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Each week we will add extra reading and other useful resources to this page.

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Extra Reading

Spratt, M., Pulverness, A., and Williams, M. (2011) The TKT Teaching Knowledge Test Course, Modules 1,2 and 3 (Cambridge: C.U.P.) 

  • Introduction (pp. 1-3) + Tips for preparing for the exam (pp. 5-7)
  • Unit 13: Learner characteristics 
  • Unit 14: Learner Needs
Useful links

Sandy Millen’s website has a large collection of videos of real-life classrooms with students of all ages. These videos will come in useful throughout the course in getting to know different learners, teaching styles and teaching techniques. For this topic, you might like to watch a few and notice the variety of activity types that are used with the different age groups.

Extra Reading

Spratt, M., Pulverness, A., and Williams, M. (2011) The TKT Teaching Knowledge Test Course, Modules 1,2 and 3 (Cambridge: C.U.P.) 

  • Unit 9 (Motivation)
  • Unit 10 (Exposure and focus on form)
  • Unit 12 (Differences between L1 and L2 learning)

Extra Reading

Spratt, M., Pulverness, A., and Williams, M. (2011) The TKT Teaching Knowledge Test Course, Modules 1,2 and 3 (Cambridge: C.U.P.) 

  • Unit 2 (Lexis)
  • Unit 16 (Presentation techniques and introductory activities)
Useful links

Extra Reading

Spratt, M., Pulverness, A., and Williams, M. (2011) The TKT Teaching Knowledge Test Course, Modules 1,2 and 3 (Cambridge: C.U.P.) 

  • Unit 5 (Reading)

Extra Reading

Spratt, M., Pulverness, A., and Williams, M. (2011) The TKT Teaching Knowledge Test Course, Modules 1,2 and 3 (Cambridge: C.U.P.) 

  • Unit 7 (Listening)

Extra Reading

Spratt, M., Pulverness, A., and Williams, M. (2011) The TKT Teaching Knowledge Test Course, Modules 1,2 and 3 (Cambridge: C.U.P.) 

  • Unit 3 (Phonology)


Baker, A
Ship or Sheep (Intermediate)  3rd edn, 2007, Cambridge.

Baker, A Tree or Three (Elementary)   2nd edn 2006 Cambridge

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Extra Reading

Spratt, M., Pulverness, A., and Williams, M. (2011) The TKT Teaching Knowledge Test Course, Modules 1,2 and 3 (Cambridge: C.U.P.)

  • Unit 8 (Speaking)
 

Thornbury, S., (2005) How to teach Speaking (Pearson)

Spratt, M., Pulverness, A., and Williams, M. (2011) The TKT Teaching Knowledge Test Course, Modules 1,2 and 3 (Cambridge: C.U.P.) 

  • Unit 2 (Writing)

 

Harmer, J., (2004) How to teach writing (London: Longman)

Thornbury, S., (2005) Beyond the sentence (London: Macmillan)

Spratt, M., Pulverness, A., and Williams, M. (2011) The TKT Teaching Knowledge Test Course, Modules 1,2 and 3 (Cambridge: C.U.P.) 

  • Unit 11 (The role of error)
  • Unit 29 (Categorising learners’ mistakes)
  • Unit 32 (Correcting Learners)

Spratt, M., Pulverness, A., and Williams, M. (2011) The TKT Teaching Knowledge Test Course, Modules 1,2 and 3 (Cambridge: C.U.P.) 

  • Unit 1 (Grammar)

Aitken, R. (2002). Teaching tenses. ELB Publishing

Scrivener, J. (2010) Teaching English Grammar: What to teach and how to teach it. Macmillan

Thornbury, S. (1999) How to Teach Grammar. Longman. (See other useful ‘How to’ books in this series)

Spratt, M., Pulverness, A., and Williams, M. (2011) The TKT Teaching Knowledge Test Course, Modules 1,2 and 3 (Cambridge: C.U.P.) 

  • Unit 15 (Approaches to language teaching)

Spratt, M., Pulverness, A., and Williams, M. (2011) The TKT Teaching Knowledge Test Course, Modules 1,2 and 3 (Cambridge: C.U.P.) 

  • Unit 19 (Identifying and selecting aims)
  • Unit 20 (Identifying the different components of a lesson plan)
  • Unit 21 (Planning an individual lesson or a sequence of lessons)

Spratt, M., Pulverness, A., and Williams, M. (2011) The TKT Teaching Knowledge Test Course, Modules 1,2 and 3 (Cambridge: C.U.P.) 

  • Unit 23 (Consulting reference resources to help in lesson preparation)


Resources for language awareness

  • Murphy R, Grammar in Use series various (Elementary to Advanced), Cambridge
  • Parrott, M., 2010. Grammar for English language teachers 2nd ed., Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press
  • Swan M 2016, Practical English Usage, 4th edn, Oxford
  • Swan, M. and Smith, B., 2001. Learner English: A teacher’s guide to interference and other problems. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
  • Swan M, Walter C 1997, How English Works: A Grammar Practice Book, Oxford

Spratt, M., Pulverness, A., and Williams, M. (2011) The TKT Teaching Knowledge Test Course, Modules 1,2 and 3 (Cambridge: C.U.P.) 

  • Unit 23 (Consulting reference resources to help in lesson preparation)
  • Unit 24 (Selection and use of coursebook materials)
  • Unit 25 (Selection and use of supplementary materials and activities)
  • Unit 26 (Selection and use of teaching aids)

 

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