Bruce Wade, Managing Editor of International Express, introduces his upcoming webinar on 11th September about the new International Express Tests and Teacher’s Guides.
The new International Express launched earlier this year, and now, plenty of extra resources to support the course are available for free on Oxford Teachers’ Club. In this webinar, I’ll be exploring how the new Teacher’s Guides can help you quickly plan your lessons, and I’ll show you around the new tests and Student Progress Report, which help you to regularly and quickly check your students’ performance.
Plan your lessons in a flash
International Express comes with extensive extra resources including photocopiable activities, videos for every unit, and worksheets to support each video – so you won’t be short of material, but how do you make the best use of it all? We’ve developed Teacher’s Guides for every level, which give a clear, one-page overview of the course, meaning that you can see all the syllabus items, target language and skills, and resources in one go. I’ll be exploring how you can use these to plan your lessons quickly and easily.
Regularly check students’ progress
Tests are an important part of every course, and International Express tests provide comprehensive coverage of all the language in the Student’s Book. Most test items are written as A‒B exchanges to reflect the communicative nature of the course. There is a separate test for each section so teachers can test their students after completing a section, or a unit. I’ll explain the different ways you can use these with your class, and we’ll look at how you can analyse the results to make direct comparisons of your students’ performance across sections, and whole units.
Analyse students’ performance
We developed the unique Student Progress Report to help you measure students’ performance unit-by-unit, and across different skills. I’ll explain how you can use this tool to see how a student is performing across the four sections of a unit, and we’ll look at how you can customise it, for example, by drawing different types of graphs, or by adding comments on your students’ performance.
I look forward to helping you making the most of all of these resources on 11th September. In the meantime, you can take a look at them on Oxford Teachers’ Club – you just need to sign in with your usual log in details.