Evening 36, Tuesday 2012-06-12
1. Testing and EFL/ESOL exams
Lots and lots of EFL abbreviations. Don’t ask me to explain them now. The one I liked was TENOR – Teaching English for No Obvious Reason!
DELTA, CELTA, KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, IATEFL, TOEFL, GESE, ESP, EAP, CEFR (more)
Trinity College London’s C&G exams are only recognised in the UK and not checked by external examiners.
There are various conditions for getting on ESOL course which is subsidised by the UK government – must have lived in UK > 3 months and be able to show your intention of staying >1yr.
2. Multi-word verbs/ phrasal verbs
A veritable minefield:
Colloquial. Multiple-meaning. Literal. Idiomatic. Illogical opposites. Numerous. Separable/Inseparable, Transitive/Intransitive. The stuff nightmares are made of.