Running placement tests for a large cohort of new students can be time-consuming, costly and tedious. Dr Adrian Raper’s five-question framework makes it totally efficient. Test it here.
Making EdTech projects succeed
Andrew Stokes looks at four key criteria that must be present for an IT project to succeed.
British Council France: Providing IELTS support for universities
On a visit to British Council Paris, Clarity’s Andrew Stokes talked to Tanguy Perrichot on providing IELTS support to universities in France. They discussed a successful approach to guided self-access.
Three practical ideas for teaching pronunciation
With pronunciation neglected in so many English courses, we look at why technology is particularly suited to building confidence in both teachers and students.
Tips for Successful Language Learning
This wonderful book includes all those teaching and learning ideas you thought of over the years – but forgot to write down. Read Andrew Stokes’ review.
Does Road to IELTS really make a difference?
Road to IELTS started in 2006. Over 40m study sessions later, how do we know the program is really helping test takers get the band score they need?
The CEFR and… cooking
Andrew Stokes presents an ingenious technique for demystifying the CEFR. The idea, devised by Sean MacDonald of telc, is to compare it to cooking.
IELTS preparation: Getting students excited
How do you get your students started on their IELTS journey? This post outlines a successful 45-minute orientation session.
Matching test items to the CEFR: The first two stages
In this post, Andrew Stokes looks at the first two stages of matching test items to the CEFR – with an accompanying webinar clip and report.
Using Road to IELTS in the classroom
In this post, Adam Forrester introduces three ideas for using Road to IELTS in class. Try these activities with your students to prepare them for the IELTS Speaking test.