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assignment Level : Introductory
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Learn effective approaches to English language teaching. This is the first of two teacher training courses based on the internationally-recognized Shaping the Way We Teach English videos and resources and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the University of Oregon. You can begin with either course.

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Topics for The Landscape of English Language Teaching include:

  • Week 1: Authentic materials and realia that really motivate learners; project overview, introductions; initial course survey

  • Week 2: Using pair and group work for collaborative learning to make your class more communicative; Phase 1 lesson plan is due

  • Week 3: Critical and creative thinking to drive learning; Phase 1 peer and self-evaluations are due

  • Week 4: Learner feedback and assessment; using formative feedback to evaluate student progress; Phase 2 lesson plan is due

  • Week 5: Language in context; using content to structure language learning; Phase 2 peer and self-assessments are due; course evaluation



  • Deborah Healey - American English Institute/Department of Linguistics
  • Jeff Magoto
  • Elizabeth Hanson-Smith - American English Institute/Department of Linguistics



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