TOEIC Classes

Teacher Resources Review – Grammar in Use Series

In this article we’re going to go over a series of books that should be on the shelf of every English teacher. I’m talking about Cambridge’s Grammar in Use series. There are three books in the series, Essential Grammar in Use, English Grammar in Use, and Advanced Grammar in Use. They are basically a grammatical reference guide for English teachers and students. It is marketed towards English students but in reality is much more of a teacher’s resource. Let’s get started

How to Teach the English Skills Need for the TOEIC Class

In this article we are going to go over some different ways that you can teach students the actual English skills they need to do well on the TOEIC test. Don’t forget that there are generally two ways to teach the TOEIC test. One way is to teach tactics and strategies for the test itself. The other way is to teach the actual English skills that will be needed to do well on the TOEIC test. In this article going to talk about the different skills that you’ll need to go over with your students. We will also give you a lesson plan template so that you have a general idea where to start when creating your own lesson plans.   Lesson Plan Template Your lesson plan will change depending on your lesson’s  key points, your student’s experience and English ability, and many other factors. Hopefu...

How to Teach How to Take the TOEIC Class

Different Goals As with most standardized test there are two different approaches to teaching for the TOEIC test. One approach is to teach how to take the test. This means that you teach strategies and tactics that can help you do well on the test. These tactics and strategies are unrelated to the English you need to do well the test. The second approach is to teach the actual English related skills needed to do well on the test. So this includes various vocabulary, grammar, listening practice and other related skills. So which approach should you use in your TOEIC classes? Well that depends on many different factors. Let’s take a look. If you have a student that already has a high level of English ability then more often than not it’s best to teach the tactics and strategies of the TOEIC ...

Example Lesson Plan for TOEIC Class

In this lesson plan, we are focusing on teaching the students the most efficient way to go about answering questions for the last section of the TOEIC test, the Short Reading section. The objective of this article is to give you an idea of how we create our own lesson plans and hopefully from this you will be able to develop your own lesson plans for your own TOEIC classes.   Type of class TOEIC   English level Intermediate   Class time 60-80 Minutes   Teaching key points In this lesson, we will be teaching students the most efficient way to do the “Short Reading” section of the TOEIC test. Most students will first read the entire reading passage, and then they will go to the first question, and then go back to the reading passage looking for information. This takes way...

Introduction to Teaching a TOEIC Class

In this article we are going to go over some basic methods on how you can teach a TOEIC test class. Teaching any kind of standardized test can be quite difficult. I remember my first day teaching at an English school in Japan. My first class was a private class with a student who was studying for the TOEIC test. The student asked me a question, I looked at the test and I knew the correct answer but I had no idea how to explain it. Hopefully this article will prevent that from happening for a few of you out there.   Basics Before we get into how to teach for the TOEIC test you will need to know a little bit about the TOEIC test itself. There are many standardized English tests around the world but the top three are the TOEIC test, the TOEFL test and the IELTS test. Millions of people a...

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