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Course Overview

Boost your vocabulary teaching skills

On this course you will understand the fundamentals of teaching vocabulary. You will explore key research related to vocabulary teaching and learn vocabulary teaching strategies that you can apply in your own context.

You will develop as a teaching professional as you learn from not only experts in teaching vocabulary but also from your teaching peers. You should leave the course confident in your ability to help your student develop their vocabulary.

We understand that in the current climate you may not be able to undertake some of the activities that involve working with children. However, we are confident that the content of this course is still relevant and will support you to plan for future work

This course covers vocabulary teaching that will have an impact on pupils’ speaking, reading and writing.

This course is for educators involved in teaching vocabulary. This includes teachers of all levels, school leaders, subject leaders for English, literacy coordinators, teaching assistants, librarians, early years practitioners, and those currently in teacher training.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
  • Explore some of the research focused on vocabulary teaching and the word gap
  • Identify effective strategies for teaching vocabulary and apply them in your own context
  • Discuss and reflect on the outcomes of the work you undertake in your context
  • Reflect on the role and importance of metacognition in vocabulary teaching