Pre Course Knowledge

Your Tutor would like to evaluate your current level of knowledge of the topics covered during your Teacher Development Course. This aids your Tutor in improving your learning experience. Please complete the form and click 'Submit'.

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Please select from the following, your current knowledge on the modules below.
Module 1: ESL students and learning in a second language

Understand what affects ESL students' learning; Develop an ability to use the knowledge and understandings ESL students bring to the learning situation; Understanding some of the factors that impact on learning an additional language

Module 2: Language and learning and the role of scaffolding

Understand the relationship between language; Texts (genre), their purpose and contexts; Build understanding about a teaching and learning cycle that scaffolds language development

Module 3: Oral language: How the task shapes the talk

Understand the role of oral language in learning; Engage in language activities that can be used to enhance oral language development across the curriculum

Module 4: Using oral language: Interpreting and producing oral texts

Identify issues for ESL students as listeners and speakers as they engage in a range of different learning tasks; Use criteria checklists and other tools to make oral tasks and assessment requirements explicit

Module 5: Working with written and visual texts

Explore how meaning is made through visuals and language; Identify a range of genres used across the curriculum; Identify the schematic structure and language features of different genre

Module 6: Working with written and visual texts at the text level

Support ESL students with reading by focusing on text structure and language features

Module 7: Developing knowledge about language

Understand how students can use language to express themselves in more technical and expert ways as they move through schooling; Understand the use of the nominal group in complex texts; Increase understanding about the role of nominalisation in teaching

Module 8: Assessing written texts

Determine how accessible a chosen text is for students; Using language-based criteria in assessment tasks

Module 9: Programming and whole-school models of support for ESL students

Program using explicit lanugage focus; Develop a whole-school framework for supporting ESL students