"Public entrance exam for English in Official Language Schools"
EQUIPO DOCENTE ESTRUCTURA DE LA OPOSICIÓN Public entrance exam for English in Official Language Schools The exam has two parts. 1. The first is an essay written entirely in English from the 68 subjects currently included in the syllabus. The number of options depends on the year and the region but could be a minimum of two and a maximum of five as has been the case in 2008. 2. The second part of the exam consists of an oral defence of the didactic programme which is designed to check the teaching ability of the candidate. It is necessary to present both the didactic programme and one didactic unit. This programme is based on a year’s teaching in any level of this speciality and candidates must specify the general and specific objectives, contents, assessment criteria and methodology to be used as well as their proposals for dealing with pupils with special educational needs. The didactic unit must be defended orally in front of the tribunal and will be chosen at random from the units included in the didactic programme. Nevertheless, candidates will be given various options. In this unit, candidates must specify learning objectives, contents and the learning and teaching activities to be carried out in the classroom. We would now like to describe the methodology which we will use in the preparation of this speciality. Students who prepare their public entrance exams for English in Official Language Schools with DIDACTA21 will be offered the following materials For the written essay • Full English language texts for each subject • Advice and guidance on how to write the essay • Extra material to help them to study the syllabus • Simulation of the written tests with correction of essays • Explanation of exam techniques • Help in making essay plans For the oral defence of the didactic programme and unit • Didactic programme models • Specific material in English to help students write their programmes • The didactic programmes and didactic units will be checked and corrected by the specialist tutor • Students will be given guidance and advice on the production an d defence of the didactic programme and units E.O.I. 1