Language for resilience: Teaching English to refugees and displaced learners

Find out more about our upcoming free online course 'Language for resilience: Teaching English to refugees and displaced learners'.

Welcome to 'Language for resilience: Teaching English to refugees and displaced learners

As part of our programme to recognise and celebrate World Refugee Day on 20 June, join our Language for Resilience online course for teachers. Throughout the course you will learn effective strategies and techniques to help make your classroom a safe environment. You will learn about the following:

  • How to create a trauma-sensitive learning environment
  • How to work with limited resources
  • How to manage challenging behaviour.


About the course

Module 1: An introduction to trauma and its effects on the classroom

By the end of this module, you will:

  • be able to define trauma and understand its possible causes
  • be able to reflect on the effects on learning and behaviour in the classroom through examples of students and consider the role of the teacher in endings and transitions
  • learn some interesting ways to create physical and emotional safety through basic strategies
Module 2: Teaching with minimal resources

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • identify the resources available in the classroom.
  • use a variety of activities when teaching with limited resources and adapt an activity for a particular teaching context
  • analyse the advantages and disadvantages of different activities and be more resourceful when faced with a low-resource context
Module 3: Dealing with very challenging behaviour

By the end of this module, you will:

  • be able to understand behaviour as a communication of need – asking what has happened to you rather than what’s wrong with you.
  • be able to recognise unconscious defence mechanisms: breaking negative patterns of interaction: choosing a different response.
  • learn some practical classroom strategies to manage meaningful communication and interactions.

Start dates and duration

This course will be available again in 2023.

Cost

Free

Certificates

For participants who successfully complete all tasks and achieve a score of 70% or above in the online exercises, there will be a downloadable certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Level of English required

Minimum CEFR B1

How do I access the course after I have enrolled?
 

On a desktop or laptop computer
  1. Log in to your free TeachingEnglish account.
  2. If you have enrolled in the course, you will see 'MY PORTFOLIO' in the menu bar at the top of the page next to the Home button.
  3. Move your mouse over MY PORTFOLIO to see the drop-down menu.
  4. Click on ‘My courses’ to access your training.
On a mobile device
  1. Log in to your free TeachingEnglish account.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines next to the home button to open the menu.
  3. Below ‘Home’, you will see MY PORTFOLIO and ‘My courses’ below. Tap on MY PORTFOLIO if you don’t see ‘My courses’.
  4. Tap on ‘My courses’ to access your training.

Support and troubleshooting

If you have signed up for this course and have problems accessing your learning, please make sure you are logged in, then click or tap the link below:

https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes

If you are still having problems accessing your course, please see the advice below:

Problem

I can't register for the course

Possible solution

Please make sure you have created a free account or that you are logged in to your existing account. If registration is available, you will see instructions for 'How do I register for this course?' at the top of this page. If registration is not available, you will see the message 'This course is not available for registration'.


Problem

I can't access the course. I am logged in to my account, but when I click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO I just go to my profile page. 

Possible solution

Check that you are not logged into your TeachingEnglish account on a different device or browser. Log out of your account on all devices and browsers, and log in again. Click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO. You should be taken to your training course. If you still can't access your course, log out, clear the cache on your browser and log in again.

Important: 

Our courses have a start and end date. After the end date of the course, the material will not be available.


Problem

I can't get my certificate

Possible solution

Certificates are available to participants who complete 70% of the course material. To access your certificate, go to the course platform where you have done your training. Click or tap 'My awards'. If you have completed 70% of the course, your certificate should be available to download.


 

Comments

Hi Abdulwahab.93

Have you tried logging out , making sure you are logged out in all  devices and perhaps clear cache. this usually sorts out access problems. If not can you take a screen shot and contact the technical team through the help button on the site?

I hope that sorts it and you can continue the course,

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Hi,

Sorry to hear you have had a problem. Usually the following instructions help, hope that it gives you access, if not please report the problem through the technical help button when you are logged in, thanks!

Check that you are not logged into your TeachingEnglish account on a different device or browser. Log out of your account on all devices and browsers, and log in again. Click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO. You should be taken to your training course. If you still can't access your course, log out, clear the cache on your browser and log in again. Hope that helps!

Anne 
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Gunel Jalil on Mon, 06/13/2022 - 20:02

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Hi,
I can't see any enrol button. How can I get enrolled?
Thak you in advance

Submitted by annele on Thu, 06/16/2022 - 22:44

In reply to by Gunel Jalil

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Hi Gunel,

As long as you are logged in to your account, you should be able to enrol on the course by following the instructions on the page.

Log in to your TeachingEnglish account

Go to the Menu My portfolio and select My courses.

Select My courses or Explore all courses to start the course Teaching Pathways: Skills for Remote Teaching.

Hope you enjoy the course!

Anne

Submitted by Imee on Sat, 06/18/2022 - 14:20

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Hi!
I am interested to register /enroll for Language and Resilience Course however there is no link provided where I can click neither access it yo successfully enroll. Please help
Thank you very much

Hi Inee,

As long as you are logged in to your account, you should be able to enrol on the course by following the instructions on the page.

Log in to your TeachingEnglish account

Go to the Menu My portfolio and select My courses.

Select My courses or Explore all courses to start the course Language and Resilience Course.

Hope you enjoy the course!

Anne

Submitted by Ko John-78 on Tue, 06/21/2022 - 09:30

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As I have already finished with all the modules, I am about to have the certificate. But I cannot find 'course feedback form' to fill up before getting the certificate. Please kindly help me with this problem. Thanks!

Hi!

Congratulations on finishing the course!  Certificates are available to participants who complete 70% of the course material. To access your certificate, go to the course platform where you have done your training. Click or tap 'My awards'. If you have completed 70% of the course, your certificate should be available to download.

Regards,

Anne 

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by N'ZUE KOFFI MELAINE on Tue, 06/21/2022 - 22:32

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Hi my name is Koffi Mélaine. I don't know how to be enrolled for the courses

Submitted by annele on Thu, 06/23/2022 - 21:48

In reply to by N'ZUE KOFFI MELAINE

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Hi there,

As long as you are logged in to your account, you should be able to enrol on the course by following the instructions on the page.

Log in to your TeachingEnglish account

Go to the Menu My portfolio and select My courses.

Select My courses or Explore all courses to start the course Teaching Pathways: Language for Resilience: Teaching English to Refugees

Hope that helps and hope you enjoy the course!

Anne 

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Aye Su,

As long as you are logged in to your account, you should be able to enrol on the course by following the instructions on the page.

Log in to your TeachingEnglish account

Go to the Menu My portfolio and select My courses.

Select My courses or Explore all courses to start the course Teaching Pathways: Language for Resilience: Teaching English to Refugees

Hope that helps!

Anne 

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Enas,

Sorry to hear you've had a problem starting the course.  As long as you are logged in to your account, you should be able to enrol on the course by following the instructions on the page.

Log in to your TeachingEnglish account

Go to the Menu My portfolio and select My courses.

Select My courses or Explore all courses to start the course Teaching Pathways: Language for Resilience: Teaching English to Refugees

Hope that helps!

Anne 

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by GuguM on Mon, 06/27/2022 - 08:49

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Greetings

I finished all my modules for this course and did the survey as well the previous week and I haven’t received my certificate is there anything else that I am needed to do that am not aware of please advice .

Thank you

Hi GuguM,

Congratulations on finishing the course!  Certificates are available to participants who complete 70% of the course material. To access your certificate, go to the course platform where you have done your training. Click or tap 'My awards'. If you have completed 70% of the course, your certificate should be available to download. Let us know if it's still causing problems :).

Regards,

Anne 

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Mohammad Ahmad… on Mon, 06/27/2022 - 10:48

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Hi!
I am interested to register /enroll for Language and Resilience Course however there is no link provided where I can click neither access it yo successfully enroll. Please help
Thank you very much

Hi Mohammad, 

You can always check which courses are open for registration on the main training page:  https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training.  So, as regards the course you are interested in, I'm sorry but the registration for the course has closed - it started in early June and will be finishing soon. I hope you can find a course that interests you soon, and the page tells us that the Language and Resilience Course will be run again in 2023 :).

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

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