Most native speakers of English, although they may use the language effectively, are not necessarily aware of the nuts and bolts of how it actually works. The task is designed to give you some initial orientation. Its function is to raise your awareness of issues and terminology associated with the study of English grammar, vocabulary and phonology.
The Pre-Course task is an obligatory assignment which should be completed before the course starts. It is divided into two parts:
- Part one: grammar and vocabulary
- Part two: phonology
In each part you will complete a self study task in which you are directed to some exercises from: How to Teach English by Jeremy Harmer (Longman, 1998). You will need this book to complete the task. The task should be handed in on the first day of the TESOL course.