Concorso resources

Are you preparing for a concorso AB24, AB25 or BB02?

We have prepared lots of resources to help you organise your study and pass your concorso with flying colours!

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A. Organising your study

1. Summary table of concorso topics:

Are you confused about the methodology topics of the concorso syllabus? Download our popular free pdf table summarising all the methodology topics of the concorso syllabus.

2. Topics from the Parte Generale

Read our article to find out more details about the topics related to language teaching methodology in the parte generale of the syllabus.

3. Topics from the AB24, AB25, BB02 syllabi

Read our article to see 6 key topics from the English language topics of the concorso syllabus.

4. Updates on the concorso ordinario

Read a brief summary of what changes (and what doesn’t) in the new concorso ordinario format (based on Decreto Sostegni Bis) + the key points of the draft of the decreto (January 2022).

5. Downloadable study plan template

Get your own customisable study plan template, including all the topics from the concorso syllabi: download the A24 plan, A25 plan and B02 plan.

6. Quadri di riferimento

Read our summary of the quadri di riferimento for the concorso ordinario, with references to where you can study the topics.

7. Updates on the concorso straordinario bis

Find out all about the concorso straordinario bis and what to study in our new guide (May 2022).

 

B. Studying for the concorsi

1. Guide to lesson planning

Read our free guide: 6 key points for planning an English lesson.

2. Multiple choice quizzes

Try our free multiple choice quizzes on language teaching methodology, second language acquisition, linguistics, English and American literature and history to identify the areas you need to study further.

3. Summary of language teaching methods

Our article summarises the key methods in language teaching history, with a link to our animated video!

4. CEFR summary

Read our summary of the CEFR, including the latest updates.

5. Study techniques

Are you struggling to get productive? Read our 5 best study techniques to keep you focused.

6. YouTube playlist

Watch the videos in our playlist, curated just for our teachers, featuring language teaching methodology and acquisition experts.
 

7. Self-study courses

If you need a structured, interactive course to prepare for your exam, you can try our self-study courses for free.

8. Distinguishing between CEFR levels

Some broad guidelines to distinguish between CEFR levels and sub-levels (16 March 2022).
 

9. Downloadable PowerPoint template for oral exam

If you’re studying for the oral exam of the concorso ordinario, you may like to download this free template for your presentation!
 

10. Tips and tools: our newsletter

Every Sunday(ish) we send out a newsletter with concorso and lesson planning tips and tools for you: see all our past newsletters here.

11. Connecting lesson aims to frameworks: Indicazioni Nazionali, CEFR and European Key Competences

How can you connect your lesson aims to the relevant frameworks? Read our guide to find out (with a sample lesson plan!)

Concorso resources

Are you preparing for a concorso AB24, AB25 or BB02?

We have prepared lots of resources to help you organise your study and pass your concorso with flying colours!

flying colours

A. Organising your study

1. Summary table of concorso topics:

Are you confused about the methodology topics of the concorso syllabus? Download our popular free pdf table summarising all the methodology topics of the concorso syllabus.

2. Topics from the Parte Generale

Read our article to find out more details about the topics related to language teaching methodology in the parte generale of the syllabus.

3. Topics from the AB24, AB25, BB02 syllabi

Read our article to see 6 key topics from the English language topics of the concorso syllabus.

4. Updates on the concorso ordinario

Read a brief summary of what changes (and what doesn’t) in the new concorso ordinario format (based on Decreto Sostegni Bis) + the key points of the draft of the decreto (January 2022).

5. Downloadable study plan template

Get your own customisable study plan template, including all the topics from the concorso syllabi: download the A24 plan, A25 plan and B02 plan.

6. Quadri di riferimento

Read our summary of the quadri di riferimento for the concorso ordinario, with references to where you can study the topics.

7. Updates on the concorso straordinario bis

Find out all about the concorso straordinario bis and what to study in our new guide (May 2022).

 

B. Studying for the concorsi

1. Guide to lesson planning

Read our free guide: 6 key points for planning an English lesson.

2. Multiple choice quizzes

Try our free multiple choice quizzes on language teaching methodology, second language acquisition, linguistics, English and American literature and history to identify the areas you need to study further.

3. Summary of language teaching methods

Our article summarises the key methods in language teaching history, with a link to our animated video!

4. CEFR summary

Read our summary of the CEFR, including the latest updates.

5. Study techniques

Are you struggling to get productive? Read our 5 best study techniques to keep you focused.

6. YouTube playlist

Watch the videos in our playlist, curated just for our teachers, featuring language teaching methodology and acquisition experts.
 

7. Self-study courses

If you need a structured, interactive course to prepare for your exam, you can try our self-study courses for free.

8. Distinguishing between CEFR levels

Some broad guidelines to distinguish between CEFR levels and sub-levels (16 March 2022).
 

9. Downloadable PowerPoint template for oral exam

If you’re studying for the oral exam of the concorso ordinario, you may like to download this free template for your presentation!
 

10. Tips and tools: our newsletter

Every Sunday(ish) we send out a newsletter with concorso and lesson planning tips and tools for you: see all our past newsletters here.

11. Connecting lesson aims to frameworks: Indicazioni Nazionali, CEFR and European Key Competences

How can you connect your lesson aims to the relevant frameworks? Read our guide to find out (with a sample lesson plan!)