Week 1 review

Lead educator Claire Ross looks back at Week 1.

Here are links to the conversations that Claire mentions:

Monika’s deliberate mistake activity
Mary’s animals speaking activity for young learners
The use of humour in the classroom
Factors that influence learning beyond the classroom
Should a teacher speak perfect English?

And remember you can find lots more resources on the topic of understanding learners on our TeachingEnglish website

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 focuses on lesson and course planning. We’ll be looking at why and how we plan and you’ll have the chance to observe a lesson and compare it to a lesson plan. 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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Professional Practices for English Language Teaching

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