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 Florence,

There should be material for you to use linked to our main web page - resources - adults (lesson plans and activities). Hope you find something you can use :)

Anne

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 12/20/2021 - 12:58

In reply to by Esther80

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Hi Esther80

To enrol, you need to create an account (you can click on the link above) - once you've done that, you will be able to sign up for the course. 

Hope that helps,
Cath

TE Team

Hi salimayoucefi

If you have created an account, make sure you are logged in. Then you will see a tab next to the Home button on the top of this page that says "My Portfolio" - if you click on this and then "My courses", this will take you to the courses homepage.   From here you can click on "Explore all courses" (a green tab on the right) - you will be able to see all the available courses, and can click on "Enrol in activity" for the courses that interest you.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TE Team

The green tab is not available, after accessing the courses homepage all I see is my personal details and no further options that relate to the course. I don't know how else to access the activities.
I am signed in and I have signed up for the course.

Hi,

I am sorry you are having this problem. 

Log in, above your personal details do you see a menu bar? If on a mobile click the three lines to open the Menu.

Do you see a Menu option My portfolio? If you do, click My courses.

If you don't see the My portfolio menu, return to the Training page and follow the steps to Visit our course website

Kirsteen

Hi,

I am sorry you are having this problem. Log in, above your personal details do you see a menu bar? If on a mobile click the three lines to open the Menu.

Do you see a Menu option My portfolio? If you do, click My courses. If you don't see the My portfolio menu, return to the Training page and follow the steps to Visit our course website

Hope that helps!
Anne
TeachingEnglish team

Hi Reansha,
This course is not running at the moment ( so you wouldn't see it in your portfolio). If you can't see your portfolio at all try logging out and then back in again, and clear cache to see if that helps.
Anne
TeachingEnglish team

Hello

This course has finished now, but we do expect to offer it again later in the year. Please check back for updates.

Thanks

Cath
TE Team

Dear Cath, 

I´ve already followed all the steps to do the course but I couldn´t enroll because I can´t see the "enroll" button.

Could you help me please?

Thank you, 

Verónica.

Hi Verónica,

If you have created an account, make sure you are logged in. Then you will see a tab next to the Home button on the top of this page that says "My Portfolio" - if you click on this and then "My courses", this will take you to the courses homepage.   From here you can click on "Explore all courses" (a green tab on the right) - you will be able to see all the available courses, and can click on "Enrol in activity" for the courses that interest you.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TE Team

Hi Summaiya Ashraf,

If have enrolled in the course page (by following the instructions above), "My Portfolio" is a tab that appears in the toolbar at the top of the page, next to the home page (when you are logged in). Please can you check that you are logged in?

Cath
TE Team

Hi,
This course is now finished and closed for registration. Keep your eye on the main courses page. If the course runs again in the future, you'll find information about dates there,
Anne
TE Team

Submitted by annele on Thu, 04/07/2022 - 08:04

In reply to by Zin Win Mar

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When you have finished the course, on the course platform (MY PORTFOLIO > My courses), go to 'My awards' in the menu. Your certificate should be there - as long as you have completed 70% of the work :).
Anne
TeachingEnglish team

I'm interested as well, but can't get enrolled. I already logged in, but can't find "my portfolio" section. What can I do?

Hi Cyn96,
Sorry to hear you are having trouble finding 'my portfolio' - the following things have helped some people: Check that you are not logged into your TeachingEnglish account on a different device or browser. Log out of your account on all devices and browsers, and log in again. Then if you see My Portfolio, click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO. You should be taken to your training course. If you still can't access your course, log out, clear the cache on your browser and log in again. Hope that helps!
Anne
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Chamini_Sepali on Sun, 12/19/2021 - 07:24

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I am a teacher of Sri Lankan government school. I really like to follow this course. I am really interested for British Council courses. They are very standard. 

Hi Ibtesam

To enrol on the course, follow the instructions (Step 1-6) above. Remember you will first need to create a free account by clicking on the link above.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TE Team

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