Gender in language education

Learn to recognise different kinds of gender bias and stereotypes, some of the barriers learners face in gender equality and equity, and how to help overcome them in your context. Access this free course now – enrol until 21 September.

Welcome to 'Gender in language education'


How can you enrol?

Log in to your TeachingEnglish account and click the button below to enrol on this free course.


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How will the course help you?

Learn to recognise different kinds of gender bias and stereotypes, some of the barriers learners face in gender equality and equity, and how to help overcome them in your context..


What does the course include?

Gender in language education is a 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: Gender representation in teaching materials

This module will introduce you to the different kinds of gender bias and stereotypes which exist in language education. It's aimed at providing you with a general introduction to and understanding of the topic as well as helping you to recognise and evaluate these issues so that you can respond to them effectively in the classroom.

Module 2: Understanding gender equality in teaching practice

This module will introduce you to ways we often perceive gender differences in the classroom. It's aimed at breaking down common assumptions about the differences between gender in education, so that you can help all of your students achieve success.

Module 3: Working with gender equality in education

This module will introduce you to some of the progress that has been made, as well as some of the barriers people face in terms of gender equality and equity, and how these can be overcome and worked with on an individual as well as a global scale.


When is the course?

The free online modules are available for self-study now. Enrolment closes on 21 September and the course closes on 28 September.


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


How do you sign up for the course?

Please follow the steps below carefully to access this free training course.

IMPORTANT: If you are already logged in to your free TeachingEnglish account, we recommend that you log out and log in again.

Step 1: Log in to your existing TeachingEnglish account or create a free TeachingEnglish account.

You MUST be logged into your free TeachingEnglish account to access the course. Click or tap to Create a free account or log in to your existing account

Step 2: Enrol on your course

Click or tap the button below to enrol on this free course.

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How do you access the course after you have enrolled?

IMPORTANT: If you didn't log out of TeachingEnglish after your previous visit, do this first.

From your 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.

From your 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.


Having problems accessing the course?

Please see our troubleshooting guide below if you are having problems accessing the course.


Support and troubleshooting

If you have signed up for this course and have problems accessing your learning, please make sure you are logged in, then click or tap the link below:

https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes
 

If you are still having problems accessing your course, please see the advice and videos below:

I can't register for the course

Please make sure you have created a free TeachingEnglish account or that you are logged in to your existing account. If registration is available, you will see instructions for 'How do I register for this course?' at the top of this page. If registration is not available, you will see the message 'This course is not available for registration'.

I can't access the course. I am logged in to my account, but when I click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO I just go to my profile page

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. 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.

I can't get my certificate

Certificates are available to participants who complete 100% of the course material. To access your certificate, go to the course platform where you have done your training. Click or tap 'My awards'. If you have completed 100% of the course, your certificate should be available to download.

The name on my certificate is wrong

On the course platform where you access your training, please use the 'Help' button to request a new certificate. Names on certificates are taken from your personal details in your free TeachingEnglish account. To change your name, click or tap on your name to edit your profile. Update the details on your profile page and save the new details.


What can you do next?

If you're interested in learning more about gender in language education, you can:

Comments

Submitted by RPChalco on Wed, 05/22/2024 - 23:58

Hello! I finished the course, but I didn't receive any certificate....I can't open my portfolio, is it anything wrong with the webpage? Could you explain me please?? thanks in advanced.

Hi RPChalco,

Thanks for your comment. We are sorry that there are technical difficulties and some users are unable to access our courses at the moment, so you won't be able to access the certificate just now. Our technical team is working on it and we hope to solve it soon. 

Thanks for your patience,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by ArianneCee on Mon, 04/03/2023 - 03:47

I have already finished the course. How can I download the certificate? I have received a notification but it has no link or icon to suggest that it can be downloaded... Thank you for the course. I love it.

Hi ArianneCee,

Sorry to hear you are having problems with this. Please can you use the orange "Help" button on the courses platform to report this issue to the course team, who should be able to help you.

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by vandanunes on Sat, 03/25/2023 - 08:42

Hello. I've completed 100% of the course material. However, the certificate is not available. Although all the tasks are done, the progress % on modules 1 and 2 is not 100%. Sadly, it's not possible to send you screenshots of the course... I kindly ask you to check what's wrong and not give a generic response like "If you have completed 100% of the course, your certificate should be available to download." because, clearly, the results of the progress are not matching with the results presented at the end of each module.

Hi vandanunes

Sorry to hear you are having problems with this. Please can you use the orange "Help" button on the courses page to report this issue to the course team, who should be able to help you.

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by ecerquoni on Sun, 03/12/2023 - 15:59

Hi there,
I created an account but I can't enrol for the course on Gender in Language and Education. I followed instructions but I can't see anywhere any option to enrol on teh course page. Can you help?
Thanks,
Best,
Enrica

Hi,

Can you follow the troubleshooting steps here:

1. Log out, then close any windows where 'https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/' is open. 

2. Clear your browser’s cache or use 'private mode’ before going to https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/  

3. Log in.

4. Go to: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes find the course and select 'Enrol in activity' (if you don’t see the course here, don’t worry, just skip ahead to step 5). 

5. Go to https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes, find your course and select 'Start course' 

6. Select the module you want to work on, go down the page and select 'Start task', then 'Start'. 

If you are still having problems, please let us know.

Thanks

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi,

Can you follow the troubleshooting steps here:

1. Log out, then close any windows where 'https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/' is open. 

2. Clear your browser’s cache or use 'private mode’ before going to https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/  

3. Log in.

4. Go to: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes find the course and select 'Enrol in activity' (if you don’t see the course here, don’t worry, just skip ahead to step 5). 

5. Go to https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes, find your course and select 'Start course' 

6. Select the module you want to work on, go down the page and select 'Start task', then 'Start'. 

If you are still having problems, please let us know, and tell us which stage of the process you are getting stuck.

Thanks

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Youmna97

You can find a link to the workbook here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-03/Workbook_Gender_in_language_education.pdf

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

I took the course on Gender in language Education.Iam Ngozi Egonu from Nigeria. I can't find the workbook. Please guide me through.

Submitted by marymaldonado81 on Thu, 03/09/2023 - 01:10

Hellow! Until yesterday I was able to access to my training in two courses. Today I can't see anything about them, I have tapped on ‘My courses’ but I can't, no information exists. I would be very pleased if you could help me

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 03/09/2023 - 09:29

In reply to by marymaldonado81

Hello 

Sorry to hear you are having problems. Please try the following troubleshooting steps to access your course:

1. Log out, then close any windows where 'https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/' is open. 

2. Clear your browser’s cache or use 'private mode’ before going to https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/  

3. Log in.

4. Go to: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes find the course and select 'Enrol in activity' (if you don’t see the course here, don’t worry, just skip ahead to step 5). 

5. Go to https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes, find your course and select 'Start course' 

6. Select the module you want to work on, go down the page and select 'Start task', then 'Start'. 

Thanks

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Ghado on Wed, 03/08/2023 - 14:33

I enrolled the course ,but when i click my course it take me back to my profile I'm not logged in from any other devices

Hi Ghado

Please can you follow the following troubleshooting steps to access the course:

1. Log out, then close any windows where 'https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/' is open. 

2. Clear your browser’s cache or use 'private mode’ before going to https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/  

3. Log in.

4. Go to: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes find the course and select 'Enrol in activity' (if you don’t see the course here, don’t worry, just skip ahead to step 5). 

5. Go to https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes, find your course and select 'Start course' 

6. Select the module you want to work on, go down the page and select 'Start task', then 'Start'. 

If you are still having problems, please let us know.

Thanks

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Josephine1 on Wed, 03/08/2023 - 12:55

I am having difficulty accessing the course I enrolled for. please I need assistance

Hi Josephine1

If you are having problems accessing your course, please try the following troubleshooting steps:

1. Log out, then close any windows where 'https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/' is open. 

2. Clear your browser’s cache or use 'private mode’ before going to https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/  

3. Log in.

4. Go to: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes find the course and select 'Enrol in activity' (if you don’t see the course here, don’t worry, just skip ahead to step 5). 

5. Go to https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes, find your course and select 'Start course' 

6. Select the module you want to work on, go down the page and select 'Start task', then 'Start'. 

Thanks

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 03/15/2023 - 08:46

In reply to by kate53

Hi kate53

I've just checked your account, and you are registered successfully for the course. If you are having problems with course access, please follow these instructions:

1. Log out, then close any windows where 'https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/' is open. 

2. Clear your browser’s cache or use 'private mode’ before going to https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/  

3. Log in.

4. Go to: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes find the course and select 'Enrol in activity' (if you don’t see the course here, don’t worry, just skip ahead to step 5). 

5. Go to https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes, find your course and select 'Start course' 

6. Select the module you want to work on, go down the page and select 'Start task', then 'Start'. 

If you are still having problems please let us know -  you can send an e-mail to teachingenglish@britishcouncil.org

Thanks,
Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Bianca

Have you followed the troubleshooting steps? Here they are:

1. Log out, then close any windows where 'https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/' is open. 

2. Clear your browser’s cache or use 'private mode’ before going to https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/  

3. Log in.

4. Go to: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes find the course and select 'Enrol in activity' (if you don’t see the course here, don’t worry, just skip ahead to step 5). 

5. Go to https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes, find your course and select 'Start course' 

6. Select the module you want to work on, go down the page and select 'Start task', then 'Start'. 

If you are still having problems, please can you let us know where you are getting stuck by sending an e-mail to teachingenglish@britishcouncil.org

Thanks

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Muhammed shaher on Wed, 03/08/2023 - 00:40

There is view on certificate instead of download, so I cannot download my certificate after I finish my course

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 03/08/2023 - 09:50

In reply to by Muhammed shaher

Hi Muhammed,

Can you use the orange "Help" button on the course website to report this issue to the course team? 

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Tahir Akhter on Tue, 03/07/2023 - 08:18

great to do have you guys. Hats off to British counsel

Submitted by clarianalucas on Tue, 03/07/2023 - 07:59

I've read about this course just yesterday and I'm beyond excited to join you!
I'm looking forward to all the activities, and most of all, to talking to you and learning about your experiences.
Thanks British Council for this valuable opportunity.

Submitted by jabedster on Sun, 01/22/2023 - 03:27

I am excited to have the news of starting the modules soon. See you.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 01/24/2023 - 15:52

In reply to by jabedster

Hi jabedster

Just a reminder that this course starts on 7th March. You can sign up before then though.

Thanks

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Agyapong,

We don't have course dates yet for a new run of this course, it will be announced on the on the main training page when it runs again, sometime in 2023:   https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training.  The current course available is Teaching Pathways: How to teach grammar, which started on Tuesday 30th August https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/teaching-pathways-how-teach-grammar.  Hope you find a course that interests you soon until a new run of the course you are interested in.

Anne 

TeachingEnglish team 

Submitted by AdityaBhattacharjee on Mon, 08/15/2022 - 06:55

I too am interested to enroll myself in this course. Please notify me when the next session begins. Thank you,

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/27/2022 - 20:54

In reply to by Meruyert

Hi Meruyet,

We don't have a date yet for a new run for the course, but it will be some time in 2023. The course currently running is 'online skills for the 21st century' if you are interested in this topic. There is more information here :https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/teaching-pathways-online-skills-21st-century-teachers.

Anne 

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Soumana sidikou on Sun, 01/09/2022 - 19:51

I'm glad to learn more

Submitted by Fatoumata Sylla on Thu, 01/06/2022 - 08:44

hello everybody !

I'm very glad to have this opportinuity to learn more 

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