Course books have been around for a long time, and we cannot deny the fact they have become the main source of content in the foreign language classroom due to the convenience and safety it provides teachers. However, it is critical that teachers offer their language students a wider range of resources that cater to different learning styles and intelligences. How can we balance the use of course books and alternative resources, such as technological tools, authentic reading, and projects in order to provide meaningful opportunities for communication?
Beyond the Course Book has been designed for teaches who don’t want to give up their course books as a content guide, but wish to twist up their classes using alternative tools and resources.
At the end of this course, we expect you to be able to answer the following questions:
Target audience: experienced and recently-graduated language teachers working in the EFL/ ESL and bilingual education areas. Coordinators and teacher-assistants.
Length: Four modules. Students have a minimum of four and a maximum of eight weeks to complete the course after receiving login information.
Estimated study hours per module: Six to eight.
Resources: online forums, video classes, Reading assignments, and chat sessions.
Module 1 - Using visuals and graphic organizers to enhance communication
Module 2 – Using graded readers to promote extensive reading among EFL students
Module 3 – Technology is here to stay
Module 4 – Adapting Project-based Learning to the foreign language classroom
Price: R$ 229,00 (Check the price in US Dollars here)
Important: Upon sending the form, you will be directed to PagSeguro. Follow the payment instructions (in Portuguese), and you will receive an e-mail with further guidelines.