TKT Module Three

This module tests candidate’s 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.

Part one: Teachers' and learners' language in the classroom

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Using language appropriately for a range of classroom functions
To use a language appropriately means to use language that suits the students and the situation in the best way. The teachers and students use language in the classroom for certain purposes which are known as classroom functions.
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Identifying the functions of learners’ language
The purposes for which students use language in the classroom are known as functions. They include participating in tasks, activities, asking questions from the teacher and interacting with other students.
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Categorising learners’ mistakes
Errors depict problems with accuracy (using the right form of language) or communication (sharing information in a way that is clear for all). It is possible for students to make oral or written errors. Oral errors are made when speaking (in the accuracy of grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary or the level of formality of the language).
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Part two: Classroom management

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The roles of the teacher
A teacher has the job of managing the activities and the students in the classroom in different ways while a lesson is in progress. Therefore, he/she must act in various ways at different stages of the lesson. These different kinds of behaviour are known as ‘teacher roles’.
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Grouping learners
Grouping students means the use of diverse ways to organise students when they are working in the classroom. Usually, they are to be organised to work in various ways during each of the lessons. The groupings chosen by the teacher usually depends on the kind of activity, the purpose of the activity and the students.
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Correcting learners
When a teacher corrects a student, he/she must show the student that something is wrong and that they have made an error. A teacher can also show the student how to correct that error.
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Giving feedback
Giving information to students about their learning is called giving feedback. Feedback can be on students’ language or skills, the kind of ideas they have in their work, their attitude to learning as well as behaviour or their progress.
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Noel Perera

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Noel Perera

About the author

Noel Perera has helped thousands of English learners, online and offline, during his 12+ years of coaching. His coaching includes wide variety of English language workshops for young adults, adults, teachers and business professionals. Noel Perera 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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