Maybe often we have to train candidates for B2 or C1 levels of a foreign language. Those levels are upper-intermediate and advanced respectively.
How can we sure we’re doing well? We can imagine we ourselves have to pass those levels and we’ll know what to do! And we’ll have clear ideas that we have to practice listening, speaking, reading and writing, plus grammar and vocabulary.
What would we do to train those language skills plus grammar and vocabulary in order to pass an exam? And so we will be able to train our candidates for those levels.
Thus when planning our lessons we could think: What have I to do to improve for example at speaking or at listening? And we’ll go for it in a practical way. For me listening and speaking are the most demanding and difficult skills to improve. As well we can think about what we did when we had to pass B2, C1 or C2. This latter level is the highest one in a language, and when we get a thorough C2 level, that means we are bilingual users of the foreign or second language.
The core points for learning and acquiring a language are both practicing and studying. Practice, practice, practice, and studying, studying, studying. And let’s keep a lot of track of our students, so as for them to really advance and progress!
Oh, and remember that each step forward, each word learned, each verbal tense learned, is a step forward: a house is made by many bricks – we make houses by laying so many small bricks! / Photo from: london-underground-notting-hill-station persquaremile com. That large station was made by many many bricks!