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?

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Submitted by khalouda on Fri, 03/31/2023 - 14:38

Looking forward to exchange ideas with everyone.

Submitted by Marina Nikolova on Thu, 03/30/2023 - 15:39

Hello. Although I have followed all the necessary steps for enrollment, I couldn't enrol on "Online skills for 21st century teachers". Even when I log in, I can't see this course in My courses / My programmes. Please advise.

Hi Marina

Have you followed the troubleshooting steps? 

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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, let us know.

Cath

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Submitted by Olga Vaaras on Thu, 03/23/2023 - 14:55

Hi,
There is no such a possibility to enrol. I simply don't see where I should click.
Thank you

Hi Olga

You need to follow the steps for registration above - here they are again:

If you are still having problems, please let us know which step you are stuck on.

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hello Hafsa,

Have you followed the steps for registration:

If so, and you still can't enrol, can you let us know which step you are having problems with?

Thanks,

Cath

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Submitted by Paul Braddock on Mon, 04/10/2023 - 17:55

In reply to by Ashraf Nabila

Dear Ashraf

Have you followed the steps for registration:

If so, and you still can't enrol, can you let us know which step you are having problems with?

Thanks,

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Hi bebo

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Cath

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Submitted by fmemari on Thu, 03/16/2023 - 22:57

Hello I can't register the course gender in language education

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 03/20/2023 - 09:15

In reply to by fmemari

Hi fmemari

You can find the information about the Gender in language education course, along with step by step instructions on how to enrol here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training/gender-language-education

If after following the steps you still have problems, please let us know.

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by bayrak on Sun, 02/12/2023 - 19:24

Kindly register my name in the course online skilks for 21st century.
Regards
TEFL teacher
Hasem bayrakdar

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 03/13/2023 - 09:39

In reply to by apedral

Hi apedral

All of our free courses are self-access, so participants have to enrol themselves. If you want to keep up to date with when we are running courses, you can check back here on our Training page, or you can subscribe to our newsletter here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

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Cath

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Submitted by Belmengaa Abdelmalk on Thu, 02/09/2023 - 11:35

First of all thanks to British Council works for developing teachers daily working methods
I am asking about some free courses available for this period.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 02/13/2023 - 10:35

In reply to by Belmengaa Abdelmalk

Hi Belmengaa

Thanks for your comment. To see which courses are currently available, you can check our teacher training page here:https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training

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Cath

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Submitted by Laifu on Fri, 01/20/2023 - 15:29

It is great of British Council to provide these professional development courses for teachers. I am looking forward to enroll it. However, Facebook is not available in China. I can not access to the course. I wonder whether there is another solution for my difficulty. Please help. I appreciate!

Hello Laifu

This course isn't going to run again until July 2023. You can still register for the course, even if you are unable to join the accompanying Facebook group.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Nuruzzaman on Tue, 10/25/2022 - 13:39

Hi,how will i enroll for this course?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 10/25/2022 - 14:11

In reply to by Nuruzzaman

Hi Nuruzzaman

This course is now finished. We hope to offer it again sometime in 2023. Please check our training page here https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training for all the latest courses. You can also sign up for our newsletter (at the bottom of the page) to keep up to date with our training courses and other resources.

Thanks,
Cath

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Submitted by SERAJ MUNEER YOUSIF on Mon, 10/03/2022 - 00:32

First of all many Greetings For You All and thank you for such a wonderful opportunity to learn new strategies in teaching in a very crowded classroom with very low level experience in learning online

Submitted by Aliqader on Mon, 09/26/2022 - 06:54

Hi,
I finished the course in its entirety but I can't access my certificate, any help on this matter would be appreciated.

Submitted by Philippa on Wed, 09/28/2022 - 13:46

In reply to by Aliqader

Hi Aliqader,

Congratulations on finishing the course! You should be able to see your certificate to download in the 'My Awards' menu when you log into your course account. Try there.

Philippa

Submitted by Mohammed Meghari on Tue, 08/23/2022 - 08:26

I couldn't access my account and my course and I've telling this to everyone I know and nobody knows why and I missed the last part because I couldn't access my courses please fix it

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/24/2022 - 06:07

In reply to by Mohammed Meghari

Hi Mohammed,

You should be able to download your certificate now, log in and try. Hope you enjoyed the course and found it useful for your context :).

Anne

The TeachingEnglish team

Hi Nihaya,

The course is closed now,  there are always 'start and finish' dates for our courses. Keep your eyes out next year for a new run of the course so that you can keep learning with us!  The next course is ?How to teach grammar' and starts on the 30th. look on the main course page for more information if you want to join us on the course :).

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Julliett on Fri, 08/12/2022 - 16:28

It was reallly incredible experience and I've got a lot of useful information.

Submitted by Malsha Sewwand… on Tue, 08/09/2022 - 19:12

Hello,
When will this be available again?
I couldn't complete it up to 3rd module.
I just couldn't one of these. But now I am not allowed to join this again as it is closed.

Hi,

Certificates are available to participants who complete 70% 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 70% of the course, your certificate should be available to download.

If you are still having problems, please use the 'Help' button on the training course platform

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Fawazqasem on Fri, 08/05/2022 - 11:43

The courses offered by the British counsel are the best. They are rich and based on authentic materials. All courses are helpful.

Submitted by Whj210 on Thu, 08/04/2022 - 15:50

i have enrolled and have completed the first module but when I press 'my course ' from the drop down menu only my account profile appears.. I cannot access the course.I would appreciate it if you could inform me . please help me .. my email is j2104315610@gmail.com thank you
Julie Diamandakou

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Submitted by kimngan3883 on Thu, 08/04/2022 - 03:47

Hello!
The name on my Certificate is wrong. I want to change my name on new Certificate. Please help!
Thanks a lot!

Hi Kimngan,

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.

Regards,

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by ALMUDENA SANTOS on Wed, 08/03/2022 - 06:10

Once more, I´d like to say congrats to the British Council team for this amazing course. From my point of view, it is very useful to understand both young learners and adults. I found clear and easy explanations besides wonderful instructions and advises which, if you have patience to teach your students or love teaching, I´m sure you´ll see good reactions/results . Nice job

Hi Mohammed,

I'm really sorry that you haven't been able to start the course yet - here in 'TeachingEnglish' comments we can offer general advice but usually if there are deeper problems it's because of the mix of the site and your computer. Where are you in the process when you can't go any further? Are you logged into teaching English? Can you see 'My portfolio'? (If you can you should simply see the course, if you can't see it, you should be able to use the technical 'HELP' button to get more help). Have you followed all the steps laid out on the 'How do I sign up for the course' instructions?   Hope some of this helps and you can meet other colleagues and the educators on the course soon:). Let us know if you have accessed it :) 

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by wafanazzal on Fri, 07/29/2022 - 01:08

I don’t find ‘enroll to this program’, how can I register?

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