CELTA Week 19, evening 36

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.

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