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 approaches and implement them in their classroom.

Course objectives

  • To learn more about current approaches and methods
  • To explore the principles and practices underpinning current trends
  • To experience and evaluate practical teaching ideas and materials
  • To discuss teacher and student needs

Course outline

This course explores approaches to teaching and learning currently being used in English language classrooms. The course will look at ways to help you gain a deeper understanding of the methodology of English language teaching (ELT) and learn practical techniques through:

  • task-based learning
  • the Lexical Approach (including its principles and view of language)
  • syllabus design
  • teaching large and mixed ability groups
  • testing and correction
  • technology and language teaching
  • learner autonomy
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  • motivation theories and motivating learners in the classroom
  • exploiting authentic and non-authentic listening and reading texts
  • integrating speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • integrating phonology into lessons
  • emerging methodologies – e.g. the Flipped Classroom
  • 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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