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 Amadu Lamarana Bah on Thu, 01/06/2022 - 16:59

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Iam Amadu Lamarana Bah Guinean by nationality also member of the British Council course 

Today my aim is obtain, to get a standard certificate from the British Council 

Submitted by PennyYsceifiog on Thu, 01/06/2022 - 17:18

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I have enrolled on the course and I am looking forward to starting. I am hoping many of the activities will be suitable or adaptable for the online classroom, as this is how I deliver most of my lessons.

Hi GLF5,

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

Submitted by milton.pereira on Fri, 01/07/2022 - 02:53

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Hello there! 
I'm having hard time to enroll. I've followed the recconmmended steps but nothing so far. By any chance, can you help me?

Submitted by susangeorgevilloth on Fri, 01/07/2022 - 04:29

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Hello, I've followed all steps to create an account, click on home button, select course, but after that can't find where to enrol for the course. Is this because the course is scheduled to start on 11 January? Would appreciate your assistance. Thank you.

Hello,

If you are logged in and on the courses homepage, you need to click on the green tab on the right hand side "Explore all courses" - you should be able to see all available courses there - including this one. You should be able to click on "Enrol in activity". If you are still having problems, please contact technical support by using the orange "Help" button in the bottom right corner of the course page.

Thanks,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by mariaelena.castorino on Fri, 01/07/2022 - 07:14

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Hi, I followed all the steps indicated to enrol this course, infortunately with no success. Could you please tell me why? Was there a deadline I don't know? Let me know, thanx advance 

Hello

Can you access the courses homepage? (click on the tab "My Portfolio" and then "My courses"). If so, then you need to 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 Andrea,

To enrol on the course, you need to follow the 6 steps above. 

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

Hi Magdalena

To enrol on the course, you need to follow the 6 steps above. 

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

Hello

The course will be available from 11th January, but, as this is a self-access course, there is no fixed time.  You will be able to access the content whenever you like from that date.

Hope you enjoy the course,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Benadette on Sat, 01/08/2022 - 15:52

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I am excited to follow these course with the British council. I believe they are standard courses. Will like to be part of it.thank you

Submitted by Dhammika Godha… on Sat, 01/08/2022 - 16:57

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Teaching speaking is one of the most challenging yet one of the most needed area for an English Language teacher. Thanks for offering this course free of charge.

Submitted by Jokkome on Sun, 01/09/2022 - 08:11

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Hello everyone,

I'm John from Ivory Coast. Happy to be here.

Submitted by David Abayatey… on Mon, 01/10/2022 - 02:14

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David Abayateye Lomotey is my name . I am highly honoured to be part of this class.

Hello Aya Aljaly

You need to follow steps 1-6 above. Make sure first you create an account and are logged in, then you need to access the course page by clicking  on "My Portfolio" in the top left of your menu. If you then go to the home page, you will see a tab on the top right "Explore all courses" - you will see all available courses there, and you can click on "Enrol in activity" for the courses you are interested in.

Thanks,

Cath 
TE Team

Hi Rebeca

Are you logged into your account? If so, if you click on the link in step 3 it will take you to the "Explore courses" page - I've just checked and it is working fine. Alternatively, if you click on "My Portfolio" on the top left of your menu, you can also access the courses page. Click on "home" and then you will see an "Explore all courses" tab - from there you can see all available courses. Make sure you are logged in. If you still can't access the page, perhaps try with a different web browser. 

Hope that helps

Cath
TE Team

Hi Luba

The course begins on 11 January 2022 and lasts for four weeks. You can enrol any time up until 31 January 2022. Remember this is a self-access course, so you can complete the activities at a time that is convenient for you.
Thanks

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by arthur on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 08:36

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Hi all.

I cannot find an enrolment button available on the website. Is there another way of registering? I would really like to attend it.

Best,

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 09:33

In reply to by arthur

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Hi 

Please follow the 6 steps above to enrol in the course. You need to create an account and then make sure you are logged in.  Then 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

Hi Dilfuza,

Please follow the 6 steps above to enrol in the course. You need to create an account and then make sure you are logged in.  Then 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

Submitted by sulabha sidhaye on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 09:04

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I would like to crosscheck the start time of the course

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 09:35

In reply to by sulabha sidhaye

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Hi sulabha

The course begins on 11 January 2022 and lasts for four weeks. You can enrol any time up until 31 January 2022. Remember this is a self-access course, so you can complete the activities at a time that is convenient for you.

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Dariko on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 12:26

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I am a teacher at school. I really like to follow this course because I am really interested for British Council courses. 

Submitted by Luz Marina on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 12:32

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Hi everybody! I've just enrolled and finished Module 1 from this course on Teaching Speaking. Thanks! 

Submitted by Amanu on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 15:26

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I am having issues opening the teaching speaking course. I logged in but could not find ‘my portfolio’ or ‘my courses’ option. 

Hello Amanu

If you are logged in now - you should be able to see the "My Portfolio" tab in the top left hand corner of this page (next to the Homepage icon) - if you can't see this, you are not logged in.

Once you have logged in, follow the instructions above, and you will be able to enrol.

Thanks

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Sai Shen Mine on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 15:51

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I am an online teacher. Interested in teaching this course. 

Submitted by mviro66 on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 19:08

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I´ve already enrolled and I´m trying to solve the first module. The fact is that I find impossible to move statements to order or to match definitions. Can anyone explain me how to do it, please? It doesn+t seem to be the usual way. Thanks in advance

 

Hi Ana

You need to log in to your account. Then you will see "My Portfolio" on a tab in the top left of the menu of this page. Click on that, and that will take you to the courses homepage. If you click on "Explore all courses" (a green tab) - you will see all available courses, and then you can click on "Enrol in Activity". If you are still having problems once you are on the courses homepage, please click the "Help" button in the bottom right hand corner to report your issue to our technical team.

Thanks

Cath

TE Team

Hi Mohamed, It looks like you have enrolled in the course. Congratulations!

To access the course, please see the instructions below:

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.

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