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.

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 is not currently available. Future course dates will be announced.

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 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.

Dear Dilki

This message appears when you are already logged in to your TeachingEnglish account on a different browser, for example Microsoft Edge. To continue, you just need to select a session to disconnect. You can only be logged in to your account on one browser for security reasons.

I hope that helps,

Regards

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Dear Dilki

You have not enrolled on the course. Please log in to your account first. 

When you have logged in, please click HERE to go to the course website. 

Click to 'Enrol in Activity'

The next time you log in to your TeachingEnglish account, you will see 'MY PORTFOLIO' at the top of the page. 

Regards

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Cecilia Pan on Wed, 01/12/2022 - 20:35

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Hello, I would be grateful if you could tell me how to enroll the course since I have already created a TeachingEnglish acount but I don't see any option or button around neither My Portfolio section. TIA

Submitted by Paul Braddock on Thu, 01/13/2022 - 08:40

In reply to by Cecilia Pan

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Dear Cecilia

Please follow steps 1-4 above to enrol on the course. 

Regards

Paul

Submitted by Juna Nagarkoti on Thu, 01/13/2022 - 13:47

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I am interested in learning  teaching english language as a whole.

Submitted by teachenglish789 on Thu, 01/13/2022 - 20:46

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Hello everyone, I'm interested enrol to this course. I created an ccount  and it says  go to my portflio but there is no option for it, nor enrol  option. Please help me out. Thank you.

Hello LeeThuy,

If you are working through the course but are unable to save your progress, could you please report this to the technical team by clicking on the orange "Help" button in the bottom right hand of the screen on the course page?

Thanks,
Cath

Submitted by Regina del Ros… on Fri, 01/14/2022 - 03:45

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I really happy to participate in thus course. 

Submitted by DasSumitra on Fri, 01/14/2022 - 06:33

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I am not being able to see the ENROL tab / button, please help

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Fri, 01/14/2022 - 16:20

In reply to by DasSumitra

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Hi DasSumitra

First you need to create an account and make sure you are logged in. Then you will see a tab at the top left of the page "MyPortfolio"  - if you click on that, and then "My Courses" you will be taken to the courses homepage. If you click on "Explore all courses" you will be able to see all the available courses. Then just click on "Enrol in activity".

Hope this helps!

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Osama_6060 on Fri, 01/14/2022 - 14:53

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I'd like to join this course to help improve my CPD. 

Thanks a lot for providing this opportunity.

Submitted by tongquynhhoa on Sun, 01/16/2022 - 10:24

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I really enjoy how to teach speaking course . I got many thing useful . I must often follow British Council from now on 

Submitted by Suhani on Sun, 01/16/2022 - 10:31

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Hi,

 

I have completed all the steps. However, when I try to access the under my classes, Only the thumbnail and general description of the module is visible. No content appears under the task status etc. It also shows the progress as 100%.

Hi Suhani

If you cannot see the course content after you are enrolled and logged in, you could try accessing the course using a different browser. If it still doesn't work, can you report this to the technical team. You need to click on the orange "Help" button in the bottom right of the screen.

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 01/17/2022 - 08:23

In reply to by Swavana Yasmin Begum

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Hello

To enrol on the course, you need to follow steps 1-4 above. First, you need to create an account and login - then you will see a tab "My Portfolio" in the top left hand of the menu bar. From there you can access the course homepage and enrol.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by naph72 on Sun, 01/16/2022 - 17:44

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Hello everyone,

I'm Mr. ZOA NAPHIS from Yaounde in Cameroon, looking for a way to teach English and it's a great opportunity for me to come across to this program hoping that it will help to achieve my goal.

Hello Lwin

You need to follow steps 1-4 above. First you will need to create an account, or login to your existing account. Then you will see the tab "My Portfolio" in the menu bar at the top of this page. Click on that, and then "My courses". This takes you to the courses homepage. If you then click on "Explore all courses" you can see all available courses and click "Enrol in activity" for the ones you are interested in.

Hope that helps,

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Naomi.Mathieu… on Mon, 01/17/2022 - 14:05

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Hello,

I followed sthe instructions mentioned above but I can not find the enroll button.

Maybe a screenshot could help ?

Thanks,

Naomi

 

Hi Naomi,

If you have already created an account and are logged in, you will see the tab "My Portfolio" in the menu bar at the top of this page. Click on that, and then "My courses". This takes you to the courses homepage. If you then click on "Explore all courses" you can see all available courses and click "Enrol in activity" for the ones you are interested in.

Hope that helps,

Cath
TE Team

 

Submitted by JenyDiaz on Mon, 01/17/2022 - 23:47

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I successfully finished Unit 1 (course: Teaching pathways: How to teach speaking), but when I return to this page, there is no register of my results in Unit 1. It says, it is in progress. I click again and a another window opens and wants me to do Unit 1 again. Can you help me, please?

Submitted by Kiran Tassaduq on Tue, 01/18/2022 - 09:08

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Hi

Despite trying multiple times, I can't access to your main course outline.

please advise

 

Hello Kiran

Have you created an account? You need to follow steps 1-4 above in order to enrol in and access the course. Can you give us some more details about which step you are having problems with?

Thanks,

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Zin Thet Oo on Tue, 01/18/2022 - 10:04

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Hello!

Thank you fro joining this webiner and this course.Although I am not an English teacher, I am interested in learning English.

With regards,

Zin

Hi Ss samah,

If you have followed the steps then you should have an account and be logged in. You just need to go to the courses homepage,  then click on "Explore all courses" (the green tab on the right). There you can see all the available courses and just click on "Enrol in activity" for the courses you are interested in.

Thanks

Cath
TE Team

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