TeachingEnglish: Communication skills

Boost your learners' communication skills with engaging, practical dialogue activities for the classroom that help them understand what dialogue means. Access 'TeachingEnglish: Communication skills' from 4 December 2024. Enrolment for this free course will open again soon.

Welcome to 'TeachingEnglish: Communication skills'


How will the course help me?

Boost your learners' communication skills with engaging, practical dialogue activities for the classroom that help them understand what dialogue means.


What does the course include?

TeachingEnglish: Communication skills 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
  • A free workbook with extra learning content and resources.

What will I learn?

Module 1: Introduction to dialogue

The aim of this module is to identify and define what dialogue means. It looks at how the word 'dialogue' is used. You will explain why dialogue is so important, select activities you can use in your classroom to encourage dialogue as well as reflect on your own classroom activities around building dialogue.

Module 2 - Dialogue and active listening

In this module, you'll explore a wider range of issues related to building dialogue and you'll look at some techniques and activities that you can use with your learners to develop their dialogue-building skills. You will identify the subconscious barriers to communication that often cause misunderstanding, evaluate a range of activities to develop active-listening skills as well as reflect on your own classroom activities around active listening.

Module 3 - Dialogue and speaking up

The aim of this module is to look at assertiveness and managing conflict. You'll also gain an understanding of how dealing with issues can help both you and your learners become better communicators. You will describe what it means to be assertive and how assertiveness can enhance your ability to communicate more honestly and openly, use a collection of activities in the classroom to develop assertiveness as well as create SMART plans for autonomous development.


When is the course?

We will run the free online modules again in December 2024 / January 2025. The course will open for enrolment soon.


How much does the course cost?

The course is free.


How can I get a certificate?

You will receive a certificate if you successfully complete all self-study modules.


What level of English do I need?

Minimum CEFR B1


What can I do now?

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

Comments

Submitted by Sumna Arif on Sat, 03/30/2024 - 16:18

I have tried multiple times to get enrolled in this course every time its not available in my explore courses section. the course would be helpful in my conversation class.Kindly guide me
I will be obliged
Regards

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 04/02/2024 - 08:06

In reply to by Sumna Arif

Hi Sumna,

This course is now closed. Our courses are only available for a limited time, and we publish the course dates on each course page. If you are having problems signing up for one of our open courses, please e-mail us at TeachingEnglish@britishcouncil.org

You can keep up to date on all of our courses and starting dates by signing up for our free newsletter here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by ADP_15 on Mon, 03/25/2024 - 10:31

Hi!

I just recently signed up and have registered to a course. However I cannot see this course, TeachingEnglish: Communication skills on my "Explore Courses" page. Is this not available anymore? I only see a limited number of courses in my explore page vs what is on the main website, under the "Training courses" section.

I would love to hear back form you as soon as you can to help me guide through this, thanks!

Hi ADP_15

I've just checked your account and it looks like you are successfully enrolled on this course. If you look at the 'Explore courses' page, you will see all of the currently available courses, whereas on our training pages you can see all the courses that we offer, with information about course content as well as link to a participant workbook. All of our free courses are only available for a limited time, you can check the dates on each course page, as well as by signing up to our newsletter here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by AvD on Wed, 02/28/2024 - 07:49

I would love to learn about communication skills as it isvery useful for my teaching practice, but I can't seem to be able to enroll. Can anyone help me?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 02/28/2024 - 09:27

In reply to by AvD

Hi AvD

Sorry to hear you are having problems. You need to be logged into your TeachingEnglish account. Then you can click on the button above where it says "Enrol on this free course". Can you let us know if you are still having problems at TeachingEnglish@britishcouncil.org ?

Thanks,

Cath
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by nhchanh on Tue, 02/27/2024 - 05:09

The course is so useful for my teaching practice, but I can not enroll.
I would be grateful if someone can help me.
Thank you so much!
Chanh.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 02/27/2024 - 07:46

In reply to by nhchanh

Hi nhchanh

Thanks for your comment. I've checked your account and can see that you are successfully enrolled in several of our courses. To register for this one, make sure you are logged in to your TeachingEnglish account, and then click directly on this link: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes You will be able to see this course on that page and you can click to enrol.

Hope that helps - please let us know if you are still having problems.

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Marc1984 on Tue, 02/13/2024 - 19:02

Thic content is wonderful and helpful. It will help me more Motivating my learners

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 02/14/2024 - 09:15

In reply to by Marc1984

Thanks for your feedback Marc1984 - we are glad you are enjoying the course!

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

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