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What is diversity?

Suzanne introduces the week, which includes another opportunity to put your questions to our team of educators. Watch the video of teachers talking about what diversity means to them. Do …

Language practice activities

Practice activities are essential to help learners try out new language, to aid retention and develop their communicative competence, or ability to communicate and be understood. Learners may not have …

What should a teacher know?

Claire talks about what’s coming up in Week 2. Let’s open this week with a discussion on the following topic: What should a teacher know about the subject of teaching …

Pronunciation techniques in the classroom

Watch teachers using a variety of techniques to help both primary and secondary learners better understand and use correct stress and intonation in English. Teacher trainer John Kay provides a …

Why do you assess your learners?

Watch Suzanne introducing the fourth and final week of the course, and listen to experienced teachers talking about why they do assessment in class. Assessment and testing are often used …

How do learners feel?

In this video, you’ll listen to teachers talking about the types of assessment that they did when they were learning a language. Think back to when you were a learner …

Different kinds of knowledge

Claire talks about different types of knowledge. As you watch, think about the different types of knowledge that your learners have. Types of knowledge   Linguistic knowledge Knowledge of English …

Teaching techniques

In the video in the previous step, you watched a teacher, checking that her primary learners understood the language in a story. She used a variety of techniques, which are …

Valuing diversity in the classroom

In the last step you watched teachers talking about what diversity means to them. The British Council Equal Opportunity and Diversity Handbook for Teachers describes diversity as visible or invisible …

Motivating learners to speak

Watch clips of classroom speaking activities and teachers talking about how they get their learners speaking. Teacher trainer John Kay provides a commentary in this video, which shows teachers from …

Rapport in action

Rapport is the relationship we have with our learners. Watch the video of a teacher introducing her lesson topic to her teenage learners. How has the teacher built this lesson …

Successful speaking activities

In the video in the last step, you watched teachers talking about different ways that they motivate their learners to speak. You’ll have noticed the learners in the classroom clips …

Ways to build rapport

In the last video, you saw a teacher who had built a lesson around her learners’ interests – the Harry Potter books. You probably noticed the number of hands that …