Structure and content of the ETECT

The ETECT – Level 5 consists of two 2-hour papers, one on Methodology and the other on Language Awareness.
The ETECT – Level 7 consists of three papers, two 2-hour papers, one on Methodology and the other on Language Awareness, and a 1.5-hour paper of Essays.

LEVEL 5

Paper 1: Methodology [2 hours]

This Paper is comprised of multiple-choice questions and/or open-ended, short-answer questions and is divided into the following 5 sections:

  • Section 1: Reflecting on Classroom Scenarios
  • Section 2: Spoken Error Correction
  • Section 3: Lesson Planning
  • Section 4: Recognizing Strengths and Weaknesses in Students’ Writing
  • Section 5: Methods and Techniques in TESOL

In the open-ended questions, candidates are asked to apply their knowledge and skills to particular teaching situations. The scenarios and lesson extracts for these situations include factors such as the age and level of the learners, and the skill(s) being focused on. Candidates are also required to give reasons for the course of action they take.

The Methodology Paper examines the candidate’s competencies in areas such as classroom management; presentation and practice; lesson planning; knowledge of learner characteristics and needs; assessment of learning; and teaching reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary.

Paper 2: Language Awareness [2 hours]

This Paper is comprised of multiple-choice questions and/or open-ended, short-answer questions and is divided into the following 6 sections:

  • Section 1: Verbs: Form and Use
  • Section 2: General Errors
  • Section 3: Pragmatic Competence
  • Section 4: Semantic Differences
  • Section 5: Grammatical Terminology
  • Section 6: Reading Comprehension

ETECT Level 5 Syllabus v.2.0
ETECT Level  5 Sample Test

Suggested Readings for ETECT Preparation

LEVEL 7

Paper 1: Methodology [2 hours]

This Paper is comprised of multiple-choice questions and/or open-ended, short-answer questions and is divided into the following 5 sections:

  • Section 1: Reflecting on Classroom Scenarios
  • Section 2: Spoken Error Correction
  • Section 3: Lesson Planning
  • Section 4: Recognizing Strengths and Weaknesses in Students’ Writing
  • Section 5: Methods and Techniques in TESOL

In the open-ended questions, candidates are asked to apply their knowledge and skills to particular teaching situations. The scenarios and lesson extracts for these situations include factors such as the age and level of the learners, and the skill(s) being focused on.  Candidates are also required to give reasons for the course of action they take.

The Methodology Paper examines the candidate’s competencies in areas such as classroom management; presentation and practice; lesson planning; knowledge of learner characteristics and needs; assessment of learning; and teaching reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary.

Paper 2: Language Awareness [2 hours]

This Paper is comprised of multiple-choice questions and/or open-ended, short-answer questions and is divided into the following 6 sections:

  • Section 1: Verbs: Form and Use
  • Section 2: General Errors
  • Section 3: Pragmatic Competence
  • Section 4: Semantic Differences
  • Section 5: Grammatical Terminology
  • Section 6: Reading Comprehension
Paper 3: Essays [1 hour and 30 minutes]

Candidates are asked to write 3 essays: one essay in the section on Language Awareness and Language Acquisition, and two essays in the section on Teaching Skills and Grammar. They are given a total of 90 minutes to write the 3 essays.

Section 1: Language Awareness and Language Acquisition

Candidates select one of two essay topics in this section and write a 200- to 250-word essay on the question they have selected.

One of the two essay questions in this section deals with a topic in linguistics such as morphology, phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, language variation, and pragmatics. The other question concerns first or second language acquisition.

Section 2: Teaching Skills and Grammar

Candidates select two of the four essay questions in this section. For each of the two questions they have selected, they are expected to write a 200- to 250-word essay. The questions are related to teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar.

ETECT Level 7 Syllabus v.1.0
ETECT Level 7 Sample Test

Suggested Readings for ETECT Preparation

See also
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