Following the topic, covered in a monthly webinar, you will have a chance to sit an online mock exam (relevant exam part only). The mock test will be followed by the
brainstorm on the strategies which proved to be more successful for the completion of exam paper. This is also a chance for you to test and fine-tune your individual exam preparation paths, if required. The recording will NOT be available.
Teachers of the month support
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.
Exchange of ideas
05
Exchange of ideas
While teaching and learning, we jointly create a data base of materials and resources to share with all exam track participants. Ideas get multiplied, tested and selected for your success in exam preparation.
1 live stream
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.
Special Interest Groups
07
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.

Pilates
08
Pilates
One of our participants asked for it and now we all are huge fans of Pilates. Staying healthy! :)
1 speaking club
09
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 :)

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

Feedback from our participants

Alena Nikitina
Since childhood we’ve been taught to rely on a certain degree of guidance in our education, sometimes even to a greater extent than required. We just get used to the fact that there’s always someone in charge of coordinating our learning process.
When I started my preparation for CPE, I was desperately looking for a tutor, or a mentor who would supervise the whole process, from marking and assessing my essays to telling me in what direction to proceed.
Having joined TeachersTeachTeachers a couple of months ago, my whole perception of exam preparation process changed dramatically! And the most crucial thing I learned was that all components of exam preparation can be perfectly managed off my own bat!
Another brilliant idea which the project is based on is studying with your peers who are all teachers and I can tell you that nothing can be better than interaction with likeminded colleagues sharing their views and pursuing similar goals!
What are the benefits of TTT Exams Track?
For me, it’s first of all, a friendly environment where we can gain insights, find support or discuss the issues related to the exam format and not only that.
Secondly, this program allows a lot of space for me to cherrypick freely what areas to focus on at a particular moment. So we are definitely not spoon-fed and this approach teaches us to be even more responsible and disciplined so that we could perfectly manage our exam preparation process according to the goals we set.
Thirdly, when I joined TTT Exams Track, I got access to invaluable and exclusive recourses. And this was the pivotal point in my preparation for the exam. Having watched Natalia Ladygina’s webinars on writing, I finally managed to produce a decent discursive essay. And later with the help of Polina Kordik’s Peer Assessment Guide I started to analyse my partner’s essays in a convenient and effective way. And these just a couple of examples.
Who teaches us?
Every month we take turns at teaching each other. And the Teachers of the Month have special meetings with experts who consult them on teaching related and exam preparation issues.
Do we have homework?
Yes, we do. And this is great! No pressure, but again the more you invest, the more you eventually get.
How often do we meet?
We have a 90-minutes’ online class once a week. Plus every Monday we are supposed to attend an event like an input webinar, the sitting of the Speaking club, or a Mock Exam. Besides, you can arrange meetings with your study partner whenever you want to practice speaking, discuss strategies, learning goals and so on.
To be honest, the Exams Track keeps me busy most of my time!
Speaking personally, this preparation mode, which I would call ‘Guided self-preparation”, suits me perfectly! Many thanks to Anita Modestova for such a genius idea of TTT and the opportunity of learning in such an unusual way!
Helen Atayants
Although TTT_exams is not my first CAE preparation course, I was trembling with fear when teaching the first lesson on the course for our group. TTT format implies that there is no regular teacher for a group — everyone will try this role. I was the teacher of June. My first takeaway was that for the first teacher it is essential to have some exam preparation experience, although some of my colleagues might disagree with me here.

Each month starts off with a webinar on a certain aspect of exam preparation. We have had two webinars so far on Listening strategies by Zhenya Bakin on Use of English by Anna Bezrukova. Both proved to be super beneficial for the exams track participants.

As for written assignments, there is no TTT team member whose job responsibility would be to mark them. What's then? The power of peer assessment! The main idea is to learn to assess pieces of writing according to CAE criteria. yes, we aren't trained to to give a a particular band, but what all of us can do is to to give feedback in terms of content, communicative achievement, test organisation and choice of language structures.

In times of troubles and self-doubts, our amazing facilitator Natalia Ladygina helps us with lesson planning and gives lots of tips about exam thinking strategies.

My teaching motto is the more you teach, the better teacher you become, and I think TTT community is the right place to make my motto true.

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