It’s a well believed fact that before starting preparation for any exam one must go through the syllabus in a very serious manner. The syllabus must be in the head of the candidate. So let us have a look at the syllabus given for Language I for CTET exam.
Language I. 30 Questions
a) Language Comprehension 15 Questions
Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)
b) Pedagogy of Language Development 15 Questions
Learning and acquisition
• Principles of language Teaching
• Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how
• children use it as a tool Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language
• for communicating ideas verbally and in written form Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language
• difficulties, errors and disorders Language Skills
• Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking,
• listening, reading and writing Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials,
• multilingual resource of the classroom Remedial Teaching.
As we see, the part (a) syllabus constitutes of basic grammar and reading comprehension. For basic grammar, students can pick any grammar book and learn few rules. Especially all the concept of part of speeches should be clear. This would be enough for grammar section.
In comprehension, only thing which is most helpful is the reading habit. Students are advised to start reading atleast one English newspaper in a day. One can also read some stories and novels.
Now we come at the Part (b). Most of the syllabus of Part (b) constitutes of how children learn language and how to evaluate the progress of a child in the language development. Its advisable that a student should try to observer children around him/her. And keenly observe their language development and how they are picking their languages. All the thinkers who had given theories and ideas about it, had learnt a great deal from their observations. After it, students should choose a good book which covers all the topics of the syllabus and start studying that. After finishing the syllabus, one should start practicing numerous questions on given topics.
A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
These are the following Languages, which can be selected either as Language-1 or Language-2.
English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Garo, Gujarati, Kannada, Khasi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mizo,
Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu,Tibetan, and Urdu