TKT PREPARATION COURSE SYLLABUS (72 academic hours)

TKT PREPARATION COURSE SYLLABUS                             June 2014

Required coursebook: Spratt M., Pulverness A. and M. Williams (2011) The TKT Course: Modules 1, 2 and 3.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2 edition

Topical area

Session topics

# of hours

Date

Time

MODULE 1 (language and background to language learning and teaching)

Part 1
Describing language and language skills

  • Opening session. Introduction to communicative teaching. Concepts and terminology for describing language: grammar and lexis.

Home assignment: Units 1,2

5 ac. hours

2 June

14:30 – 18:30

  • Concepts and terminology for describing language: functions and phonology.

Home assignment: Units 3,4

5 ac. hours

3 June

14:30 – 18:30

  • Concepts and terminology for describing skills: receptive (reading and listening) and productive (speaking and writing).

Home assignment: Units 5,6,7,8

6 ac. hours

4 June

14:30 – 19:30

Part 2
Background to language learning

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    • Learner differences: characteristics (Age, level, personality, learning styles, learning strategies, motivation, past learning experiences; needs.
    • Exposure to language and focus on form;                                                         
    • L1 and L2 learning;
    • the role of error.

Home assignment: Units 9-14

6 ac. hours

5 June

14:30 – 19:30

 

PRETESTS MODULES 1-3

6ac. h.

6 June

14:30 – 19:30

Part 3
Background to language teaching

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    • Approaches and methods in language teaching.
    • Presentation techniques and introductory    activities.
  • Home assignment: Units 15, 16

4 ac. hours

7 June

14:30 – 17:45

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    • Practice activities and tasks.
    • Assessment types and tasks.
    • Review Module 1

Home assignment: Units 17,18
Module 1 Practice test p.112-126

4 ac. hours

9 June

14:30 – 17:45

MODULE 2 (Planning lessons to use resources for language teaching)

Part 1
Planning and preparing a lesson or a sequence of lessons

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    • Identifying and selecting lesson aims and components of a lesson plan.
    • Planning an individual lesson or a sequence of lessons.

Home assignment: Units 19,20

6 ac. hours

10 June

14:30 – 19:30

Part 2
Selection and use of resources and materials

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    • Planning an individual lesson or a sequence of lessons.
    • Selection and use of coursebook materials.
    • Consulting reference resources to help in lesson preparation.

Home assignment: Units 21,23,24

6 ac. hours

11 June

14:30 – 19:30

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    • Choosing assessment activities.
    • Selection and use of teaching aids.
    • Selection and use of supplementary materials.
    • Review Module 2

Home assignment: Units 22,25,26
Module 2 Practice test p.172-182

6 ac. hours

16 June

11:00 – 16:00

MODULE 3 (Managing the teaching and learning process)

Part 1
Teachers’ and learners’ language in the classroom

  • Teacher’s language: using language appropriately for a range of classroom functions: instructing, eliciting, prompting, checking learning.

Home assignment: Unit 27

6 ac. hours

17 June

11:00 – 16:00

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  • Identifying the functions of learners’ language.
  • Teacher roles and their functions.
  • Categorizing learners’ mistakes.
  • Correcting learners.

Home assignment: Units 28,29,30,32

6 ac. hours

18 June

11:00 – 16:00

Part 2
Classroom management

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    • Interaction patterns and grouping students.
    • Giving feedback.
    • Review Modules 1-3

Home assignment: Units 31,33
Module 3 Practice test p.220-233

6 ac. hours

19 June

11:00 – 16:00

TKT exam Modules 1-3 on Saturday 21st June