TeachingEnglish: How to teach vocabulary

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Welcome to 'How to teach vocabulary'


How will the course help you?

Help your learners notice, record, recycle and use new vocabulary more confidently with engaging classroom activities.


What does the course include?

How to teach vocabulary 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 vocabulary

The aim of this module is to explore major aspects of vocabulary, including form, meaning and use, and relate these to teaching and learning.

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

-explain concepts used to describe aspects of vocabulary.
-explain some of the factors which lead to vocabulary errors by learners
-identify activities to use for error correction
-select activities to use to make vocabulary learning memorable.

Module 2: Engaging with vocabulary – recording and recycling

The aim of this module is to outline ways of helping learners to record and recycle vocabulary, while at the same time building their skills and encouraging autonomy.

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

-evaluate a range of methods and techniques that help learners remember, organise and record vocabulary
-evaluate a range of activities for recycling vocabulary
-identify activities which develop the learners’ vocabulary skills and encourage greater autonomy
-plan the stages of a recycling activity taking into account a range of factors which promote learning.

Module 3: Engaging with vocabulary teaching

The aim of this module is to explore ways of presenting new vocabulary in the classroom. The module considers what is involved in learning new words, how to select words to teach, and a range of methods and techniques for presenting vocabulary that take into account an inclusive multi-sensory approach.

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

- describe aspects of vocabulary that learners need to know
- use a range of techniques to express meaning when presenting new vocabulary
- evaluate a range of methods and techniques for presenting vocabulary
- use further techniques to express meaning, which take into account an inclusive, multisensory approach
- evaluate a range of methods and techniques for presenting vocabulary.


When is the course?

Enrolment for 'How to teach vocabulary' 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

Comments

Submitted by ngizwenayo004 on Wed, 02/28/2024 - 05:25

Hello, I am delighted to see all the strategies I can use while teaching Vocabulary they are helpful and fruitful.

Hi AlisDim

Sorry you are having problems - yesterday there was some access issues to the courses platform because of a website upgrade.

Can you try to enrol again - you can either click on the button on this page, or go directly to the courses platform here: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/home/dashboard and then click on "Explore all courses"

Please let me know if you are still having problems.

Thanks,

Cath
TeachingEnglish team

 

Submitted by Nan Hnin on Tue, 02/20/2024 - 10:14

Hello, I have completed Module 1 and currently doing Module 2. However, I can't access the course. When I click My courses, it reaches Bookmark> Community. I couldn't solves the issue, even though I have followed the instructions mentioned above. Can you help me, please?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 02/20/2024 - 10:19

In reply to by Nan Hnin

Hi Nan Hnin

Thanks for your message. The website is currently being updated and so you may have some access issues. This should be resolved in the next few hours, so please check back then to continue with your course.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Best wishes,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

 

Hi englover

Thanks for your comment. Yesterday there was some access issues to the courses platform because of a website upgrade. You should now have access to all of your training. Please let us know if you are still having any problems at teachingenglish@britishcouncil.org

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 02/21/2024 - 08:50

In reply to by Dinhhongngoclinh

Dear Dinhhongngoclinh,

Thanks for your comment. Yesterday there was some access issues to the courses platform because of a website upgrade. You should now have access to all of your training. Please let us know if you are still having any problems at teachingenglish@britishcouncil.org

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Elina

Sorry to hear you are having problems enrolling.

To enrol, make sure you are logged into your TeachingEnglish account. You can then either go to step 2 above under "How do I register for the course?" and click the Enrol button, or click this link to go to the courses page directly: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes 

From there, you should be able to see all our current courses and click to enrol.

Please can you let me know if you are still having problems?

Thanks,
Cath
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Abigail Urbanec on Fri, 11/03/2023 - 09:21

Hello,

It won't let me enroll for this course.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Fri, 11/03/2023 - 10:49

In reply to by Abigail Urbanec

Hi Abigail

Thanks for your comment. We are aware that there is a technical issue with the courses platform which we are working hard to resolve as soon as possible. It does mean that you might not be able to enrol in the course for the moment. I will let you know when it is back up.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Rich11 on Fri, 10/20/2023 - 16:34

Hi, I am enrolled to this course 'How to teach vocabulary'.I have completed module 1 but on the site it is showing in progress. Is it a technical issue?
Thank you for your help.
Richa

Hi Rich11

If you have completed all of module 1 it should show that module as completed. However, you need to finish all of the modules in order for the course to be showing as completed. Please note that Module 3 of this course has multiple parts so you need to complete all of them in order to finish the course.

Please let us know if you are still having problems with this.

Thanks,
Cath
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Sahar Kastalli on Tue, 10/10/2023 - 14:24

I can't access any of the registred courses in my Portfolio.
Could you please solve this problem .
Thanks in advance .

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 10/10/2023 - 14:26

In reply to by Sahar Kastalli

Hi and unfortunately there is a problem with the site today ( this is quite unusual but happens now and then). Please try again early tomorrow and we look forward to seeing you on the courses!

Regards,

Anne (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Abuka on Sun, 10/01/2023 - 00:17

Hi there, I can not find my Portfolio or my courses. I have logged out and logged in as per the instructions. But nothing is working. Could you please help me out

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 10/02/2023 - 10:05

In reply to by Abuka

Hi Abuka

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 Cath McLellan on Tue, 09/26/2023 - 09:04

Hi Siyu

Thanks for your comment. We have been having some technical issues but I can confirm that I have restored your access to the learning platform. If you are logged in, you should now see the MY PORTFOLIO tab. If you can't, please let us know.

Thanks,
Cath
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by maftun2001 on Fri, 09/15/2023 - 12:58

This course is great

Submitted by nazaroic23 on Fri, 09/01/2023 - 14:53

Hi! There is not a MY PORTFOLIO tab on my page menu even after logging in. How can I access my courses, please?
Thank you.

Submitted by Paul Braddock on Sat, 09/02/2023 - 11:04

In reply to by nazaroic23

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Siyu Zhu on Mon, 09/25/2023 - 13:38

In reply to by Paul Braddock

Hello, I also couldn't find MY PORTFOLIO or my courses on the web page. I hope you could help me find my course, please.
Thank you.

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