Teaching pathways: How to teach speaking

Our online training course 'Teaching pathways - How to teach speaking' helps you learn how to design speaking tasks and improve the speaking skills of your students. 

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Welcome to 'Teaching pathways: how to teach speaking'

In this practical 4-week course, you will develop your understanding of speaking skills and explore teaching techniques and activities which promote oral communication in the classroom for a range of ages and levels.

This course will be available later in 2022

About the course

Module 1: Understanding speaking – key terms and issues

The aim of this module is to explore key terms and issues in the teaching of speaking. The module also looks at how to evaluate and modify activities in terms of communicative quality.

By the end of this module, you'll be able to recognise issues related to accuracy and fluency in speaking practice.

Module 2 - Understanding speaking – maximising interaction

The aim of this module is to introduce a range of techniques and activities which promote oral communication in the classroom. The module looks at the benefits of pair and group work and adapting tasks to maximise student interaction. You are also given the opportunity to prepare and deliver speaking activities to their peers.

Module 3 - Understanding language practice activities

The aim of this module is to explore and evaluate a range of language practice activities. The module covers adapting activities for different ages and levels. You are then given the opportunity to select appropriate activities which correspond to lesson aims and to justify your choices.

Start dates and duration

This course will be available later in 2022

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.

 

Comments

Submitted by Shobhika Srivastava on Tue, 12/21/2021 - 09:14

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Hello Team!

I have created the account and logged in also. Is there any tab for the enrollment?

I am unble to see how to enrol for the courese.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 12/21/2021 - 15:23

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Hi Shobhika

Once you have enrolled you need to click on the link to the course platform:

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

You will be able to see all available courses on that page.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by lieve on Wed, 12/22/2021 - 12:25

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I have followed all the instructions 1-5 and 1-6, but unless there is somewhere a link or a button that says 'enrol here', you cannot sign up for the course..  There is clearly something missing, or am I missing something???  Would love the find out how to sign up for the course...

Hi Viviene,

Sorry that you have encountered problems with course access - sometimes us trying to  'make things simpler' for teachers causes problems at first.

Currently, courses are 'active' on your portfolio when they are actually running (e.g. Teaching Speaking isn't running at the moment, course dates will be publicised on the main teaching English page when it is).

When a course is running, and if you are logged in, you will see the course accessible on your portfolio. 

Hope that helps!

Anne 

TeachingEnglish team 

Submitted by lieve on Wed, 12/22/2021 - 12:27

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Sorry, I have just realised what I need to do.  Perhaps you could clarify in your instructions that you need to click on the blue link 'visit our course website'....

Hi Viktoria Bunkova,

 

You can enrol on the course by following the steps above. If you have a problem, please let us know what it is.

 

Best wishes,

 

Rachael
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Irosha Alawaththa on Sat, 12/25/2021 - 02:39

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I can't enrol as there is not any link to click on for enrollling.Please help me to get enrolled.

Hi Irosha Alawaththa,

 

Have you followed the steps 1-6 above?

 

When you are on the course website, you need to click on the 'Home' tab then the green 'Explore all courses' button. Then you can click 'Enrol in activity' for this course.

 

If you can't see the course there, you might already be enrolled on it. Choose 'My courses' from the 'My learning' tab to check.

 

Best wishes,

 

Rachael
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Naheed Nada on Sat, 12/25/2021 - 12:11

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I followed the steps and created an account. Yet, I am not able to enroll. Any advice, please? 

Hi Naheed Nada,

 

When you are on the course website, you need to click on the 'Home' tab then the green 'Explore all courses' button. Then you can click 'Enrol in activity' for this course.

 

If you can't see the course there, you might already be enrolled on it. Choose 'My courses' from the 'My learning' tab to check.

 

Best wishes,

 

Rachael
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Ragasownthariya on Tue, 12/28/2021 - 07:57

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With years of teaching English to adults and teenagers for their spoken and Proficiency Exams I think this would be really helpful

Submitted by Zaid Ramos on Thu, 12/30/2021 - 16:50

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I followed the steps mentioned above,  but I still  can't find how enrolling to this course, Wich I think will be very useful for us as teachers. :(

Hi Zaid Ramos,

 

Sorry you have been unable to enroll. Can you tell us which steps work and which steps don't work for you?

 

Best wishes,

 

Rachael
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Minu on Mon, 01/03/2022 - 03:15

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Hi, can you please help me enroll for this course? I followed  the steps given above. But there is no "explore all courses" tab or "enroll" tab in "home" tab. Please advise. All i can see is an empty "my courses list" and a "view announcements" tab. 

Hi Minu,

 

If you can see 'My courses', then it means you are not on the 'Home' tab. Please click on the 'Home' tab. 'Explore all courses' is a green button (not tab) to the right of where it says 'Your week ahead' and 'Your learning'.

 

If you are definitely on the 'Home' tab and the 'Explore all courses' button is not there, please could you report this to our technical team using the 'Help' button in the bottom right corner? Then they will be able to help you.

 

Best wishes,

 

Rachael
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by ArmineGatrjyan on Mon, 01/03/2022 - 17:52

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Nice to meet everybody!

I am really interested in learning new methods of teaching speaking.

Hi Penny wora,

 

When you are on the course website, you need to click on the 'Home' tab then the green 'Explore all courses' button. Then you can click 'Enrol in activity' for this course.

 

If you can't see the course there, you might already be enrolled on it. Choose 'My courses' from the 'My learning' tab to check.

 

If you still can't enroll, can you tell us exactly what you can and can't see for each of the steps?

 

Best wishes,

 

Rachael
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by srijeetav on Tue, 01/04/2022 - 08:35

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Hello,

I'm training to be an English Language Teacher, and I'm looking forward to this course helping me on that journey. Thanks!

Submitted by Camina23 on Tue, 01/04/2022 - 16:57

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Hi,

After the account was created I can't see the enroll field in order to access it.

Can you assist me on this part?

Best regards,

Carmen S

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 01/05/2022 - 09:34

In reply to by Camina23

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Hi Camina23

If you go to the courses page, then click on the Home tab in the top left hand corner. You can then see two tabs "Your week ahead", "Your learning" and, to the right, a green tab "Explore all courses". If you click there, you should see all the available courses- Then you can click on "Enrol in activity". 

If you are still have problems, please can you report them using the orange "Help" button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen?

Hope that helps!

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by MyNguyen on Tue, 01/04/2022 - 17:29

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I have created my own account, I have reached to step 4, but I can not find out where to enroll. Could you give me a hand? Thank you so much

Hi MyNguyen

If you go to the courses page, then click on the Home tab in the top left hand corner. You can then see two tabs "Your week ahead", "Your learning" and, to the right, a green tab "Explore all courses". If you click there, you should see all the available courses- Then you can click on "Enrol in activity". 

If you are still have problems, please can you report them using the orange "Help" button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen?

Hope that helps!

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Mariangelac18 on Tue, 01/04/2022 - 17:46

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Hi!

I hope you're doing great! I already followed all the steps but I cannot find the place where it says "enroll" as the instructions only guide me to this page only, but not more. Can please help me? I really want to study this course.

Thanks!!!

PD: I'm writing from Chile. 

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 01/05/2022 - 09:38

In reply to by Mariangelac18

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Hi Mariangelac18 (and welcome from Chile!)

If you have created your account, go to the courses page, then click on the Home tab in the top left hand corner. You can then see two tabs "Your week ahead", "Your learning" and, to the right, a green tab "Explore all courses". If you click there, you should see all the available courses- Then you can click on "Enrol in activity". 

If you are still have problems, please can you report them using the orange "Help" button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen?

Hope that helps!

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Josiane Kaupka… on Tue, 01/04/2022 - 21:47

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Hi, everyone!
I'm glad to be part of this course. Already super excited about starting it. I'm currently working as a preschool teacher at an international school. I'm always looking forward to learning more about the learning process. 

Submitted by Josiane Kaupka… on Tue, 01/04/2022 - 21:49

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Hi, everyone!
I'm glad to be part of this course. Already super excited about starting it. I'm currently working as a preschool teacher at an international school. I'm always looking forward to learning more about the learning process. Thank you in advance!

Hi Mustafa079

Have you created an account? If so, when you are logged in, go to the courses page, then click on the Home tab in the top left hand corner. You can then see two tabs "Your week ahead", "Your learning" and, to the right, a green tab "Explore all courses". If you click there, you should see all the available courses- Then you can click on "Enrol in activity". 

If you are still have problems, please can you report them using the orange "Help" button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen?

Hope that helps!

Cath

TE Team

Hi Cueva

Have you created an account? If so, when you are logged in, go to the courses page, then click on the Home tab in the top left hand corner. You can then see two tabs "Your week ahead", "Your learning" and, to the right, a green tab "Explore all courses". If you click there, you should see all the available courses- Then you can click on "Enrol in activity". 

If you are still have problems, please can you report them using the orange "Help" button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen? Let us know if you need help with setting up the accout.

Hope that helps!

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by CJOSEPH on Wed, 01/05/2022 - 13:15

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Hello, I have created an account and am logged in, however I can't seem to find where to actually enrol for the course. Thanks for your help. Regards

 

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 01/06/2022 - 09:24

In reply to by CJOSEPH

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Hello,

If you have created your account, go to the courses homepage, then click on the Home tab in the top left hand corner. You can then see two tabs "Your week ahead", "Your learning" and, to the right, a green tab "Explore all courses". If you click there, you should see all the available courses- Then you can click on "Enrol in activity". 

If you are still have problems, please can you report them using the orange "Help" button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen?

Hope that helps!

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by garysim727 on Wed, 01/05/2022 - 14:02

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I am registered but unable to sign up for this free course

 Please help me. Thank you. 

Hello,

If you have created your account, go to the courses homepage, then click on the Home tab in the top left hand corner. You can then see two tabs "Your week ahead", "Your learning" and, to the right, a green tab "Explore all courses". If you click there, you should see all the available courses- Then you can click on "Enrol in activity". 

If you are still have problems, please can you report them using the orange "Help" button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen?

Hope that helps!

Cath

TE Team

Hello Malol

You need to follow steps 1-6 above. First, you need to create an account, clicking on the link in step 1. If you have created your account, go to the courses homepage, then click on the Home tab in the top left hand corner. You can then see two tabs "Your week ahead", "Your learning" and, to the right, a green tab "Explore all courses". If you click there, you should see all the available courses- Then you can click on "Enrol in activity". 

If you are still have problems, please can you report them using the orange "Help" button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen?

Hope that helps!

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Paula Lima on Wed, 01/05/2022 - 23:31

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Hi!

I'd like to get some more details about the course schedule: the days and the time in which it is going to take place.

Thank you!

Hi Paula

This course is self-access, which means once you have enrolled you can complete the course in your own time - there is no schedule as such. The course material will only be available for four weeks though, so you will need to complete the content within that time.  You can enrol and start the course up until January 31st.

Hope that helps, and enjoy the course!
 

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by RosieMahmood on Thu, 01/06/2022 - 09:52

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Hello, 

 

I am a member and does not allow me to enroll, I followed the instructions but there is not such a place to take you to enroll on your free course. 

 

Thanks in advance, 

Rosie 

Hello Rosie,

If you have created your account, go to the courses homepage,  (click on the tab "My Portfolio" and then "My courses"), then click on the Home tab in the top left hand corner. You can then see two tabs "Your week ahead", "Your learning" and, to the right, a green tab "Explore all courses". If you click there, you should see all the available courses. Then you can click on "Enrol in activity". 

If you are still have problems, please can you report them using the orange "Help" button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen?

Hope that helps!

Cath

TE Team

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