Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning English Online Course

Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning English aka Why CELTA?

You can buy this Course for $ 29 or try Demo first

About the course

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New to TEFL/TESOL, Experienced

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Your Students

Adults, Teenagers

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Required time

5 hours

This course is aimed at teachers who are thinking of building their career in ELT or gaining any initial teaching qualification. It will be especially useful for those who are planning to take the CELTA course. 

In this course, we will explore how languages are learnt, and what the roles of input and output are. We will also deal with learning vocabulary and grammar as well as talk about the importance of developing language skills. You will find what you actually need to teach when teaching systems and skills, and how the latter connect with each other.

We will discuss the most common myths about language teaching and learning, and debunk them. 

We will look at what makes a "good lesson" and the qualities of a "good language teacher".

After taking this course, you will be better prepared to facilitate learning in the CELTA course.

Course Program (in Ukrainian)

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  • English Learner
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking

Course authors and tutors

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Christopher Reese

Course Author

DELTA Module 1, CELTA, CELT P/S Trainer, The University of Tennessee (BA in Anthropology)

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Andrii Pigariev

Course Tutor

DOS, CELTA, CELT-P/S Course trainer, International speaking examiner, Conference speaker

What's in the course?

Short lead-in
To help you reflect on your own teaching contexts 

Variety of inputs
Interesting texts, video lectures and tutorials,  audio tracks to keep you engaged

Variety of tasks
tasks with closed (True/False, multiple choice, matching) and open questions (reflection tasks with suggested answers)

Self-reflection tasks
To help you evaluate your teaching

Knowledge bank
To keep the new knowledge organised and to give you the opportunity to return to it when needed

Final test
To track your progress and a must if you would like to receive a certificate

Useful resources
For further reading and study

Course Outline

Strict Order

This course consists of integral units that should be done in a strict order. Within each unit, the tasks follow a strict order and should be done one by one.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Be better aware of the contents and demands of the CELTA course
  • Be more aware of the processes involved in language learning
  • Be better prepared to facilitate learning in the CELTA course

The skills you will learn:

  • be more aware of the processes involved in language learning
  • be better prepared to facilitate learning in the CELTA course


Based on the results of the final test you will get:

0–69% — Certificate of Attendance

70–89% — Certificate of Completion

90–100% — Certificate of Completion with Merit

Certificate will appear in your Profile.

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