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Module 1 (Understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching) is assessed externally through 2 x 90-minute written examinations in either (usually first Wednesday of) June or December, on practical and theoretical aspects of English language and teaching.


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

Paper 1

Marks: 50%

Tasks:     Five tasks (Labelling, short-answer and longer written responses)

Paper 2

Marks: 50%

Tasks: Three tasks (Longer written responses)

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The table below gives a brief summary of the content.

Topic 1: Theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching.

Content: a) Historical and current theories of first and second language acquisition.
b) How these theories influence teaching methodologies.

Topic 2: Different teaching approaches and methodologies, including current developments.

Content: a) Teaching methodologies, both mainstream and experimental. b) The effectiveness of these methodologies in different learning environments.


Topic 3: Language systems and learners’ linguistic problems.

Content: a) Features of language systems (e.g. meaning, form, pronunciation and use). b) Teaching methodology choices in language systems.


Topic 4: Language skills and learners’ problems.

Content: a) Features of language skills (e.g. the subskills and strategies needed by learners) b) Teaching methodology choices in language skills.


Topic 5: Knowledge of resources, materials and reference sources for language learning.

Content: The practical uses of a range of resources in a range of teaching contexts.


Topic 6: Key assessment concepts and terminology.

Content: How to apply key assessment principles, such as validity and reliability, to classroom-based assessment.

Module 1 Exams

Deadline: 7 November 2018

Exam date


Wednesday 5 December 2018


ALS HOUSE Delta Centre

127 Makrigianni Street , 18345, Moschato, Attica

+30 2104821351

We are offering Module 1

(face-to-face or via a telepresence platform)

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