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Our beliefs

Claire and Josh introduce the course.

Watch Claire and Josh talking about their beliefs and what’s in store for you over the next few weeks.

We have organised each week of the course into 7 activities, following these principles:

  1. Make it meaningful for your learners
  2. Be human
  3. Create the best conditions for interaction
  4. Design or adapt ​lessons to help your learners develop language ​and skills
  5. Manage interaction and give constructive feedback
  6. Learn together
  7. Reflect

Although not specific to online teaching, we’ll look at how following these principles can help you plan and deliver engaging, inclusive English language lessons for children in online learning environments.

  • What do these principles mean to you? Which are you most interested in, and why?
  • What do you think is most important for online learning?

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Read about TESOL’s 6 principles for exemplary teaching of English learners.

Read an article by Rod Ellis on 10 principles of second language instruction. (pdf)

Find out about the British Council’s 12 professional practices for teachers.

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