The course includes 10 sessions from TeachingEnglish Starting Teaching in addition to observations of experienced British Council teachers and a language awareness session. The course will be delivered in a way that provides teachers with an opportunity to experience the Communicative Approach and try out activities they can use in their own classrooms.
What is The Communicative Language Teaching Essentials?
This is a short introductory course for those who have no experience of English language teaching or those who would like to learn how to teach English using the Communicative Approach. You will learn about practical ideas and resources for teaching English to different age groups. You will also develop your understanding of learners of English and the principles of English language teaching.
Who is TheCommunicative Language Teaching Essentials for?
The Basics of Communicative Language Teaching course is for those who have no experience or qualification in English language teaching, but are interested in starting to teach English or those who would like to learn how to teach English using the Communicative Approach. This may include:
- students and graduates who are intending to become English language assistants
- practising teachers who are interested in developing their teaching skills and learning more about the Communicative Approach
- inexperienced volunteer teachers of English
- those who would like a short course to learn about English language teaching, before taking a recognised certificate course or initial qualification like the CELTA course.
How is The Communicative Language Teaching Essentials course structured?
The course consists of the TeachingEnglish Starting Teaching ten face-to-face workshops in addition to a language awareness session and an observation of an experienced British Council Teacher. The sessions are about 3 hours long.
The course covers the following topics:
1- The learner
2- A language lesson
3- Managing the language classroom
4- Helping learners to speak
5- Resources for teenagers
6- Learning to listen
7- Working with words
8- Teaching tenses
9- Using texts
10- Planning a lesson
11. Trying it out.
Each workshop gives you the chance to discuss your ideas, observe teachers on video and try out the activities that English teachers use. You will explore all the main areas of English language teaching in a short course.
On successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from the British Council.