TKT Module 3

TKT Module 3 - An Overview This module tests candidates’ knowledge of what happens in the classroom in terms of...

TKT Module 3 – An Overview

This module tests candidates’ knowledge of what happens in the classroom in terms of the language used by the teacher or learners, the roles the teacher can fulfil and the ways in which the teacher can manage and exploit classroom events and interaction.

 

Teachers’ and Learners’ Language in the Classroom

 

This part of Module 3 tests candidates’ knowledge of the functions of classroom language, and how to adapt teacher language according to its audience and purpose. It also tests candidates’ knowledge of the appropriacy of teachers’ classroom language, how to analyse learners’ language and categorise learners’ errors.  Candidates will learn concepts and terminology related to:

 

  1. The functions commonly used by the teacher in the classroom: identification of a range of classroom functions and typical exponents and appropriacy of use, e.g. degrees of simplicity of language, appropriateness of sequencing, degrees of formality, use of L1
  2. Identifying the functions of language used by learners in the classroom (tasks may involve analysis of learner language which is not completely accurate): identification of common functions and typical exponents, identification of communicative purpose and appropriacy of use.
  3. Categorising learners’ mistakes: categorising types of mistakes, e.g. spelling, wrong verb form, subject–verb agreement

 

 

Classroom Management

 

This part of Module 3 tests candidates’ knowledge of the range and function of strategies available to a teacher for managing classes in ways appropriate to learners and to teaching and learning aims. These include variety of activity and pace, ways of grouping learners, techniques for correcting learners’ mistakes and the roles a teacher can fulfil at different stages of the lesson. Candidates will learn concepts and terminology related to the following and their implications for the L2 classroom:

 

  1. The roles of the teacher: common teacher roles, e.g. manager, diagnostician, planner
  2. Classroom management: managing the teaching space, establishing systems for praise and reward, establishing rules, routines and procedures; analysing learners’ needs; building variety into lessons, planning lessons to meet learners’ needs
  3. Grouping learners: common classroom interaction patterns and their uses, grouping of learners and reasons for this correcting learners and methods of correction and their appropriacy of use
  4. Giving feedback: the focus and purpose of feedback and ways of giving feedback

 

 

TKT Module 3 Band Descriptors

 

BAND 4:   The candidate demonstrates comprehensive and extensive knowledge of all areas on the TKT: Module 3 syllabus, i.e. managing the teaching and learning process. He/she shows familiarity with the full range of concepts, terminology, practices and processes tested in TKT: Module 3, which relate to teachers’ and learners’ language in the classroom and options available for classroom management in order to promote learning. 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 3 syllabus, i.e. managing the teaching and learning process. He/she shows familiarity with most of the concepts, terminology, practices and processes tested in TKT: Module 3, which relate to teachers’ and learners’ language in the classroom and options available for classroom management in order to promote learning. 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 3 syllabus, i.e. managing the teaching and learning process. He/she shows familiarity with some of the concepts, terminology, practices and processes tested in TKT: Module 3, which relate to teachers’ and learners’ language in the classroom and options available for classroom management in order to promote learning. 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 3 syllabus, i.e. managing the teaching and learning process. He/she shows familiarity with a limited range of the concepts, terminology, practices and processes tested in TKT: Module 3, which relate to teachers’ and learners’ language in the classroom and options available for classroom management in order to promote learning. The candidate is able to relate existing knowledge to familiar classroom situations only

 

 

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