The Path to Pain-Free Speaking Exams

speaking exams

by Wayne Finley

Students the world over look at speaking exams with absolute dread: a time for humiliation, embarrassment, shame and all the other words you’d copy and paste from the thesaurus. As educators, it is our job to take away the pain and replace it with happy, fun-filled experiences in which learning happens spontaneously, naturally and without punishment.

One problem, though, is that speaking exams are often an exception. The student is teleported from a comfortable learning environment into a torture chamber: a place where every word feels scrutinized and . . .

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