Teaching English through literature

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Welcome to 'Teaching English through literature'


How will the course help you?


Learn how to engage and develop your learners’ English language skills through a range of literature-focused learning activities and related teaching approaches.


What does the course include?

Teaching English through literature 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: Foundations of teaching English through literature

In this module you will explore the use of literary texts to present language and develop language skills, while keeping learners actively engaged and motivated.

Module 2: Developing receptive skills through literature

In this module you will explore ways of boosting your learners’ listening and reading skills with effective literature-focused classroom activities.

Module 3: Developing productive skills through literature

In this module you will explore ways of helping your learners’ improve their speaking and writing skills with effective literature-focused classroom activities.


When is the course?

This course is not currently open for enrolment. 


How much does the course cost?

The course is free.


How can I get a certificate?

For participants who successfully complete all modules, there will be a downloadable certificate of completion at the end of the course.


What level of English do I need?

Minimum CEFR B1

Comments

Submitted by LOIDZ on Thu, 10/05/2023 - 10:14

Hello technical team, I am still working on module 3 but I cannot access anymore. What to do please...

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Fri, 10/06/2023 - 08:47

In reply to by LOIDZ

Hi LOIDZ

I'm afraid this course has now closed. All of our free courses are only available for a limited time - the course dates are published on the enrollment page for each course and once the deadline has passed, it's not possible to access the content. We hope to run this course again in 2024/2025. In the meantime you can still download the participant workbook here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-08/Workbook_for_teaching_English_through_literature.pdf

You can also sign up to our newsletter to receive updates on all our latest training courses, resources and live events here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Nind Lal on Thu, 10/05/2023 - 05:23

Hello. I finished all given tasks and module and also downloaded worksheets. But still it shows 80% progress. I'm not able to download the certificate

Hi Nind

Thanks for your comment. Can you report this to the courses team directly? You can do this by using the orange "help" button on the courses page. They should be able to help resolve this issue.

Thanks,
Cath
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by tatianagomezortiz on Mon, 10/02/2023 - 21:39

Hello, I am not able to enter into the course anymore. Help me!!

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 10/04/2023 - 09:20

In reply to by tatianagomezortiz

Hi Tatianagomezortiz

This course has now ended. If you were already enrolled, you should have until the end of 4th October to complete the modules.

We hope to run the course again in the future.

Thanks,
Cath
TeachingEnglish team

Hi KByng

I'm afraid once the course deadline has passed it is not possible to extend the course. You should have access until the end of 4th October to complete the modules. We also hope to run the course again in the future.

Best wishes,
Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Maria2694 on Sun, 10/01/2023 - 20:34

Hi, could you help me please I can't no see my course, in addition I don't have menu button or MY PORTAFOLIO button. I need to continue.

Hi Maria2694

Sorry you have been having problems, we are experiencing ongoing technical issues which we are working hard to resolve. I can confirm that I have restored your access to the courses platform so you should be able to access your training now through the MY PORTFOLIO - My courses tab. Please send us an e-mail to TeachingEnglish@britishcouncil.org if you are still having problems.

Thanks,
Cath
TeahingEnglish team

 

Hi Salma

I've just checked your account and can see that you are enrolled and have access to the course. The deadline for completion is today (2nd October), so I hope you will have time to complete the modules.

Thanks,
Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Idalidis González on Sun, 10/01/2023 - 02:33

Hi!

I haven´t been able to access the course today in order to complete it because the system isn´t letting me. I really want to finish the course.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 10/02/2023 - 10:06

In reply to by Idalidis González

Hi Idalidis

Sorry you have been having problems, we are experiencing ongoing technical issues which we are working hard to resolve. I can confirm that I have restored your access to the courses platform so you should be able to access your training now through the MY PORTFOLIO - My courses tab. Please send us an e-mail to TeachingEnglish@britishcouncil.org if you are still having problems.

Thanks,
Cath
TeahingEnglish team

Submitted by NKEACK GENEVIE… on Sat, 09/30/2023 - 21:09

I can't get access to the course" teaching English through literature" i triés several Times to no avail.
I can't see " M'y learning" nor "M'y portfolio" so i Can get to the course
Please, help me take this course for the few days left

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 10/02/2023 - 10:04

In reply to by NKEACK GENEVIE…

Hi NKEACK

Sorry you have been having problems, we are experiencing ongoing technical issues which we are working hard to resolve. I can confirm that I have restored your access to the courses platform so you should be able to access your training now through the MY PORTFOLIO - My courses tab. Please send us an e-mail to TeachingEnglish@britishcouncil.org if you are still having problems.

Thanks,
Cath
TeahingEnglish team

Submitted by PatriziaM on Sat, 09/30/2023 - 17:35

HI! I have just two parts of Module 3 to finish but cannot access it.
Could you kindly send me the direct link or tell me what I should do to complete the course?
I would be glad if you answered me soon.
Best regards,
Patrizia Mel

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 10/02/2023 - 10:03

In reply to by PatriziaM

Hi PatriziaM

Sorry you have been having problems, we are experiencing ongoing technical issues which we are working hard to resolve. I can confirm that I have restored your access to the courses platform so you should be able to access your training now through the MY PORTFOLIO - My courses tab. Please send us an e-mail to TeachingEnglish@britishcouncil.org if you are still having problems.

Thanks,
Cath
TeahingEnglish team

Submitted by Vuchasel on Sat, 09/30/2023 - 07:20

I started the course, but I can't get access to it now. I can't also find my portfolio on my homepage

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 10/02/2023 - 10:00

In reply to by Vuchasel

Hi Vuchasel,

Sorry you have been having problems, we are experiencing ongoing technical issues which we are working hard to resolve. I can confirm that I have restored your access to the courses platform so you should be able to access your training now through the MY PORTFOLIO - My courses tab. Please send us an e-mail to TeachingEnglish@britishcouncil.org if you are still having problems.

Thanks,
Cath
TeahingEnglish team

Submitted by Julyca on Sat, 09/30/2023 - 03:15

Hello,
I have already enrolled in this course, however, I cannot access. I can not find "my portfolio" or "my courses"on the menu bar. I would be grateful if you could help me, please.
Kind regards.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 10/02/2023 - 09:40

In reply to by Julyca

Hi Julyca

Sorry you have been having problems, we are experiencing ongoing technical issues which we are working hard to resolve. I can confirm that I have restored your access to the courses platform so you should be able to access your training now through the MY PORTFOLIO - My courses tab. Please send us an e-mail to TeachingEnglish@britishcouncil.org if you are still having problems.

Thanks,
Cath
TeahingEnglish team

Hi DanielaVM

Sorry you have been having problems, we are experiencing ongoing technical issues which we are working hard to resolve. I can confirm that I have restored your access to the courses platform so you should be able to access your training now through the MY PORTFOLIO - My courses tab. Please send us an e-mail to TeachingEnglish@britishcouncil.org if you are still having problems.

Thanks,
Cath
TeahingEnglish team

Hi Bakhtawar

Sorry you have been having problems, we are experiencing ongoing technical issues which we are working hard to resolve. I can confirm that I have restored your access to the courses platform so you should be able to access your training now through the MY PORTFOLIO - My courses tab. Please send us an e-mail to TeachingEnglish@britishcouncil.org if you are still having problems.

Thanks,
Cath
TeahingEnglish team

Hi gloliveira

Sorry you have been having problems, we are experiencing ongoing technical issues which we are working hard to resolve. I can confirm that I have restored your access to the courses platform so you should be able to access your training now through the MY PORTFOLIO - My courses tab. Please send us an e-mail to TeachingEnglish@britishcouncil.org if you are still having problems.

Thanks,
Cath
TeahingEnglish team

Submitted by Gerold Toribio on Fri, 09/29/2023 - 12:06

I can't access the modules. I need to take the training course as it is a requirement for my Academic completion. Hoping the issue is resolved.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 10/02/2023 - 09:33

In reply to by Gerold Toribio

Hi Gerold

Sorry you have been having problems, we are experiencing ongoing technical issues which we are working hard to resolve. I can confirm that I have restored your access to the courses platform so you should be able to access your training now through the MY PORTFOLIO - My courses tab. Please send us an e-mail to TeachingEnglish@britishcouncil.org if you are still having problems.

Thanks,
Cath
TeahingEnglish team

Submitted by maritesaoz94 on Fri, 09/29/2023 - 11:36

Hi, I cant access the course "Teaching English Through Literature"

Kindly help. I believe it will close October 02, 2023

Hi maritesaoz94

Sorry you have been having problems, we are experiencing ongoing technical issues which we are working hard to resolve. I can confirm that I have restored your access to the courses platform so you should be able to access your training now through the MY PORTFOLIO - My courses tab. Please send us an e-mail to TeachingEnglish@britishcouncil.org if you are still having problems.

Thanks,
Cath
TeahingEnglish team

Hello

Thanks for your comment and sorry you have been having problems accessing your course. I can confirm that I have restored the access to your training, and you should be able to access it through the MY PORTFOLIO - My courses tab now when you log in.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Sameera1

Sorry you have been having problems, we are experiencing ongoing technical issues which we are working hard to resolve. I can confirm that I have restored your access to the courses platform so you should be able to access your training now through the MY PORTFOLIO - My courses tab. Please send us an e-mail to TeachingEnglish@britishcouncil.org if you are still having problems.

Thanks,
Cath
TeahingEnglish team

Hi, I can not continue with my course because it does not let me enter again, and in my case I do not have the option PORTFOLIO it does not appear in my personal profile or in the page home.
Could you help me please?

Hi Sebastian

Sorry you have been having problems, we are experiencing ongoing technical issues which we are working hard to resolve. I can confirm that I have restored your access to the courses platform so you should be able to access your training now through the MY PORTFOLIO - My courses tab. Please send us an e-mail to TeachingEnglish@britishcouncil.org if you are still having problems.

Thanks,
Cath
TeahingEnglish team

Submitted by ferirrazabal on Thu, 09/28/2023 - 17:55

Hi! I can´t enter the course. I have to finish module 3 and I´m unable to get in. Hope you can solve this soon.
Thanks!

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Fri, 09/29/2023 - 08:13

In reply to by ferirrazabal

Hi ferirrazabal

Sorry to hear you are having problems. I've just checked your account and you have access to the courses platform if you click on "MY PORTFOLIO - My courses". Can you try again and please let us know if you are still having problems by sending a message to teachingenglish@britishcouncil.org

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Ronimili

You should now have access to the online platform - if you log in, you should be able to see the MY PORTFOLIO tab. Click on that and then "My courses" to see your training.

Hope that helps,

Cath
TeachingEnglish team

Hi Islam

Sorry that you are having these problems, we are experiencing an ongoing technical issue which we hope to resolve soon. I have restored your access, so you should be able to see the MY PORTFOLIO tab as usual now and access your training through that tab.

Please let us know if you are still having problems.

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by mss on Tue, 09/26/2023 - 15:42

Hello there,
I have missed the 25th September deadline to enroll for the course. I was thinking I still have 3-4 days to register. Being from a literature background, I really want to take it. Is there any chance it could happen?
Regards

Hi mss

Thanks for your comment. Our free courses are only available for a limited time and it's not possible to reopen registration or course content once the deadline has passed. We hope to run this course again in the future. 

To keep up to date with all our latest training courses, events and resources, you can sign up to our newsletter here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Best wishes

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Man Fish

All of our free courses are only available for a limited time. Once the deadline has passed, it's not possible to reopen registration or the course content. We hope to run this course again in the future. 
To keep up to date with all our latest training, resources and events, you can sign up to our newsletter here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Thanks,
Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Tabassum Mahza… on Tue, 09/19/2023 - 08:41

Hello there!
Greetings!
Just completed the course "Teaching English Through Literature". And I must say I have learned and relearned from this course. It was full of resources and activities. Thank you very much for launching this course which actually help to many English teachers like me.
Looking forward for the upcoming course! Thank you.

Hi Tabussum

Thanks for the feedback - we're glad you found the Literature course so useful!

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

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