Teacher Certification



This Teacher Certification module was developed to give You feedback, how well You master the research-based content of Literacy learning, Literacy teaching and Reading difficulties. If you successfully complete the module, you will receive a Certificate of Completion that enhances Your professional development.

How to start?

Before you start to study eTALE Africa learning content, we highly recommend You do first a “pretest” by answering 40 random multiple-choice questions. Note that there is only one correct answer for each question (a, b, c or d). You will have one hour to complete the pretest. After answering to all 40 questions, you will receive immediate feedback how well You did.

How to do the test?

If You already are an expert in the content and receive at least 70% (28 out of 40 questions correct) in the pretest, you will automatically receive the Certificate to your email. You can save and print it as a demonstration of your knowledge in literacy learning and teaching and reading difficulties.

What if I do not get 70% in pretest?

If You don’t get 70% in the pretest, do not worry. The “pretest” is the starting point of eTALE Africa eLearning environment! When You have gone through and studied the content, you can do the “post-test” or “final examination”. You can do the test as many times as you like. But note the questions will not be the same or in same order.

When You have answered correctly least to 28 questions (that is 70% and above), the Certificate is send to Your email.

Parts of the eTALE Africa content may seem challenging and the test might not be an easy task! But remember, You can always read a little bit more and do the test again.

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Certification test

Teacher certification test

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Category: Literacy learning

1. The external factor that can be harmful to children’s learning to read is:

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2. What would be a good starting point for teaching letter sounds?

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Category: Literacy learning

3. To identify sounds of word helps learners to:

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Category: Literacy learning

4. Which of these is an important learning skill?

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Category: Literacy learning

5. To increase reading motivation, it is important that:

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Category: Literacy learning

6. Fine motor skills are NOT that important in:

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Category: Literacy learning

7. Which one of these is NOT a good strategy to reduce working memory load when a child has problems with working memory?

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Category: Literacy learning

8. Rapid naming means:

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Category: Literacy learning

9. To become a good reader, it is important that a child:

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Category: Literacy learning

10. In teaching vocabulary, it is important to:

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Category: Literacy teaching

11. Multiliteracy pedagogy stresses the need for language and literacy education to take into account:

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Category: Literacy teaching

12. Multilingualism:

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Category: Literacy teaching

13. Monolingualism:

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Category: Literacy teaching

14. A good way to teach morphological awareness is:

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Category: Literacy teaching

15. Which of the following is NOT true of text comprehension?

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Category: Literacy teaching

16. Steps of teaching reading comprehension when the child masters the basic reading skills.

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Category: Literacy teaching

17. Which of the following is NOT a reading comprehension skill?

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Category: Literacy teaching

18. Instructional support means that:

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Category: Literacy teaching

19. Organisational support in teaching means:

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Category: Literacy teaching

20. Child-centred teaching has a positive effect on:

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Category: Literacy teaching

21. Which of these allows writers to write content that is readable and understandable?

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Category: Literacy teaching

22. Choose the correct process for teaching productive writing:

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Category: Literacy teaching

23. How can you help adult learners become fluent in reading?

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Category: Literacy teaching

24. Who chooses the appropriate learning time for adult learners?

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Category: Literacy teaching

25. When assessing reading in transparent languages:

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Category: Literacy teaching

26. When assessing reading and spelling:

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Category: Literacy teaching

27. Phonics-based instruction:

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Category: Literacy teaching

28. After the first school year, the best predictor of spelling skill in transparent languages is:

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Category: Literacy teaching

29. Which of the following is NOT a psychological benefit of listening to stories?

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Category: Literacy teaching

30. Which of the following is NOT regarded as a literacy activity for young children?

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Category: Reading difficulties

31. Which of the following is INCORRECT based on research? Fundamental principles for interventions for word-level reading difficulties include:

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Category: Reading difficulties

32. Based on research, which of these statements is INCORRECT concerning effective instruction for children with reading difficulties:

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Category: Reading difficulties

33. Screening instruments used in prevention programs for reading difficulties do NOT usually assess which of the following skills?

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Category: Reading difficulties

34. Which of the following is the most effective method for improving literacy in children and adolescents with reading difficulties?

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Category: Reading difficulties

35. Based on research, which of the following is NOT true:

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Category: Reading difficulties

36. Which of the following is NOT included in Fletcher’s general principles of instruction for children with learning difficulties:

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Category: Reading difficulties

37. The main idea of a multi-tiered system of support in instruction is that:

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Category: Reading difficulties

38. Spoken language skills:

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Category: Reading difficulties

39. Based on neuroimaging studies:

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Category: Reading difficulties

40. In shallow and transparent orthographies:

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