TeachingEnglish: How to teach speaking

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Welcome to 'TeachingEnglish: How to teach speaking'


How will the course help you?

Develop your understanding of speaking skills and explore teaching techniques and activities which promote oral communication in the classroom for a range of ages and levels.


What does the course include?

How to teach speaking 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
  • A free workbook with extra learning content and resources.

What will you learn?

Module 1: Understanding speaking – key terms and issues

The aim of this module is to explore key terms and issues in the teaching of speaking. You'll look at how to evaluate and modify activities in terms of communicative quality, and consider how to get your learners using 'real speaking', not just completing grammar tasks. 

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

- recognise issues related to accuracy and fluency in speaking practice
- distinguish between oral activities which practise grammar and oral activities which are communicative
- evaluate a range of speaking activities
- modify activities to make them more effective in developing oral communication skills.

Module 2: Understanding speaking – maximising interaction

The aim of this module is to introduce you to a range of techniques and activities which promote speaking in your classroom. You'll look at the benefits of pair and group work and adapt tasks to maximise student interaction.

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

- distinguish between oral activities which practise grammar and oral activities which are communicative
- adapt reading tasks to make them more communicative.

Module 3: Understanding language practice activities

The aim of this module is to explore and evaluate a range of practice activities. The module also looks at flexible activities that can be adapted for different ages and levels. You have the opportunity to select appropriate activities which match with lesson aims, and justify your choices.

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

- identify the skills and language that different activities practise and address some common concerns about practice activities
- use songs, stories and mobile phones in a variety of ways for classroom language practice
- choose language practice activities which correspond to your lesson aims and learners' needs.


When is the course?

Enrolment for 'TeachingEnglish: How to teach speaking' is now closed. Sign up to the free newsletter to keep up to date on when our courses open.


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


What can you do now?

If you're interested in learning more about teaching speaking, you can:

Comments

Submitted by Pedro Fernande… on Fri, 01/28/2022 - 17:06

Hi everyone. I was one of the people who had problem to enroll in the course. Here are the steps I followed to overcome the problem:

1- Click on the course name;

2- Access the link provided on step 2 " Visit our course website!.  After clicking on the link, you will be directed to a new page where you'll find " enroll in activity" option. 

After that, you will receive an email by the teacher development team.

I hope my comment helped.

Submitted by roy_asmadi on Thu, 01/27/2022 - 15:40

I have worked on all the modules and exercises but my name remains appeared unknown user on certificate of completion. I have checked all the stages and modules many times but the problem remains unsolved. Please, kindly request solution on this issue. Thank you.

Hi Naim

Sorry to hear you are having problems - can you let us know which stage of the enrollment you are having problems with? Have you managed to create an account?

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by KatarinaT on Wed, 01/26/2022 - 21:12

Hello, I do not have the option to enroll 'Teaching pathways: how to teach speaking',

I have seen the comments and followed the suggestions, but I do not have this course as an option in "Explore all courses" ., I only had Teaching pathways: How to teach pronunciation. I have succesfully enrolled this course, but not the one - how to teach speaking. Please help. 

 

Hi KatarinaT

If you are enrolled and can access the "Explore all courses" page, but the course doesn't appear, could you please use the orange "Help" button in the bottom right-hand corner of the page to report this to the technical team - they should be able to help resolve this for you.

Thanks,
Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Erick on Wed, 01/26/2022 - 20:11

I have been following the videos, but I have not been able to participate in the activities. Why is that?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 01/27/2022 - 09:24

In reply to by Erick

Hi Erick

If you are enrolled but having some technical issues, please contact the technical team by using the orange "Help" button in the bottom right of the screen to report this problem - they should be able to resolve the issue.

Thanks,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 01/27/2022 - 09:57

In reply to by Auroraacademy

Hi Auroraacademy

Have you followed the steps 1-4 above to create an account? If so, you should see the "My Portfolio" tab at the top of this page. You can click on that, and then "My courses" - this will take you to the courses homepage. From there, you can click on "Explore all courses" and then click to register for the courses that you want to do.

Hope that helps,
Cath

TE Team

Hi Teona

If you are enrolled but can't access the course modules, please use the orange "Help" button on the bottom-right of the course page to report this.

Thanks,
Cath

TE Team

Submitted by bachofnerp on Wed, 01/26/2022 - 10:51

Hi there,

I would be interested to attend/watch some of the courses on your platform. However, I don't use Facebook and cannot always join the live events because I am working at these particular hours.
Is it possible to watch the different courses in an asynchrone way?

Thanks!

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 01/27/2022 - 09:37

In reply to by bachofnerp

Hi bachofnerp,

Yes, you don't have to join the Facebook Live events (in fact, these are "extra" to the course content, and are available to watch later too). If you enrol on a course, you can follow the content at your own pace, when it's convenient for you.

Thanks,
Cath

TE Team

Submitted by beti_mkd on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 21:10

Hi 

I created an account, visited the course website and the only course available on there is the Teaching pronunciation course, but not the Teaching speaking course. It says that we can enroll by 31st January, but there no enroll an activity button and the course is not listed. How do I enroll please?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 01/27/2022 - 09:35

In reply to by beti_mkd

Hi beti_mkd

If you are on the course website and can't see the courses in the "Explore all courses" tab, can you contact the technical team to report this? Click on the orange "Help" button on the bottom right-hand corner of the page - they should be able to help resolve this issue.

Thanks,

Cath

TE Team

Hello Asma Skhiri

You need to follow steps 1-4 above. Once you have created an account and logged on,  you will see the "My Portfolio" tab at the top of this page in the menu bar. Click on this and then "My Courses". This will take you to the courses homepage. There you can click on "Explore all courses", where you will see all the courses that are currently available and you can click on the ones you want to register for.

Hope that helps,

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Yasmin Saeed on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 15:24

I have finished 3 modules of this course but certificate is not available. I spent 3 weeks to do this course but no certificate.......

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 01/27/2022 - 09:32

In reply to by Yasmin Saeed

Hi Yasmin Saeed,

Please use the orange "Help" button on the bottom right hand side of the coursepage to report this issue - they should be able to help resolve it so you can get your certificate.

Thanks,
Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Ashin Aloka on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 15:19

When I entered my course page, I saw the page "your learning" but when I entered my training unit 1 there is only a small explanation paragraph about the unit one and the Training Status said "Not Started". Does the course don't start yet or am I going wrong? Please help me.

Hi Ashin Aloka


The course has already started, but you are free to follow it at your own pace (until 7th February). If you are logged in and enrolled in the course, you can either click on the "Your week ahead" tab or the "Your learning" tab to see what you still have to complete. Then click the Start button for the module you are working on.  If you can see "Module 1"  you just need to scroll down the page to access the activities and click on "Start task"

Hope you enjoy the course,

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by nickoleg629 on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 14:16

I have completed the course and got 80% but there is no available certificate to be downloaded in My award. What should I do to get my certificate? Will there be any information about the course duration (hours, days, weeks, credits (ECTS))? Thanks.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 14:26

In reply to by nickoleg629

Hi Nickoleg629

For questions about issues with certificates, can you contact the technical team - you can do this through the orange "Help" button in the bottom right corner of the page.

Thanks,

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by Zhanna_71 on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 12:15

 

Good job, some of techniques are interested me, I think,  teachers can use it in practice 

Submitted by Arkuna on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 11:13

Good day dear participants! Can I ask  Every day we should write a post here? And what should I put in my Portfolio? Thanks.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 14:15

In reply to by Arkuna

Hi Arkuna

You should work through the activities on the course page - all activities will be saved and shown in your course progress. 

You don't need to post here - in fact, the best place to interact with other participants is on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/howtoteachspeaking  

Hope that helps,
Cath
TE Team

  

Submitted by Wissal.B on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 10:05

I can't enroll in this course. I follow all the steps and instructions. Whenever I click on explore all cources, I'll find only the course of how to teach prononciation available. Could you help me please ? 

Hello Wissal.B

Sorry to hear that you are having problems with enrolling, even though you are logged in and on the "Explore all courses" page.  You need to report this to the technical team. You can do that by clicking on the orange "Help" button on the bottom right hand side of the course page.

I hope they will be able to resolve your issue.

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Agustyna37 on Mon, 01/24/2022 - 19:20

There is a silent period in speaking especially when teaching kids.Sometimes you switch on the songs,play,role-play and there are children who are not interested i this and have a lot of affairs,shy.They prefer not to play and just watch other pupils dance,sing.Sometimes I feel that it's not interesting at all.I have got 1 pupil from 9.I don't know how to engage him in speaking,singing,reading.He just listens to me.In everyday life he is very active and noisy.In what way can I make him /envolve in classroom activity??

Submitted by sreekala123 on Mon, 01/24/2022 - 10:56

I have already signed in and gotten into the course page, but I can not see the "enroll " key. 

 

 

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 01/24/2022 - 12:00

In reply to by sreekala123

Hi sreekala123,

If you are logged in and on the course homepage, you need to click the green tab that says "Explore all courses" - you will find all of the available courses there. You just need to click where it says "Enrol in activity". 

Hope that helps!

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by sabreen saleh on Sat, 01/22/2022 - 14:20

Hello 

I have completed uni 1 and 2 but my score is still zero. Any advice, please?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 01/24/2022 - 09:43

In reply to by sabreen saleh

Hi sabreen saleh

Sorry to hear that you are having problems with your progress being recorded. Can you report this to the course technical team? You need to contact them by using the orange "Help" button on the bottom right hand corner of the courses page.

Thanks,

Cath
TE Team

Submitted by maxvicente on Thu, 01/20/2022 - 22:59

Hi, I´m Max Vicente from Angola.

I'm interested to learn how to teach speaking. 

Submitted by deltamodule1 on Thu, 01/20/2022 - 19:07

Hi!

I've created a new account with the belief that maybe there was a problem with the old one, and the problem persists. I see that there are many people with the same problem. Maybe there's something wrong with the site, could that be possible?

Thanks for everything you share and all the priceless opportunities you give to us in terms of professional development and teaching ideas!

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 01/24/2022 - 09:48

In reply to by deltamodule1

Hi deltamodule1

Thanks for your feedback and sorry to hear that you are having problems with enrolling on the course. We are constantly checking to ensure that the course page and enrolment process are working correctly. Can you give some more details about where you are having problems? Have you logged in successfully? Have you opened the courses homepage? If you can tell us what specific problem you are having, we should be able to resolve it.

Thanks,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by BAKHITOGREBA on Wed, 01/19/2022 - 14:08

KINDLY, HOW DO I ENROLL IN THIS COURSE?

 

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 01/20/2022 - 15:07

In reply to by BAKHITOGREBA

Hi Bakhitogreba,

To enrol,  you need to follow steps 1-4 above. If you have created an account, make sure you are logged in. Then you will see a tab next to the Home button on the top of this page that says "My Portfolio" - if you click on this and then "My courses", this will take you to the courses homepage.   From here you can click on "Explore all courses" (a green tab on the right) - you will be able to see all the available courses, and can click on "Enrol in activity" for the courses that interest you.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TE Team

Submitted by Roxana Phocco … on Wed, 01/19/2022 - 13:56

Dear community, I really interested in this course but I can`t found the "ENROL IN  ACTIVITY BUTTON". Could you help me please?. 

Best regards!

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 01/20/2022 - 15:06

In reply to by Roxana Phocco …

Hi Roxana,

To enrol,  you need to follow steps 1-4 above. If you have created an account, make sure you are logged in. Then you will see a tab next to the Home button on the top of this page that says "My Portfolio" - if you click on this and then "My courses", this will take you to the courses homepage.   From here you can click on "Explore all courses" (a green tab on the right) - you will be able to see all the available courses, and can click on "Enrol in activity" for the courses that interest you.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TE Team

Hi adedayo

If you have created an account, make sure you are logged in. Then you will see a tab next to the Home button on the top of this page that says "My Portfolio" - if you click on this and then "My courses", this will take you to the courses homepage.   From here you can click on "Explore all courses" (a green tab on the right) - you will be able to see all the available courses, and can click on "Enrol in activity" for the courses that interest you.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TE Team

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