Online course: Teaching for Success: Learning and Learners

Free Online course
Teaching for Success: Learning and Learners
28 May  2018

Understand learners, policy and practice with this continuing professional development course for English language teachers.

Learn with English language teachers worldwide
This free online course is for English language teachers around the world. It will help you develop the skills and practices you need for your continuing professional development (CPD).

What topics will you cover?
Understanding Learners
  •     Learner motivation
  •     Building rapport
  •     Getting learners talking
Subject knowledge
  •     What should a teacher know?
  •     Different kinds of knowledge
  •     Language analysis for learners
  •     Practising new language
Inclusive practices
  •     What is diversity?
  •     Differentiating content
  •     Differentiating process
  •     Differentiating product
Assessing Learning
  •     Why do we assess learners?
  •     Types of assessment
  •     Assessing speaking
  •     Assessing writing

What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you'll be able to...
  • Compare teaching approaches and experience with others from around the world.
  • Reflect on the factors involved in learner motivation and consider the implications for our teaching practice.
  • Discuss different types of knowledge and what a teacher needs to know.
  • Evaluate ways to check understanding and practice language.
  • Identify and value diversity, and apply strategies to promote inclusive education.
  • Evaluate different types of assessment and reflect on assessment criteria and activities for speaking and writing.

Who is the course for?
  • The course is aimed at teachers of English as a foreign language at all levels. Intermediate level English (around B1 on the CEFR) is required.
  • The course draws on the British Council’s many years of expertise in teacher training and development around the world. It will be useful for teachers of English at primary, secondary or higher levels.
  • You will be asked to share your experiences and opinions as you become part of a global community of English language teachers.

Who will you learn with?
Claire Ross, I research and develop courses for English language teachers. I'm interested in inclusion, plurilingualism, and pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures. I have an MA in Education (online)

Suzanne Mordue, I work for the British Council as an E-Learning Consultant for the teacher development team. This work includes supporting the build of our online courses and teacher training.

Moreinfo: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/english-language-teaching-learning
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