Online course in Teaching

An Introduction to Teaching Vocabulary

This course can now be found here: futurelearn.com/courses/developing-vocab

An Introduction to Teaching Vocabulary

  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Weekly study 2 hours

Boost your vocabulary teaching skills

On this course you will understand the fundamentals of teaching vocabulary. You will explore key research related to vocabulary teaching and learn vocabulary teaching strategies that you can apply in your own context.

You will develop as a teaching professional as you learn from not only experts in teaching vocabulary but also from your teaching peers. You should leave the course confident in your ability to help your student develop their vocabulary.

What topics will you cover?

This course covers vocabulary teaching that will have an impact on pupils’ speaking, reading and writing.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explore some of the research focused on vocabulary teaching and the word gap
  • Identify effective strategies for teaching vocabulary and apply them in your own context
  • Discuss and reflect on the outcomes of the work you undertake in your context
  • Reflect on the role and importance of metacognition in vocabulary teaching

Who is the course for?

This course is for educators involved in teaching vocabulary. This includes teachers of all levels, school leaders, subject leaders for English, literacy coordinators, teaching assistants, librarians, early years practitioners, and those currently in teacher training.

What software or tools do you need?

You will need to be able to access Google docs.

Who will you learn with?

Rebecca Cosgrave

Rebecca Cosgrave

I work for Babcock Education nationally as the Lead English Adviser and KS2 Moderation Manager. Our English Advisory team is nationally recognised and we extensively publish resources for teachers.

Alison Jones

Alison Jones

I work for Babcock Education as an English Adviser, Reading Recovery TL & KS1 Moderator supporting teachers/TAs to develop their practice, including their work with children struggling with literacy.

Rebecca New

Rebecca New

I am an adviser with the Babcock Education English team, supporting schools and teachers with all aspects of primary (and KS3) English, and have co-written some of our popular publications.

Jenny Core

Jenny Core

I work as an English Adviser for Babcock LDP. My work involves supporting schools locally and nationally, leading training events across the UK and writing publications for primary English teaching.

Who developed the course?

Babcock Education, the largest integrated service provider for education improvement and specialist intervention services in the UK.