Student-Centred Teaching

15 January - 11 February 2024
29 April – 26 May 2024
9 September - 6 October 2024

4 weeks
5 hours of study per week
For English language teachers (primary, secondary or adult)
Fees: £250

- Increase student motivation
- Improve classroom dynamics
- Explore new lesson ideas

Discover ways to further engage and motivate your learners, putting the emphasis on the student and reducing teacher focus in the classroom. On this course, you'll explore a range of teaching and classroom management techniques for encouraging active participation from your class. It's designed to allow you to experience student-centred learning firsthand, with guidance and support from your online tutor. You'll also work on collaborative tasks with your peers. Many activities will be easily adaptable for the face-to-face classroom, and you'll be able to share ideas and good practice with each other.


Course Overview

Module 1

Course Introduction
- Familiarisation with the online platform, Moodle
- Icebreakers and introductions
- Contextualising language - why and how

Module 2

Student-Centred Techniques
- Student engagement and motivation
- Student-centred techniques - theory
- Student-centred techniques - practice

Module 3

Error Correction
- The principles of student-centred error correction
- Correcting spoken errors
- Correcting written errors

Module 4

Further Considerations
- Classroom layout and positioning
- Professional development plans
- Conclusions

Each module should take about 5 hours. You can study at a time convenient for you, but each task must be completed by the specified deadline. There will be a variety of tasks to complete. Collaboration is a key part of the course, although this doesn't mean you have to be online at the same time as your peers. However, it's important you keep to the task deadlines to enable everyone to complete the necessary work. At the end of each module there will be an online live chat session, timetabled for a day and time that suits the majority. For those that are unable to attend the live session, it will be recorded and uploaded to the site.

Study at any time
With 24-hour access, you can study at a time that suits you. Each course requires just 5 hours per week of your time.

Explore new ideas
As you complete a range of engaging tasks, you’ll pick up techniques and ideas that you can use straight away in the classroom.

Collaborate with other English teachers and receive helpful feedback from your tutor. Each week concludes with a live lesson, too!

Receive a certificate
Get a digital certificate as a record of your professional development activity when you successfully complete the course.

What do I need?

You'll need access to a computer (mobile or tablet access is possible too, but with reduced functionality) with an up-to-date web browser, PDF reader and media player. You'll also need a webcam and microphone.

Time Commitment
We recommend dedicating at least 5 hours per week to the course. You can study at a time convenient for you, but each task must be completed by the specified deadline.

English Language Level
If English isn't your first language, you'll need a level of B1 (Intermediate) or higher.



Our Online Training Courses

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Communicative Teaching and Activities

Student-Centred Teaching