I'm excited you're here! If you teach English to intermediate to advanced English language learners, this course is for you.
Why did I create this course? I am passionate about learning and teaching. I love sharing my knowledge and skills in writing with others.
I developed this course in teaching academic writing based on my own teaching experience. I think it will help you improve your teaching knowledge and skills. The course aims at giving you the tools to help your students write better.
Let me tell you about the aims and objectives of the course as well as its main features.
I'm pleased to have a number of resource people who will talk to you about teaching writing. I'm also happy to share with you lots of bonus material.
There is also a teaching unit available using comics to teach the four skills through media literacy.
The five modules in the course are designed with two aims in mind:
First, familiarize English language teachers with current issues in teaching academic writing.
Second, help teachers learn and use effective strategies and techniques to teach academic writing.
This training course has five objectives:
Here are the main features of the training course:
Knowledgeable resource people will share their ideas about teaching writing:
Another feature is a fun section dealing with teaching English literature through film. It includes five lectures.
The course offers you - at a discount price - a downloadable teaching unit called The Amazing World of Comics. The unit includes a number of engaging reading, listening, speaking and writing activities.
The purpose of the unit - which relates to media literacy - is to show how illustrators and authors present their creative ideas through comics, whether they are cartoons, comic strips or comic books.
The unit includes a 29-page textbook in PDF format. There are also 18 pages of handouts and activities for students. In addition, teachers get a 40-page teacher guide in PDF format full of ideas for teaching the unit.
In the next lecture, we will go into detail on what is expected of you in each of the five modules getting your learners to write well.