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Online training

You can choose from our wide range of online courses facilitated by experienced, international moderators. The courses help you gain confidence and knowledge in all 12 of the professional practices identified in our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) framework.  From planning lessons and courses to promoting 21st century skills, the framework is a practical guide for teachers in all situations.

Our online courses offer includes training courses made up of modules on a specific teaching theme and free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). 

Training courses

Our online training courses and self-study modules offer flexible study options to meet your training and development needs. The courses cover areas such as primary and secondary teaching, learning technologies and many other subjects. 

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MOOCs Teaching for Success: Practices in English Language Teaching

The Teaching for Success: Practices in English Language Teaching program of MOOCs consists of three courses:

  1. Lessons and Teaching
  2. Learning and Learners
  3. The Classroom and the World,

based on the 12 professional practices in our CPD framework. The courses are free and can be taken in any order.

Sign up for the MOOCs.

Self-assessment tool

Don’t know where to start? Try our free online self-assessment tool. It will help you become an even more effective teacher by allowing you identify both your expertise and training needs.

Assess your teaching

Online teaching resources and ideas for the classroom 

If you are a busy English language teacher or trainer looking for support and development materials for your classroom, we can help you with our collections of free online materials.

Online resources

TeachingEnglish website offers hundreds of high-quality resources to help you in the classroom as well as articles, videos, publications and courses to help you with your continuing professional development. You can:

  • download lesson plans and classroom materials
  • get tips, articles and information about professional development, conferences and qualifications
  • join discussion groups and access training materials.

For more classroom resources, activities and lesson ideas visit:

LearnEnglish games, stories, listening activities and grammar exercises.
LearnEnglish Teens skills, grammar & vocabulary and exams practice as well as a variety of multimedia materials with a focus on the UK for teens
LearnEnglish Kids lots of online games, songs, stories and activities for children age 5–12 to have fun and learn English too
Premier Skills Premier Skills English helps teachers and learners of English with compelling learning materials, drawing on football-based content from the most exciting football league in the world

Apps for the classroom

LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories (School Edition) and Elementary Podcasts are just some of our apps which will help students of all ages engage in the learning process. See our full list of apps and decide which ones are best for your class here. 

Learn more about the apps

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