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Online Course

Teaching for Success: the Classroom and the World

British Council via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate $69 Certificate Available
  • Effort 2 hours a week
  • Duration 4 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:

  • Integrating ICT
  • Promoting 21st-century skills
  • Using multilingual approaches
  • Understanding educational policies and practice.

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.

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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Good for those who knows English - FutureLearn and British Council free online education sites open up for them. One feels a new approach to education as an art, rather than a need and “commitment”. The mentors and trainers are developing and promoting the project, they are trying to make learning as...
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It is all explaining need of the hour. As student we feel autonomy. Human teachers are assisting.. But we are all of age 25 above minimum..but how we can expect the very same outcome from 8 years old students in different subject is having different answers when they found thier own choices of courses... Yes......
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By taking this online course I have learned about the new skills for 21st century learners.Students that think critically and enjoy problem solving.Young learners that learn collaboratively forming groups or teams that help and support one another being able to communicate effectively for achieving goals together.In doing so learners have to know how to use digital tools and make use of creativity and imagination.When these learners are adults they will have to apply what they learned to live in a similar way within a community.
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indeed it is a lovely session that got a lot of good resources for me and my colleagues. I got more information about teaching my students and more about English and how to focus on the way of presenting. how to deal with errors. the importance of using different languages and the same one for the MT.

You gave me the space to comment and share.
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Anonymous completed this course.
It is indeed a fantastic course.the case studies,videos shared and the conversations .professors interactions.accessibility is so simple, easy and very much interesting .we understood much about English and the improved techniques that are to be experimented in class room we really enjoyed.very informative and very much useful. We are very thankful to you. Thank you so much.
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Very interesting course. lot of material that can be utlise in your teaching career. Different sites and videos, matter to go through. Thank you. This course is a base for those who want to start their teaching career basically the youngsters. It is a course that can get ideas from the mentors and other people who are already teachers.
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I am really enjoying the course It is giving me confidence to consider my own practice and make the transition between primary to adults. The information on apps etc has been very useful-though overwhelming!!
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I have really enjoy the course and is very good course.It has broaden my knowledge in many areas of helping the leaner and ways to tackle issues in case it comes up in the cause of helping students and i enjoy the videos that throw more light on the lessons.Thank you.
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the course is ideal for a teacher who has been kind of stagnating in the same profession for a very long time. It is an eye-opener for teachers who have been working without thinking about the objectives and the changing goals and perspectives.
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i loved the course . i feel like doing more of them in future learn. my daughter 13 year old has also done basic and pre-intermediate English Grammar courses.
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It was very interesting course I enjoyed lots and get very useful material.

Thank you so much to enroll me and gave me a chance to learn such a interesting course.
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This course helps me to open new ideas, develop myself and encourage me studying more. Thank you for this opportunity. Best wishes!
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Nice course content. Greatly appreciated. The interest begins to wain a little after a while as the format is quite repetitive, and it's just a matter of watching or reading and adding a comment. A large part of the time it feels like everybody is commenting separately and there needs to be more interaction...
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In this course I have received many tips to handle my class, strategies, links, etc..The collaboration provided by the others it is also a good way to learn, since we all are different and have different ways to teach, many of us are from different countries, and faced different situations in our classrooms, the purpose is the same: teaching-learning. At this point, I feel enthusiastic to have so much information about Lessons PLan, apps, tips, etc. I have taken notes of all the important information my colleagues are providing so far.

The videos in which we can observe different strategies to use in our class, are really enjoyable. I have noticed that kids everywhere are kids, and they enjoy to be moving and participate actively. Techonology is a must nowadays, and have to be part of our Lessons Plan.
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In fact, the course is really beneficial and fruitful. It has promoted and upgraded my knowledge concerning using technology and its effects on the process of learning online. I reviewed and revised my acknowledgement after a long school closure due to Covid 19. Now, I 'm more acquainted with using Edmodo and the alternative apps like Google Classroom, Padlet Wall, Kahoot, Facebook, Activcast, Whatsapp and so many other apps. I revised methods and techniques, technology and autonomy learning, collaboration and using all available tools to encourage, motivate and promote students 'abilities to practise the 4 main skills and the 21st century skills. I' m happy to cover Week 2 and I' m impatiently waiting for Week 3.Best wishes for all the educators.
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Anonymous completed this course.
fact, the course is really beneficial and fruitful. It has promoted and upgraded my knowledge concerning using technology and its effects on the process of learning online. I reviewed and revised my acknowledgement after a long school closure due to Covid 19. Now, I 'm more acquainted with using Edmodo and the alternative apps like Google Classroom, Padlet Wall, Kahoot, Facebook, Activcast, Whatsapp and so many other apps. I revised methods and techniques, technology and autonomy learning, collaboration and using all available tools to encourage, motivate and promote students 'abilities to practise the 4 main skills and the 21st century skills. I' m happy to cover Week 2 and I' m impatiently waiting for Week 3.Best wishes for all the educators.
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I am finishing the second week of this course and it has been very enlightning experience, the opportunity to study the materials provided and the collaborative learning are engaging as well as motivating.

There are many challenges in the English classroom for the 21st century , where creativity and critical thinking, to think about why we do what we do, will be crucial to learning, especially for young students. Thanks to this course, I find the value of collaboration not only in the classroom among our students but with our colleagues too.

I am also discovering new digital tools that can be used to improve our students skills, the ones that can be adapted and adopted according to their learning styles, intrinsic motivation and own strategies.
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This free course is very effective and useful for English language teachers all over the world. I am also an English teacher. I enjoy to join this free course and can see more up to date techniques. During the corona pandemic. Students cannot go to schools and they are apart from education, friends and teachers. The world has changed and the methods of teaching should be changed for the students' education and the future of the nation. So 21st century skills are necessary and students must adapt them. Your future learn free course is appropriate with the change of education system. Both week 1 and Week 2 are interested by Language teachers. Moreover, I think week 3 will be also an necessary course to know. I like this free course very much.
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This course was very useful for me. I have got a lot of information which allows me to become a better teacher than I am. We have disscussed the 21st century skills , why they are so important nowadays. The second week we learnt how to use technology in class to make our lessons more efficient. The third week was dedicated to children's rights . I have learnt new information about bullying and how prevent it. Discussion of the future of English and how to improve teaching if we know L1 of our students was also exciting. It was a pleasure to communicate with the colleagues all around the world, to read their comments , get likes and share experience. I feel I learn together with all world. English ruins all borders. Thank you a lot.
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I have structured teaching methods for myself. It is very important that after every way of teaching we have a good example when we watch a fragment from the lesson. As for me, this course has broaden my horizons because we have opportunities to listen to English teacher from all over the world. I have no problem with the understanding English at the course. However, the articles about teaching from other websites are a bit difficult for me. My level in English is B2, so I expect your course is for teachers with different levels in English. But I understand the general ideas. And I read comments of participants of the course with pleasure although I don't answer. Thank you for your course and for your job. Really helpful.
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