Online skills for 21st century teachers

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Welcome to 'Online skills for 21st century teachers'

How will the course help you?

Enhance your understanding of digital citizenship and your ability to help learners protect themselves online, be kind to others and assess information they find.

What does the course include?

Online skills for 21st century teachers 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
  • Live events with your course tutor and language teaching experts.
  • A free workbook with extra learning content and resources.

What will you learn?

Module 1: Digital footprint

The aim of this module is to help you as a language teacher know how you leave a footprint or trail as you navigate your online life and why you must be aware of that footprint and its influence on your and your learners' futures.

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

- define basic vocabulary related to digital footprints
- identify ways you leave trails online

Module 2: Digital empathy

The aim of this module is to help you as a language teacher think about yourself and your learners as part of the online community and how your words and actions can have a positive impact on that community

By the end of the first unit of this module, you’ll be able to:

- identify ways you communicate with your online communities
- recognise the benefits and risks of online relationships

Module 3: Critical thinking online

The aim of this module is to help you as a language teacher differentiate between different types of digital media and guide your learners to think critically about the information they encounter online

By the end of the first unit of this module, you’ll be able to:

- identify different types of digital media
- use strategies to search for information online
- understand how to access and share content legally.

When is the course?

Enrolment for 'Online skills for 21st century teachers' 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 online skills for 21st century teachers, you can:


I can't find where to enroll the course. I have been trying many times but still can't see where to entroll. Please help me to enroll the course before it starts. I have already logged in but I can't my portfolio too.


Submitted by Shaima naje on Sun, 07/17/2022 - 15:20

I’m so excited for this course ❤️❤️

Submitted by Mohammed_Ali on Sun, 07/17/2022 - 12:39

Really appreciate your efforts

Submitted by SAFA Ebrahim on Sun, 07/17/2022 - 12:09

I hope being useful

Submitted by Prem Bishokarma on Sat, 07/16/2022 - 16:20

Hello everyone,
I am happy to join this.

Prem Bishokarma

Submitted by MrSlaih on Thu, 07/14/2022 - 19:34

I have tried registering for the course but it has not been successful because my image is said to have been sent for moderation.

Hi MrSlaih,

I imagine you will hear from them soon ( try logging in again after 2/3 days). Remember that the course starts on the 19th July, if you haven't heard anything new use the help button to remind them and you'll be able to join us on the 19th. If you haven't heard write back here :)



TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Mohammad Salah on Thu, 07/14/2022 - 07:47

I am eager to start our course.

Submitted by geseboni on Wed, 07/13/2022 - 21:45

glad to be with you

Submitted by Mahsa.A on Fri, 07/08/2022 - 16:05

I teach online classes. I think this course gonna be useful for me and other online teachers. tnx for providing us such a course.

Submitted by Fahad Madkhali on Thu, 07/07/2022 - 11:56


Submitted by shohedullah on Thu, 07/07/2022 - 10:38

I am glad to join. Thank you everyone

Submitted by Houcine Akrimi on Tue, 07/05/2022 - 08:32

Hi. I am finding it difficult to register. When I log into my account I see other courses but not the 1 I want to register in. I can't see my portfolio option.
Could you please help?

Hi Houcine,

The course starts on the 19th July, if you can see other courses on your profile now it means it's working fine, and you'll be able to join us on the 19th. 


TeachingEnglish team

Hi Malak,

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. See if you can see your portfolio, Click or tap 'My courses' from there. You should be taken to your training course from the day it starts (19th July). If you still can't access your course, log out, clear the cache on your browser and log in again.

Hope that helps and you can start the course on the 19th!



TeachingEnglish team

Hi Narmadha,

I'm not sure why you can't see it - log on ( make sure your are logged out of other devices), go to 'My Portfolio' then 'My courses' and you should see the 'My awards' menu - it's visible on your account from this side, and you have a certificate for the 'Climate action' course. 


TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Reem Aburezeq on Wed, 06/29/2022 - 05:28

Hi Dear
How can I register this course plz?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 06/29/2022 - 17:08

In reply to by Reem Aburezeq

Hi Reem, 

These instructions below should get you into the course :). Remember that they work from the first course day scheduled, becasue the course is 'available' from that date.  The first step is for you to either log into your existing account with us, or create one and log in if you haven't got one.  I hope you enjoy the course!

Best regards,


TeachingEnglish team

How do I sign up for the course?

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