Stay ahead in the ELT (English Language Teaching) profession. Take this module and get up to date with the latest thinking on effective teaching approaches and techniques.
Teachers and teaching assistants working in English Language Teaching with all ages and levels
About this training module
Understanding methods and approaches in ELT is a three-hour self-study training module, which is divided into three one-hour units.
The aim of this module is to introduce you to a range of ELT approaches. You'll begin with a brief history of approaches and a look at deductive and inductive approaches to learning. You'll compare a range of approaches to lessons and tasks before going on to evaluate them in relation to your own learners and contexts.
By the end of unit 1, you'll be able to distinguish between inductive and deductive learning. You'll also be able to summarise the PPP approach (Presentation, Practice, Production).
By the end of unit 2, you'll be able to summarise three more ELT approaches: TBL (Task-Based Learning), TTT (Test, Teach, Test) and guided discovery, and outline their benefits and drawbacks.
By the end of unit 3, you'll be able to summarise two more ELT approaches: the lexical approach and TPR (Total Physical Response), and outline their benefits and drawbacks.
For participants who successfully complete all tasks and achieve a score of 70% or above in the online exercises, there will be a downloadable certificate of completion at the end of each module.