TeachingEnglish: How to teach writing

Improve your learners' writing skills by exploring the sub skills that make good writers and ways of developing them in the classroom. Enrolment for 'TeachingEnglish: How to teach writing' will open soon.

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Welcome to 'TeachingEnglish: How to teach writing'


How will the course help you?

Improve your learners' writing skills by exploring the sub skills that make good writers and ways of developing them in the classroom.


What does the course include?

How to teach writing 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: Understanding writing

This module compares different approaches to teaching writing and explores whether real world writing can be transferred to the classroom. You'll also learn to adapt writing activities for your learners.

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

- understand the process of gathering information and ideas, writing and editing a text
- identify whether writing activities follow a product- or a process-oriented model
- evaluate how what's written outside the classroom can be transferred to the classroom
- adapt writing activities to suit specific learner needs and context.

Module 2: Engaging with writing – process writing

his module provides a process writing framework for use with your learners. You'll also explore pre-writing techniques and ideas for drafting, editing and publishing written work.

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

- understand and use a process writing framework
- identify appropriate pre-writing techniques
- recognise the importance of producing a draft as part of the writing process
- apply skills for reviewing, writing and editing
- generate ideas for publishing learners' written work.

Module 3: Engaging with writing – preparing activities

This module will help you recognise sub-skills that enable good writing, categorise writing activities that focus on accuracy and communication and plan effective classroom writing activities.

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

- identify sub-skills that lead to good writing
- categorise writing activities in terms of their main focus - accuracy of language or communication of meaning
- recognise the value of focusing on context, audience and purpose when writing
- plan effective writing activities for use in the classroom.


When is the course?

We will run the free online modules again in August / September 2024. The course will be open for enrolment soon.


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 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 teaching writing, you can:

Comments

Hi billaswad1975

This course will open soon, and you will be able to enrol on this page. Please keep checking back, or you can also sign up for our newsletter to find out about when our courses are going to open and get updates on all our events and resources. You can sign up here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by sunnyyyisme on Sat, 06/24/2023 - 04:23

When will this course reopen again? I really hope I can join it>

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 06/26/2023 - 09:10

In reply to by sunnyyyisme

Hi sunnyyysime

We don't have a definite date for this course yet, but please keep checking back on our training page to find out when it will run again. You can also keep up to date on our other courses / events by subscribing to our newsletter here:

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Neesa on Sat, 06/10/2023 - 14:40

Each time I try to access the course web page it says that it’s not private and prompts to go back

Hi Neesa

This course finished on 5th June so is no longer available I'm afraid. Please let us know if you are having problems accessing other courses.

Cath
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Mohammed Abdul… on Thu, 06/08/2023 - 05:27

Guys... I'm disappointed and lost because I was busy I couldn't finish the course before June 5th.... I've finished part 1 in Module 2... 😢 can you help me?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 06/08/2023 - 07:36

In reply to by Mohammed Abdul…

Hi Mohammed

Sorry you didn't have time to finish the course. Unfortunately once the course is closed it is not possible to re-open it. We hope to run the course again later this year or early next year. You can keep up to date with all our latest courses, news and resources by subscribing to our newsletter here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 06/08/2023 - 07:36

In reply to by Mohammed Abdul…

Hi Mohammed

Sorry you didn't have time to finish the course. Unfortunately once the course is closed it is not possible to re-open it. We hope to run the course again later this year or early next year. You can keep up to date with all our latest courses, news and resources by subscribing to our newsletter here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Kelsie

The enrol button is on the courses website - to access it you need to register for the course following these instructions:

How do I sign up for the course?

Are you able to click on the link in Step 2? if so, you will be able to see a list of all our available courses and you just need to click the "Click to enrol in activity" button.

Let us know if you are still having problems.

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi noha777

Please follow the instructions above under: "How do I access the course after I've enrolled?"

If you are still having problems, just let us know.

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Edson Anddrew on Sat, 05/27/2023 - 04:12

In reply to by Cath McLellan

Hi! In my case, when I click "My portfolio - My courses" it just shows me my profile and I don't see the course I enrolled.

Hi Edson

In this case, you need to log out of your TeachingEnglish account, clear the cache on your browser, then log in again. That should resolve the issue. Please let us know if you are still having problems.

Thanks,
Cath
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by inashilal on Sat, 04/29/2023 - 05:08

Hi,

There is no instructions for registration shown on “How to teach writing” page.

Would you guide me through it please?

Thank you.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 05/02/2023 - 08:26

In reply to by inashilal

Hi inashilal

You can find the instructions above - here they are again:

How do I sign up for the course?

Please let us know if you are still having problems.

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Lynn-- on Thu, 04/27/2023 - 01:05

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