Skip to 0 minutes and 1 secondHello, everybody. Well done for completing week one. We've been really enjoying looking at all the comments you made. And there's so many of you from different parts of the world. Have a look at the ZeeMap and see how many of you there are engaged in the course. And we're learning too. This week I learned how to say, jina langu ni Monica. Jina langu ni Marie Therese. Well done, Monica. So that's - It means my name is Monica in Swahili, which I learned, I think, from Peter on the course. Marie Therese, what did you learn this week? I learned marhaba kaif halak?
Skip to 0 minutes and 35 secondsI learned that from Namia. And it means, hello, how are you? I think. All right. And other things. Yeah. Well, we're learning too. And that's great. And there have been a few issues though over the week that people have been commenting on in the comments box and that we discussed in our live chat. And one of the issues was the issue of terminology. People are still a bit confused about terminology, Marie Therese. So what do you advise them to do? Yes. I think actually we covered quite a lot of the terminology in the live event that we had.
Skip to 1 minute and 5 secondsAnd I think the thing really to try and do is to compartmentalize it so there's some terminology about the business of teaching English, so of TEFL, for example. And then there's some terminology about different courses, teacher training courses, like CELTA, and DELTA, and ICELT, and TKT. And then there are terminologies or acronyms for different types of English qualifications, like IELTS and TOEFL, but please look at the glossary. There's a glossary at the end of the unit where all of these terms are identified. And also, look back at the live event, because wasn't that fun? Yeah, great fun. We really enjoyed that. Lots of participants, and David from China, and Sarah from Italy. It's fantastic. And we've recorded that.
Skip to 1 minute and 52 secondsAnd it's on YouTube. And you go back, and you can have a look at the link. OK. What other things.
Skip to 1 minute and 56 secondsThe other issue that people kept asking about was certificates: people were particularly concerned to know what you can do with the certificates that you'll get at the end of this course. You can get either a certificate of participation or a certificate of achievement. Now, this is only an introductory course. And this certificate will be proof of your motivation to get started in learning about ELT. And I think people will be very impressed that you've made that start. Someone mentioned - I think it was - Gliza Yes.
Skip to 2 minutes and 23 secondsWe forgot to talk about that, didn't we, that Gliza mentioned that in addition to using this course as a way of maybe finding out about ELT, you can also possibly use it towards professional development. Some schools and some employers require that teachers do specific numbers of professional development in the year. And certainly, this is a six-week course two hours a week. And you get that certificate of participation, which will show that you have done some CPD. So thanks, Gliza. Yeah. And if you're already teaching - I'm sorry if I pronounced your name incorrectly. That's really valuable if you're already teaching, I think, to have that CPD.
Skip to 3 minutes and 4 secondsLucy, actually, another participant on the course, mentioned that she's doing the course with other people. Now, that's great too. So if you know people who you think might like to join this course, why don't you send them the link and get them to join the course, and then you can together because that's great to learn collaboratively. Yeah. And also about this collaboratively thing, we should mention as well that if you read somebody's comment and you like it, click Like. Use that button, and then maybe you can follow some people or some comments just by following the liked things. But also, those comments come higher up in our - Yeah. And we notice them. Yeah, exactly. Great.
Skip to 3 minutes and 43 secondsNow, what else have we here. Well, actually, the next step after this video, you've got a little clip of a lesson by someone called Amal. Now, we've been really impressed with the comments that we have read on that clip so far. So if you haven't done it yet, go and have a look at the click of Amal teaching, and comment on what she's doing and why. And then next week you'll find out whether your predictions were right. Absolutely. And also next week, we'll see the second part, the next part of Amal's lesson. So you'll see what kind of lesson it is and how she develops from this week.
Skip to 4 minutes and 17 secondsAlso, next week we talking about learner motivation and we're talking about classroom management. So we so hope that you'll come back and see us again next week. And we're so looking forward to learning with you, seeing your comments, and finding out what kinds of things you do in your teaching. Yeah. And we'd like to finish with a couple of our favourite comments from this week's discussions. So you're going to start, Marie Therese OK. So mine was a comment, really a funny comment from Shirley. She was asked, what is the worst moment that you've ever had in your teaching life?
Skip to 4 minutes and 53 secondsAnd she said that the worst for her was that one day she went to class, and she had her hair in a bun. And she was standing at the back of the class. I think she said she was pontificating. And her hair got caught in a hook. So she moved forward and it was just a disaster - but it made me think of all the disastrous times I've had in the classroom, and how funny it is, and how learners will laugh at you or with you. Yeah. Well, my favorite comment, which I'm going to read, it's from Yoland.
Skip to 5 minutes and 20 secondsAnd Yoland said that, I realize every day I stand in my class teaching, I leave my class a better person because of what I learned from my students. And that's a really inspiring comment, Yoland, so thank you for making that. And we hope you're going to be inspired by next week. And we look forward to meeting you on the course next week. See you next week. Bye for now. Bye.
Video review of Week 1
In this video, the educators look back at some of the main talking points of this week made by you from all around the world. The video will appear here on Friday 10 June at around 4pm (UK time).
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