Dr Luke Prodromou

Dr Luke Prodromou

Teacher, Teacher Trainer, Author

A creative approach to teaching exam classes

Testing is often used as a short cut to extrinsic motivation – but we can make test preparation more a process of intrinsic motivation by approaching it with a little creativity! I show practical and memorable ways of teaching the exam class, which don’t sacrifice good teaching practice; where motivation addresses the whole person and not just the student-as-exam-candidate.


Luke Prodromou Bristol University (English with Greek) MA in Shakespeare Studies (Birmingham University) Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language (Leeds University, with distinction)  Ph.D (Nottingham University), published as English as a Lingua Franca: a Corpus-based analysis (Continuum, 2010). 

He is also the author of coursebooks (Smash, Flash, Attitude et al) and teachers’ handbooks, including the award-winning Dealing with Difficulties (with Lindsay Clandfield) Mixed Ability Classes (Macmillan) and Grammar and Vocabulary for Cambridge First (Longman).

He has been a plenary speaker at numerous international ELT conferences, including IATEFL, UK. He has worked for the British Council, ESADE, Barcelona, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Thessaloniki, Pilgrims Canterbury, NILE, Bell Schools et al.

Luke is a founder member of Disabled Access Friendly Campaign and the English Language Voice Theatre.

He teaches courses on English literature for teachers: Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Dickens, the modern English novel, Romantic poetry, poetry of the 20th century.

He currently teaches ELT Methodology, part-time, on the MA TESOL University of Sheffield International Faculty, City College, Thessaloniki.