Cambridge ESOL Aniella Bușilă Târgu Neamț, 8th September 2010
Cambridge ESOL Over 3 million candidates every year in over 130 countries. World’s leading provider of English language certificates.
Cambridge ESOL • Started operating in 1913 – CPE; 1939 – FCE; the 90s – CAE • Offers a full range of examinations, taken worldwide • Assessment of four language skills in practical contexts • Globally, more than 10,000 organisations trust and recognise our exams
What are Cambridge ESOL exams like? • 4 skills – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking! • valid for life! • extensive recognition amongst educational and professional institutions • rigorous quality control – backed by ongoing research • easy to register- both face-to-face and by post (via British Council)
Recognition by Ministry of Education in Romania Common European Framework Levels Other Cambridge ESOL general English tests
Teaching Awards • TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) and TKT Practical • CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) • CELTYL (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Young Learners) • The Delta Modules (Diploma in English Language Teaching) • IDLTM (International Diploma in Language Teaching Management)
TKT: TeachingKnowledgeTest What knowledge do teachers need?
Understanding different methodologies for teaching; Ablility to use the ‘language of teaching;’ How to select from a range of resources; Effective lesson preparation; Understanding of classroom management methods for different needs; Classroom language. What knowledge do teachers need?
What is TKT? • Certificate in teaching English • Tests knowledge about teaching • Free-standing modules • Offered internationally • Cambridge ESOL quality assurance procedure Flexible
Who is TKT for? • For new teachers and for experienced teachers • For teachers of primary, secondary and adult learners • No formal entry requirements Accessible
TKT suite of exams TKT: Practical (Module 6) TKT: KAL(Module 5)Knowledge About Language TKT: Module 2 Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching TKT: Module 3 Managing the teaching and learning process TKT: CLIL(Module 4) Content and Language Integrated Learning TKT:Module 1 Language and background to language learning and teaching TKT: YL (Module 7) Young Learners
TKT: Module 1Language and background to language learning and teaching Part 1: Concepts and terminology for describing language Describing language (grammar, lexis, phonology, functions) and language skills and sub-skills. Part 2: Background to language learning Factors in the learning process (learner characteristics and needs, differences between L1 and L2, the role of error, motivation, exposure to language). Part 3: Background to language teaching Presentation techniques and introductory activities; Practice activities and tasks ; Assessment types and tasks.
TKT: Module 2Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching Part 1: Planning and preparing a lesson or a sequence of lessons Selecting aims Identifying components of a lesson Planning a lesson and sequence of lessons Choosing assessment activities Part 2: Selection and use of resources and materials Coursebook materials Supplementary materials and activities Aids appropriate to learners and aims
TKT: Module 3Managing the teaching and learning process Part 1: Teachers’ and learners’ language in the classroom Appropriate teachers’ language; Functions of learners’ language; Categorising learners’ mistakes. Part 2: Classroom management Teacher roles; Grouping learners; Correcting learners; Giving feedback.
TKT: Module 4Content and Language Integrated Learning An approach in which a foreign language is used as the medium for teaching a curricular subject such as Science, History or Art. The target language and the subject content have a joint role in the learning. Part 1 Knowledge of CLIL and Principles of CLIL Part 2 Lesson preparation, delivery; Assessment.
TKT: Module 5Knowledge about Language Teachers’ knowledge about the systems of the English language that aid a teacher in planning and delivering their lessons. lexis phonology grammar discourse
TKT: Module 6TKT Practical A test of professional practice for English language teachers Candidates are assessed on 40 minutes of classroom teaching. One 40-minute session or two 20-minute lessons. to plan lessons; to demonstrate a range of teaching skills in the classroom; to engage learners in both language and skills development.
What support Cambridge ESOL offers to students • www.candidates.cambridgeesol.org/Online Results and Support material • Leaflets • Students and parents presentations • Teachers seminars on demand • Past papers • Education Fairs • Top Tips for CAE – available through www.cambridgeesol.org
For further information Please visit: www.cambridgeesol.org www.britishcouncil.ro/exams