Have you ever wished that someone would write your half yearly or yearly exam? Ever felt frustrated by trying to use listening tasks from the textbook that weren’t exactly right as an assessment for your class? Or spent hours writing transcripts, recording the visiting Japanese assistant to create original sound files then had to render them all yourself? Does your school have a policy where you must use at least 60% new content every year so you find yourself constantly rewriting exams?
I often wished there was a digital department store where I could pop in and create a shopping list of my specific exam needs. So finally, after years of talking about it, I have opened my own!
Welcome to Manten Exams!
- You peruse our lists of sample exam sections
- Select the sections that suit your class
- Highlight the specific questions you would like included
- We merge your selected tracks into one exam sound file
- We merge your selected transcripts into a single document for ease of marking
- We send you an editable word document with your chosen exam questions. You can change the wording, marks, fonts etc or add any school requirements such as school logo
- EVERY exam is unique because you selected the content so there are no embargo dates!
We have divided the content into blocks that match 2 chapters of Jblog textbook. You are free to select from across the blocks though. For example if you are using a different textbook you may have covered the content in a different sequence. You can choose across blocks to suit your unique situation. Please be aware if you select from across multiple blocks, you will have to purchase access to each block. Our exams follow our ethos of promoting higher order thinking skills in a growth mindset atmosphere. As such, our exams move beyond basic translation skills to cover cross-curriculum content such as interpreting graphs, identifying intercultural knowledge and organising information. You will also find a motivational quote in each paper that aims to reduce the impact of anxiety and its negative influence on student performance.
How does it work?
Step 1 – Email me at email@example.com and ask for the latest Exam overview document or download it from this page. This will provide you with the learning intentions and success criteria for each content block. Links to Australian Curriculum syllabus outcomes and content is also provided here. This is a free resource and can be used to create your student study guide and assessment handout.
Step 2 – Decide which content blocks you are interested in and email me to request an invoice for your preferred blocks. These are $25 per block and include all exam question and transcript options and a sample paper to help you envision the finished product. This payment allows you to use any of those materials at your school. You can elect at this point to use these resources to record and create your own exam by yourself.
Step 3 – If you decide to continue with us, highlight the questions and content you would like in your paper. Email it back to us and we will finalise your personalised transcript and exam paper. Once you check this and send us the email that you are happy with this version, we will create your exam sound file. You will be sent a link to download your individualised exam sound track. The creation of the personalised transcript, exam paper and sound file is an additional $25. This is the same cost regardless of how many blocks your content comes from.
For more information please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.