Helping Students with Pronunciation

This course is for English language teachers who would like to explore in more depth how they can help their learners with their pronunciation. Whether you teach a monolingual or multilingual class, and regardless of whether you are a native or non-native speaker of English yourself, understanding the influence of your students’ first language will enable you to give them more practical pronunciation tips.

From focusing on individual sounds to intonation and connected speech, this course will give you and your students a better understanding of the features of English pronunciation, leading to improved comprehension and intelligibility.

Over the 2 weeks, you will be working on collaborative tasks with your peers and sharing good practice, with guidance and support from your online tutor. You will also be working on individual projects that are tailored to your teaching context.
Getting Creative with Resources

This is a course for English language teachers who want to develop their ability to both find and create engaging materials for classroom use. Whether you work with a course book, follow a curriculum or design your own materials, ensuring that your resources are current, relevant and engaging is going to maximise their effectiveness. Sourcing teaching materials can be very time-consuming, so we will look at how to exploit authentic materials, saving on planning time and exposing your learners to real-world language. We will also look at how to create materials from scratch and build up a bank of templates for adaptable, low-prep and engaging activities that you can rely on time and time again.

Over the 2 weeks, you will be working on collaborative tasks with your peers and sharing good practice, with guidance and support from your online tutor.


Student-Centred Teaching

Discover ways to further engage and motivate your learners, putting the emphasis on the student and reducing teacher focus in the classroom. On this course, you'll explore a range of teaching and classroom management techniques for encouraging active participation from your class. It's designed to allow you to experience student-centred learning firsthand, with guidance and support from your online tutor. You'll also work on collaborative tasks with your peers. Many activities will be easily adaptable for the face-to-face classroom, and you'll be able to share ideas and good practice with each other.