Understanding language systems

Develop your understanding of functional language and grammar and learn how to apply this knowledge to your teaching through reflection, analysis and effective presentation of use and form. Access Understanding language systems from 1 October 2024. Enrolment for this free course will open soon.

Welcome to 'Understanding language systems'


How will the course help you?

Develop your understanding of functional language and grammar and learn how to apply this knowledge to your teaching through reflection, analysis and effective presentation of use and form.


What does the course include?

Understanding language systems 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 - Understanding functional language

The aim of this module is to look at how teaching functional language helps your learners, how you can identify functions to cover in your syllabus, and practical ways of introducing and practising functional language with learners.

Module 2 - Understanding grammar

The aim of this module is to deepen your understanding of English grammar and to help you reflect on and talk about it. You'll learn about different aspects of grammar, what kinds of difficulties your learners have with grammar and how to relate knowledge of grammar to your classroom teaching. 

Module 3 - Understanding grammar – focus on form

The aim of this module is to help you consider how to present the use and form of language effectively.


When is the course?

We will run the free online modules again in October / November 2024. The course will 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 you need?

Minimum CEFR B1


What can you do now?

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Comments

Submitted by Gonzalo Ricardo on Thu, 07/04/2024 - 12:39

Is there any training courses to be prepared for CAE Cambridge exams? I would like to take it. Let me know if there is, please. I would appreciate a lot.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Fri, 07/05/2024 - 08:13

In reply to by Gonzalo Ricardo

Hi Gonzalo

As we aim to support English language teachers around the globe, here at TeachingEnglish we don't offer training courses for language learners. If you search for your local British Council or other teaching centre, you should be able to find information about preparation courses for the Cambridge exams. You could also check the Cambridge website here: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by SundasRizwan on Sat, 06/22/2024 - 17:06

How to get the workbook?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 06/27/2024 - 07:52

In reply to by SundasRizwan

Hi SundasRizwan

Thanks for your comment. The workbook for this course will be available nearer the course start date (the course starts in October). Keep checking back on this page.

Thanks!

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Tamuna_Telia on Sat, 05/25/2024 - 19:26

I would like to improve language and attend this module

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 05/27/2024 - 07:46

In reply to by Tamuna_Telia

HI Tamuna

You will be able to sign up for this course later in the year, as it opens in October. In the meantime, you can download the participant workbook (above) and also sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date with all our latest courses, live events and resources. You can sign up here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

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