Managing learners and resources

Learn how to manage resources, groupings and differentiation effectively to help build positive relationships with learners in your classroom.  Access this free course now - enrol until 24 May 2024.

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Welcome to 'Managing learners and resources'

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 how to manage resources, groupings and differentiation effectively to help build positive relationships with learners in your classroom.

What does the course include?

Managing learners and resources 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: Understanding classroom management problems

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

-define rapport, its importance in the classroom and how to build it
-write clear instructions to minimise misunderstanding in the classroom
-list strategies to deal with problems arising from group dynamics and mixed ability classes.

Module 2 - Understanding differentiation

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

-recognise the various ways your learners can differ
-state how teaching resources can help with differentiation in the classroom
-consider how the differentiation of tasks can lead to the achievement of learning outcomes in different ways for different learners
-identify and evaluate differentiated support in your context
-prepare a differentiated activity to suit your learners.

Module 3 - Understanding groupings

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

-identify positive elements of group dynamics
-list the stages of group development
-clarify different interaction patterns and consider how learners benefit from them
-identify how different interaction patterns can work for different classroom activities
-evaluate how group interaction and seating patterns benefit teaching and learning
-design a group contract, apply strategies to group work in large classes and solve some common problems related to groupings.

When is the course?

The online modules are for self study now. Enrolment closes on 24 May and the course closes on 31 May 2024.

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?

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Submitted by Tilory on Tue, 04/09/2024 - 13:49

All you units in the Modules are insightful and will apply them in teaching practice.

Hi DavidC

This course is running until 31st May. You don't have to join the Facebook community - it's just a way of interacting with other course members and also means you can join live events related to the course, but it is not necessary to join it to be able to complete the modules.

Hope you enjoy the course!


TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by DavidC on Mon, 04/08/2024 - 10:46

In reply to by Cath McLellan

Hello! : )

Are units the same as modules? I just completed the three units on the Your Week Ahead" page, but I don't know if there is more to do, or where to find it.

Also, do I need to upload notes or comments I make in the workbook? If I do not join the Facebook community, must I upload the notes or comments to another location?

Hi DavidC

This course has 3 modules, each containing 3 units. If you log in to 'My Portfolio - My courses' and then click on 'My learning - My courses' you should be able to see the course. At the top there is a menu with the five tabs (Introduction, module 1, module 2, module 3 and Resouces), and from there you can navigate to the different units within the modules.

You don't need to upload any notes or comments anywhere.

I hope that helps, please let us know if you have more doubts / questions.


TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Win Ko Ko on Tue, 03/05/2024 - 02:46

I can't enroll the course. When I tap the blue button to enroll, it just leads me to 'My courses' section and I don't know how to continue. Thanks in advance.

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