TKT Module 2

TKT Module 2 - An Overview This module focuses on what teachers consider and do while planning their teaching of...

TKT Module 2 – An Overview

This module focuses on what teachers consider and do while planning their teaching of a lesson or series of lessons. Teaching in this context is intended also to refer to assessment. It focuses too on the linguistic and methodological reference resources that are available to guide teachers in their lesson planning as well as on the range and function of materials and teaching aids that teachers could consider making use of in their lessons. Knowledge of any particular book is not required.

 

 

Planning and Preparing a Lesson or Sequence of Lessons

 

This part of Module 2 tests candidates’ knowledge of the relationship between activities and aims. It also tests knowledge of ways of sequencing activities within and across lessons in a manner appropriate to particular groups of learners, and of selecting appropriate assessment activities to build into (a series of) lessons. Candidates will learn concepts and terminology related to:

 

  1. Identifying and selecting lesson aims: main, subsidiary and personal aims, specification of aims and factors influencing the choice of aims.
  2. Identifying the different components of a lesson plan: the standard components of a lesson plan: aims, procedures, stages, timing, aids, anticipated problems, assumptions, interaction patterns, timetable fit
  3. Planning an individual lesson or sequence of lessons, e.g. structures, skills, topic, project
  4. Choosing assessment activities: informal or formal assessment and related tasks and activities

 

 

Selection and Use of Resources

 

This part of Module 2 tests candidates’ knowledge of how to make use of resources, materials and aids in their lesson planning.  Candidates need to demonstrate an understanding of concepts and terminology related to the following and their implications for the L2 classroom:

 

  1. Using reference resources for lesson preparation: the range of resources available and teachers’ reasons for consulting them.
  2. The selection and use of teaching aids: types of aids and their teaching functions.
  3. The selection and use of coursebook materials: criteria for selection and ways of adapting materials.
  4. The selection and use of supplementary materials and activities: types of supplementary materials and activities, reasons for use and how to select and adapt.

 

 

TKT MODULE 2 Band Descriptors

 

BAND 4:   The candidate demonstrates comprehensive and extensive knowledge of all areas on the TKT: Module 2 syllabus, i.e. lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching. He/she shows familiarity with the full range of concepts, terminology, practices and processes tested in TKT: Module 2, which relate to general practice in lesson planning and materials use, reasons for carrying out particular activities in the classroom, and for using particular resources and materials. The candidate is able to relate existing knowledge to both familiar and unfamiliar classroom situations.

 

BAND 3:   The candidate generally demonstrates comprehensive and extensive knowledge of areas on the TKT: Module 2 syllabus, i.e. lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching. He/she shows familiarity with most of the concepts, terminology, practices and processes tested in TKT: Module 2, which relate to general practice in lesson planning and materials use, reasons for carrying out particular activities in the classroom, and for using particular resources and materials. The candidate is generally able to relate existing knowledge to both familiar and unfamiliar classroom situations.

 

BAND 2:   The candidate demonstrates basic knowledge of areas on the TKT: Module 2 syllabus, i.e. lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching. He/she shows familiarity with some of the concepts, terminology, practices and processes tested in TKT: Module 2, which relate to general practice in lesson planning and materials use, reasons for carrying out particular activities in the classroom, and for using particular resources and materials. The candidate is able to relate existing knowledge to familiar classroom situations, and occasionally to unfamiliar ones.

 

BAND 1:     The candidate demonstrates restricted knowledge of areas on the TKT: Module 2 syllabus, i.e. lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching. He/she shows familiarity with a limited range of the concepts, terminology, practices and processes tested in TKT: Module 2, which relate to general practice in lesson planning and materials use, reasons for carrying out particular activities in the classroom, and for using particular resources and materials. The candidate is able to relate existing knowledge to familiar classroom situations only.

 

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