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Summarising and emphasising

In the final part of the course we’ll look at what teachers do at the end of a lesson, a unit or a topic: how they get learners to summarise …

Monitoring

You’re going to watch our teacher trainers Kay, Claudia and Franz talking about ways they support and guide learners during the lesson. They talk about two types of monitoring: Monitoring …

Organising and managing pair and group work

Now we’re going to look at the language subject teachers use to organise and manage pair and group work. You’ll hear our teachers discussing how they help learners to get …

Helping learners get started

Watch John, Paul, Kay and Roberto talking about ways of getting learners ready to do an activity in a subject lesson in English. For example: How are you going to …

Giving instructions

How can we help learners to understand instructions? Let’s think about how we give instructions and look at some command words that you can use to help learners understand what …

What’s on next week?

We’ll end Week 3 now by showing you a bit more of Kata and Amal in class. In these clips they’re doing one of the things we’ll be talking about …

Focus on language

Let’s practise some more language for developing learners’ creative thinking skills. The examples we’ve seen so far have either to + infinitive or verb + -ing after the main verb. …

Questions to develop creativity

Claudia, Eric, Kay and Paul talk about how they help their learners to develop creative thinking skills such as: asking questions; making connections; imagining what could have been; exploring different …

Questioning to develop reasoning skills

In this video our teachers talk about higher order thinking skills and why they think it’s important to help learners to develop reasoning skills. These are the skills learners need …

Asking learners for explanations

Helen, Kay and Paul talked about helping learners to understand subject-specific information in English by asking learners to give explanations. You’re going to watch our teachers talking about how they …

Try it out

Have a go at creating an explanation for your learners. Think of an explanation that gives information about how something is formed, how something works or why something happens/happened. Or …

Describing, explaining and giving examples

Helen, Kay and Paul talked about helping learners to understand subject-specific information in English by describing, explaining and giving examples. For example, The candle is dark red and cylindrical. It’s …

Giving definitions

You’re going to watch our subject teachers talking about helping learners to understand key information, words and concepts for their subjects. For example, Aristotle was a Greek philosopher who outlined …
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