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Teaching English: How to Plan a Great Lesson

British Council via FutureLearn

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Overview

Gain new teaching skills and practices to put towards your CPD

By learning to develop a great lesson, English language teachers give students the best opportunity to retain what they’ve learnt. On this course, you will look at four professional practices, share your own teaching experiences, and apply what you’ve learnt to your CPD.

You will learn to understand your students and build a rapport with them. You will explore the key factors to remember when planning lessons and courses, including using resources like technology and flashcards. You will also learn how to manage the lesson and keep your students engaged with your teaching methods.

This course is for English language teachers worldwide in any setting at primary, secondary, or higher levels.

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Chris Cavey

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Teaching English: How to Plan a Great Lesson
4.8 Based on 44 reviews

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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
It´s very useful and interesting for me. I´m learning a lot because I teach English but I´m haven´t studied at a Teacher´s training college so I know nothing about planning . I use to follow the coursebook plans and I "give form" to it according to other resources or ideas that I think they are useful to use in class. Apart from that, my students follow me during my class, I can see that at many tmes they really enjoy it and they learn. That´s why I´m trying to do my best because I love to do it and to keep in touch with students.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
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It's a very interesting course whether you are a novel teacher trying to understand how to plan your lessons or you are a teacher who has been working for a while but needs to brush up on teaching methods. Educators are nice and competent, the material provided is useful and interesting and there are lots of videos that show real teachers in action. Sharing material and ideas with other participants is also a good opportunity to grow professionally. Highly recommended.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
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It's a great course with practical advice on how to build a good English lesson taking into consideration all aspects of it: motivation of learners, working with weaker and stronger students through differentiation types, techniques like tiered instructions, or scaffolding method, planning activities at different stages of a lesson, evaluation and reflection. It's useful, purposeful and constructive.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This course is exceeding my expectations. I'm glad I decided to join and learning so much each week. I would definitely recommend it to teachers at their beginning of their careers, but also as a refreshment course for more experienced teachers.

I would also like to mention that Claire, Sue and Josh are doing an awesome job when moderating the debates and on the Facebook Live videos.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This course has been very enriching because now I have new ideas to improve my performance and to help my students in the process of learning. Teaching is a way to learn to, thanks for everything.

I highly recommend this course the material is so interesting and attractive.

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Anonymous
5.0 6 days ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I very enjoy the course. It is very professional and well made.

I take a lot of advice and make notes.

I think it will help me to create better lesson plans.

However, I think I will not finish the course due to lack of time.

Next time, probably, thank you very much!!!
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
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This course helps me a lot for all before, during, and after the lessons. Many ideas are eye opening for me and it is great that I can try those ideas the following day. I’ve taken some other courses in fiturelearn but this one is the best so far!
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
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The course content is excellent. The Find out more section is most interesting and useful and the educators' comments are very much appreciated.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
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I am grateful to Future Learn for enabling me to have such top notch and committed educators and providing me with such useful resources
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Anonymous
5.0 6 days ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I have really enjoyed this Course up to now and has found it extremely useful as it is full of practical advice and not only theory. The more useful links you provide us with, the best the outcome for us the techers.

What I would like to note down, is that teachers that have to work in classes with no Internet access (like me) need lots of and even more useful advise and practical ideas on how to tailor their lessons and adapt the course books. For these teachers it is more difficult to make the lesson more interesting and not boring!!

Thank you all for the excellent and contant effort you are putting on this Course.

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Joanna S
5.0 2 weeks ago
Joanna is taking this course right now.
It is my very first experience with this type of a course and I will definitely do more in the future! I am even considering the premium version. I love the ideas the educators provide us with and the comments fellow teachers from other countries leave below each point of the course.

It is great to get professional advice on teaching a foreign language and a great opportunity for me to write something in English. I love they videos as well, great materials and again a perfect opportunity for me to practice my listening skills.

I am not only a teacher, I am a student too. Thank you!
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I would like to say that this course is being really interesting for teachers. Not only does it have a lot of materials, but it is also accompanied by plans and comments to teach a good lesson. I wish I had more time to read all the comments the others members add, since all the contributions are useful. I also enjoy the videos in which I can see how teachers teach English around the world with different resources and sometimes in quite large classes. Thank you so much for this course, I hope you do more like this one.
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Anonymous
5.0 a week ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This course is very interesting and I have learned a lot . I could see ways to adapt material and to think about our course and class planning that make the difference. I have taken other courses with future Learning which I really liked. However, this is my favourite. Unfortunately, my pace is kind of slow because in Brazil it is the end of our term before we take some days off, so I have been working hard.
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Anonymous
5.0 5 days ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
For the teachers who are giving their first lessons the course gives a good view of how to plan, and develop a very good lesson, looking their performance as well as considering the students and their interests and necessities.

For the older ones the course is a great moment to review their performances and their knowledgeof how to plan and give a great lesson!
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
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Due to my own personal circumstances, I don't have as much time to spend on the course as I would like to and take full advantage by reading the comments in detail, etc. However, the little I have participated in and watched, has been very engaging and I have come across many new ideas for activities that I can use in my own classroom. Thanks for the help!
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I have joined this course because I am always trying to improve my skills,to have updates and to face the new challenges today's students bring.So far ,so good.I found some great tips,useful ideas and I shared mine sincerelly . I am looking forward to achieving more and I feel encouraged and pozitive.

All The Best to you all,

Elena-Nadia
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I think this course has been an important tool to maditate in my teaching methodology. It is very interesting to see awesome teachers working around the world with wonderful ideas. I have learnt about those marvellous experiences and the suggestions of the main teachers have helped me to improve my practice a as a teacher at school.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 days ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I have found the resources provided in the course very useful and a great guide for my future teaching. I rate this course a very high quality and recommend it to anyone who really wants to make a difference to their teaching. The various planning templates are helping make teaching English clearer and more enjoyable.

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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Extremely inspirational due to the opportunity of exchanging experience with the community of teachers all over the world, which is also beneficial for boosting self-confidence! :) Picked some ideas for my lessons and created 4 of them just on the go! Thank you so much for this 'global ESL teachers' meeting'.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Very informative course actually. Watching videos help to compare my way of teaching with the other's, some fresh ideas are going to be used next academic year, some ideas were recollected. Looking forward to the next week of the course. And I recommend it to my colleagues, of course)))
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