English Language Teaching: Classroom Management

The course will introduce students to important aspects of classroom management: class size and mixed abilities, grouping students, and error correction and feedback.
13 lessons with assignments
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About the course
The course will look at how teaching a large class differs from teaching one-to-one, how to teach different content, and issues in teaching different students and special educational needs (SENs). Students will be exposed to ways of organizing whole-class work, pair work and group work, and individualized work. Finally, the course will cover different types of students’ errors and how to deal with them, how to deliver supportive feedback, and ways of providing feedback for both written and spoken English. By the end of the course, students will have a fuller understanding of classroom management in English Language Teaching.
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  • 1 952 students

Target audience

  • English teachers

What will you learn

  • To outline the principles of teaching different content in both large classes and one-to-one
  • To describe how to teach different students (including SENs)
  • To describe errors and feedback for written and spoken English
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
  • Intro
  • About the instructors
  • About the university
  • Course team
Module 1. Class size & mixed abilities
You will watch 3 lectures about the features of teaching large classes and teaching one-to-one, the challenges associated with these modes and the specifics of teaching learners of different age groups and learners with special educational needs (SENs). 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.

  • Large class vs teaching one-to-one
  • Teaching different content
  • Teaching different students & special educational needs (SENs)
Module 2. Grouping students
You will watch 3 lectures about different ways of grouping learners in an ELT class, specifically whole-class work, pair work, group work and individualized work. The lectures will explore both the advantages and disadvantages of each of these types. 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.

  • Whole-class work
  • Pairwork & group work
  • Individualized work
Module 3. Error correction & feedback
You will watch 3 lectures about different types of errors that learners of English make, and how these need or do not need to be corrected. The module will consider errors per se, slips, attempts, and developmental errors. You will also explore the difference between oral and written feedback. 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.

  • Students’ errors & supportive feedback
  • Error correction (What? When? Who?)
  • Feedback for written and spoken English
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13 lessons
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English Language Teaching: Classroom Management
The course will introduce students to important aspects of classroom management: class size and mixed abilities, grouping students, and error correction and feedback.

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

  • To outline the principles of teaching different content in both large classes and one-to-one
  • To describe how to teach different students (including SENs)
  • To describe errors and feedback for written and spoken English
Sign up for the course for free. Learning will start in summer 2022
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