Evaluation and Testing of Students - Types of Tests

 

This video is part of our video series on "Evaluation and Testing of Students". In this video, we cover the different types of tests teachers will come across. These include placement tests, diagnostic tests, progress tests, practice tests and proficiency tests. In the next videos, we will take a look at each type of test in detail.


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

There are about five categories of beginners and many teachers believe that that teaching beginners is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable aspects of EFL teaching. Many students usually fall under two or even three categories of beginners. As a teacher, you need to understand the various tips for teaching beginners as well as being able to address possible problems that may arise during the teaching process. Teaching individual students has increasingly been on demand in the EFL industry. For the teacher, individual lessons has its advantages as compared to classroom lessons; developing closer relationships with students, highly motivated students, no mixed levels, etc. Teaching children is one of the most interesting and rewarding of all students to teach, as they are very curious which makes them highly motivated. They need frequent change in activities, which are exciting and fun to stimulate their curiosity. Children have high energy levels and it is inevitable from time to time for the teacher to deal with disruptive behavior. These behaviors are determined by many external factors and the teacher should take certain things into consideration when addressing such behaviors that may arise. Many teachers of English as a foreign language feel intimidated by the prospect of teaching business English. This often stems from the perception that teaching business English is the same thing as teaching business studies. In fact, it's more about helping learners develop their English skills for use in a business context. Students attending a mono-lingual class are usually from the same background and speak the same language, allowing them to communicate amongst themselves in the classroom. This has its advantages and disadvantages. The advantages of attending multi-lingual classes are that students will be forced to speak English between themselves and with the teacher, as it´s the only common ground everyone possess. As multi- lingual classes are usually held in English speaking countries students are inadvertently exposed to English outside of the class too. This vastly increases their exposure to the language resulting in passive learning along with active learning in the classroom.


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