1. Planning and Preparing a Lesson or Sequence of Lessons
This part of Module 2 tests candidates’ knowledge of the relationship between activities and aims. It also tests knowledge of ways of sequencing activities within and across lessons in a manner appropriate to particular groups of learners, and of selecting appropriate assessment activities to build into (a series of) lessons. Candidates will learn concepts and terminology related to:
- Identifying and selecting lesson aims: main, subsidiary and personal aims, specification of aims and factors influencing the choice of aims.
- Identifying the different components of a lesson plan: the standard components of a lesson plan: aims, procedures, stages, timing, aids, anticipated problems, assumptions, interaction patterns, timetable fit
- Planning an individual lesson or sequence of lessons, e.g. structures, skills, topic, project
- Choosing assessment activities: informal or formal assessment and related tasks and activities
2. Selection and Use of Resources
This part of Module 2 tests candidates’ knowledge of how to make use of resources, materials and aids in their lesson planning. Candidates need to demonstrate an understanding of concepts and terminology related to the following and their implications for the L2 classroom:
- Using reference resources for lesson preparation: the range of resources available and teachers’ reasons for consulting them.
- The selection and use of teaching aids: types of aids and their teaching functions.
- The selection and use of coursebook materials: criteria for selection and ways of adapting materials.
- The selection and use of supplementary materials and activities: types of supplementary materials and activities, reasons for use and how to select and adapt.