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. Access How to teach writing from 7 August 2024 – enrol now.

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Welcome to TeachingEnglish: How to teach writing


How can you enrol?

Log in to your TeachingEnglish account and click the button below to enrol on this free course.


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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

The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of the skill of writing and what's involved in the process. During this module you'll learn through doing; you'll need to write so that you can analyse and understand the process.

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

The aim of this module is to provide a process writing framework for use with learners in the classroom. The module identifies pre-writing techniques and provides practical knowledge of drafting, editing and publishing of written work. You'll have the opportunity to produce a piece of writing using a process writing framework.

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 – activities

The aim of this module is to analyse what makes writing activities effective and to give practice in preparing them. The module identifies sub-skills that lead to good writing. You'll evaluate whether activities focus on accuracy of language or communication of meaning, and also consider how to select appropriate methodology and resources for introducing and practising specific areas of writing.

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?

Access this free course from 7 August 2024. Enrolment closes on 23 September, and the course closes on 30 September 2024.


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


How do you sign up for the course?

Please follow the steps below carefully to access this free training course.

IMPORTANT: If you are already logged in to your free TeachingEnglish account, we recommend that you log out and log in again.

Step 1: Log in to your existing TeachingEnglish account or create a free TeachingEnglish account.

You MUST be logged in to your free TeachingEnglish account to access the course. Click or tap to Create a free account or log in to your existing account

Step 2: Enrol on your course

Click or tap the button below to enrol on this free course.

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How do you access the course after you've enrolled?

IMPORTANT: If you didn't log out of TeachingEnglish after your previous visit, do this first.

From your desktop or laptop computer

1. Log in to your free TeachingEnglish account.
2. If you have enrolled in the course, you will see 'MY PORTFOLIO' in the menu bar at the top of the page next to the Home button.
3. Move your mouse over MY PORTFOLIO to see the drop-down menu.
4. Click on 'My courses' to access your training.

From your mobile device

1. Log in to your free TeachingEnglish account.
2. Tap the three horizontal lines next to the home button to open the menu.
3. Below 'Home', you will see MY PORTFOLIO and 'My courses' below. Tap on MY PORTFOLIO if you don’t see 'My courses'.
4. Tap on 'My courses' to access your training.


Having problems accessing the course?

Please see our troubleshooting guide below if you are having problems accessing the course.


Support and troubleshooting

If you have signed up for this course and have problems accessing your learning, please make sure you are logged in, then click or tap the link below:

https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes
 

If you are still having problems accessing your course, please see the advice and videos below:

I can't register for the course

Please make sure you have created a free TeachingEnglish account or that you are logged in to your existing account. If registration is available, you will see instructions for 'How do I register for this course?' at the top of this page. If registration is not available, you will see the message 'This course is not available for registration'.

I can't access the course. I am logged in to my account, but when I click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO I just go to my profile page

Check that you are not logged in to your TeachingEnglish account on a different device or browser. Log out of your account on all devices and browsers and log in again. Click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO. You should be taken to your training course. If you still can't access your course, log out, clear the cache on your browser and log in again.

I can't get my certificate

Certificates are available to participants who complete 100% of the course material. To access your certificate, go to the course platform where you have done your training. Click or tap 'My awards'. If you have completed 100% of the course, your certificate should be available to download.

The name on my certificate is wrong

On the course platform where you access your training, please use the 'Help' button to request a new certificate. Names on certificates are taken from your personal details in your free TeachingEnglish account. To change your name, click or tap on your name to edit your profile. Update the details on your profile page and save the new details.


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

Submitted by Ruan van Niekerk on Mon, 06/17/2024 - 09:15

Hi!

1. Are there a limited number of spots available in this course?

2. It states that the training course is divided into "three hour modules". Does that mean three hours per module (a total of 9 hours), or will all three modules take 3 hours in total to complete?

I look forward to your response.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 06/18/2024 - 07:54

In reply to by Ruan van Niekerk

Hi Ruan

Thanks for your comment. There is no limit to spaces available on the course, and you are right that it takes approximately 9 hours to complete the course.

Hope that helps and that you enjoy the course!

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Danigonzalezb

Thanks for your message - this course will open in August and be available until the end of September. 

Hope you enjoy it!

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by little peach on Wed, 03/27/2024 - 17:30

I wanna join this programme,and could you please tell me the way to join it?

Submitted by Jo Gore on Fri, 03/29/2024 - 16:11

In reply to by little peach

Hi little peach

This course is programmed for August-September 2024 so registration is not open yet. Please check back in July for more information. In the meantime, you might like to sign up for the TeachingEnglish newsletter to receive updates about upcoming events and courses.

Best wishes

Jo

TeachingEnglish Team

Submitted by elashmony on Sun, 03/31/2024 - 09:07

In reply to by little peach

I wanna join this programme,and could you please tell me the way to join it?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 04/02/2024 - 08:16

In reply to by elashmony

Hi elashmony

Thanks for your comment. This course is programmed for August-September this year, so you can check back later to sign up. You can also subscribe to our TeachingEnglish newsletter here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter, to keep up to date on all our latest courses, events and resources.

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi,

Thanks for your comment. This course is programmed for August-September this year, so you can check back later to sign up.

You can also subscribe to our TeachingEnglish newsletter here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter, to keep up to date on all our latest courses, events and resources.

Thanks,
 

Cath
TeachingEnglish team

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

Hi billasad1975

Registration for this course will open soon. Please check back on this page, or make sure you are signed up for our free newsletter, which will keep you updated on our latest course dates, 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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