A Day in the Life of a Cambridge ESOL Presenter
Read more about a day in the life of a Cambridge ESOL Presenter – this time Diane Oliver from Frankfurt/Main. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us!
“There they are – all those eager faces – waiting for you to tell them about the Cambridge ESOL exams. No need to be nervous if you know your “stuff”.
Being a presenter for Cambridge ESOL is a tremendously rewarding job, but it also entails a lot of hard work. I find preparing the presentations an immensely creative experience. You have to keep up with the trends and know what the latest developments are in L2 teaching – a fascinating field of research.
One of the most important things is to know the needs and expectations of each specific audience. You also have to make sure that your seminar description matches the content of your presentation, or you may get complaints later from a few participants that the seminar wasn’t what they expected.
Of course, there are also those moments of anxiety when the technical equipment either doesn’t work or doesn’t do what you need it to do.
To sum up, our job is to motivate the teachers and administrators to promote the Cambridge exams so that in the end, it’s the candidates who benefit from excellent English instruction and have a certificate to be proud of.
Here is a selection of some of my seminars this year:
- Assessing Spoken Performance at the C1 Level, on 27 January 2011 in Frankfurt/Main
- Classroom Activities to Motivate your Students on 17 February 2011 in Idstein
- Getting Started – Setting up and Teaching an Exam Preparation Course on 24 February 2011 in Frankfurt/Main
- Introduction to the CAE Exam on 19 May 2011 in Bad Homburg
Don’t miss Cambridge Day on 5 November 2011 in Frankfurt/Main – an all-day event with 9 seminars to choose from. The publishers will also be there to exhibit their latest exam preparation materials and we’ll finish off with a raffle!
Our Marketing and Sales manager, Manuela Richter, has also set up a series of one-hour online seminars which you can attend in the comfort of your own home. For information about these and our upcoming face-to-face seminars, check the following link: www.cambridgeesol.de/seminars.php.”