This course will further your understanding of teenagers and the implications for teaching and learning in the 21st Century classroom.

You will explore aspects of ‘the teenage brain’, teenage motivation and behaviour and their impact on lesson planning and delivery.

You will observe and evaluate lessons with teenagers, create activities for working with language and also design tasks for developing skills. Towards the end of the course, you will consider the assessment of progress, homework and how to encourage learner autonomy. There will also be space to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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An ideal course for any teacher who would welcome the opportunity to re-evaluate their own teaching of teenagers and add ideas and activities to their own bank of resources, all while sharing and collaborating with others.

Is this course for you?

 
Location: Online
 
Experience:
Teachers who would welcome further training in teaching languages to teenagers (13 to 17-year-olds).
 
Language Level: B2
 
Course dates:
19 September - 23 November 2022
16 January - 22 March 2023
18 September - 22 November 2023
 
Certification:
NILE Certificate
 
Course Length: 8 weeks
 
Course fees:
Course fee £495
 
Minimum age: 18
 
Max class size: 16
 
Tutor-led and highly interactive
 
Live and asynchronous eLearning platforms
 
Specialist ELT eLibrary
 
Accredited by AQUEDUTO

Course content

 
Key differences between teaching teenagers and other age groups
 
The ‘teenage brain’, motivation and behaviour and implications for the classroom
 
Identifying inappropriate behaviour; prevention and/or strategies to manage it
 
Different approaches to teaching teenagers (CLIL, TBL, the flipped classroom etc)
 
Designing lesson objectives and planning successful lessons
 
Presenting and practising language in the teenager classroom
 
Evaluating digital tools which present and practise language
 
Helping learners develop the necessary skills for the 21st Century
 
Bringing the ‘real world’ into the classroom
 
Evaluating progress through homework, tests and self-reflection.
 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Does everyone have a voice?
 
Reflecting on work completed on the course and to identify areas for continuing professional development

Further Information

NILE Online courses are highly interactive and learning takes place through varied and engaging multimedia content and the collaboration between participants from different contexts. All participants work on the same unit in the same week but there is a high level of flexibility within that time period to help you fit studying around your life and work. The interaction via forums and the other powerful digital tools built into the platform help and encourage you to share ideas, ask questions, explore concepts and build up a community.

You need a computer, a headset (with microphone) and an Internet connection. Much of the course can be done on a mobile device, but a computer is needed for certain activities and tasks.

All participants have access to NILE’s extensive ELT e-library and an innovative social and cultural programme.

Course Leader

Emma Heyderman

Emma Heyderman has been in ELT since 1989. She has worked for several well-known language schools, most recently, as Director of Education for Lacunza – International House, San Sebastian where she was responsible for the academic programme and professional development.

Now freelance, Emma is a published author for Macmillan (Interface and Get Involved) and Cambridge (Compact Key and Complete Preliminary). She also runs workshops for secondary school teachers and is a regular speaker at national and international events.


Available dates:

Course dates Location Course length
19 September - 23 November 2022 Online 8 weeks
16 January - 22 March 2023 Online 8 weeks
18 September - 22 November 2023 Online 8 weeks