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

Hi mrtanedu,

We don't have a confirmed start date for a new run of Teaching pathways: How to teach Speaking. New dates will be published on the main page when they are programmed. The next course we are running is Teaching Pathways: online skills for 21st century teachers https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/teaching-pathways-online-skills-21st-century-teachers

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by paulvernpalermo on Wed, 06/15/2022 - 16:53

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I want to enroll in this course but it is not included in the "Explore courses" page. Can I get some help regarding this matter? Thank you.

Hi sbrooke,

We don't have a confirmed start date for a new run of Teaching pathways: How to teach Speaking. New dates will be published on the main page when they are programmed. If you are interested in it, the next course we are running is Teaching Pathways: online skills for 21st century teachers https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/teaching-pathways-online-skills-21st-century-teachers

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Enas,

 

If you look under 'Teaching resources' on our main site, the resources are grouped under age group so you can choose whoch age group you are interested in then search for speaking guidance and activities,

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Rain Man on Sat, 06/25/2022 - 03:49

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Dear Sir/ Madam,
Kindly advise me how to enroll for this course. Thanks!

Hi

We don't have a confirmed start date for a new run of Teaching pathways: How to teach Speaking. New dates will be published on the main page when they are programmed. The next course we are running is Teaching Pathways: online skills for 21st century teachers https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/teaching-pathways-online-skills-21st-century-teachers starting on 19th of July if you are interested in those skills.

Anne 

TeachingEnglish Team

Submitted by msanh on Fri, 07/01/2022 - 02:40

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How can I enroll in this class? I created my account couple days ago but I still cannot see the link to sign up the class

Hi

We don't have a confirmed start date for a new run of Teaching pathways: How to teach Speaking. New dates will be published on the main page when they are programmed. Any course that is currently available will show up on your account, on and after the day it starts.  The next course we are running is Teaching Pathways: online skills for 21st century teachers https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/teaching-pathways-online-skills-21st-century-teachers starting on 19th of July if you are interested in those skills.

Anne 

TeachingEnglish Team

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