Helping students with exam nerves

risk

Whether you work as an examiner or not, how do you feel in a test situation when you see nervous students in front of you? Do you sympathise? I sincerely hope that the preparation course they took was similar to what David Petrie described in his IATEFL 2017 presentation (so sorry I missed it!). Having subject knowledge, task knowledge and, perhaps most importably, self-knowledge – this is what can really help the candidates. Perhaps we are all ‘exam whisperers’, teachers and examiners alike?

For a teacher-oriented take on being a Cambridge examiner, you can also check this post by Kate Bailward.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s