TeachingEnglish: How to teach speaking

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Welcome to 'TeachingEnglish: How to teach speaking'


How will the course help you?

Develop your understanding of speaking skills and explore teaching techniques and activities which promote oral communication in the classroom for a range of ages and levels.


What does the course include?

How to teach speaking 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
  • A free workbook with extra learning content and resources.

What will you learn?

Module 1: Understanding speaking – key terms and issues

The aim of this module is to explore key terms and issues in the teaching of speaking. You'll look at how to evaluate and modify activities in terms of communicative quality, and consider how to get your learners using 'real speaking', not just completing grammar tasks. 

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

- recognise issues related to accuracy and fluency in speaking practice
- distinguish between oral activities which practise grammar and oral activities which are communicative
- evaluate a range of speaking activities
- modify activities to make them more effective in developing oral communication skills.

Module 2: Understanding speaking – maximising interaction

The aim of this module is to introduce you to a range of techniques and activities which promote speaking in your classroom. You'll look at the benefits of pair and group work and adapt tasks to maximise student interaction.

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

- distinguish between oral activities which practise grammar and oral activities which are communicative
- adapt reading tasks to make them more communicative.

Module 3: Understanding language practice activities

The aim of this module is to explore and evaluate a range of practice activities. The module also looks at flexible activities that can be adapted for different ages and levels. You have the opportunity to select appropriate activities which match with lesson aims, and justify your choices.

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

- identify the skills and language that different activities practise and address some common concerns about practice activities
- use songs, stories and mobile phones in a variety of ways for classroom language practice
- choose language practice activities which correspond to your lesson aims and learners' needs.


When is the course?

Enrolment for 'TeachingEnglish: How to teach speaking' 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 teaching speaking, you can:

Comments

Submitted by marwa99 on Sat, 04/06/2024 - 20:42

I learned how to teach speaking in very easy ways

Hi Martinaasare

Thanks for your comment.

This course is not currently available (all of our free courses are only available for a limited period). However, you can find out more about the course and about teaching speaking skills by downloading the course workbook here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-03/Workbook_for_How_to_teach_speaking.pdf

You can also sign up to our newsletter to find out about our latest courses, events and resources, here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 05/09/2024 - 08:02

In reply to by Wasim Akram

Hi Wasim,

Thanks for your comment. This course is not available at the moment. We are only able to offer our courses for a limited period, as most of our courses are moderated. There is a participant workbook for each course with relevant information and links which you can download at any time (see above). To stay up to date on which courses are opening, you can sign up to our free newsletter here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

You can also find out more about our courses and interact with other teachers in our Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/TeachingEnglish.BritishCouncil/

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi,

Thanks for your comment. This course is not available at the moment. We are only able to offer our courses for a limited period, as most of our courses are moderated. There is a participant workbook for each course with relevant information and links which you can download at any time (see above). To stay up to date on which courses are opening, you can sign up to our free newsletter here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

You can also find out more about our courses and interact with other teachers in our Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/TeachingEnglish.BritishCouncil/

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by farashka on Sat, 03/30/2024 - 01:37

Hello, I can see that many courses that cover important aspects of teaching are closed for registration. How can we follow the schedule of your courses, do you normally repeat the courses on basic matters such as "How to teach grammar/reading/writing etc." because these are the topics that are always relevant and fundamental? It would be useful if you keep offering them on a regular basis or just keep them open, so that those who missed the registration can get a chance to enroll again. Thank you.

Hi farashka

Thanks for your comment. We are only able to offer our courses for a limited period, as most of our courses are moderated. There is a participant workbook for each course with relevant information and links which you can download at any time. We do open courses again, and to stay up to date on which courses are opening, you can sign up to our free newsletter here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

You can also find out more about our courses and interact with other teachers in our Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/TeachingEnglish.BritishCouncil/

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

 

Submitted by tegegnem on Wed, 04/03/2024 - 15:00

In reply to by Cath McLellan

I read the objectives of courses, so I need to attend this course. please notify me via my email.

Submitted by oscar001 on Sat, 03/09/2024 - 18:24

what are the benefits of learning this course? will you employ me?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 03/11/2024 - 07:38

In reply to by oscar001

Hi oscar001

This course is currently not available. All of our free courses are available for a specific period and are created to help language teachers with their own professional development. They are not formal qualifications, but designed help you develop your teaching skills and knowledge in specific areas.

You can check out our other courses here: www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training

Hope that helps,
 

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Placide,

Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately this course is not currently available.  We haven't confirmed when we will run How to teach speaking again yet, but in the meantime, you have access to the free workbook which has lots of free resources connected to the contents of the course: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-03/Workbook_for_How_to_teach_speaking.pdf. You can also join our Facebook group and access the learning content from the course in the Guides section: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coursesforteachers.

If you're interested in teaching speaking, you might also be interested in the course we're running in February called Communication skills: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training/teachingenglish-communication-skills

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Sonngnn94 on Wed, 01/24/2024 - 20:25

Hello,
I don't know how to enroll to the course. Can you show me how?
Thank you for this course!
Thank you!

Hi Sonngnn94

Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately this course is not currently available.  We haven't confirmed when we will run How to teach speaking again yet, but in the meantime, you have access to the free workbook which has lots of free resources connected to the contents of the course: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-03/Workbook_for_How_to_teach_speaking.pdf. You can also join our Facebook group and access the learning content from the course in the Guides section: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coursesforteachers.

If you're interested in teaching speaking, you might also be interested in the course we're running in February called Communication skills: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training/teachingenglish-communication-skills

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 02/08/2024 - 09:51

In reply to by Bùi Thị Lan

Hi Bùi

Thanks for your message- unfortunately this course is closed now.  We haven't confirmed when we will run How to teach speaking again yet, but in the meantime, you have access to the free workbook which has lots of free resources connected to the contents of the course: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-03/Workbook_for_How_to_teach_speaking.pdf. You can also join our Facebook group and access the learning content from the course in the Guides section: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coursesforteachers.

If you're interested in teaching speaking, you might also be interested in the course we're running this month called Communication skills: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training/teachingenglish-communication-skills -you can click on the link to find out more about the course and how to enrol.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by EmreandTeachin… on Thu, 01/18/2024 - 14:36

Hello team! I am intetested in this course, let me know when will begin the course.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Fri, 01/19/2024 - 10:55

In reply to by EmreandTeachin…

Hi Emreand

Thanks for your interest in our courses. We haven't confirmed when we will run How to teach speaking again yet, but in the meantime, you have access to the free workbook which has lots of free resources connected to the contents of the course: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-03/Workbook_for_How_to_teach_speaking.pdf. You can also join our Facebook group and access the learning content from the course in the Guides section: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coursesforteachers.

If you're interested in teaching speaking, you might also be interested in the course we're running in February called Communication skills: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training/teachingenglish-communication-skills

Thanks,

Cath
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Bahriddinjon on Wed, 01/10/2024 - 02:36

Hello team! I am intetested in this course, let me know when will begin the course.

Hi Bahriddinjon,

Thanks for your interest in our courses. We haven't confirmed when we will run How to teach speaking again yet, but in the meantime, you have access to the free workbook which has lots of free resources connected to the contents of the course: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-03/Workbook_for_How_to_teach_speaking.pdf. You can also join our Facebook group and access the learning content from the course in the Guides section: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coursesforteachers.

If you're interested in teaching speaking, you might also be interested in the course we're running in February called Communication skills: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training/teachingenglish-communication-skills

Best wishes,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 01/17/2024 - 08:49

In reply to by alkhafajiabdullah10

Hi

Thanks for your interest in our courses. This course is not currently available - we haven't confirmed when we will run How to teach speaking again yet, but in the meantime, you have access to the free workbook which has lots of free resources connected to the contents of the course: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-03/Workbook_for_How_to_teach_speaking.pdf. You can also join our Facebook group and access the learning content from the course in the Guides section: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coursesforteachers.

If you're interested in teaching speaking, you might also be interested in the course we're running in February called Communication skills: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training/teachingenglish-communication-skills

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Ledum,

Thanks for your interest in our courses. We haven't confirmed when we will run How to teach speaking again yet, but in the meantime, you have access to the free workbook which has lots of free resources connected to the contents of the course: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-03/Workbook_for_How_to_teach_speaking.pdf. You can also join our Facebook group and access the learning content from the course in the Guides section: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coursesforteachers.

If you're interested in teaching speaking, you might also be interested in the course we're running in February called Communication skills: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training/teachingenglish-communication-skills

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Ali

Thanks for your question! We are hoping to run this course again this year or early next year - we don't have a specific date yet, but please check back for updates. You can also subscribe to our newsletter where you will receive information on all our latest courses, events and resources. Sign up for free here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Aye Myat Phyu on Tue, 12/26/2023 - 03:16

May I request you to inform me via email when the new course is started again?

Submitted by Philippa on Fri, 12/29/2023 - 14:31

In reply to by Aye Myat Phyu

Dear Aye Myat Phyu,

Thanks for your interest in our courses. We haven't confirmed when we will run How to teach speaking again yet, but in the meantime, you have access to the free workbook which has lots of free resources connected to the contents of the course: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-03/Workbook_for_How_to_teach_speaking.pdf. You can also join our Facebook group and access the learning content from the course in the Guides section: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coursesforteachers.

If you're interested in teaching speaking, you might also be interested in the course we're running in February called Communication skills: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training/teachingenglish-communication-skills

Best wishes,

Philippa (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by nabihaeissa on Mon, 01/01/2024 - 20:42

In reply to by Aye Myat Phyu

When can I get this course?

Submitted by Philippa on Wed, 01/03/2024 - 12:43

In reply to by nabihaeissa

Dear Nabihaeissa,

Thanks for your interest in our courses. We haven't confirmed when we will run How to teach speaking again yet, but in the meantime, you have access to the free workbook which has lots of free resources connected to the contents of the course: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-03/Workbook_for_How_to_teach_speaking.pdf. You can also join our Facebook group and access the learning content from the course in the Guides section: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coursesforteachers.

If you're interested in teaching speaking, you might also be interested in the course we're running in February called Communication skills: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training/teachingenglish-communication-skills

Best wishes,

Philippa

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by chichianene on Sun, 12/24/2023 - 13:04

I am interested in enrolling for speaking English for the 2024/2025 session. I would like the management to notify me via email. Thank you.

Submitted by Philippa on Fri, 12/29/2023 - 14:32

In reply to by chichianene

Dear Chichianene,

Thanks for your interest in our courses. We haven't confirmed when we will run How to teach speaking again yet, but in the meantime, you have access to the free workbook which has lots of free resources connected to the contents of the course: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-03/Workbook_for_How_to_teach_speaking.pdf. You can also join our Facebook group and access the learning content from the course in the Guides section: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coursesforteachers.

If you're interested in teaching speaking, you might also be interested in the course we're running in February called Communication skills: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training/teachingenglish-communication-skills

Best wishes,

Philippa (TeachingEnglish team)

Dear Lonief,

Thanks for your interest in our courses. We haven't confirmed when we will run How to teach speaking again yet, but in the meantime, you have access to the free workbook which has lots of free resources connected to the contents of the course: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-03/Workbook_for_How_to_teach_speaking.pdf. You can also join our Facebook group and access the learning content from the course in the Guides section: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coursesforteachers.

If you're interested in teaching speaking, you might also be interested in the course we're running in February called Communication skills: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training/teachingenglish-communication-skills

Best wishes,

Philippa (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by MMurjani on Sat, 09/30/2023 - 04:11

Please assist in starting to attempt the modules of How to teach english through literature

Hi MMurjani

Thanks for your comment. Enrollment for TeachingEnglish through Literature is now closed, so if you haven't enrolled, then you will not be able to take the course this time. We hope to run the course again in the future.

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Nga Doan on Thu, 09/28/2023 - 01:47

i have already enrolled the course but now I don't know how to access to the modules, I usually press " enroll the course" to study

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 09/28/2023 - 08:12

In reply to by Nga Doan

Hi Nga

Thanks for your comment. I've just checked your account and can see that you are successfully enrolled in one of our other courses (Course planning) but it looks like you haven't enrolled in How to Teach Speaking. The deadline for enrolling in this course has now passed. We hope to run this course again in the future.

In the meantime, you can access your other training courses by clicking on the "MY PORTFOLIO - My courses" tab at the top of the page. If you then click on "Explore all courses" you can see which courses are currently available.

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi evmer

The deadline for enrolling in this course has now passed, so if you are not already registered you won't be able to access the course modules. We hope to run this course again in the future.

In the meantime, you can keep up to date with all our latest training, resources and events by signing up to our newsletter here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by mohamedwahban on Wed, 09/27/2023 - 21:25

I signed in and enrolled before and I have already finished the introduction units and I tried to join to module one , I couldn't see the the sign in or enroll

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