Oposiciones Profesores Madrid 2018: The public call was published on 13th March 2018. The exam will start on 23rd June 2018.
- Secondary English teachers: 221 places in total (203+18)
- English teachers at Official Schools of Languages: in total, 4 positions.
(This, at least, is based on the 2017 call. They have just published -as of 13th March in the evening, that there may be more places when they include those pertaining to 2018).
Registration dates for Oposiciones Profesores Madrid 2018
From 14th March to 5th April You have to do it online…at least as far as we can see, and to start with (see point 4.1 of the call). Please, be advised to read the document and other documents they may publish afterward.
The exam will start on 23rd June 2018, both for Secondary and Official School English teachers.
Exam Contents for Secundaria & Official Schools of Languages
Like everywhere else, the exam consists of 2 parts. You need to pass the first in order to be a candidate for the second.
This part consists of two:
Part 1.A. Secundarias
An (approximately) 5′ audio will be played twice. Candidates need to summarise the information they hear and answer the questions provided in around 35 minutes. This is very much what we are doing in all the Poppies Courses, Foundation and Building Blocks.
From a current, not necessarily literary, text in prose, the candidates will analyse the text bearing in mind:
- Text type & Genre
- (Main & Secondary) Communicative functions.
- Stylistic resources
- Answers to questions proposed by the Panel.
This part lasts 75 minutes.
2 translations without a dictionary, one from Spanish into English, the other from English into Spanish, from current literary or journalistic texts.
They don’t set the time, but they do say that the total length of Part 1.A is 3 hours. Therefore, we can assume that it will be, as before, one hour for both translations.
Part 1.A. Official Schools of Languages
A 5-6′ audio will be played twice. Candidates need to summarise the information in about 200 words or write a 250-word composition on some aspect related to the contents. They will also need to answer questions on general information and/or specific details. The whole part should last 50 minutes.
From a current, literary or journalistic text in prose, the candidates need to show their knowledge of the text and their mastery of the language, particularly concerning:
- Understanding of text contents and type.
- Language use (paraphrasing, lexis, synonyms, antonyms, etc.)
- Pragmatic, semantic, syntactic, morphosyntactic and stylistic questions related to the text.
The above may be related to their implementation in the classroom.
This part lasts 80 minutes maximum.
2 translations, without a dictionary, from English into Spanish and from Spanish into English, of two literary or journalistic texts (of around 200 words each).
This part lasts 50 minutes maximum.
You can practise all the above with Our books “Volumen Práctico” and “Analysis de Textos”. Also with the materials for language practice, we cover at the various Poppies Courses. You may also find our post text analysis of help.
The time assigned for Part 1A in the call Oposiciones Profesores Madrid 2018 is a maximum of 3 hours in total.
- This part represents 70% of the total mark for Part 1.
Part 1. B. Essay
Both for Secundarias & Schools of Languages. This year 2018, you will have to write one essay on one of the 5 topics which will come out in the draw from the total list of topics. You have two hours to do it. Remember to follow the advice given to you here and in our mini-course. This part represents 30% of the total mark of the first part.
To pass to the second part you need to get at least 2.5 marks in each part (Part 1.A & Part 1.B). The panels will assess this Part 1.
All the requirements your syllabus design needs to meet, together with the elements you need to include in your oral presentation are described in the Official Gazette of the Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid. You will hand in your Syllabus Design once you have successfully passed the First Part.
The Syllabus Design needs to have a maximum of 80 pages, including annexes and any other support materials. The font is Arial, 12 and double space. It should also include a front page with all the candidate’s details and the subject. Check all the details in the Official Gazzete.
The oral presentation should be distributed as follows:
- 20 minutes for the syllabus design. You can use a one-page outline.
- 30 minutes for the didactic unit.
- 10 minutes for the debate.
- The marks will be 30% for the Syllabus and 70% for the unit.
Our book Inglés Programación Didáctica will help you with this part 2.
And, since one person who got the book via Amazon thinks that the book has some very interesting things but if you are starting from scratch you may need some further help, here’s my offer:Send me an email saying where and when you got the book and I’ll send you the Guide I use in the Poppies Courses to help my students with it.
Also, I am putting together a Syllabus Design Course to guide you, with videos and extra workbooks to make sure that you produce a syllabus design which meets all the requirements.
In any case, I am happy to hear your comments and questions. I’ll reply to them whenever possible, and will always take them into account to help you in the future.