In your IELTS teaching context do YOU place your own students?
If so, are you in charge of also carrying out a NEEDS ANALYSIS with them to find out
• what their current LEVEL is
• which MODULE they need (i.e. Academic or General)
• what OVERALL band score they are targeting (e.g. 7)
• what MINIMUM band score they want in EACH skill (e.g. 6.5)?
And are MOCK EXAMS part of the process?!
If they are, they need to be carefully administered to avoid accidentally DEMORALIZING our learners…
…but we don’t want them not to see clearly about their REALISTIC chances, especially if they just want a short course from us, but improve more than half a band (…in more than one skill…).
A fine line, if you ask me, but a very important one! 🙂
How much freedom do you have to decide how long a course is going to be, based on the needs you discover?
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