Duration 4 weeks
Weekly study 2 hours
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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).
In this course you will look at four professional practices:
- Understanding learners
- Knowing the subject
- Using inclusive practices
- Assessing learning
Short video interviews with experienced teachers will be combined with classroom films from around the world to illustrate the main points.
Video tutors will guide you through each week, offering tips, advice and downloadable resources.
What topics will you cover?
- Learner motivation
- Building rapport
- Getting learners talking
- What should a teacher know?
- Different kinds of knowledge
- Language analysis for learners
- Practising new language
- What is diversity?
- Differentiating content
- Differentiating process
- Differentiating product
- Why do we assess learners?
- Types of assessment
- Assessing speaking
- Assessing writing
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more
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.
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