Getting Started with Genre-Based Writing. (gs002b)
In this course, you will learn how to teach writing in a way that is realistic, enjoyable and relevant to your learners. Rather than teaching writing out of context, make the most of everyday text types that learners are familiar with, and teach...
Getting Started with Group Dynamics. (GS01b)
Have you ever had a wonderful group? Have you ever had a difficult group? What made them like that? Most teachers are aware that some groups simply 'work' better than others. Why is this? And is there anything we can do as teachers to improve the...
Culture differences in everyday life.
This course is part of our mini-series on intercultural communication. Make sure you have already done the introductory course: "Getting Started with Intercultural Awareness" before you do this one. You may also like to do the course "How culture...
Digging Deeper into Word Classes: Overview.
This series of courses is designed to help you deeply understand the various word classes (parts of speech), so you can confidently understand the differences between nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in English, even in potentially difficult...
Digging Deeper into Word Classes: Specifics.
The first course in this series (Digging Deeper into Word Classes) will have introduced you to some linguistic concepts which are relevant to understanding word classes. In this course, we apply those concepts to the four major English word...
Fostering Group Dynamics in regular Classroom Activities.
In a busy teaching environment with a syllabus to follow and exams to prepare for, there may seem little time for the apparent luxury of group dynamics activities. This course offers some practical, instantly useable, suggestions, for activities...
Getting started teaching vocabulary.
This course provides a good foundation for how to teach vocabulary in the classroom. It covers classic pitfalls to avoid, which vocabulary to teach, and how to teach it for the first time. Author: Joanna Smith
Getting Started Using Picture Books Effectively with Young Learners.
Picture books, with their stories and illustrations, can be extremely effective teaching tools for young learners. But if you are not familiar with making the most of these resources, it can be confusing to know how to use them to great effect....
Getting Started with Adult ESOL.
All the different acronyms in the ELT industry can be confusing. There's EFL, ESOL, EAP, ESP and the list goes on. Is there really any difference? Aren't we all just teaching English? In fact yes, there is a difference. The context matters. In...
Getting started with Content & Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).
This course introduces you to Content and Language Integrated Learning, or CLIL. First and foremost, it suggests content and language are never separated, which means as a language teacher you already teach some content. Next, the course...