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Online Course

Teaching for Success: Lessons and Teaching

British Council via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2 hours a week
  • Duration 6 weeks long
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Overview

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This free online course is for English language teachers around the world. It will help you develop the skills and practices you need for your continuing professional development (CPD).

This course is part of our Teaching for Success: Practices for English Language Teaching program. In the program we will look at the 12 professional practices for CPD on the British Council’s teacher development framework.

In this course you will look at four professional practices:

  • Planning lessons and courses
  • Managing resources
  • Managing the lesson
  • Taking responsibility for professional development.

Learn with English language teachers worldwide

Each week will focus on one of these practices. Short video interviews with experienced teachers will be combined with classroom films from around the world to illustrate the main points of each week.

Video tutors, Suzanne and Claire, will guide you through each week’s content, offering tips, advice and downloadable resources at every stage.

You will be asked to share your own experiences and opinions as you become part of a global community of English language teachers discussing what leads to success.

The course draws on the British Council’s many years of expertise in teacher training and development around the world. It will be useful for teachers of English at primary, secondary or higher levels.

The course is aimed at teachers of English as a foreign language at all levels. Intermediate level English (around B1 on the CEFR) is required.

Taught by

Claire Ross

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Upon engaging of the course I am so happy and very excited to learn with every single step of the way. All the information, video presentation and activities were all interesting. I learn many things and the mentors were very kind and knowledgeable. I am always looking forward for another step and weeks to go in learning and exploring which are related and bound to the course. For me all the things were perfect and i don't see any misconceptions and errors of all the things that i encountered and it also help me realize the impact and importance of such leanings and information which could help as refresh and also grow as a professional. Learning things and getting thins to know in this course are so fun, enjoyable and interesting.
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This week I have become acquainted with many new things. The use of realia or real-life objects is a new word to me though we use it in other ways. We have learnt the use of board in the classroom. The use of technology is essential for the learning and teaching process in everywhere in the world. I have learnt many things regarding the use of technology in the education process. The use of flashcards is also a new thing for me. In future, I will use flashcards in classes as new objects. From the videos of the teachers, I have tried to learn their style and pronunciation which is very important for me as non-native. The process of teaching vocabulary, words and numbers are very interesting to me. I think, the steps that we are passing through are very important for the new teachers. I feel proud to be a part of the course. Thank you.
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Hi, This is a wonderful learning experience where educators and expertise from all around the world are united and sharing their knowledge. All the teaching techniques learned are very informative and useful. Making Lesson plans, deciding aims or objectives, use of resources and different classroom activities were very good topics covered in first and second week of course. Online resources and experiences shared by participants were interesting and helpful.

All the guidance , tips and support given by Team members Sally, Claire and Suzzane are great which are making this learning process interesting and easy .

Thank you .

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I am in an extreme bliss after completing this course. Its really a great boon for non-native English speakers like me to handle English at ease. TEACHING is one of the noble and mother of all professions which I believe. A good teacher must be more caring than a mother to their students. He/She must be loving, caring and understandable because a child spends most of his day with them. This course gained me a new world in the area of teaching. This course helps me not only my teaching prospects besides my attitude towards my students. It helps me to handle both my ids and students at ease while teaching. Thanks a lot future-learn for this wonderful course......

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Well, I like to thank all of you for this incredible opportunity. I knew I had to do something to improve my teaching techniques but I wasn't sure just how or what to do, but now because of this course I have tons of new ideas and I can honestly say that without this course and you, I would have been the same normal teacher I Have been for many years, it was an eye-opener to a new world full of possibilities and places where to get the help that I need it.

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Teachers are important in society because they prepare influence for tomorrow's leaders. Everyday students learn important lessons about sharing, respect valuing differences and making ethical decisions. The value of a teacher in a student's life cannot be overstated. Becoming a teacher offers endless opportunity to help all students understand and achieve their full potential. Teaching is not only a profession with rigorous standards, it is also a calling to serve others.
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I am definitely learning new things and reviewing things that I knew. It is wonderful for me to see how teachers share what they do and give ideas of how to use resources.

Creativity is needed to be a Teacher, and I bet all the Teachers who are taking this course are great because they are extremely creative.

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This course is very inspiring and insightful. It empowers the teacher to plan, prepare and present lessons effectively. I have enjoyed it and will invite friends to join the golden course. I am very grateful to British Council for this program.
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Thanks and couldn't have asked for better.

Just wanted to know, if Future Learn is offering any specific Course on: Action Research.

Best wishes,

Simon

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Hi there, well I think this course is really good and useful. I did week one and two and all the recommendations and advises for the class were important for me as a teacher. Thanks for all.
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I enjoyed and it help me to also to go back to things I knew but slipped.It refreshed my mind with ideas and how to plan a better class for better results. thankyou for all your support
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Teaching for Success: Lessons and Teaching was a great help in my profession. The topics are all relevant and useful. The language used in videos is clear and easy to understand. Activities are engaging, it didn't make me bore anyhow because all are related to teaching. From this course, I realized that teachers should give more priority to chatting in their repertoire of classroom

activities. Unplanned situations or unstructured activities can sometimes create more effective, natural, and memorable communicative opportunities than well-planned communicative activities.

In the longer term, in most classes, a greater awareness of a distinction between real questions and display questions, and a greater capacity for responding to the unexpected, and student communication, will help to produce a natural balance between planned and unplanned teacher-student interaction that will make teaching for success. Thank you very much for this opportunity
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It seems obvious that if we are going to teach our learners we must be knowledgeable and full of engaging activities for the learners. Creativity and resourcefulness are essential to make teaching and learning successful . The course are very informative and I gain a lot of things especially watching the video. Using real objects, flashcard board work, drawing , those are vital in teaching especially if I present the lesson in different ways everyday. I discover different link coming from this course i believe it is useful only that I have to be familiarized first . I think resources are effective depends upon the kind of learners , not all strategies and style of teaching are suited to different types of learners . But what I love about this course is that there are so many alternative resources that can be meaningfully apply inside the classroom just be innovative and willing to accept changes.
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I've enjoyed learning. Thank you so much for sharing new ideas and links. I consider all of them very useful. Planning lessons is very important for each teacher, and during this course I saw how other teacher do their plans, what is the most thing, how to do something better. I also like our discussions...
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This course has literally refreshed my teaching as most of the things...I am already implementing in my class like, the use of my class Board in teaching,use of Real Objects in the assembly presentations/class role plays, use of Teaching Resources,etc. Few things like group activities...I usually implement in my Literature class as I divide my class and the chapter into 6/7 groups according to the strength of the class and give one part of the chapter... each to the respective group like....in one group there are 6 students and each and every student has to participate in the activity by becoming 1. Reader & Introduce , 2. Analyser, 3.summeriser, 4. vocabulary en richer,5.question generator, 6.artist to draw the scene according to the assigned page.

My Lesson Plan is of nearly same pattern as yours as we also follow BRITISH Format. So...I recalled every thing through your course which was AMAZING. Thanks
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I have been doing this course for about ten days and would like to say that it's been quite useful so far. I must admit that I already knew a number of things that are covered, but also I am realizing how forgetful I am, because I've been giving many things for granted and I just shouldn't.

This course is helping me recall the beginning of my career and rethink about what I had forgotten, so I that I can put in practice again. Focusing the aims of each activity, taking the most advantage of humble F-cards and realia are examples of what doesn't need to be left behind, as those traditional methods are reliable and effective.

Besides, what I am enjoying most is the opportunity of being in contact with mentors and other teachers, who share their knowledge and experience, from whom I try to learn every day.

In short, this course is splendid.
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I was looking for a refreshing training course, since it's been almost 5 years since my last English update course.

I have been an English teacher for 20 years now, not in exercise for some time. But since Covid hit our lives, my husband's job is now on hold and he has a limited income and it looks like this situation my last another good months, so I decided to seek an opportunity in the English teaching department.

I found this online course browsing the internet and decided to go for it. Such a good idea, it turned out to be!

Very professional and easy to follow. I have two kids running around the house but still manage to focus and grasp as much as possible.

A huge thank you to all the teachers and instructors, also to the mentors and to my peers. I really enjoyed taking part of this course! See you soon!
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If we go deeper, in advance is a prepositional adverb which means something that is ahead of time. So thanks in advance gives the meaning of expressing gratitude to someone who is about to do you a favor. Remember the favor is not done yet and you are thanking them ahead of time.

Of course, people who write "Thank you in advance" do not intend to be presumptuous or thoughtless. On the contrary, they are trying to be polite. If you are among them, here are courteous alternatives to consider:

"Thank you for considering my request." (Just by reading to the end of your message, your reader has considered your request.)

"I will be grateful for any help you can provide."

"I will appreciate your help with this situation."

"I hope you will be able to provide the information.
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The course so far (2 weeks) has been really useful. Sometimes you know a lot of things in theory. And when you see someone putting that into practice, you get inspired too. This course has provided that kind of a platform for the teachers of English and I'm learning or re-learning a lot of things.

I understand that there are hundreds of participants and the educators cannot reply or probably go through all the comments. But I can see that some of us put in more efforts into responding to the questions posed in every step than others and it would feel better to find some response or at least acknowledgement of these sincere efforts.

Thank you for making this course so very interactive and practically applicable to the classrooms.
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This course i will say is amazing. so far i have improved on several aspects of my teaching skills as it took me from Lesson planning,factor to consider when planing, how to plan and other information that should be included in a lesson plan.

Also from the Facebook live session I was able to learn from questions like what makes students fluent?

we got a number of factors listed like Confidence, group work,inclusion of speaking activities and more.

The role of technology also had inspired me with various links to lesson planing,songs and educational videos some of which are free to access.

I have been familiar to what i should consider when planning courses,teaching resources and criteria to consider when selecting teaching resources.
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