Testing times! My 40 years’ experience of ELT in Germany
My expat teaching career in Germany has accompanied important milestones in ELT, particularly in assessment, from the 1970s until today. Drawing on my own experience, I reflect on how goals, methods and outcomes have changed almost beyond recognition. Themes will be communicative competence, English-only instruction, the CEFR and standardised testing - illustrated by personal anecdotes in the British humorous tradition.
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