Skip to 0 minutes and 1 secondHello, everybody. Hello, everyone. Marie-Therese and I are here this week to review the week with you and talk about some of the high points. We always start by looking at the ZMap, and I was fascinated to see how many people there are - all over the world - - from different regions. I was looking last night to see who was furthest north, and it made me realise how bad my geography is. We have someone from Iceland, which I think is the furthest north. Is that right? OK. And someone in Russia who's right in the north of Russia, and Mongolia! We've got someone from Mongolia.

Skip to 0 minutes and 30 secondsNow, you see, that's where we're different, because you were looking up, and I was looking down. But that may be because I'm from the Caribbean. So I'm always looking to see where it's warm. So we have Samoa, the island of Samoa. And that's as way east as you can get. And then we have somebody from Trinidad and Tobago. Hello, Trinidad and Tobago - which is really in the Caribbean, and it's so far west. So everywhere in the world - Yeah. - is represented. Yeah. And such a mix of people. We've got people who are trying to find out about English language teaching. Is it something they want to do? Yep.

Skip to 1 minute and 5 secondsPeople who are retired who are looking for a change of career, and lots of you have got experience already, so a fantastic variety of people on the course. Yes. And I think really we should say, we hope that there is something for all of you on the course. Originally, we thought of doing this course for people who were thinking of doing English language teaching and would it be a good idea. But actually, in the previous runs that we've had, we've had people with experience who've taken stuff away from it and learnt about technologies, and approaches, and methodology and so on. And we have people with a little experience, people with a lot of experience.

Skip to 1 minute and 38 secondsAnd we hope that there'll be something for all of you in the course, don't we? Yeah. And I'm sure there will be. I can almost guarantee that for you. Now, we're learning too. So we've both been in ELT for a very long time, but we learn something on every course. And one of the things we are always fascinated by are the languages that people speak on the course. Now, some of you speak three languages. I think there's Kapitalina and Susanne can speak - We have somebody that speaks five languages. Yeah, absolutely incredible. Yeah. So we always try to learn a little bit of a new language.

Skip to 2 minutes and 7 secondsAnd as I said, I was looking at the north of the ZMap, and Russia, and I've always wanted to learn Russian. So I thought I'd have a little go at learning Russian. And let's see if I can remember my phrase which Alexi Who's taught on Vocaroo, which was Privyet, menya zovut Monica.

Skip to 2 minutes and 26 secondsOK. And what's that mean? It means "hello," informal hello, because I know you. And then menya zovut is, my name is Monica. Menya zovut Marie-Therese. You're a quick learner, Marie-Therese. So I did, of course, because I was looking south. I've gone for Swahili, which is the national language of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, one of the languages. And so Pat - this is Pat who posted. And actually, Pat had a conversation. And I think we could - you and I, maybe, could have that conversation. So I have to say - Umeshindaje

Skip to 3 minutes and 8 secondsAnd this means, how was your day? Umeshindaje And you say - Missouri sana. That means, very good. Missouri Sana Very good. There you go. It's really hard, isn't it? Yeah, I won't remember that. And I won't remember it. I've got it written down here, so I'm cheating. It's so difficult. And so many people said actually that they found it difficult. Somebody said they had to repeat the sentence 15 times, which actually is much less than I have to repeat it to learn this. And so I think it was a useful exercise, actually that. And people did say it was useful to empathise with students how difficult it is to learn a second language.

Skip to 3 minutes and 53 secondsThe other thing that lots of you had questions with was terminology. Yes. So Marie-Therese, would you like to try and clarify the massive terminology that there is in - OK. So really quickly, because I think it's in the step. It's in the quiz, if you have a look. And it's in the glossary, as well. But I think that some of the confusion is that people are not dividing teaching qualifications from English language qualifications. So people that learn English do IELTS. IELTS is a qualification that you learn to prove how good your English is. It's an exam that you do to prove how good your English is. And so is FC, and so is Proficiency, or CPE.

Skip to 4 minutes and 35 secondsSo these are English language exams. But then we have teaching qualifications, which are to prove that you are able to teach, or that you do a training course to show that you can teach. And that is CELTA, Delta, TKT. And those are the ones that are coming up a lot on the course. And people are asking what the difference between those are. And since this is a course about English language teaching, I won't talk about the English exams. But the teaching qualifications, TKT, is an exam. And it's a multiple choice thing, and you answer questions, and it doesn't require that you take a course. CELTA and Delta are courses that end up with a qualification.

Skip to 5 minutes and 20 secondsCELTA is the first step, and Delta is for people that have, are already working in English language teaching, and it's an in-service qualification. OK. Thank you, Marie Therese. Clear as mud. I guess it takes a while to get used to all the terminologies. And as I said, it's in the glossary. So go back to the glossary. Yeah. One thing I would like to urge you to do is to look at the comments. Now, we know that some people like commenting. Some people are more reticent, don't like commenting. But it's useful to keep up with the comments, because there's a lot of sharing ideas.

Skip to 5 minutes and 51 secondsAnd you'll notice this, as you go through the course, that those with experience feed in all their ideas onto the course. So even if you don't comment, please look at the comments. And like the comments that you like, and say, thank you to people who share ideas with you. But don't feel you have to comment. Yeah, no. It's up to you. But the other thing it is important to do is to mark as complete as you go through the course. That's the pink button on the right, at the bottom of the step, because that shows that you've completed that step.

Skip to 6 minutes and 20 secondsAnd if in the end, you want a Certificate of Participation, then you need to have completed a number of steps for that. OK. Now, as we've said before, we've got some very, very motivated people on the course. And there were some lovely stories, weren't there, Marie-Therese. And my favourite, I think it was Eriselda who said that when she was a child, she used to hand out papers to the other children and pretend to correct them. She'd always wanted to be a teacher. And there's lots of people on the course saying that either they've always wanted to be a teacher, or they've fallen in love with teaching now, or that they've always loved language. Yes.

Skip to 6 minutes and 52 secondsThat's two very important things that will come back to later in the course - But there are also quite a few people who said they just fell into it. Yeah. - like me, by accident, by opportunity, and have ended up loving it. So both sides. But lots of people looking for new ideas. Some people mentioned the need to recycle themselves. Yes. And we are going on, actually, to the ideas parts of the course. We've given you quite a lot of background information in this week.

Skip to 7 minutes and 18 secondsBut next week, Marie-Therese - Well, next week is exciting, because next week, we're going to talk about motivating learners and how we can adapt our teaching to different types of learners in different types of classroom situations, and why do people learn English, and what are the problems that they have with learning English. And then in the second part of the week, we're going to start talking about practical classroom techniques. So we're going onto classroom management, classroom management techniques for the second part of the week. So we'll learn about how to organise learners, what kinds of things to do with your language in class, and that sort of stuff. So that's next week. Really good things. So have a good weekend.

Skip to 7 minutes and 59 secondsHave a good rest, because next week's going to be very busy, and that we sometimes end with our favourite quote of the week. And I've got one this week, Marie-Therese. Maybe your one can be next week. OK. My favourite quote was from Claudia who said, "The best project you can work on is yourself." Excellent. And I think that's great. Great philosophy, Claudia. And so that's what we're going to leave you with this week. And we'll see you next week, next Monday. Yep. Take care. Bye bye.

Video review of Week 1

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