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  1. TKT - The Teaching Knowledge Test&The TKT Course

  2. ? What is TKT?

  3. What is TKT? • A new certificate in teaching English • Teaching Knowledge Test – not a test of language proficiency not a test of classroom performance • Offered internationally • Cambridge ESOL quality assurance procedures

  4. Who is TKT for? • For pre-service teachers and for experienced teachers • No formal entry requirements • For teachers of primary, secondary and adult learners

  5. ? What’s in each module?

  6. Module 1 Language and background to language learning and teaching Part 1 Describing language and language skills • grammar • lexis • phonology • functions • skills and subskills

  7. Module 1 Language and background to language learning and teaching Part 2 Background to language learning • motivation • exposure to language and focus on form • the role of error • differences between L1 and L2 language learning • learner characteristics and needs

  8. Module 1 Language and background to language learning and teaching Part 3 Background to language teaching • presentation techniques • introductory activities • practice activities • tasks for language and skills development • assessment types and tasks

  9. Module 2 Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching Part 1 Planning and preparing a lesson or sequence of lessons • identify and select aims • components of a lesson plan • plan a lesson • choose and sequence activities • choose assessment activities

  10. Module 2 Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching Part 2 Selection and use of resources and materials • reference resources • selection and use of: - coursebook materials - supplementary materials and activities - teaching aids

  11. Module 3 Managing the teaching and learning process Part 1 Teachers’ and learners’ language in the classroom • functions of teacher language • functions of learners’ language • categorise learners’ mistakes

  12. Module 3 Managing the teaching and learning process Part 2 Classroom management • teacher roles • grouping • correcting • feedback

  13. Grading knowledge of TKT content areas • Band 4 extensive • Band 3 breadth and depth • Band 2 basic but systematic • Band 1 limited

  14. Summary of results for 2005

  15. Questions & comments • Isn’t the language level rather low for many teachers? • You can’t reduce teaching to a lot of objective questions. • Teaching and learning are complex processes. Isn’t this kind of approach just reductive and trivialising? • It’s all matching tasks, isn’t it? • Why not Pass/Fail? Like this, everyone passes, don’t they?

  16. The TKT Course • Starter question and answer • Key concepts • Key concepts and the language teaching classroom • Follow-up activities • Reflection • Discovery activities • TKT practice task

  17. The TKT Course • 3 modules, each focusing on one module of TKT. Each module is divided into units which cover the contents of the TKT test specifications for that module. • 3 TKT practice tests, one for each module of TKT • Exam tips for preparing to take TKT • Answer keys for TKT practice tasks, follow-up activities and the TKT practice tests • A list of terms

  18. Internet resources Cambridge ESOL www.cambridgeesol.org/tkt • TKT handbook • complete set of sample papers • examiners’ reports for 2005 • practice materials • full glossary (with definitions & examples) www.teacherportfolio.cambridgeesol.org • Cambridge ESOL Teacher Portfolio

  19. Internet resources Cambridge University Press www.cambridge.org/elt/tkt • sample unit from The TKT Course • sample practice materials • notes for trainers • notes for teachers • exam tips

  20. Module 1 Language and background to language learning and teaching Part 1 Describing language and language skills • grammar • lexis • phonology • functions • skills and subskills

  21. Module 1 Language and background to language learning and teaching Part 2 Background to language learning • motivation • exposure to language and focus on form • the role of error • differences between L1 and L2 language learning • learner characteristics and needs

  22. Module 1 Language and background to language learning and teaching Part 3 Background to language teaching • presentation techniques • introductory activities • practice activities • tasks for language and skills development • assessment types and tasks