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Exploring the World of English Language Teaching

Teaching English is a fantastic way to see the world. And it’s immensely satisfying – you get to see students achieve great things with their new skills. That’s why thousands of people take up posts around the globe every year, teaching English as a foreign language. If you want to join them, now’s your chance. This online course explores the ins and outs of English Language Teaching (ELT), covering what ELT involves and where you can teach it. You’ll get advice from fellow teachers and experts from Cambridge Assessment English, helping you to teach English abroad or at home. Teaching contexts Language skills: reading, listening, speaking, writing Language analysis and awareness Using resources Becoming an English language teacher Glossary By the end of the course, you'll be able to... This course is designed for anyone with an interest in TEFL, either in your own country or abroad. No prior knowledge is required to take part in the course. Cambridge Assessment English is part of the University of Cambridge. We help millions of people learn English and prove their skills to the world.

Topics Covered
  • Places to teach
  • Types of classes
  • Motivations for learning English
  • Learners and the learning context
  • Different types of learners
  • Ways to motivate learners
  • Planning for learning
  • Classroom management and language
  • Basic concepts and terminology used for describing communication skills; reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Potential barriers to acquiring communication skills and suggestions for helping learners overcome them
  • Basic concepts and terminology used in ELT for describing language; grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation
  • Potential barriers to learning language and suggestions for helping learners overcome them
  • Published resources
  • Authentic materials
  • Realia
  • Digital tools
  • Issues relating to selecting materials
  • Qualities of an English language teacher
  • Different training options
  • Preparing for a CELTA course
  • Terminology relating to ELT

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Starts Jun 18 (earlier today)
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From Cambridge English Language Assessment, Cambridge Assessment English via FutureLearn
Instructors Mary Whiteside, Monica Poulter, Lesley Dick, Anna Lloyd, Marie Therese Swabey, Vicki Stephenson, brigid nugent, Paula de Nagy, Tariq Harris
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Language English
Subjects Programming Education
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Rating Not enough ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 2 hours per week
Starts Jun 18 (earlier today)
Cost $64
From Cambridge English Language Assessment, Cambridge Assessment English via FutureLearn
Instructors Mary Whiteside, Monica Poulter, Lesley Dick, Anna Lloyd, Marie Therese Swabey, Vicki Stephenson, brigid nugent, Paula de Nagy, Tariq Harris
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Programming Education
Tags C Teaching

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