TKT CourseTeaching Competency Verification B.A. English Language Teaching
What is the Teaching Knowledge Test?• Test developed by Cambridge ESOL for teachers of English to speakers of other languages.• Tests candidates’ knowledge of concepts related to language, its use the background to and practice of language teaching and learning.
What is the TKT Course?• Introducing S to concepts & terms about teaching and learning• Introducing S to the main current theories, approaches & activities in ELT & assess their usefulness for the classroom• Sharing resources some of the many resources available or T’s• Providing materials & activites that give T opportunities for professional development by exploring concepts being introduced
Who is the TKT Course written for??• Readers intending to take TKT• Readers following introductory teacher development courses in TEFL or retraining to become ESOL teachers• Readers working by themselves to improve their knowledge of ELT• Readers who have not started teaching yet, and readers who are already teaching in primary or secondary schools• Both L1 and L2 speakers of English
TKT Contents: ModulesLanguage and background to language learning and teachingLesson planning and use of resources for language teachingManaging the teaching and learning process
Module 1: Language and background to language learning and teaching• Part 1: describing language and language skills (grammar, lexis, phonology, functions, reading, etc.)• Part 2: Background to language learning (motivation, exposure and focus on form, role of error, L1-L2 learning differences, S needs, etc.)• Part 3; background to language teaching (presentation techniques, assessment, practice activities, etc.)
Module 2: Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching• Part 1: Planning and preparing a lesson/sequence of lessons (components of a lesson plan, selecting plans, choosing assessment activities, etc.)• Part 2: Selection and use of resources and materials (consulting reference resources, coursebooks, teaching aids, etc.)
Module 3: managing the teaching and learning process• Part 1: teachers’ and learners’ language in the classroom (using language appropiately, categorizing learners’ mistakes, functions of learner language, etc.)• Part 2: Classroom management (teacher roles, grouping learners, correcting learners, giving feedback, etc.)