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Reading and listening in a 21st century secondary classroom

Part of the “Teaching English to secondary learners” series, discover new ways to strengthen your student's receptive skills.
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Developing receptive skills in students.

Incorporating language learning with 21st century skills development offers so many opportunities for students to develop their English language in ways that are meaningful and intrinsically motivated.

This course is part of the “Teaching English to Secondary Learners” online course series, expertly designed to support secondary teachers to improve their student’s receptive skills, based on the latest insights from research on how language learners read and listen to learn, and learn to listen and read.


Minimum age
Minimum language level
Intermediate B2
Minimum course length
5 hours
Course dates
24 September - 22 October 2021
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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.

Strategies for teaching processing (bottom-up) listening skills
Exploiting texts for both skills and language development
Engaging students at every stage of a reading and listening lesson
Alternatives to comprehension questions to check understanding effectively
Developing fluent reading
Extensive reading: why it is essential for language learning and how to promote it

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 11am – 12pm (UK time) on Monday 24 May 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


24 September 2021 - 22 October 2021

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