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. 

Two young adults - male and female - talking and smiling in an outdoor cafe

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 Cath McLellan on Mon, 01/24/2022 - 09:43

In reply to by sabreen saleh

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Hi sabreen saleh

Sorry to hear that you are having problems with your progress being recorded. Can you report this to the course technical team? You need to contact them by using the orange "Help" button on the bottom right hand corner of the courses page.

Thanks,

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by sreekala123 on Mon, 01/24/2022 - 10:56

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I have already signed in and gotten into the course page, but I can not see the "enroll " key. 

 

 

Hi sreekala123,

If you are logged in and on the course homepage, you need to click the green tab that says "Explore all courses" - you will find all of the available courses there. You just need to click where it says "Enrol in activity". 

Hope that helps!

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Agustyna37 on Mon, 01/24/2022 - 19:20

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There is a silent period in speaking especially when teaching kids.Sometimes you switch on the songs,play,role-play and there are children who are not interested i this and have a lot of affairs,shy.They prefer not to play and just watch other pupils dance,sing.Sometimes I feel that it's not interesting at all.I have got 1 pupil from 9.I don't know how to engage him in speaking,singing,reading.He just listens to me.In everyday life he is very active and noisy.In what way can I make him /envolve in classroom activity??

Submitted by Wissal.B on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 10:05

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I can't enroll in this course. I follow all the steps and instructions. Whenever I click on explore all cources, I'll find only the course of how to teach prononciation available. Could you help me please ? 

Hello Wissal.B

Sorry to hear that you are having problems with enrolling, even though you are logged in and on the "Explore all courses" page.  You need to report this to the technical team. You can do that by clicking on the orange "Help" button on the bottom right hand side of the course page.

I hope they will be able to resolve your issue.

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Arkuna on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 11:13

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Good day dear participants! Can I ask  Every day we should write a post here? And what should I put in my Portfolio? Thanks.

Submitted by nickoleg629 on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 14:16

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I have completed the course and got 80% but there is no available certificate to be downloaded in My award. What should I do to get my certificate? Will there be any information about the course duration (hours, days, weeks, credits (ECTS))? Thanks.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 14:26

In reply to by nickoleg629

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Hi Nickoleg629

For questions about issues with certificates, can you contact the technical team - you can do this through the orange "Help" button in the bottom right corner of the page.

Thanks,

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Ashin Aloka on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 15:19

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When I entered my course page, I saw the page "your learning" but when I entered my training unit 1 there is only a small explanation paragraph about the unit one and the Training Status said "Not Started". Does the course don't start yet or am I going wrong? Please help me.

Hi Ashin Aloka


The course has already started, but you are free to follow it at your own pace (until 7th February). If you are logged in and enrolled in the course, you can either click on the "Your week ahead" tab or the "Your learning" tab to see what you still have to complete. Then click the Start button for the module you are working on.  If you can see "Module 1"  you just need to scroll down the page to access the activities and click on "Start task"

Hope you enjoy the course,

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Yasmin Saeed on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 15:24

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I have finished 3 modules of this course but certificate is not available. I spent 3 weeks to do this course but no certificate.......

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 01/27/2022 - 09:32

In reply to by Yasmin Saeed

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Hi Yasmin Saeed,

Please use the orange "Help" button on the bottom right hand side of the coursepage to report this issue - they should be able to help resolve it so you can get your certificate.

Thanks,
Cath
TE Team

Hello Asma Skhiri

You need to follow steps 1-4 above. Once you have created an account and logged on,  you will see the "My Portfolio" tab at the top of this page in the menu bar. Click on this and then "My Courses". This will take you to the courses homepage. There you can click on "Explore all courses", where you will see all the courses that are currently available and you can click on the ones you want to register for.

Hope that helps,

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by beti_mkd on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 21:10

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Hi 

I created an account, visited the course website and the only course available on there is the Teaching pronunciation course, but not the Teaching speaking course. It says that we can enroll by 31st January, but there no enroll an activity button and the course is not listed. How do I enroll please?

Hi beti_mkd

If you are on the course website and can't see the courses in the "Explore all courses" tab, can you contact the technical team to report this? Click on the orange "Help" button on the bottom right-hand corner of the page - they should be able to help resolve this issue.

Thanks,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by bachofnerp on Wed, 01/26/2022 - 10:51

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Hi there,

I would be interested to attend/watch some of the courses on your platform. However, I don't use Facebook and cannot always join the live events because I am working at these particular hours.
Is it possible to watch the different courses in an asynchrone way?

Thanks!

Hi bachofnerp,

Yes, you don't have to join the Facebook Live events (in fact, these are "extra" to the course content, and are available to watch later too). If you enrol on a course, you can follow the content at your own pace, when it's convenient for you.

Thanks,
Cath

TE Team

Hi Auroraacademy

Have you followed the steps 1-4 above to create an account? If so, you should see the "My Portfolio" tab at the top of this page. You can click on that, and then "My courses" - this will take you to the courses homepage. From there, you can click on "Explore all courses" and then click to register for the courses that you want to do.

Hope that helps,
Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Erick on Wed, 01/26/2022 - 20:11

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I have been following the videos, but I have not been able to participate in the activities. Why is that?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 01/27/2022 - 09:24

In reply to by Erick

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Hi Erick

If you are enrolled but having some technical issues, please contact the technical team by using the orange "Help" button in the bottom right of the screen to report this problem - they should be able to resolve the issue.

Thanks,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by KatarinaT on Wed, 01/26/2022 - 21:12

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Hello, I do not have the option to enroll 'Teaching pathways: how to teach speaking',

I have seen the comments and followed the suggestions, but I do not have this course as an option in "Explore all courses" ., I only had Teaching pathways: How to teach pronunciation. I have succesfully enrolled this course, but not the one - how to teach speaking. Please help. 

 

Hi KatarinaT

If you are enrolled and can access the "Explore all courses" page, but the course doesn't appear, could you please use the orange "Help" button in the bottom right-hand corner of the page to report this to the technical team - they should be able to help resolve this for you.

Thanks,
Cath

TE Team

Submitted by roy_asmadi on Thu, 01/27/2022 - 15:40

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I have worked on all the modules and exercises but my name remains appeared unknown user on certificate of completion. I have checked all the stages and modules many times but the problem remains unsolved. Please, kindly request solution on this issue. Thank you.

Submitted by Pedro Fernande… on Fri, 01/28/2022 - 17:06

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Hi everyone. I was one of the people who had problem to enroll in the course. Here are the steps I followed to overcome the problem:

1- Click on the course name;

2- Access the link provided on step 2 " Visit our course website!.  After clicking on the link, you will be directed to a new page where you'll find " enroll in activity" option. 

After that, you will receive an email by the teacher development team.

I hope my comment helped.

Submitted by Rosily Isaac on Fri, 01/28/2022 - 20:40

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Hi Team,

I seem to have trouble in clicking the answers!! I can't seem to drop the answer in the right box. Please help.

 

Hi Rosily

Can you use the orange "Help" button in the bottom-right-hand corner of the course page? Someone from the technical team should be able to help resolve your issue.

Thanks

Cath
TE Team

Hi prishah

The course is now closed for enrolment - we expect the course to be available again later on this year.

Thanks

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by gbetlis on Mon, 01/31/2022 - 04:00

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I finished all the activities of the course, but the certificate doesn't appear. 

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 02/01/2022 - 10:48

In reply to by gbetlis

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Hi gbetlis

Can you use the orange "Help" button in the bottom right hand corner of the page to report this problem to the technical team? They should be able to help you with getting your certificate.

Thanks,
Cath

TE Team

Submitted by soniaaravind on Mon, 01/31/2022 - 04:55

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Greetings, 

I am unable to enrol for the 'learning how to teach speaking' course. I followed all the directions given in the website. However

STEP 3: Enrol on your free course by clicking the 'Enrol in activity' button. is missing.

Please guide me on how to proceed further. 

Sonia Aravind

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