Teaching English to refugees and displaced learners

Make your classroom a trauma-sensitive learning environment. Help your learners to shine by working creatively with limited resources and by managing challenging behaviour positively. Access this free course now – enrol until 23 September.

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Welcome to Teaching English to refugees and displaced learners


 How can you enrol?

Log in to your TeachingEnglish account and click the button below to enrol on this free course.


Enrol button


How will the course help you?

Make your classroom a trauma-sensitive learning environment. Help your learners to shine by working creatively with limited resources and by managing challenging behaviour positively.


What does the course include?

Teaching English to refugees and displaced learners 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
  • 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: An introduction to trauma and its effects on the classroom

This module introduces the effects of trauma on learning and behaviour in the classroom. You'll also explore strategies for supporting learners' physical and emotional safety during lessons.

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

- give a definition of trauma and list the main types of trauma which can affect learners in your classrooms
- recognise the effects of certain types of trauma on learning and behaviour in your classrooms
- create physical and emotional safety for these learners in your classroom through practical teaching strategies.

Module 2: Teaching with minimal resources

This module explores ways of using learners as a teaching resource, through creativity, personalisation and learner-generated resources.

By the end of the first unit of this module, you’ll be able to:

- identify the resources available in your classroom
- use a variety of activities when teaching with limited resources
- analyse the advantages and disadvantages of different activities
- adapt an activity for a particular teaching context
- you'll be able to be more resourceful when faced with a low-resource context.

Module 3: Dealing with very challenging behaviour

This module provides practical trauma-informed classroom strategies to manage distressed behaviour.

By the end of the first unit of this module, you’ll be able to:

- recognise that behaviour is a communication of need and that challenging behaviour can be viewed as distressed behaviour
- explain the links between trauma and some types of behaviour
- create physical and emotional safety for these learners in your classroom through practical teaching strategies
- implement some practical trauma-informed classroom strategies to manage distressed behaviour.


When is the course?

Access the free online modules now  – enrol until 23 September. The course closes on 30 September 2024.


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


How do you 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 you access the course after you've 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 100% 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 100% 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 you do next?

If you're interested in learning more about teaching English to refugees and displaced learners, you can:

Comments

Hi Boubaker

If you haven't received your certificate, can you contact the courses team directly? You can do this by clicking on the orange "help" button on the courses page (bottom right of the screen). They should be able to help you.

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by ImranShari on Fri, 06/30/2023 - 06:30

Hi,
I want to get Tesol certificate can you help me

Submitted by Daya11 on Fri, 06/23/2023 - 20:59

Hello TeachingEnglishTeam,

I am currently experiencing difficulties accessing my courses through the My portfolio menu. The courses are not appearing.

Thank you.

Hi Daya11

I've just checked your account and can see that you are successfully enrolled in two of our courses. In theory you shouldn't have a problem accessing them. If you are being taken to your profile page when you click on "My courses", you need to log out of your TeachingEnglish account, clear the cache on your browser and then log back in again. This should resolve the issue.

Please let us know if you are still having problems.

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Tehseen

You need to follow the instructions (step 1 and step 2) where it says "How do I sign up for the course?" above. Once you are logged into your TeachingEnglish account, click on Step 2 and you will see the enrol button.

Please let us know if you are still having problems.

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by gmandasari on Wed, 06/14/2023 - 16:24

Hello TeachingEnglishTeam,

I recently have trouble in accessing my courses in the My portfolio menu .

They just don't come up.

Thank you

Hello 

I've just checked your account and can see you are successfully enrolled in two courses. If you are seeing your profile page when you click on "My courses" you need to log out of your TeachingEnglish account, clear the cache on your browser, then log back in and try clicking on "My courses" again. This should resolve the issue. If you continue to have problems, please let us know.

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Dr. Salma Javed on Mon, 06/12/2023 - 10:14

Hello,
I cannot access My Courses or the troubleshooting website due to the error message below

Your connection is not private
Attackers might be trying to steal your information from open.teachingenglish.org.uk (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards).

Hello 

Apologies for this - there is a technical issue with the site which we are working to resolve as soon as possible. Thanks for letting us know, and sorry for the inconvenience. It should be sorted out very soon so that you can access your course normally again.

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Tharushi Perera on Mon, 06/12/2023 - 03:56

I can not log in to my courses due to a privacy error occurs. It happens only using this website. Can you please let me know how to rectify this error?

Hello

Apologies for this - there is a technical issue with the site which we are working to resolve as soon as possible. Thanks for letting us know, and sorry for the inconvenience. It should be sorted out very soon so that you can access your course normally again.

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Saba Shafique on Sun, 06/11/2023 - 09:58

I am trying to go through to my learning to complete my course but I am having trouble it's showing someone trying to steal your information??? I'm worried kindly look into in thanks

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Submitted by workinonit on Sun, 06/11/2023 - 09:18

Hi. I look forward to participating in this course. However, the various browsers I have (Firefox, Chrome, Bing) all report that "your" security certificate expired in the last day, and so they will not move forward to allow me to enrol. The automatically generated message they display reports that the problem may be on my end, or on yours (or in the middle, I suppose, with some clever hacker).
Could you please confirm that open.teachingenglish.org.uk has all its ducks in a row from the security perspective?
I haven't found a way to move forward and enrol yet, but at the same time I am not going to "weaken" the security settings I have.
Thank you very much, also for offering this course!

Hi workinonit

Apologies for this - there is a technical issue with the site which we are working to resolve as soon as possible. Thanks for letting us know, and sorry for the inconvenience - it should be resolved very soon!

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Verochka on Sat, 06/10/2023 - 19:31

Getting the chance to be enrolled to such a course would be great for me, a Ukrainian teacher.Is it possible after the course started on June,6?

Hi Verochka

Enrolment is open until 26th June and the course ends on 3rd July - this is a self-access course so you are able to start it whenever you like during that period.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by mari22 on Sat, 06/10/2023 - 19:13

I cannot access My Courses or the troubleshooting website due to the error message below
Marilyn Stevens

Your connection is not private
Attackers might be trying to steal your information from open.teachingenglish.org.uk (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). Learn more
NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID

Submitted by Rubin Razaq on Sat, 06/10/2023 - 18:30

HI,I have started the course but the problem is that when I sat to work and clicked on the tab "My Courses" nothing appears and it is written "Not Secure". All other tabs are opening well.
What should I do? I have cleared the history as well.
Thanks,
Rubina Joiya

Hi Rubinajoiya

Apologies for this - there is a technical issue with the site which we are working to resolve as soon as possible. Thanks for letting us know, and sorry for the inconvenience.

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by gayathria on Tue, 06/06/2023 - 09:59

Hello - I started the first Unit and completed it. Now My Courses does not show the course is missing. I only see My Saved Pages and Website.

Hi gayatrhia

To resolve this issue, can you log out of your TeachingEnglish account, clear the cache on your browser, and then log back in again. When you click again on My Courses, you should be taken to the courses website.

Please let us know if you are still having problems.

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hello

If you are having trouble accessing your course, you may need to log out of your TeachingEnglish account on all your devices, clear the cache, and then log back in again. This should resolve the issue so that when you log back in and click on "My courses" you will be taken to the courses website.

Please let us know if the problem persists.

Thanks,
Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Khin Sandar on Fri, 06/09/2023 - 10:53

In reply to by Cath McLellan

Tried logging out, cleared the cache. Still don't see the course. 😢

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Fri, 06/09/2023 - 12:16

In reply to by Khin Sandar

Hi Khin

I've just checked your account and can see that you are enrolled and have completed part of the course already, so hopefully this problem has been resolved. Please let me know if not.

Thanks,
Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by SalahSamir on Fri, 06/02/2023 - 07:37

Hi
I enrolled in course of Teaching English to refugees and displaced learners',How can i start and when?

Hi

The course starts on June 6th so you will be able to access the course content then.

Hope you enjoy the course!

Cath
TeachingEnglish team

Hi Elizabeth

Enrollment usually starts a few weeks before the course start date. A good way to know when the course has opened is to subscribe to our newsletter - you can do that here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter  The newsletter also contains information about our other courses, webinars and teaching resources.
Thanks

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Margocham on Sun, 10/02/2022 - 20:18

Hello
How do I enroll for upcoming courses?
Thank you

 Hi Derrick,

This course has finished for now but you can always check which courses are open for registration on the main training page:  https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training. and the page says that the Language and Resilience Course will be run again in 2023 :) and that the current course available is 'How to Teach Grammar' :https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/teaching-pathways-how-teach-grammar, open for registration until September 19th. 

Hope you can join a course soon!

Anne 

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Savera Ghazal on Thu, 07/28/2022 - 04:52

I registerd myself but the English Teaching Team is off on my profile. And May be that's the reason there is no option of enrollment for any course on my profile. Please tell me the issue.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 07/29/2022 - 15:33

In reply to by Savera Ghazal

Hi Savera,

 This course has finished for now but you can always check which courses are open for registration on the main training page:  https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training. and the page tells us that the Language and Resilience Course will be run again in 2023 :), and the current course available is online skills for 21st century teachers at  https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/teaching-pathways-online-skills-21st-century-teachers.  Hope you can join a course soon!

Anne 

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by LRidgwell on Wed, 07/13/2022 - 15:21

Hi,

Please could you tell me when in 2023 this course will be available again.

Thanks

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 07/14/2022 - 20:29

In reply to by LRidgwell

Hi,

I am sorry but we don't have confirmation of course dates yet - we have confirmation of the next three MOOCS 

Teaching pathways: Online skills for 21st century teachers   July 19th start 

Teaching pathways: How to teach grammar  September course - link available soon 

Professional development pathways: Action research for teachers - October course - link available soon

Course dates are published a couple of months in advance, hope you don't have to wait too long

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Seemab Jamil on Sun, 07/03/2022 - 03:55

I am Seemab from Pakistan. I am truly excited to cover this course. It is such a great opportunity for a second language learners.

Hi Seemab,

Glad that the course sounds interesting and you can look out on the main training page for the next time that we run it ( this course has finished for now).  You can always check which courses are open for registration on the main training page:  https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training. I hope you can find a course that interests you soon, and the page tells us that the Language and Resilience Course will be run again in 2023 :).

Anne 

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Mohammad Ahmad… on Mon, 06/27/2022 - 10:48

Hi!
I am interested to register /enroll for Language and Resilience Course however there is no link provided where I can click neither access it yo successfully enroll. Please help
Thank you very much

Hi Mohammad, 

You can always check which courses are open for registration on the main training page:  https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training.  So, as regards the course you are interested in, I'm sorry but the registration for the course has closed - it started in early June and will be finishing soon. I hope you can find a course that interests you soon, and the page tells us that the Language and Resilience Course will be run again in 2023 :).

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by GuguM on Mon, 06/27/2022 - 08:49

Greetings

I finished all my modules for this course and did the survey as well the previous week and I haven’t received my certificate is there anything else that I am needed to do that am not aware of please advice .

Thank you

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 06/28/2022 - 21:32

In reply to by GuguM

Hi GuguM,

Congratulations on finishing the course!  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. Let us know if it's still causing problems :).

Regards,

Anne 

TeachingEnglish team

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