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Developing writing skills in a secondary classroom

Part of the “Teaching English to secondary learners” series, discover evidence-informed approaches to developing learners' writing skills.
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Learning to write.

The complexity of written language – its phonology, morphology, semantics and syntactic structures – makes writing a more difficult skill to acquire for students. It needs practise and a variety of methods in the classroom.

This course is part of the “Teaching English to Secondary Learners” specialism course series, expertly designed to support secondary teachers with evidence-based teaching methods and techniques for developing the writing skills in secondary-level students.



Minimum age
Minimum language level
Intermediate B2
Minimum course length
5 hours
Course dates
19 November - 17 December 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.

Using success criteria to improve student outcomes and provide guided, individual feedback
Scaffolding the writing process: consciousness raising activities and writing frames
Supporting learners to edit their work: using correction codes and structured self and peer feedback
Using authentic real-world writing tasks to engage learners

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 Friday 28 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


19 November 2021 - 17 December 2021

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