Managing learners and resources

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Welcome to 'Managing learners and resources'

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?

Enrolment for Managing learners and resources is now closed. Sign up to the free newsletter to keep up to date on when our courses open.

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 next?

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Hi yupeipei

Thanks for your comment. The Managing learners and resources course is now closed. All of our courses are only available for a limited time -you can check the course dates on each course page. We hope to run this course again in the future, but we don't have a fixed date for it yet.

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Submitted by Ольга Дмитриев… on Thu, 05/23/2024 - 14:20

Hello! Unfortunately I can't access my course. I have log in , click portfolio and then my course. The SimpleSAMLphp has appeared. I've sent massages to helper, but there is no answer.Thanks a lot.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Fri, 05/24/2024 - 08:35

In reply to by Ольга Дмитриев…


Thanks for your comment. 

We were having some technical problems with the site yesterday which meant access to courses was affected. This issue is now resolved, so you can access your training in the usual way.

Please let us know if you have any further problems.

Best wishes,

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by ikayuli on Wed, 05/22/2024 - 16:59

I can't access my course. When I have log in then click portfolio and my course. The SimpleSAMLphp has appeared and An unhandled exception was thrown. I don't know what should I do. Thanks

Hi ikayuli,

Thanks for your comment. We are sorry that there are technical difficulties and some users are unable to access our courses at the moment. Our technical team is working on it and we hope to solve it soon. 

Thanks for your patience,


TeachingEnglish team

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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