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These are courses you can start at any time, studying when you want. We offer three self-access courses:

Special Educational Needs

The TeachingEnglish Special Educational Needs online training course is for both primary and lower secondary teachers, and those teaching through the medium of English.

TeachingEnglish Special Educational Needs aims to:

  • raise teachers’ awareness of attitudes towards teaching learners with special educational needs
  • help teachers identify and overcome their own biases and prejudices
  • inform teachers about a range of special educational needs and how they affect teaching and learning
  • give teachers a set of teaching strategies that promote inclusive learning and benefit all pupils
  • guide teachers in developing an inclusive approach in their classroom or school
  • support teachers in becoming more confident when dealing with learners with special educational needs.

Level of English required: B1+

The TeachingEnglish Special Educational Needs course can be done in two ways:

  • 100% self-access without assessment
  • with portfolio assessed by a tutor (please note that in order to have your portfolio assessed, you need to complete at least 8 units)

Find out more on the TeachingEnglish website.

Learning Technologies for the Classroom

This is a teacher development course that introduces teachers of English to the main aspects of using new technologies in the language classroom. The course modules cover a range of web technologies, with topics including using the internet, cyber well-being for learners, using MS Office applications, using online video and audio, and using social networking and other web technologies for educational purposes.

Find out more on the TeachingEnglish website.

Steps to Success

If you are finishing your studies to be a teacher or you are in your first two years of teaching, this course will be of benefit to you. It will help you make the transition from student teacher to professional and put the theory that you have learned into practice.

Find out more on the TeachingEnglish website.