Motivating teenagers in exam classes

Motivating teenagers in exam classes
One of the biggest challenges facing anyone teaching teenagers is getting them engaged in their learning. That's particularly true when they're aiming to take an exam at the end of the course. All too often, exam practice classes can feel like hard work, both for teachers and their students. In this webinar, we'll explore ways in which we can motivate our teenage learners to engage more with the material they're studying and to do better in their exams.

Steve Taylore-Knowles has spent over twenty years in ELT as a writer, a teacher trainer, an examiner and a teacher. He has created a number of best-selling multi-level courses, including Open Mind (Macmillan, 2014-15), which incorporates life skills as an integral part of the course, and Laser (Macmillan, 2013), an exam preparation series for teenagers. His work has taken him to around 35 countries and he regularly speaks at events throughout the world on various aspects of English language teaching and learning. Having spent a number of years teaching abroad, including two years on the board of TESOL Greece, Steve is now based in his native county of Lancashire in the north of England, where he lives with wife Jo and daughter Scout.


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