Module One

Understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching

This module focuses on the background to teaching and learning English in a range of contexts. Topics include:

  • Theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching
  • Different approaches and methodologies, including current developments
  • Language systems and learners’ linguistic problems
  • Language skills and learners’ problems
  • Knowledge of resources, materials and reference sources for language learning
  • Key concepts and terminology related to assessment

Module One is assessed by written examination. The exam consists of two 90-minute papers, with a 30-minute break in between (3 hours 30 minutes in total).

Paper Marks Tasks
Paper 1 50% Five tasks
Labelling, short-answer and longer written responses
Paper 2 50% Three tasks
Longer written responses

Online Exam Preparation

The Module One course at IH Izmir will help you understand the format of the exam and what Cambridge is expecting from you. You will have plenty of opportunities to practice and get feedback on your performance to give you confidence to walk into the exam room.

– A 10 week course – one week per task plus two weeks of focused exam prep.

– 15 hours of a-synchronous input, correlating with the tasks on the exam, per week

– One live, synchronous exam techniques and preparation session every week (one weekday from 20:00-22:00)

– Weekly group tasks

– Weekly  mock exam tasks, with detailed reports and sample answers.

– Two full mock exams in addition to the weekly tasks, one halfway through and two towards the end of the course

– Open forums for Q&A

– Methodology and terminology wikis.

– Access to all past papers and reports

Course Tutor

Julie Lehner

Julie Lehner

Julie is an enthusiastic teacher trainer, mentor & coach. She’s taught EFL and ESL at all levels and comes from a background of teaching Business English in a one-to-one context. During her formative years as a teacher at International House Bucharest, she discovered a passion for mentoring fledgling teachers and went on to do the DELTA and later become a teacher trainer with International House Izmir. Her work finally brought her to bonnie Scotland, where she set up the first DELTA training centre in Edinburgh. Here, she discovered and nurtured an interest in experience design and became an active member of the teaching and training team, constantly innovating and experimenting with lots of variations in relation to course design, schedule, teaching practice delivery and trainee group social dynamics on CELTA and DELTA courses. Her latest adventure is being the Head of Operations at the International Association for Language Training Accreditations.

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