Week 1 review

Watch Claire summarising some of the main talking points from this week.

Below are links to the conversations and pages that Claire mentions.

How to get to know and understand your learners better
Fotini’s letter to her students
Farah’s getting to know you activities
Alison’s box of requests

Speaking activities
Daria’s secret door speaking activity

Reflecting on learning
Jennifer’s reflection and learning journal
Lisa’s ‘hot’ reflections
Reflective journals on padlet - Helen’s padlet and Maria’s Penzu entry. The password is learning.

Q&A video
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What to do when learners ask difficult questions

Check your progress

You can always use the To do icon at the top of the page to see what’s coming up or go back to previous weeks and catch up.

Once you have completed at least 50% of the steps in the course, you will be eligible to purchase the FutureLearn Statement of Participation. This certificate is a great way to show your commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and is evidence of your engagement in this course.

Coming up in Week 2

Next week you’ll be looking at the professional practice of knowing the subject. You’ll consider what teachers need to know in order to teach English. There will be more classroom videos and interviews with experienced teachers as well as articles, downloads and discussions to take part in.

We also have a live Facebook/Twitter clinic for you to put questions to the educators. If you want to get started straight away, go to the To do list for Week 2.

If you haven’t completed every step by the end of the final week, don’t worry! The course will remain open to you after the end date so that you can carry on at your own speed.

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Teaching for Success: Learning and Learners

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