English Language Teaching: Introduction

The course will introduce students to basic concepts and issues in English Language Teaching.
13 lessons with assignments
Free schedule
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About the course
It will explore the history of ELT, mainstream approaches and new trends. Students will be familiarized with such methodologies as Grammar Translation, Audiolingualism, Presentation, Practice and Production, Communication Language Teaching, Task-based Learning, and Content and Language Integrated Learning as well as alternative methods and approaches such as Storyline and Dogme ELT.
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Students will examine English as an International Language, the Common European Framework of Reference and also developments in English Language Teaching as a Profession such as the qualifications and professional development needed to be a teacher. Finally, the course will consider implications for ELT such as lifelong learning, digital literacy and teaching English online.

Target audience

  • English teachers

What will you learn

  • Recognize the values and limitations of mainstream and alternative approaches to ELT
  • Understand opportunities in ELT as a profession
  • Explore opportunities for professional development
Authors
Peter J Mitchell
Expert in ELT, intercultural communication and international collaboration
Andrei Shilnov
Senior lecturer, Department of Translation and Language Communication, National Research Tomsk State University
Vladimir Vozdvizhenskiy

Senior lecturer, Department of Translation and Language Communication, National Research Tomsk State University

Course program
Introduction
  • About the university
  • Intro
  • About the instructors
  • About the course team
1. Approaches to ELT
You will watch 3 lectures about different approaches and methods in English language teaching, their keys features, and practical usage. You will be provided with a number of short quizzes to check your learning. To expand your knowledge further, you will also be provided with links to additional materials.

  • ELT history: From Grammar Translation to Communication
  • Mainstream approaches in ELT
  • Alternative approaches in ELT
2. Issues in ELT
You will watch 3 lectures about the status of English as a global lingua franca, the CEFR framework and its importance for ELT and recent developments in ELT as a profession. You will be provided with a number of short quizzes to check your learning. To expand your knowledge further, you will also be provided with links to additional materials.

  • English as an International Language
  • A framework for ELT
  • ELT as a profession
3. Implications for ELT
You will watch 3 lectures about the importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers of English, digital literacy and the challenges as well as the opportunities associated with teaching English online. You will be provided with a number of short quizzes to check your learning. To expand your knowledge further, you will also be provided with links to additional materials.

  • Lifelong learning
  • Digital literacy
  • ELT online
Modern visual language
All lessons are shot in a modern studio, and graphics were created by designers
13 lessons
This is enough to cover the topic. Each lesson is made in the format of a longread with video lectures, text and graphic materials and links
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Free schedule
There are no deadlines or due dates for homework assignments. Materials are available immediately, you can start learning through the chatbot at any time and return to the course when you have time
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Certificate
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English Language Teaching: Introduction
The course will introduce students to basic concepts and issues in English Language Teaching.

What will you get

  • 13 lessons with assignments in a chatbot
  • Author’s presentation: simple, clear and with interest in the subject
  • Free schedule: no deadlines and due dates for assignments
  • All materials are available immediately, you can start learning at a convenient time
  • Professional video and modern graphics
  • Quick contact with technical support
  • Certificate of Completion

What will you learn

  • Recognize the values and limitations of mainstream and alternative approaches to ELT
  • Understand opportunities in ELT as a profession
  • Explore opportunities for professional development
Sign up for the course for free. Learning will start in summer 2022
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