TeachingEnglish: How to teach speaking

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Welcome to 'TeachingEnglish: How to teach speaking'


How will the course help you?

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.


What does the course include?

How to teach speaking is a free self-study training course, which is divided into three hour modules. It also includes:

  • A dedicated Facebook community of course participants with up-to-date insight, resources and innovative ideas for you to try out.
  • Engaging discussions taking place in the Facebook community
  • A free workbook with extra learning content and resources.

What will you learn?

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. You'll look at how to evaluate and modify activities in terms of communicative quality, and consider how to get your learners using 'real speaking', not just completing grammar tasks. 

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

- recognise issues related to accuracy and fluency in speaking practice
- distinguish between oral activities which practise grammar and oral activities which are communicative
- evaluate a range of speaking activities
- modify activities to make them more effective in developing oral communication skills.

Module 2: Understanding speaking – maximising interaction

The aim of this module is to introduce you to a range of techniques and activities which promote speaking in your classroom. You'll look at the benefits of pair and group work and adapt tasks to maximise student interaction.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

- distinguish between oral activities which practise grammar and oral activities which are communicative
- adapt reading tasks to make them more communicative.

Module 3: Understanding language practice activities

The aim of this module is to explore and evaluate a range of practice activities. The module also looks at flexible activities that can be adapted for different ages and levels. You have the opportunity to select appropriate activities which match with lesson aims, and justify your choices.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

- identify the skills and language that different activities practise and address some common concerns about practice activities
- use songs, stories and mobile phones in a variety of ways for classroom language practice
- choose language practice activities which correspond to your lesson aims and learners' needs.


When is the course?

Enrolment for 'TeachingEnglish: How to teach speaking' is now closed. Sign up to the free newsletter to keep up to date on when our courses open.


How much does the course cost?

The course is free.


How can you get a certificate?

You will receive a certificate if you successfully complete all self-study modules.


What level of English do you need?

Minimum CEFR B1


What can you do now?

If you're interested in learning more about teaching speaking, you can:

Comments

Submitted by sdpcat on Mon, 03/07/2022 - 18:51

Dear all, I have tied, but seems not have a button to click on and access the course whereas the ones one pays it works.

Hello

This course has now finished and is no longer available for registration. It will be offered again later in 2022.

Thanks,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Htun Win Lin on Sun, 03/06/2022 - 14:23

I believe the training course date has not started yet. Am I correct?
Please kindly let us know when the course will start and how to register.
Thank you in advance.

Hello Htun Win Lin

This course is now closed for registration, but we expect to run it again later in 2022. Please check back here to see when and how you can enrol.

Thanks,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Seydou Desséry… on Sat, 03/05/2022 - 22:18

Teaching speaking is great challenge for me. English language is learnt through many situation. As an English clun leader in my community and also a teacher of English, I think to know how to teach speaking will be benefit to me.

Submitted by Su Sandy Htay on Fri, 03/04/2022 - 05:31

Hello. I tried the steps that you mentioned to enroll in the course. I went to "My course" and clicked the Explore all courses and nothing happened later. Would you please help me?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 03/07/2022 - 09:01

In reply to by Su Sandy Htay

Hello

This course is now finished and closed for registration. It will be offered again later in 2022, so please check back.

Thanks,

Cath
TE Team

Hello,

This course is no longer available for enrolment. It will be offered again later this year, so please check back.

Thanks,
Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Ayebazibwe Chr… on Sat, 02/19/2022 - 10:58

Aspect of speech.

When Teaching speaking its often a voluntary action of a given language and ENGLISH LANGUAGE in particular. Therefore the origin of a person determines the level of language use. Therefore when we are Teaching English language, teachers must always forcus on changing the attitude of students and children towards loving the subject.

Speaking can always be more pragmatic when teachers allow students to practice it in a practical matter. This is through open air speeches and and recitation of poetry. This is a mastery technique for language speech

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 02/21/2022 - 09:06

In reply to by Ayebazibwe Chr…

Hello Ayebazibwe

This course is no longer available for enrolment. The course will be offered again later in 2022.

Thanks,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Siegfried on Fri, 02/18/2022 - 02:37

I'm trying to enroll in it but I can't find how.
I think it's because it's not schedule by the moment
I have just enrolled to "How to teach pronunciation" but I want to enroll in speaking too.
Could you help me please?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 02/21/2022 - 09:05

In reply to by Siegfried

Hi Siegfried,

This course is no longer available for enrolment. The course will be offered again later in 2022.

Thanks,

Cath

TE Team

Hello Soyfelis50

This course is no longer available for enrolment. We expect to offer it again later in 2022.

Thanks,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by naeem Buk on Mon, 02/14/2022 - 00:25

I want to sign up for this course, I have regsitered for this site but do not see how to sign up for this course. Thanks

Hello

This course is no longer available for enrolment. We expect to offer it again later this year, so please check back.

Cath

TE Team

Hello SwastiDhar

I'm afraid it's not possible to contact users by email individually to inform them about upcoming courses, but please check back regularly to the site, where we always update course information and upcoming events.

Thanks
Cath
TE Team

Submitted by gulienglishgul… on Tue, 02/08/2022 - 18:11

I could complete 2 modules of the course,unfortunately it was closed on 8th february,i would like to know  shall i have  opportunity to take 3rd last course about activities .

Hi teachenggulya

The course is now closed, but we expect to offer it again later this year, so you will be able to complete the final modules then.

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Janitzie on Tue, 02/08/2022 - 01:03

Hello, I was enrolled in this course and I wanted to end it today. I don't have access to it, the due date is February 8 and today is February 7, what can I do?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 02/08/2022 - 11:24

In reply to by Janitzie

Hello Janitzie

I believe the final date for the course was 31st January. If you are enrolled, and have completed most of the course, try contacting the technical team by using the orange "Help" button on the course page.

Thanks,

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Thammarat on Sun, 02/06/2022 - 10:13

Hello everyone

I am Tommy from Thailand. It is very invaluable and useful for me as a teacher to learn and also improve myself in language teaching.

Many effectively practical activities I have gotten out of the course.

keep going on !

thanks

 

Hi Alsu

This course is no longer available for enrolment. We expect to offer the course again later this year.

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Durdona Ruzmatova on Fri, 02/04/2022 - 16:06

Please help me to join this course. I'm afraid of missing it. I've already enrolled but there isn't any course named "How to teach speakin".

Hello

This course is no longer available for enrolment. We expect to offer it again later this year, so please check back.

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Aeschylus on Fri, 02/04/2022 - 15:11

Good day,

I enrolled and finished the online courses. is there anything else as a requirement for my certificate; I can't find it from "my award" tab

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 02/07/2022 - 09:51

In reply to by Aeschylus

Hello Aeschylus

If you have completed the course but can't access your certificate, you need to contact the technical team using the orange "Help" button on the courses homepage. They will be able to resolve this issue for you.

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Lamiaa Aamer on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 19:29

I have finished the "How to Teach Speaking" course today but I couldn't download the certificate. I tried to log out and in again to find that my progress was erased from my profile along the "How to Teach Listening" and "How to Motivate Learners" courses that I finished last year.

Please help me get back on track as I need that certificate and I don't wanna go through the courses all over again.

Best Regards,
Lamiaa

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 02/07/2022 - 09:49

In reply to by Lamiaa Aamer

Hi Lamiaa

Sorry you are having problems with getting your certificate. To resolve this issue you need to contact the technical team using the orange "Help" button in the botttom-right-hand corner of the courses page.

Thanks

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by ridha217 on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 06:57

Hello,

I would like to inform you that I was notified about acheiving the course and receiving the "Teaching pathways, How to teach speaking" Certficate, but unfortunately I cannot see it on My awards list.

My appologies if this would disturb you.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 13:41

In reply to by ridha217

Hello ridha217

If you have completed the course but have not received your certificate, please can you use the orange "Help" button on the course page to contact the technical team? They will be able to help you resolve this issue.

Thanks,
Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Abeer Hammad on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 18:06

I am really interseted in attending this course , send me forward its access 

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 13:44

In reply to by Abeer Hammad

Hi Abeer

This course is now closed for enrolment. We expect it to be available again later this year.

Thanks,
Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 13:43

In reply to by Teona saralidze

Hi Teona

This course is now closed for enrolment. We expect it to be available again later this year.

Thanks,
Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Maryem on Tue, 02/01/2022 - 18:43

I tried to join this course but there is no green tab on the right. I've checked it many times and ended up with the same thing: no green tab to enroll.

Hi Maryem

This course is no longer available for enrolment. We expect to offer the course again later in the year.

Thanks,
Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Silmara Caldas on Tue, 02/01/2022 - 02:54

I created an account but can't enroll the course. Is there any other way I can try?

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

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

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

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

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 Erica Argueta on Sun, 01/30/2022 - 16:44

I coudn't fin the course. It will be my first course, so I don't have a portafolio to look for it. 

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