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.

Ready? Let´s go!

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Certification test

Teacher certification test

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Category: Literacy learning

1. Critical factor for reading mastery is:

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2. A transparent language has the following characteristics:

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3. The method of promoting the development of phonemic awareness in young children is:

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Category: Literacy learning

4. The skill of identifying and producing rhyming words is useful for:

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Category: Literacy learning

5. Which of these does NOT make a child a good reader?

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Category: Literacy learning

6. Twenty-first century learning skills do NOT include:

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Category: Literacy learning

7. A common manifestation of weak cognitive or mental flexibility in children is NOT:

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Category: Literacy learning

8. In teaching motor and visuo-motor skills, it is important to:

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Category: Literacy learning

9. Which one is NOT true? Listening skills...

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Category: Literacy learning

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

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Category: Literacy teaching

11. Which of the following is an example of a communication mode?

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Category: Literacy teaching

12. Bilingual education entails:

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Category: Literacy teaching

13. Multilingualism:

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14. Monolingualism:

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15. Metalinguistic awareness and development begins:

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16. A good way to teach morphological awareness is:

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Category: Literacy teaching

17. Which of these is NOT a metalinguistic skill?

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Category: Literacy teaching

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

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Category: Literacy teaching

19. Which of the following teacher prompts would be most appropriate to use to promote pre-primary learners’ (5-6 year old children) phonemic awareness skills?

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Category: Literacy teaching

20. Instructional support means that:

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Category: Literacy teaching

21. Organisational support in teaching means:

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22. Teaching through interaction means that:

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Category: Literacy teaching

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

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Category: Literacy teaching

24. A teacher needs to inspire and encourage learners to generate ideas for what they want to write by:

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Category: Literacy teaching

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

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Category: Literacy teaching

26. Developing good handwriting:

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Category: Literacy teaching

27. When comparing handwriting and typing:

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Category: Literacy teaching

28. Reading comprehension can be developed as follows:

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Category: Literacy teaching

29. Which of the following is not beneficial for listening to stories?

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Category: Literacy teaching

30. ICT is integrated into reading instruction when:

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Category: Reading difficulties

31. In learning to read, it is important that:

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Category: Reading difficulties

32. To preventing reading difficulties:

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Category: Reading difficulties

33. 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

34. Based on research, which of these statements is INCORRECT. Intensity of reading instruction and intervention can be increased by:

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Category: Reading difficulties

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

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Category: Reading difficulties

36. Based on research, we know that the most effective intervention for reading difficulties is:

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Category: Reading difficulties

37. Based on research, which of these statements is NOT true?

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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. The orthographic structure of a language is:

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