TKT Module Three

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 fulfill 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 need to demonstrate an understanding of concepts and terminology mentioned below.  

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The functions commonly used by the teacher in the classroom

Identification of a range of classroom functions and typical exponents, appropriacy of use and simplicity of language and appropriateness of sequencing, degrees of formality and use of L1.

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Identifying the functions of language used by learners in the classroom

Identification of common functions and typical exponents, identification of communicative purpose and appropriacy of use.

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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 need to demonstrate an understanding of concepts and terminology related to the following and their implications for the L2 classroom.

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The roles of the teacher

Common teacher roles, e.g. manager, diagnostician, planner.

grouping learners

Grouping learners

Common classroom interaction patterns and their uses; grouping of learners and reasons for this.

correcting learners

Correcting learners

Methods of correction and their appropriacy of use.

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Giving feedback

The focus and purpose of feedback and ways of giving feedback.

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Noel has helped thousands of English learners, online and offline, during his 12+ years of coaching. His coaching includes a wide variety of English language courses for young adults, adults, teachers and business professionals. He is a former IT student, whose IT career was crushed with a passion for English. Finding a new career path as an English language coach was destiny.

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