Do your students use English with people from around the world? Are you looking for practical techniques to support students who need global communication skills? Develop your teaching toolkit by becoming an ELF-aware teacher. This course bridges theory and practice to focus on the how of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF): how to develop a suitable pronunciation and listening syllabus for ELF users; how to develop students’ use of communication strategies; how to promote tolerance of accent diversity; how to diagnose pronunciation needs; and finally, how to create lessons which respond to those needs.

In this self study course, you’ll learn how to develop learners’ pronunciation, listening skills, and communication strategies to successfully use English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). You’ll learn about ELF research and apply this to your classroom by exploring materials and syllabus design. Whether you’re a novice or experienced teacher, you’ll come away with plenty of practical activities and ideas to empower your learners to become confident and clear global communicators.

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Personal Learning – $59

In this course, you will read articles recommended by the instructor, watch four recorded sessions, and answer four discussion questions. This is not a live course, however, working through these steps will certainly add to your knowledge base. Teachers’ feedback on this original live course was extremely positive!

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If you would like to receive a Certificate of Completion verifying 20 hours of professional development credit, email your answers to the discussion questions in a separate word document to support@iTDi.pro for evaluation.
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Scholarships

As always, iTDi believes that all teachers deserve the same opportunity to improve themselves. Therefore, a limited number of scholarships will be available for this course. Please apply through our scholarship application.

About Katy Simpson:

Katy Simpson is an English language teacher, teacher trainer, and materials writer. She was a finalist in the 2017 ELTons, shortlisted for her website My English Voice. The site is a library of self-study pronunciation and listening resources featuring a range of accents from around the world, aimed at helping learners who use English internationally (as a Lingua Franca). Since completing her MA research in the field of English as a Lingua Franca in 2013, Katy has been working to bridge the gap between academia and classroom practice by sharing pronunciation materials on the teaching site she co-authors, elfpron.wordpress.com.

Katy is currently based in Japan where she teaches Business English and is involved in teacher training. She previously worked for the British Council in Thailand and Dubai, and for International House in the UK. She writes materials for Oxford University Press, has published articles about ELF (e.g. for One Stop English), and regularly presents on the topic (e.g. for the British Council’s Seminar Series). She is co-author of ELT Teacher 2 Writer’s forthcoming ebook, How to Write Pronunciation Activities.

 

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Course Curriculum

About Creating an ELF-Aware Classroom Self Study with Katy Simpson FREE 00:00:00
What participants will learn in this course.
Creating an ELF-Aware Classroom Self Study 1 00:00:00
Creating an ELF-aware environment
Creating an ELF-Aware Classroom Self Study 2 00:00:00
Teaching pronunciation informed by ELF research
Creating an ELF-Aware Classroom Self Study 3 00:00:00
Developing listening skills for international contexts
Creating an ELF-Aware Classroom Self Study 4 00:00:00
Training learners to use communication strategies
Next steps FREE 00:00:00
How to get your certificate and what you can do next as part of the iTDi community.

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