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Introduction to Week 5

What do people mean when they talk about ‘resources'? What do you hope to learn this week?

Monica and Marie Therese start the week by answering the question we asked you to think about at the end of last week. They also answer some popular questions from Week 4.

Here’s the link to the Grammar for teachers: Language Awareness Online Course which Monica and Marie Therese mention in the video.

Useful grammar books mentioned in the video are: Grammar for English Language Teachers by Martin Parrott and English Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy.

Cambridge Assessment English Placement test

Websites for finding out the levels for teaching different vocabulary and grammar

Monica and Marie Therese also introduce this week’s topic: resources. There’s quite a long list of things teachers can use as resources, isn’t there? This week we’re going to explore some of the different resources teachers use in the classroom. We’ll hear from learners and teachers about the resources they use and you’ll see some teachers using different resources in class.

As in earlier weeks, there’ll be quizzes and polls; we’ll invite you to make a podcast and and we’re going to be asking you for your views on using different online resources.

We look forward, as always, to seeing your contributions to our tasks and reading the comments and ideas you share with us this week.


Why do teachers talk so much about different resources? Why are they so important? Write your ideas in the comments section. Say also what you hope you’ll learn in the course this week.

As you work through the week, remember to mark each step you finish as complete by clicking the button at the bottom of each page. This will help you qualify for a Certificate of Achievement if you choose to upgrade your course.

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