Explore new teaching methodology and how to use it


Who is this course for?

This course is for experienced teachers who are working in a secondary or adult context. It is perfect for those who want to update their understanding of contemporary ELT methodologies and implement them in their classroom.

What will you achieve?

Take this course to:

  • Learn more about current approaches and methods
  • Explore the principles and practices underpinning current trends
  • Experience and evaluate practical teaching ideas and materials
  • Discuss teacher and student needs

Course outline

The course will help you gain a deeper understanding of the methodology of English language teaching and learn practical techniques. Your tutor will select the topics for your course based on your interests.

Popular topics for this course are:

  • Task-based learning
  • The Lexical Approach (including its principles and view of language)
  • Teaching large and mixed ability groups
  • Learner autonomy, integrating speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • Dealing with emerging language
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  • Motivation theories and motivating learners in the classroom
  • Exploiting authentic and non-authentic listening and reading texts
  • Teaching Unplugged and Dogme

Your tutor will assess the needs of the group at the beginning of the course and will map the course content to those needs. If the group would like to explore areas not listed above the course can be adapted to include these.

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At IH London, we really believe in the best teaching and always have. We are a charitable trust and our founders created the very first EFL qualification, now known as the CELTA.

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