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TKT Preparation Course Syllabus

TKT PREPARATION COURSE SYLLABUS_Veronika Bandurina

September - December 2017

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
Part 1 Describing language and language skills 1.    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 16th Sept 11:00 – 16:00
2.    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 23rd Sept 11:00 – 16:00
3.    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 30th Sept 11:00 – 14:15
4.    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    Oct 11:00 – 14:15
Part 2 Background to language learning

5.    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   Oct 11:00 – 16:00
Part 3 Background to language teaching 6.    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  Oct 11:00 – 15:00
7.    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  Oct 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 8.      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. 4th  Nov 11:00 – 16:00
Part 2 Selection and use of resources and materials 9.    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 11th Nov 11:00 – 16:00
10. 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 18th Nov 11:00 – 16:00
MODULE 3 (Managing the teaching and learning process)  
Part 1 Teachers’ and learners’ language in the classroom 11. 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 the target language in accordance with the plan. 7 ac. hours 25th    Nov 11:00 – 16:45
12.   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 2nd   
Dec
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. 9th Dec 11:00 – 16:00
Part 2 Classroom management 13. Interaction patterns and grouping students.
  • Giving feedback.
  • Review Modules 1-3
  • LESSONS PRESENTATION and feedback.
    Home assignment: Units 31,33
6 ac. hours 16th   Dec 11:00 – 16:00