From February we will be running our four-week zoom courses again. They will run on Fridays at 1pm London time. The zoom sessions offer you a structured way to follow our self-study courses as well as opportunity to interact directly with the tutor and other participants. Each session is 90-100 minutes and you also get full access to our course platform with the self-study materials so you can review course content at any time. You also get all the benefits of our online courses including a free webinar and our quarterly meet-ups exclusively for our online teacher development and webinar participants – plus you will get a signed Lexical Lab e-certificate. All our online teacher development courses have free lessons you can try out, so why not have a look now.

Self-study Courses

Teaching languages at low levels

Zoom dates: Feb 2nd, 9th,16th, and 23rd (1pm)

In this course you’ll understand how a traditional grammar-led syllabus can fail to address the real problems for new learners of a foreign language. We’ll show you how an approach focused on enabling real communication can bring benefits in terms of more motivating lessons and overall outcomes.

I loved the course because not many people speak about beginners as people with a background and opinions. I watched everyday the videos after teaching beginner classes and felt that everything the teacher was saying made so much sense and was attainable. Most importantly: I couldn’t wait to try it out with my students the next day!

Maria Eva Golinelli

Great course for those who have never taught beginners or are simply feeling a bit rusty from not teaching the level for some time. Loved working with Andrew and a group of professional, dedicated colleagues.

Alexandra Calver

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Plan smarter and get the most from your coursebook

Zoom dates: March 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd (1pm)

Understand how coursebooks are organised and how they relate to the way students learn languages, so that you can plan your lessons smartly and add real value to the material.

I’m really pleased with it. Sometimes I go back to it and try to recall things. One thing I found extremely helpful was affordances. I love it how I can just take a single glimpse at a sentence or word and add extra value. It works out quite well.

Hubert Komosa

Teaching Listening Better

Zoom dates: May 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th (1pm)

This course is designed to help you help your students listen – and hear – better. It gives you tricks, tools and techniques to take into your classroom and shows you how to get more out of the listening lessons in whatever coursebook you use.

What you get

  • 8-12 hours of core self-study tasks, video and written content.
  • Access to all materials for one year.
  • In-course discussion board to share your ideas and ask questions.
  • Additional links to content from Lexical Lab and external sites to extend your knowledge.
  • A free webinar from Lexical Lab in the next year (to be announced)
  • Exclusive quarterly online meet-ups with tutor and fellow participants
  • Access to our community Facebook site for all online courses
  • An automated electronic certificate of completion with the name of the course and the Lexical Lab logo *.
  • Discount on future courses on completion.

Special Offer! Course bundle

Do any two self-study courses and get a 25% discount

Do all the zoom courses and get one free!

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