Current Trends

This course is also available online

2 weeks

Course Length

Mon to Fri

Lesson Days

15 a week





Minimum Level


Current trends will develop an awareness and understanding of current ELT principles and practice and your ability to critically examine current ELT principles and practice in order to evaluate current trends in context with your own teaching.

You’ll cover a range of methodologies, examine them to see what works for you and look at ways of incorporating new approaches into your teaching. The course is going to explore teaching issues relevant to your own teaching context of practical teaching ideas and materials.

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

This teacher development course focuses on Current trends in English language teaching (ELT), placing them alongside established teaching practices. This programme is for experienced teachers who are teaching in a secondary school or adults. It is ideal for those who need to update their knowledge of current ELT methodologies and execute them in their classroom.

Course Sample programme

Week 1

Course Content


Course expectations and your teaching context Introduction to resources


Overview of methodologies and approaches Introduction to Task – based Learning Comparing TBL with PPP


Introduction to the Lexical Approach – Lexical Approach technique


Counting Dictation and Decoding – Dictogloss and Differentiation activities – Review of Grammaticisation and differentiation technique


Teaching Unplugged and Dogme- A Dogme lesson demonstration – Looking at the theory behind – Principled Eclecticism

Week 2



Review of key principles and techniques – use of authentic materials,

as well as technology for learning


Using technology in the classroom M-learning: advantages and disadvantages of BYOD – Using iPads: games and activities – WebQuest: technology treasure hunt for classroom resources


Giving feedback: different ways of giving feedback for speaking and writing – Error correction and reformulation


Testing: different methods of assessment -Teaching mixed levels: challenges and ideas


‘Current’ current trends -End of course review and certificates


*Please note that the course content may be subject to change due to latest methodology trends updates.

1 lesson=45mins

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