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 Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/20/2022 - 14:43

In reply to by Malak Omar

Hi Malak, and welcome!

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 which started on the 19th of July if you are interested in those skills. 

Best regards,

Anne 

Submitted by mrlooksat on Thu, 08/18/2022 - 15:02

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

I wish to join the skill acquisition lecture to help argument my knowledge on certain skills. I like to join .
Thanks

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/19/2022 - 21:00

In reply to by mrlooksat

Hi mrlooksal,

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 active course starts on the 30th August : Teaching pathways: How to teach grammar. The details are here if you are interested in that course.. https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/teaching-pathways-how-teach-grammar

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

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 the 19th of July if you are interested in those skills. 

Best regards,

Anne 

Submitted by tharana.adeeb on Tue, 07/19/2022 - 17:58

Please I am interested in doing this course. Can you enrol me?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/20/2022 - 14:42

In reply to by tharana.adeeb

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 the 19th of July if you are interested in those skills. 

Best regards,

Anne 

Submitted by 0919734091 on Mon, 07/18/2022 - 11:39

Hello,
Actually I'm interesting to join this course hopefully to feedback alot of benefits on me. But I'd like to know how to attend this course.
My best

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 today on the 19th of July if you are interested in those skills. 

Best regards,

Anne 

Submitted by Rabia.K on Wed, 07/13/2022 - 07:08

Kindly help me to get enrolled for this course.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 07/14/2022 - 20:02

In reply to by Rabia.K

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. 

Best regards,

Anne 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/12/2022 - 17:22

In reply to by BusyPen

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. 

Best regards,

Anne 

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. 

Best regards,

Anne 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 07/10/2022 - 17:07

In reply to by Rabia.K

Hi Rabia,

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. 

Best regards,

Anne 

Submitted by Lynn Smith on Sat, 07/09/2022 - 09:06

Am I too late to enter for this course? I am a volunteer English teacher with IELTS as well as TEFL but find that even with huge knowledge and excellent skills it is not always that easy teaching and I need to find a simpler way and make things a bit easier for my younger students. I teach remotely to students in Vietnam who cannot afford the high costs of English classes.

Hi Lynn,

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. 

Since you are teaching online and mention younger students, you might find this British Council course on Future Learn useful, our British Council facilitators help create a group atmosphere and you'll meet and interact with people from all over the world. 

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/teaching-young-learners-online

Best regards,

Anne 

Hi Moomal,

Thank you for your interest in the course, unfortunately 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. 

Best regards,

Anne 

TeachingEnglish Team

Hi Anouxay,

Thank you for your interest in the course, unfortunately 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. 

Best regards,

Anne 

TeachingEnglish Team

Submitted by Faisal Mirza on Thu, 07/07/2022 - 02:32

I want to enroll myself in this course. As I am a teacher and speaking is considered the most important skill so I would like to learn new technics to teach this skill. Thank you!

Hi Faisal,

Thank you for your interest in the course, and yes, I agree that speaking is very important for language learning!   Unfortunately 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. 

Best regards,

Anne 

TeachingEnglish Team

Submitted by Haji Nawab on Mon, 07/04/2022 - 15:37

I am new and registered recently. I want to enroll in the above training. Can you please guide me.
Thanks

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/05/2022 - 18:55

In reply to by Haji Nawab

Welcome to the site!  Unfortunately 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. 

Best regards,

Anne 

TeachingEnglish Team

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

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

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 07/02/2022 - 19:44

In reply to by msanh

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

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

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

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 07/02/2022 - 19:42

In reply to by Rain Man

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

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 Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/16/2022 - 21:33

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.

Anne 

TeachingEnglish Team

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

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

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.

Submitted by mrtanedu on Tue, 06/14/2022 - 09:22

Hello, teachers!
I recently completed a Tesol course and would like to participate in this training course to improve my teaching abilities. Please keep me informed about the start of this course. Thank you very much!

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 Tomasina on Mon, 06/06/2022 - 08:14

I woud like to learn more about
teaching speaking. This course is interesting for me.

Hi, We recommend that you sign up for our regular teacher newsletter, which goes out every two weeks. Information about upcoming courses and other events will be included in the newsletter. You can register for the free newsletter here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Thanks

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Christie Akpan on Sun, 05/29/2022 - 23:07

I am interested. Kindly inotify me when the course starts. Thanks.

Submitted by La Paloma on Fri, 05/27/2022 - 14:07

Hi! I´ll be so happy to learn how to teach my students speaking. I want to register, how can I do it?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/27/2022 - 22:13

In reply to by La Paloma

 

Hi La Paloma,

The courses are timetabled at different times across the year and we don't have a new date for 'How to teach speaking' at the moment. Keep your eye on the main training page on our site for any new dates.. If you are interested, the next MOOC, starting June 7th,  is https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/language-resilience-teaching-english-refugees-and-displaced-learners. Also,  here is the link to a 'live session' on facebook about 'how to teach speaking', hope you find it interesting. https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=251370933775521

Anne

TeachingEnglish team 

Submitted by Sarif on Fri, 05/27/2022 - 04:40

this course does not available in my account. please help

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