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CD First Certificate course (demo: sample activities)

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MansionFirst is a preparation course for the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE). It is aimed at students who have reached the level of English to take the FCE exam (see our FCE test), and who wish to practice realistic exam tasks and develop exam technique. The course prepares students for the FCE by providing thorough exam training with helpful guidance on all 5 parts of the exam. The course contains: A How To Do It section with advice and practice for all 5 parts of the exam, exam-format activities relating to all five Cambridge FCE papers, a vocabulary organization and practice section, detailed do’s and don’ts on how to approach exam tasks, examples from real speaking test interviews and an examiner s analysis, exam strategies and tips for each part of the exam, extensive use of English practice, exam-based grammar revision, and five complete practice tests for the Cambridge First Certificate in English.

Download demo here (you need to sign up, it’s free)

Written by ElenaBen

May 14, 2008 at 11:27 am

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Students satisfaction??

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Well, so as they say:

Teaching is a complex and multidimensional activity, and consequently a student satisfaction survey should neither be seen nor used as the sole assessment of teaching and pedagogical practice. It is one measure among many for demonstrating and assessing teaching performance.

Yes, but this measure (i.e. course evaluations) is there and like it or not, it’s one of the most reliable ways we have to get feedback from our students, apart from those nice emails some students may feel like writing. Of course, it’d be great if this feedback could be also obtained throughout the course so we can change things and improve the course in the meantime. Anyway, this is the feedback I got from mine (Oct-Dec 2007, Fridays, 4pm-8pm, FCE, Centro de Lenguas, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain). Of course, I have to keep on working harder (Daft Punk: harder, better, faster, stronger…). Always.

Written by ElenaBen

February 6, 2008 at 1:18 pm

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