TeachingEnglish: Inclusive classrooms

Make your classes inclusive learning spaces by identifying barriers that can affect learning and practical strategies to overcome them. Access this free course now - enrol until 21 September.

Welcome to 'TeachingEnglish: Inclusive classrooms'


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?

Make your classes inclusive learning spaces by identifying barriers that can affect learning and practical strategies to overcome them.


What does the course include?

Inclusive classrooms 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
  • 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 - Introduction to inclusion

In this module, you'll learn about the nature of inclusion and exclusion, consider how you can make your school more inclusive and also think about the barriers to inclusion which exist generally in your own school and English classroom.

By the end of the module you’ll be able to:

-define inclusion and identify learners who may be at risk of exclusion
-define the characteristics of an inclusive teacher
-describe the attitudes, behaviours and commitment necessary for successful inclusion
-identify different models for inclusion
-describe the changes in school culture necessary for successful inclusion
-describe the impact of teacher behaviour and teacher expectations
-identify the four main types of barriers to inclusion and how they impact learners' learning and development
-suggest ways of overcoming some of these barriers.

Module 2 - Creating an inclusive classroom environment

In this module, you'll learn about the features of inclusive English classrooms, explore strategies that support inclusive teaching and learning and develop the ability to create an environment for differentiated learning. You’ll also identity and evaluate strategies to reduce barriers to developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

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

-describe the features of an inclusive English language classroom and identify the ways in which learners may be different
-define the roles and responsibilities of teachers and learners in making classrooms inclusive
-describe the importance of differentiation in the inclusive classroom and apply different strategies for differentiating according to level of English proficiency
-use different types of questions to differentiate learners' tasks, design inclusive projects and apply learner grouping for inclusive learning
-identify general procedures that will help to enhance skills practice activities
-describe some of the barriers neurodivergent learners face when working on each of the four language skills
-use techniques and approaches appropriate to help the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Module 3 - Making your school culture more inclusive

In this module, you'll learn about some of the wider issues around inclusion, both inside and outside your classroom. You’ll look at how to design inclusive assessment and how to develop materials based on principles of accessibility and inclusion. You’ll also see how to raise awareness of issues around inclusion in your classroom and with your peers.

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

-design assessment to allow all learners to show what they know
-design materials to raise awareness of unconscious bias
-manage issues of exclusion and inclusive representation in the design of learning materials
-use role play techniques to develop learners’ empathy skills
-identify how the UN’s sustainable development goals support the development of inclusion in the language classroom
-identify the difference between equality and equity
-describe the benefits of living in an inclusive society
-plan and apply strategies for advocating for inclusion.

When is the course?

The free online modules are available for self-study now. Enrolment closes on 21 September and the course closes on 28 September.


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


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.

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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?

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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.

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Having problems accessing the course?

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


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What can you do next?

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Comments

Submitted by alicjasablik on Wed, 01/03/2024 - 11:14

Hello,

I thought the access to this course is open until 5/01/2024? I started the course a couple of weeks ago and wanted to finish it today. Isn't it possible?
Thanks

Hi Alicja, 

Thanks for your interest in our free courses for teachers. Access to the online modules for 'Inclusive classrooms' closed on 2 January, but you can still access the free workbook which has lots of free resources connected to the course contents: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-11/Workbook_for_inclusive_classrooms.pdf. We will be running Inclusive classrooms again in 2024, so to stay up to date with all the free resources and training we have coming up, you might like to sign up to our TeachingEnglish newsletter.

Best wishes

Philippa

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Sheryl Ann, 

Thanks for your interest in our free courses for teachers. Enrolment for 'Inclusive classrooms' is now closed, but we have other courses starting in January about teaching grammar and digital skills for teachers. To stay up to date with all the free resources and training we have coming up, you might like to sign up to our TeachingEnglish newsletter.

Best wishes

Philippa

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Jo Gore on Thu, 12/28/2023 - 10:08

Hi egoudohope. Enrolment for 'Inclusive classrooms' is now closed. To stay up to date with all the free resources and training we have coming up, you might like to sign up to our TeachingEnglish newsletter.

Best wishes

Jo

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by egoudohope on Wed, 12/27/2023 - 19:25

hi Cath,
Please can you grant me access to the course - Inclusive classroom please. I learnt about this programme pretty late and will like to engage on this particular course as the the enrollment dateline was on the 25th of December and the close of the course will be January 2nd.

Submitted by Jo Gore on Thu, 12/28/2023 - 10:03

In reply to by egoudohope

Hi egoudohope. Enrolment for the Inclusive classrooms course is now closed. Details of all our current and scheduled courses can be found here. This is updated regularly, so keep an eye out for details of any specific courses you’d like to work on there. :)

Jo

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 12/04/2023 - 10:15

In reply to by Tatiana Portilla

Hi Tatiana Portilla

If you would like to enrol in this free course, you just need to follow the two-step instructions above under "How do I sign up for the course?"  First, you need to be logged into your TeachingEnglish account and then if you click on the drop-down menu for Step 2, you will see the enrol button.

Hope this helps!

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

 

 

Submitted by Haseeb on Sun, 11/12/2023 - 20:24

Please start a course on class room management communication skills

Hi Haseeb

We hope to offer our classroom management for primary learners again some time next year - you can find details here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training/classroom-management-primary

To keep up to date with all our latest training, resources and events, you can subscribe to our newsletter here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

 

 

Submitted by egoudohope on Wed, 12/27/2023 - 19:19

In reply to by Cath McLellan

Dear Cath,
May I humbly request if possible to grant me access to the course 'Inclusion classroom' as I can see that the enrollment closed earlier before I had the knowledge of such course happening here and the close date of the course as stated will be 2nd, January, 2024.
Thank you in anticipation.

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