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University of Glasgow

TESOL Strategies: Supporting ESL Students in Mainstream Classrooms

University of Glasgow via FutureLearn


Explore strategies to support the language needs of learners

With increased migration and refugee flows, most teachers are encountering increasingly diverse students in their mainstream classrooms. This course is designed for teachers at all levels, working with language learners across the curriculum.

This course will give you new insight into the different aspects of language, the language learning process and the demands of different curricular areas. It will enable you to enrich your daily practice to ensure the needs of the language learners are met.

This course is designed for teachers, both primary and secondary, offering English medium instruction in school.

An initial teaching qualification, or experience working in English medium classrooms, is desirable.


  • about language and learners
    • Meet the team
    • What does language involve?
    • How do we learn language?
    • Who are our learners?
  • about classroom demands and strategies
    • The language demands of school
    • Supporting learners in the classroom
  • working through text and talk
    • Patterns in texts - taking a genre approach
    • Generating talk in the classroom
    • Some key ideas to take away

Taught by

Catherine Doherty


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