Before watching the UFC, sorry MMA, at Luxy today I taught a couple of adult classes.
One guy turned up early for a trial lesson and I had a chat with him about why he was studying English. He is studying to be a dentist and is in his 4th year of a 6 year course. His reason for studying English was because he has pass Intermediate GEPT or he will fail his dentistry degree. He’d already taken it and failed the second part written and spoken sections. His university provided no English language tuition, it just expected students to sort it out for themselves. They simply set a required benchmark of GEPT intermediate. I pointed out to him that I was teaching a business conversation class and he really needed to go to a GEPT preparation class where someone could teach him how to blag his way through the speaking and writing sections.
Seriously! How can this not be a situation requiring ESP? The guy needs to learn English specific to dentistry and dealing with patients. How on earth can academics in charge of a university choose fucking GEPT as a necessary requirement for completing a degree? Sorry, I’m ranting, but it just really wound me up to see a really good guy trying his hardest to do what was expected of him being totally failed by some morons in charge.
GEPT at university level :loco: :no-no: . GEPT at any level for that matter. Dicks.