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This presentation focuses on several years’ research on expatriate ELT faculty participation in English entrance examination creation. Four themes will be highlighted: assumptions that expatriate ELT faculty bring to the examination creation process; the multi-functional nature of entrance examinations; how these tests stand up to recommendations for “good” language test creation practices, and recommendations for changing entrance examinations. It is hoped that this presentation will stimulate discussion about these life-changing tests.
First: Focus on Canada by David Townsend. This presentation will detail a course designed to tap into the students’ collective knowledge of their own country while at the same time presenting the parallel information of a common travel destination, Canada. Second: Cognitive Load and the Competent Teacher: Considerations and Strategies by Jason Lowes. Following an explication of cognitive load, we will examine natural changes in cognitive load. These changes influence teaching practice. We will conclude with some concrete practices that teachers can carry into their next class.