This free online course is for English language teachers around the world. It will help you develop the skills and practices you need for your continuing professional development (CPD). The course will be useful for teachers of English at primary, secondary or higher levels. Each week, we will look at a different professional practice that helps make a successful teacher. Weekly topics will include lesson planning, classroom management, classroom resources and continuing professional development. Short video interviews with experienced teachers will be combined with classroom films from around the world to illustrate the main points of each week. Video tutors, Suzanne and Claire, will guide you through each week’s content, offering tips, advice and downloadable resources at every stage. You will be asked to share your own experiences and opinions as you become part of a global community of English language teachers discussing what leads to success. The course draws on the British Council’s many years of expertise in teacher training and development around the world.
FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.
It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.