Essentials to the New Michigan ECPE Writing

It is common knowledge that English assessment examinations are constantly revised to keep them up to date with the latest research in language teaching and learning. Michigan Proficiency exams are no exception as the writing segment has been reconstructed to include more complex elements such as infographics, while also adding two new writing formats, that of the proposal and article.

Join us as we focus on these new inclusions and practice strategies which will facilitate the transition to this new exam evaluation format.

The webinar will focus on the following aspects:

  • Deciphering and expansion of infographics
  • Proper approaches to compiling a proposal
  • Strategies to writing a compelling article

Presentation time: 60 minutes

Cost: Free

Red Balloons, London T-Shirts and Open Doors: The Experiences of an Oral Examiner

“Look at the following pictures. I would like you to describe them for me please,” I asked as I handed the candidate the photos. As he spoke, I couldn’t help but wonder what I would have said if our positions were reversed. Some pictures are so vague, I actually feel sorry for the test takers. How long and to what extent can you describe a red balloon? The student had already started trembling as I urged him to continue with his description, so as to meet the time restrictions imposed by the university. To his merit, he did quite well as he expanded the description to how the image made him feel.

By Katherine Reilly, Author, Teacher Trainer

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