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!

If you want to do the pretest now, please continue below.


Certification test

Teacher certification test

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Category: Literacy learning

1. Critical factor for reading mastery is:

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

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3. Phonological awareness means:

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4. Which of these is an important learning skill?

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Category: Literacy learning

5. Which of these is NOT part of the executive functions of the brain?

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Category: Literacy learning

6. Development of voluntary attention:

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Category: Literacy learning

7. Fine motor skills are NOT that important in:

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Category: Literacy learning

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

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Category: Literacy learning

9. 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

10. In teaching vocabulary, it is important to:

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Category: Literacy teaching

11. Which of the following is an example of a semiotic system?

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Category: Literacy teaching

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

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Category: Literacy teaching

13. Which of the following is NOT a dimension of multilingual pedagogy?

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Category: Literacy teaching

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

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Category: Literacy teaching

15. Multiliteracy pedagogy acknowledges learners:

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16. Which of the following is NOT a level at which phonological awareness is taught?

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17. A good way to teach morphological awareness is:

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Category: Literacy teaching

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

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Category: Literacy teaching

19. Which of the following activities would be most appropriate for introducing pre-primary learners (5-6 year old children) to the alphabetic principle?

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Category: Literacy teaching

20. Instructional support means that:

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21. Organisational support in teaching means:

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22. Teacher-directed teaching means that:

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Category: Literacy teaching

23. 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

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

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Category: Literacy teaching

25. When can adult learners begin to learn to read phrases and sentences?

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Category: Literacy teaching

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

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Category: Literacy teaching

27. How can you manage adult learners during literacy learning sessions?

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28. Phonics-based instruction:

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29. Developing good handwriting:

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Category: Literacy teaching

30. ICT is integrated into reading instruction when:

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Category: Reading difficulties

31. For very young children, the reading environment in the home is strongly linked to their emergent literacy skills before entering school. Which of these is NOT an important aspect of the home literacy environment:

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Category: Reading difficulties

32. We can say that a child has dyslexia or a reading disability when we are sure that:

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Category: Reading difficulties

33. A reading disorder is a developmental disorder that is characterised by reading achievement (i.e., accuracy, speed, and comprehension) being significantly below standards expected for which of the following:

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Category: Reading difficulties

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

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35. 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

36. Effective interventions for students with learning difficulties typically:

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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. A precise estimate of the prevalence of dyslexia in any population is:

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Category: Reading difficulties

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

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Category: Reading difficulties

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

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