Support Course Content

trial unitDesigned for use in CELTA / Trinity training centres, the Teacher Training Support course includes seventeen interactive units designed to support learning on CELTA, DELTA, Trinity Cert and dip TESOL, PGDE, TKT preparation, initial teacher training courses and TESOL Masters degrees.


English Grammar 

 

U 2: Tense and Aspect

  • Tense and Aspect Defined
  • Irregular Verb Forms
  • Thirteen English Tenses
  • Auxiliary Verbs
  • Focus on Tense
  • Passive Voice
  • End of Unit Test

 

U 3: Modality

  • Expressing Modality
  • Pure Modals
  • Degrees of Certainty
  • Intrinsic Modality
  • Problems for Learners
  • Teaching Modal Verbs
  • End of Unit Test

 

U 4: Teaching the Functions of Language

  • Communicative Functions
  • Dialogue Analysis  
  • Teaching Functions in Context
  • End of Unit Test

 

U 5: Teaching Hypothetical Meaning

  • Factual Meanings vs. Hypothetical Meaning
  • Hypothetical expressions 
  • Hypothetical Modals
  • Conditional Sentences
  • End of Unit Test

Phonology

 

U 6: Teaching the Sounds of English 

  • Phonology Defined
  • Phonemic System
  • Sounds vs. Letters
  • Vowel Sounds
  • Consonant Sounds
  • Ideas for Teaching
  • End of Unit Test

 

U 7: Teaching Stress, Rhythm and Intonation

  • Word Stress
  • Syllable Stress
  • Unstressed Syllables
  • Sentence Stress
  • Rhythm
  • Weak Forms
  • Contractions
  • Assimilation
  • Elision
  • Liaison
  • Intonation
  • Teaching Connected Speech
  • End of Unit Test

                     

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Skills 

 

U 8: Teaching Speaking 

  • The Skill of Speaking
  • Speaking vs. Writing
  • Genre
  • Discourse Markers
  • Paralinguistic Features
  • Teaching Ideas
  • End of Unit Test

 

U 9: Teaching Listening 

  • Reasons for Listening
  • Learner Difficulties
  • Understanding Listening Input
  • Text Types
  • Listening Sub-skills
  • Classroom Listening Activities
  • Stages of a Listening Lesson
  • Developing Listening Skills
  • End of Unit Test

 

U 10: Teaching Reading 

  • How We Read
  • Reading in Another Language
  • The Sub Skills of Reading
  • Skimming and Scanning
  • Deducing and Inferring information
  • Extensive and Intensive Reading
  • Reading in the Classroom
  • Types of Reading Activities
  • A Reading Lesson
  • End of Unit Test

 

U 11: Teaching Writing 

  • The Skill of Writing
  • Written Genres
  • Writing Sub-skills
  • Handwriting
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Cohesion
  • Stages of Writing
  • Product and Process Writing
  • Writing Activities
  • End of Unit Test

Teaching in Action 

 

U 12: How to Teach Grammar

  • Teaching Grammar By Contrasting Tenses
  • Teaching Grammar From Rules
  • Teaching Grammar With Timelines
  • Teaching Grammar Through Texts
  • Teaching Grammar Through Examples
  • Do's and Don'ts of Teaching Grammar
  • End of Unit Test

 

U 13: How to Teach Vocabulary

  • Knowing A Word
  • Selecting Vocabulary to Teach
  • Typical Learner Difficulties
  • Word Formation
  • Semantic Relationships
  • End of Unit Test

 

U 14: Error Correction

  • Reasons for Errors in Language Production
  • Classifying Errors
  • Correcting Spoken Errors
  • Accuracy vs. Fluency
  • Correcting Written Errors
  • End of Unit Test

 

U15: Assessment 

  • What to Assess
  • When to Assess
  • Initial Assessment
  • Diagnostic Assessment
  • Formative Assessment
  • Summative Assessment
  • Features of a Good Test
  • Formal Assessment
  • Informal Assessment
  • Concept Questions
  • Peer and Self-Assessment
  • End of Unit Test

 

U 16: Classroom Management 

  • Classroom Management Defined
  • Managing the Physical Environment
  • Managing Classroom Interaction
  • Teacher Talk Time
  • Instruction Giving
  • Classroom Dynamic
  •  Quality Assurance
  • Teacher Self-evaluation
  • Planning
  • Management skills
  • Classroom Scenarios
  • Top 10 Tips for Newly Qualified Teachers
  • End of Unit Test

 

 U 17: Lesson Planning 

  • Importance of Planning
  • Planning Considerations
  • The Lesson Plan
  • What to Include
  • Focus on Aims
  • Putting It All Together
  • End of Unit Test