I' d been with the TTT for already 9 months when the Anita and the team launched a new project for those who are eager to take a Cambridge language exam. The course designer was Natalia Ladygina. By that time I've already found out what a devoted professional and a caring person she is, so I realised that this course is definitely worth participating in.
Now I should probably give some tips for those who are willing to join the Exam track. So, here they are:
1. Join the track when your language level is already up th the level you are aiming at (C1 or C2).
2. Study the Handbook very carefully. You should know the format and the criteria in order to try to fit them.
3. Your colleagues are your support group. You should just believe that each and every of them also experience their moments of weakness every now and then. Don't hesitate to share your fears with them and you will be pleasantly surprised at how supportive they can be :)
4. Study-buddy sessions are obligatory if you want to succeed in Speaking.
5. It's highly recommended to arrange writing practice once a week in your group. It's extremely difficult to actually sit and write smth unless you 're not alone. At first it will be a devastating experience but with each written piece it will be getting easier and easier ;)
6. Don't try to learn thousands of new words. It's better to learn 3 items a week and make them sound natural in your speech.
7. All the webinars with Natalia Ladygina are a must for you to attend ( or at least to watch). She is indeed a very profound professional, and I assure you, you'll look at some things from a different perspective after the meetings with her.
And finally.... ( guess I'm just writing that to calm myself😎) An exam is always about luck among other things. Hence, even if you fail, it doesn't mean that you're a failure or a bad teacher. It's just bad luck and there is some room for improvement.
Wish you all good luck!