English in the multilingual classroom

Find out about our free online course 'English in the multilingual classroom'. The course is available from 6 February 2024. Enrolment ends on 26 February 2024 and the course closes on 4 March 2024.

Welcome to 'English in the multilingual classroom'


How will the course help me?

This course will introduce you to multilingualism and what it means. You’ll learn how to make your classroom and teaching multilingual so that your learners can learn to celebrate and use many languages in the real world.


What does the course include?

English in the multilingual classroom 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 I learn?

Module 1: The benefits of multilingualism

This module will introduce you to what multilingualism is and explore what it means to you as a teacher in a multilingual class. 

Module 2: Multilingualism in practice

This module will help you develop an understanding of multilingualism in elementary education and the benefits of developing and promoting it.

Module 3: Developing multilingual learners

In this module, you will learn to integrate multilingualism within your classroom tasks and activities and plan your English lessons with a focus on integrating multilingualism.


When is the course?

The free online modules are available from 6 February 2024. Enrolment ends on 26 February 2024 and the course closes on 4 March 2024.


How much does the course cost?

The course is free.


How can I get a certificate?

For participants who successfully complete all tasks and achieve a score of 60% or above in the online exercises, there will be a downloadable certificate of completion at the end of the course.


What level of English do I need?

Minimum CEFR B1


How do I sign up for the course?

Please follow the steps below carefully to access this free training course.

IMPORTANT: If you are already logged in to your free TeachingEnglish account, we recommend that you log out and log in again.

Step 1: Log in to your existing TeachingEnglish account or create a free TeachingEnglish account.

You MUST be logged into your free TeachingEnglish account to access the course. Click or tap to Create a free account or log in to your existing account

Step 2: Enrol on your course

Click or tap the button below to enrol on this free course.

Enrol button


How do I access the course after I have enrolled?

IMPORTANT: If you didn't log out of TeachingEnglish after your previous visit, do this first.

From your desktop or laptop computer

  1. Log in to your free TeachingEnglish account.
  2. If you have enrolled in the course, you will see 'MY PORTFOLIO' in the menu bar at the top of the page next to the Home button.
  3. Move your mouse over MY PORTFOLIO to see the drop-down menu.
  4. Click on ‘My courses’ to access your training.

From your mobile device

  1. Log in to your free TeachingEnglish account.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines next to the home button to open the menu.
  3. Below ‘Home’, you will see MY PORTFOLIO and ‘My courses’ below. Tap on MY PORTFOLIO if you don’t see ‘My courses’.
  4. Tap on ‘My courses’ to access your training.

Having problems accessing the course?

Please see our troubleshooting guide below if you are having problems accessing the course.


Support and troubleshooting

If you have signed up for this course and have problems accessing your learning, please make sure you are logged in, then click or tap the link below:

https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes

If you are still having problems accessing your course, please see the advice and videos below:

I can't register for the course

Please make sure you have created a free TeachingEnglish account or that you are logged in to your existing account. If registration is available, you will see instructions for 'How do I register for this course?' at the top of this page. If registration is not available, you will see the message 'This course is not available for registration'.

I can't access the course. I am logged in to my account, but when I click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO I just go to my profile page

Check that you are not logged into your TeachingEnglish account on a different device or browser. Log out of your account on all devices and browsers, and log in again. Click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO. You should be taken to your training course. If you still can't access your course, log out, clear the cache on your browser and log in again.

I can't get my certificate

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.

The name on my certificate is wrong

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.

 

 


What can I do now?

While you're waiting for the online modules to open, if you're interested in learning more about English in the multilingual classroom, you can:

Comments

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 04/24/2023 - 09:56

In reply to by Syeda Faryal M…

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Hi Syeda

To change the name on the certificate, you need to follow these instructions:

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.

Hope that helps,
Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi alinamihaela

I've just checked your account and can see that you are enrolled. Can you try the troubleshooting steps - I'll copy them here:

1. Log out, then close any windows where 'https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/' is open. 

2. Clear your browser’s cache or use 'private mode’ before going to https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/  

3. Log in.

4. Go to: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes find the course and select 'Enrol in activity' (if you don’t see the course here, don’t worry, just skip ahead to step 5). 

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'. 

Thanks

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 03/13/2023 - 09:18

In reply to by Danielalreinoso

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Hi

If you have successfully completed the course, your certificate should appear on the course website, under "My awards". If you are having problems accessing it, please use the orange "Help" button on the bottom right of the screen to contact the course administrators.

Thanks,
Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi stevenl830

If you cannot see your certificate can you please contact the courses team, using the orange "Help" button on the courses page to report this issue?

Thanks

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Sheerina67

I've just checked your account and you are successfully enrolled in the course and the "Start" button appears. Can you try again? If you are still having problems you can try the following steps (you can skip step 4)

1. Log out, then close any windows where 'https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/' is open. 

2. Clear your browser’s cache or use 'private mode’ before going to https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/  

3. Log in.

4. Go to: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes find the course and select 'Enrol in activity' (if you don’t see the course here, don’t worry, just skip ahead to step 5). 

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'. 

Thanks

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Alinaka on Sun, 03/05/2023 - 22:41

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Hello, could you please tell me when the deadline to finish the course is?
I can't see it anywhere

Hi amina_abdelkrim

If you have successfully completed the course, then you should be able to see you certificate when you go to the course website under the "My awards" tab. Scroll down to "My certificates" to download it. If you are having problems, please use the orange "Help" button to contact the course administrators.

Thanks

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Tsen Yee Ting

Please follow the instructions (Step 1-4 above) to sign up to the course. 

Please note that 6th March is the last day for enrolment.

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Ziny on Thu, 03/02/2023 - 08:31

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Please, how can I access my enrollment status for this course? It's necessary for me to know if l have been enrolled properly for this course.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 03/02/2023 - 11:23

In reply to by Ziny

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Hi Ziny

I've just checked your profile and yes, you are enrolled in the course. To access the modules, make sure you are logged in to your TeachingEnglish account. You should see the "MY PORTFOLIO" tab in the top left of the screen. Click on that, and then on "My courses". This will take you to the course website, where you can access the course modules.

Hope this helps,
Cath

TeachingEnglish team

 

 

Hi smurfaith

If you've had difficulties accessing our TeachingEnglish open online course, please try the following: 

1. Log out, then close any windows where 'https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/' is open. 

2. Clear your browser’s cache or use 'private mode’ before going to https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/  

3. Log in.

4. Go to: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes find the course and select 'Enrol in activity' (if you don’t see the course here, don’t worry, just skip ahead to step 5). 

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'. 

Thanks

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Cleriston,

Please follow the instructions (Step 1-4 above) to sign up to the course. 

Please note that 6th March is the last day for enrolment.

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Helen2023 on Thu, 03/02/2023 - 08:05

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I finished module 1and 2 and yesterday I startes module 3, but today I try to access to module 3 I can't find it under my portfolio please help

Hi Helen,

If you've had difficulties accessing our TeachingEnglish open online course, please try the following: 

1. Log out, then close any windows where 'https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/' is open. 

2. Clear your browser’s cache or use 'private mode’ before going to https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/  

3. Log in.

4. Go to: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes find the course and select 'Enrol in activity' (if you don’t see the course here, don’t worry, just skip ahead to step 5). 

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'. 

Thanks

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Lydia

I've just checked your account and it looks like you have already completed module 3. If you are still having problems, please let us know.

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Elmostafa OMARAKLY on Mon, 02/20/2023 - 20:39

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Hello,
I started the course of multilingualism and I have completed Modules 1 and 2, but I see that I can no longer access the course. Could you help, please?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 02/21/2023 - 16:49

In reply to by Elmostafa OMARAKLY

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Hi Elmostafa

If you've had difficulties accessing our TeachingEnglish open online course, please try the following: 

1. Log out, then close any windows where 'https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/' is open. 

2. Clear your browser’s cache or use 'private mode’ before going to https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/  

3. Log in.

4. Go to: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes find the course and select 'Enrol in activity' (if you don’t see the course here, don’t worry, just skip ahead to step 5). 

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'. 

Thanks

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi schavarro

Thanks for this - it is in the troubleshooting tips above too, as often logging out and re-logging in will solve these issues.

Hope you are enjoying the course,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Ajah on Sun, 02/19/2023 - 21:36

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Hi.
I started this course on Friday, I've finished Module 1 and 2, I've also done half of module 3 but now i don't have access to course anymore cause its a not on my portfolio or my courses.

Please help me out. Thank you.

Hi Ajah


To access your course,


1. Please log out of your TeachingEnglish account and then log back in again.
2. If you have enrolled in the course, you will see 'MY PORTFOLIO' in the menu bar at the top of the page next to the Home button.
3. Move your mouse over MY PORTFOLIO to see the drop-down menu.
4. Click on ‘My courses’ to access your training.
5. From the training platform, go to 'My learning' and then 'My courses'. Your course should appear there.

Thanks,
Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by srishtiarya on Sat, 02/18/2023 - 04:39

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Though enrolled into the course "english in the multilingual classroom", I am now unable to locate the my course options. It seems like I have been disenrolled from the course. I had already completed an entire section of the course. Requesting assistance at the earliest

Hi srishtiarya


To access your course,


1. Please log out of your TeachingEnglish account and then log back in again.
2. If you have enrolled in the course, you will see 'MY PORTFOLIO' in the menu bar at the top of the page next to the Home button.
3. Move your mouse over MY PORTFOLIO to see the drop-down menu.
4. Click on ‘My courses’ to access your training.
5. From the training platform, go to 'My learning' and then 'My courses'. Your course should appear there.

Thanks,
Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Hi kaloo1,


To access your course,


1. Log in to your free TeachingEnglish account. If you didn't log out previously, log out and then log back in again.
2. If you have enrolled in the course, you will see 'MY PORTFOLIO' in the menu bar at the top of the page next to the Home button.
3. Move your mouse over MY PORTFOLIO to see the drop-down menu.
4. Click on ‘My courses’ to access your training.
5. From the training platform, go to 'My learning' and then 'My courses'.

Thanks,
Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Arifeen on Thu, 02/16/2023 - 15:46

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Hello
I started the course but couldn't access it anymore. I have completed Module 1 and stated the second, but now its not available anymore on my Portfolio or My courses.

Hi Arifeen

We are currently investigating this issue and why the course might have disappeared from some people's "My courses" tab. In the meantime can you try the following:

1. Use the "Help" button on the course platform to report this issue

2. Try logging out of your TeachingEnglish account, and logging back in again to access "My courses"?

Thanks for your patience,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Paul Braddock on Fri, 02/17/2023 - 11:47

In reply to by Najma Al.

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Dear Najma,

Please see the advice given to other commenters:

1. Try logging out of your TeachingEnglish account, and logging back in again to access "My courses" below 'MY PORTFOLIO' in the top menu bar. This will take you to the training platform

2. From the training platform here: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/Dashboard go to ‘My Learning’ > ‘My Courses’

From there you should be able to see the course you have enrolled on.

Thanks,

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

If you've had difficulties accessing our TeachingEnglish open online course, please try the following: 

1. Log out, then close any windows where 'https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/' is open. 

2. Clear your browser’s cache or use 'private mode’ before going to https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/  

3. Log in.

4. Go to: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes find the course and select 'Enrol in activity' (if you don’t see the course here, don’t worry, just skip ahead to step 5). 

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'. 

Thanks

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

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