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 best literacy teaching method for beginning reading is:

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

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3. Examples of phoneme manipulation include:

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4. Phonological awareness means:

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Category: Literacy learning

5. You can get a child to pay attention:

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Category: Literacy learning

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

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Category: Literacy learning

7. Based on research, which of the following is NOT an important sub-skill of listening skills?

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Category: Literacy learning

8. 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

9. Rapid naming means:

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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. Multiliteracy pedagogy acknowledges learners:

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Category: Literacy teaching

13. Which of these is NOT a metalinguistic skill?

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Category: Literacy teaching

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

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Category: Literacy teaching

15. A pre-primary school teacher orally presents learners with pairs of words (e.g., buy/tie, see/saw) and has learners identify whether the words rhyme or not. Next, she says a list of one-syllable words and asks learners to point to a part of the body that rhymes with each word (e.g., the teacher says bed, and the learners point to their heads). These activities promote learners’ reading development primarily by:

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Category: Literacy teaching

16. Teaching through interaction means that:

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Category: Literacy teaching

17. Teacher-directed teaching is beneficial:

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Category: Literacy teaching

18. Child-centred teaching means that:

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Category: Literacy teaching

19. 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

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

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Category: Literacy teaching

21. Choose the correct process for teaching productive writing:

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Category: Literacy teaching

22. Which of the following statements about the importance of teaching productive writing is FALSE?

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Category: Literacy teaching

23. Why do not adult learners spend all day learning, as children do?

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Category: Literacy teaching

24. Why does teaching adult learners require special skills?

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Category: Literacy teaching

25. What is the most appropriate teaching method to be used in teaching adult learners?

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Category: Literacy teaching

26. When assessing reading in transparent languages:

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Category: Literacy teaching

27. When beginning to teach a new phoneme, it is useful to tell a story because:

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Category: Literacy teaching

28. When comparing handwriting and typing:

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Category: Literacy teaching

29. When spelling in transparent languages (e.g., bantu languages):

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Category: Literacy teaching

30. Which of the following is NOT considered a benefit of ICT usage?

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Category: Reading difficulties

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

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Category: Reading difficulties

32. 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

33. 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

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

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Category: Reading difficulties

35. Effective interventions for students with learning difficulties typically:

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Category: Reading difficulties

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

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Category: Reading difficulties

37. In learning to read, it is most important that a child:

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Category: Reading difficulties

38. Based on neuroimaging studies:

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Category: Reading difficulties

39. Based on genetic studies of dyslexia, we know that:

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Category: Reading difficulties

40. The orthographic structure of a language is:

Your score is

The average score is 54%