TKT Preparation

TKT PREPARATION COURSE SYLLABUS_Veronika Bandurina, January-April 2015

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. Examples of communicative tasks to practise each system.

Home assignment: Units (1,2) 3,4; Find/be ready to present one example of a communicative task for each system.

6 ac. hours

17th Jan

11:00 – 16:00

  • Concepts and terminology for describing language: functions and phonology. Examples of communicative tasks to practise each system.

Home assignment: Units (3,4) 5,7; Find/be ready to present one example of a communicative task for each system.

6 ac. hours

24th Jan

11:00 – 16:00

  • Concepts and terminology for describing skills: receptive (reading and listening). Examples of communicative tasks to practise each skill.

Home assignment: Units (5,7) 6,8; Create a typical listening lesson in accordance with the given plan basing upon the video.

4 ac. hours

31st Jan

11:00 – 14:15

  • Concepts and terminology for describing skills: productive (speaking and writing). Examples of communicative tasks to practise each skill.

Home assignment: Units (6,8) 9-14; Find/be ready to present one example of a communicative task for each skill.

4 ac. hours

7th Feb

11:00 – 14:15

Part 2
Background to language learning

  • 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) 15,16

6 ac. h.

14th Feb

11:00 – 16:00

Part 3
Background to language teaching

  • Approaches and methods in language teaching.
    • Presentation techniques and introductory activities.

Home assignment: Units (15, 16) 17,18; Module 1 Practice test p.112-126

5 ac. hours

21st Feb

11:00 – 15:00

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

Home assignment: Units (17,18) 19,20
PRETEST MODULE 1

4+2 ac.h.

28th Feb

11:00 – 16:00

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) 21,23,24; An individual lesson plan.

6 ac. h.

7th March

11:00 – 16:00

Part 2
Selection and use of resources and materials

  • 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) 22,25,26; An individual lesson plan.

6 ac. hours

14th March

11:00 – 16:00

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

Home assignment: Units (22,25,26) 27; Module 2 Practice test p.172-182; Make a list of possible usages of the given aids.

6 ac. hours

21st March

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) 28,29,30,32; Get ready to present one item of target language in accordance with the plan.

7 ac. hours

28th March

11:00 – 16:45

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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) 31,33
Module 3 Practice test p.220-233; Individual lesson presentation preparation.

6 ac. hours

11th April

11:00 – 16:00

 

PRETESTS MODULES 2-3

  • Video lessons analysis. Final project consultation time.
  • Home assignment: Individual lesson presentation preparation.

2+2+2 ac. h.

4th April

11:00 – 16:00

Part 2
Classroom management

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

Home assignment: Units 31,33

6 ac. hours

18th April

11:00 – 16:00

EXAM DATES: April, 25th, June 6th