Self Study Course: Rethinking the Other Language(s) in the English Language Classroom with Philip Kerr
The learner’s own language (or L1) is an unavoidable feature in English language learning, but it is rarely mentioned in teacher training or teacher development programmes. In this self study course with Philip Kerr, you’ll explore the issues, prejudices and practical realities of own-language use in English classrooms. At the end of the four sessions, you will have a clear idea of the relevance of own-language use in your own teaching context, and you will have a good repertoire of teaching techniques and activities in which the learners’ own language is exploited.
This self-study course is based on a one-month intensive iTDi Advanced Teaching Skills course. It includes four video recordings, readings, and discussion questions. Teachers who would like a certificate of completion verifying 20 Professional Development hours are required to submit written responses to the discussion questions.