The ACE Certificate in Teaching Standardized Test Preparation is designed to introduce language instructors to the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to help students be successful on a variety of standardized English language proficiency tests, including TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC and the Cambridge Exams.
The ACE Certificate in Teaching Standardized Test Preparation
“Any English language learner going through a formal application process for licensing, immigration or entry into higher education or professional training needs to complete a standardized English language proficiency test to demonstrate their English language level. Helping students prepare for these tests is a combination of teaching them the structure of the test and test questions, along with strategies, and refining their language skills specifically as they relate to the answering the test questions. This course equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to support your learners as they prepare for the assessment of their language ability.”
– Dianne Tyers, Course Designer
Why Choose the ACE Certificate in Teaching Standardized Test Preparation?
- 32+ hours of coursework
- Learn ideas, strategies and tools with which to successfully prepare students to take a variety of standardized English language proficiency tests
- Increase your marketability as a language instructor
The prerequisite for The ACE Certificate in Teaching Standardized Test Preparation is an interest in becoming more effective at preparing students to take standardized English language proficiency tests such as TOEFL and IELTS. Must be a qualified and currently practicing English language teacher to enroll.
The ACE Certificate in Teaching Standardized Test Preparation covers the following subject areas:
- General Test Preparation Teaching Techniques
- Resource Evaluation Skills and Lesson Planning
- Language and Skill Requirements of TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC and the Cambridge Exams
- Alternative Standardized Testing Systems
Students will complete a Task Journal for each of the 16 course modules and submit them on an ongoing basis to their instructor for feedback and assessment. The instructor will assess the students’ understanding of each module based on the correctness and completeness of their responses in the Task Journals. Tasks include answering discussion and short answer questions, and completing short curriculum design tasks. The Task Journals comprise 100% of the final grade.
Continuing Education Units
Language education professionals can earn CEUs for completing the ACE Certificate in Teaching Standardized Test Preparation. The international standard for CEUs is one CEU for every 10 hours of professional development, therefore participants can earn 3.2 CEUs for successfully completing the course. Please note that this is a general guideline and CEU standards may vary from one teaching context to the next. It is your responsibility to check the CEU requirements for your specific teaching context.