Course curriculum

  • 2

    Unit 2: Activities and lesson plans: theory and structures

  • 3

    Unit 3: Focus on the learner

    • Welcome to Unit 3: Focus on the learner

    • Part 1: Learner centredness

    • Part 2: Personalisation and differentiation

    • Part 3: Teaching mixed-level classes: ideas

    • Part 4: Specific Learning Difficulties and inclusion

    • Part 5: Concorso task

    • Ready for a quiz?

  • 4

    Unit 4: Activities

    • Welcome to Unit 4: Activities

    • Part 1: Cooperative learning

    • Part 1 Expansion task and references

    • Part 2: Grouping students: individual, pair, group and whole-class work

    • Part 3: Evaluating lesson plans and justifying pedagogical choices

    • Video: analysis of a lesson plan

    • Metacognition

  • 5

    Unit 5: Materials

    • Welcome to Unit 5: Materials

    • Part 1: Authenticity

    • Part 1: Further sources

    • Part 2: Native and non-native speakers in materials

    • Part 3: Concorso task

  • 6

    Unit 6: Working with the CEFR

    • Welcome to Unit 6: Working with the CEFR

    • Part 1: The CEFR

    • Part 2: Application task

    • Part 3: Concorso task

    • Ready for a quiz?

  • 7

    Unit 7: Assessment, self-assessment and peer assessment

    • Welcome to Unit 7: Assessment, peer assessment and self assessment

    • Part 1: Types of assessment

    • Part 2: Self-assessment and peer assessment

    • Part 3: Sample self-assessment activity and its rationale

  • 8

    Revision

    • Revision quiz: key concepts

  • 9

    Conclusion

    • Thank you so much for completing our course! Can you now give us some feedback?

    • Learn more

  • 10

    Bonus unit: Lesson plan template and sample lesson plan

    • Lesson plan template and sample lesson plan

Course reviews

5 star rating

This course is everything I was looking for: it's great!

Sofia Parenti

Thank you LanguagEd for writing this excellent course. It explains how to plan lessons with practical activities and some theory and it also tackles the conc...

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Thank you LanguagEd for writing this excellent course. It explains how to plan lessons with practical activities and some theory and it also tackles the concorso tracce. I wish I had found this course before spending money on books!

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5 star rating

Davvero ottimo

Alberta Coria

un corso fatto molto bene, struttura chiara e lineare. non avevo mai trovato un corso in inglese impeccabile ma che fa riferimento alla scuola italiana (che ...

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un corso fatto molto bene, struttura chiara e lineare. non avevo mai trovato un corso in inglese impeccabile ma che fa riferimento alla scuola italiana (che a me serve per la preparazione al concorso). mi son piaciute anche le risposte alle tracce aperte visto ch mi sto preparando all'ordinario.

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5 star rating

Concise and appropriate

rossella pozzi

very well done, a lot of materials to study, reliable tests and Concorso Essay Questions with deep analysis as samples

very well done, a lot of materials to study, reliable tests and Concorso Essay Questions with deep analysis as samples

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5 star rating

Very well laid out and rich in content. Excellent for the...

Roberto Ciampi

5 star rating

Useful

Cristina Semino

Useful and interesting

Useful and interesting

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Instructors

Lead Instructor

Chiara Bruzzano

Chiara Bruzzano is a researcher in Language Education at the University of Leeds, UK, where she is conducting research projects on the teaching of listening in Italian secondary schools and on ESOL and forced migrants in UK universities. Chiara also collaborates with the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and the University of Milan as a language trainer. She has taught English in the UK, Spain and Italy. She has published research and presented at international conferences on language teaching methodology. Further, she has developed teacher training materials for Oxford University Press Italia, and she is a resident writer for English Teaching Professional. Find out more about Chiara via her website https://snippetsofelt.weebly.com/

Andrew Woodbury

A native of Toronto, Canada, Andrew is a teacher, writer, and entrepreneur. He is Co-Director of English language startup Learn YOUR English. Andrew has been a language teacher since 2010, working both in Canada and abroad. He has taught a range of student and teacher training courses, and his current interests include English for Academic Purposes. More recently, he has been teaching EAP at College and Universities in Canada since 2015. He has a passion for teacher education, development, and working with teachers to ensure they not only receive the support they require, but that they are also provided the tools to take control of their own self-directed development. Andrew also contributes to and produces podcasts. He currently produces two podcasts: the Learn YOUR English podcast, and Incomplete Past. He is also the co-host of Corey & Woody IsoCast.

Contributor

Sylvia Provenzano

Sylvia is a Teaching Fellow in English at the University of Bologna and an Examiner. Growing up bilingual between the UK and Italy, Sylvia has always pursued her passion for languages: she studied Modern Foreign Languages and Literature at the Catholic University of Milan and completed her MA in TESOL and Translation Studies at Aston University in Birmingham. She has taught English in a wide range of educational contexts in Spain, Italy and UK with a focus on exam preparation, ESP and Academic English. She has also been Course Director in Cambridge and has taught online to refugees and displaced people for several years. Sylvia is currently studying for her Cambridge DELTA. She is interested in English as a Foreign Language and especially in Communicative Language Teaching. Find out more about her on this page: shorturl.at/bCI24