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Active learning in a ‘new normal’ secondary classroom

Part of the "Teaching English to Secondary Learners' series, learn to engage students in a socially distanced or remote classroom.
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Activate learning in the ‘new normal’

In recent times, our classrooms have significantly evolved to ensure we continue our education in a safe and healthy environment – whether that be to accommodate physical distancing measures, or implementing remote teaching to create virtual classrooms, or both.

This course is part of the “Teaching English to Secondary Learners” specialism course series, expertly designed to support secondary teachers with evidence-informed and practical strategies for engaging their students in a physically distanced or remote classroom.

On demand courses for schools or organisations: This course can also be offered ‘on demand’ at a time that suits you for groups of 10 or more teachers. E-mail: for more information.


Minimum age
Minimum language level
Intermediate B2
Minimum course length
5 hours
Course dates
14 January - 11 February 2022
26 August - 23 September 2022
Book today for £60

Course units:

Each course we run is tailored by our expert tutors to the professional needs and priorities of the participants so content may be adapted to best suit the needs of your group.

Adapting your usual coursebook for an online class
Ways of working in a socially distanced classroom
Online resources to help with online engagement, interaction, and collaboration
Online but low-tech: making the most of your students’ surroundings and home environment
Maximising the features of online platforms (using breakout rooms, polls, annotation)

Course components

Our approach draws on the best available evidence on how teachers learn for transferability and impact. Throughout each component of your course, you will receive ongoing tutor facilitation and feedback.

1. Awareness raisingDevelop your understanding through online tasks, moderated forum discussions and interactive videos.

2. Consolidation and reinforcementGain useful insights from a one-hour live webinar with an expert tutor to build on and develop a deeper understanding of course content. The webinar for this course will be at 1pm – 2pm (UK time) on Thursday 22 April 2021. If you are unable to attend at this time, a recording will be provided. Please note that the date and/or time may be subject to change.

3. Implementation and feedbackApply your learning to your own practice and receive feedback from tutors and peers on your completed task.

Course dates

DELTA online learning


26 August 2021 - 23 September 2022
DELTA online learning


14 January 2022 - 11 February 2022
DELTA online learning


26 August 2021 - 23 September 2022

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