The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), Listening and Reading Test is used to assess non-native English proficiency and is currently used in many countries as a standard measure of English ability. Even for teachers with many years’ of experience, teaching test preparation courses for the first time can be a daunting experience.
Unlike general conversation, writing, or business courses, the things that need to be taught and, to a large extent how they are taught, depend largely on the content of the test and the way it is assessed.
Understanding of student motivation, course formats, lesson procedures, and even the question of what to look for in a coursebook are all likely to be new and unknown territory. This guide will look at what the TOEIC test is, what it is used for, and how it is changing. More importantly, it will examine how to plan a course, how to choose appropriate study materials, and how to prepare students to succeed on the test.
If you are new to TOEIC teaching, this guide aims to answer your questions and respond to your concerns. More experienced teachers will hopefully find it useful as a resource of fresh ideas and approaches for providing effective lessons.