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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 Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid 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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Reviews for FutureLearn's Teaching for Success: the Classroom and the World Based on 108 reviews

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I found this course very interesting , most of all it was nice to know that people from other Countries have and live the same things at school as I do. I also think that the teachers that gave us so many tips and information are bot only well prepared but also the way they talk is so friendly that make us feel so comfortable and in a way as if we knew each other.

I personally think that learning never ends , and I find British Council as the best place where I can improve my knowledge and of course I will continue talking all the courses that I can.

Thank you very much for sharing with people all around the world your experiences with such a high professionalism.

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I really enjoy to take this course.I also want to say heartful thank to my friend who informs to join this course.After studying two weeks,I knew how do I promote critical thinking among young learners, how the education system that are familiar with us should be changed to meet the challenges of the future and the important factors such as intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation.I am very gladful to join this course because I understand all viedos and live broadcasting that they really want to share.The qusetion and comment sections will actually be improved the communication and perception between members from different countries.
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Well this course as been an eye opener to various ways to use techonology such as gadgets and apps i n the classroom.I loved the course so much.Its turned me to apply more technologh based teaching for my students.Excited with the new apps but i m a slow catcher to all this apps.I think i try my best.I would like to explore more and make my teaching more interesting.My students have alot of creativity and fast pace learners so now i need to be like them by mastering my knowledge on the new apps.Thank you for British council to have such a course for teachers with the 21st century learning.
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I have been doing the course for two weeks now. And I am absolutely fascinated with it. You have made a great course. I like the articles as they are not too long and are written in a very simple language. Your tutors are very intelligent and smart. The videos give a lot if information to speculate. Actually, it doesn't take much to cover the articles, watch videos and fill in forms, just a week for every step. As a suggestion, I would like to see more videos of live classes or lectures or seminars with teachers or university tutors.. Thank you for great methodical help in a simple language!
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This is a great course and is an eye opener for a seasoned teacher like me. at times a teacher who has spent almost two decades in the same profession tends to be stagnated. this course is like a breath of fresh air energizing and giving impetus and new dimensions of learning for language teachers. The world where I come from, really requires a fresh doze of opinions and issues which were over looked in the routine of things such as Learner Autonomy, Keeping a reflective journal, Adapting and using technology in the classroom are a few of my takeaways from this course so far.
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I m so glad that I joined,although I m still catching up.It has allowed me to share and take part in discussions and realise that I have been using the right sort of materials and that there are also many more out there.

I will be putting a lot of the course into practice at the end of it as at the moment I am juggling all this new environment plus online teaching.

This is definately a step in the right direction to help teachers who are hesitating or not confident in using technology whether during this period or at any other times.

Well done to the team
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I love the course very much.Thanks to all the participants on the both sides of the mirror:professionals lecturing and the partipicipants as learners.

The most attractive part of the course is the week 4.It is much more related to my job as an English teacher.It includes very useful information be used during the lessons.

The course generally covers the texting stuff not practical in use.As a teacher I need much more information linked directly to teach the language in the classroom.

I respect all your efforts and conguratulate you!

Thank you again!
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I still have several lessons to cover but these weeks have been incredibly helpful. I honestly found what I was looking for in this course: subject experts sharing knowledge, a place to share ideas, websites, tools. I've already started learning how to create Powtoon videos, I've used resources from the recommended sites, I'm trying to get the hang of padlets and more. I will definitely sign up for other courses and although free time is sometimes a constraint, I'll continue to manage and maybe sleep a bit less - it's definitely worth it!
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