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TKT PREPARATION COURSE SYLLABUS (72 academic hours)

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

Module 1 – Language and background to language learning and teaching

Topical area

Date, time

Session topics

Number of hours

Discovery
Part 1

Describing language and language skills

30 June

Monday

16.00-18.15

18.45-21.00

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

Homework: Units 1-2

Portfolio task 1: Discovery activity 1, p. 19

3 ac. hours

3 ac. hours

TKT Mock Exam

1 June

Wednesday

16.00-17.30

17.45-19.15

19.30-21.00

1. TKT MOCK EXAM (pre-test): Module 1

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

Homework: Units 3-4

Portfolio task 2: activity 3, p. 30

  1. Concepts and terminology for describing receptive skills (reading and listening) and subskills, e.g. reading for gist, scanning.

Homework: Units 5, 7

Portfolio task 3: Discovery activity 1 p. 36

2 ac. hours

2 ac. hours




2 ac. hours

Part 2

Background to language learning

3 June

Friday

16.00-18.15

18.45-21.00

  1. Concepts and terminology for describing productive skills (writing and speaking).

Homework: Units 6, 8

Portfolio task 4: Discovery activity 1 p. 42

  1. Motivation; learner characteristics (learning styles, learning strategies, maturity); learner needs.

Homework: Units 9, 13, 14

Portfolio task 5: Discovery activity 3 p. 56, or 1 p. 81 or 2 p. 77

3 ac. hours




3 ac. hours

Part 3

Background to language teaching

6 June

Monday

16.00-18.15

18.45-21.00

  1. Exposure to language and focus on form; differences between L1 and L2 learning; the role of error.

Homework: Units 10, 11, 12

Portfolio task 6: Discovery activity 3 p. 71, or 1 p. 65

  1. Approaches and methods in language teaching. the Grammar-Translation method, the Audio-Lingual method, Total Physical Response,

Homework: Unit 15, Classroom handouts

Portfolio task 7: Description of a TPR activity

3 ac. hours




3 ac. hours

8 June

Wednesday

16.00-18.15

18.45-21.00

  1. Approaches and methods in language teaching. The Natural Approach; the Lexical Approach, Communicative Language Teaching, etc.

Homework: Unit 15, Classroom handouts

Portfolio task 8: Discovery activity 1 p. 88

  1. Presentation techniques and introductory activities: PPP and TBL compared. Guided discovery.

Homework: Units 16

Portfolio task 9: Discovery activity 1 p.95

3 ac. hours




3 ac. hours

10 June

Friday

16.00-17.30

17.45-19.15

19.30-21.00

  1. Practice activities and tasks for language and skills development.

Homework: Unit 17

Portfolio task 10: Discovery activity 1 p. 102

  1. Assessment types and tasks.

Homework: Unit 18

Portfolio task 11: Discovery activity 1 or 2 p. 110

Module 1 Practice test pp. 112-126

  1. Sample Module 1 test

2 ac. hours




2 ac. hours






2 ac. hours

Module 2 – Planning lessons and use of resources for language teaching

Topical area

Date, time

Session topics

Number of hours

Topical area

Date, time

Session topics

Number of hours

Part 1

Planning and preparing a lesson or sequence of lessons

13(?) June

Monday

16.00-17.30

17.45-19.15

19.30-21.00

  1. TKT MOCK EXAM (pre-test): Module 2
  2. Identifying and selecting lesson aims.

Homework: Unit 19

Portfolio task 12: Discovery activity 1 or 2 p. 131

  1. Identifying the different components of a lesson plan. Planning an individual lesson or a sequence of lessons.

Homework: Units 20-21

Portfolio task 13: Discovery activity 4 p. 143

2 ac. hours
2 ac. hours


2 ac. hours

15 June

Wednesday

16.00-18.15

18.45-21.00

  1. Choosing assessment activities

Homework: Unit 22

Portfolio task 14: Analysis of FCE, CAE or Russian National State Exam of English (ЕГЭ) or Discovery activity 2 p. 149

  1. Selection and use of coursebook materials.

Homework: Unit 24

Portfolio task 15: Coursebook analysis

3 ac. hours




3 ac. hours

Part 2

Selection and use of resources and materials

17 June

Friday

16.00-17.30

17.45-19.15

19.30-21.00

  1. Consulting reference resources to help in lesson preparation.

Homework: Unit 23

Portfolio task 16: Discovery activity 1 p. 154

  1. Selection and use of supplementary materials and activities. Selection and use of teaching aids.

Homework: Unit 25, 26

TKT Module 2 Practice test pp. 172-183

Portfolio task 17: Discovery activity 1 or 2 p. 164

  1. TKT Module 2 Sample test

2 ac. hours




2 ac. hours





2 ac. hours

Module 3 – Managing the teaching and learning process

Topical area

Date, time

Session topics

Number of hours

Topical area

Date, time

Session topics

Number of hours

Part 1

Teachers’ and learners’ language in the classroom

20 June

Monday

16.00-17.30

17.45-19.15

19.30-21.00

  1. TKT MOCK EXAM (pre-test): Module 3
  2. Using language appropriately for a range of classroom functions: instructing, eliciting, prompting, conveying meaning, checking learning.

Homework: Unit 27

Portfolio task 18: Instructions for a game activity (what the teacher says to students

  1. Identifying the functions of learners’ language. Homework: Unit 28

Portfolio task 19: Discovery activity 1 or 2 p. 192

2 ac. hours
2 ac. hours









2 ac. hours

Part 2

Classroom management

22 June

Wednesday

16.00-18.15

18.45-21.00

  1. Teacher roles and their functions.

Homework: Unit 30

Portfolio task 20: Discovery activity 1 p. 202

  1. Interaction patterns and grouping students

Homework: Unit 31

Portfolio task 21: Discovery activity 1 p. 208

3 ac. hours



3 ac. hours

24 June

Friday

16.00-17.30

17.45-19.15

19.30-21.00

  1. Categorising learners’ mistakes. Correcting learners.

Homework: Units 29, 32

Portfolio task 22: Discovery activity 1 p. 213 or 1 p. 197

  1. Giving feedback.

Homework: Unit 33

TKT Module 3 Practice test pp. 160-167

Portfolio task 23: Discovery activity 3 p. 218

  1. Sample Module 3 test

2 ac. hours




2 ac. hours




2 ac. hours

TKT EXAM MODULES 1, 2, 3 June 25th