The British Council is passionate about the English language and those who teach it. We’re here to help you to develop some of the teaching skills that will help you during your ELA placement. There are six free modules to get you started:
- Getting started
- Child protection (mandatory)*
- Understanding grammar
- Understanding special educational needs (SEN)
- Understanding grammar teaching – focus on form
- Reading skills using digital tools – engaging with learning technologies
*The Child Protection module must be completed as part of your Child Protection induction with completion rates monitored. We recommend that you complete the Child Protection module before your departure in the autumn.
The modules are free to all ELAs allocated for the year 2023/2024 and you will be able to access the modules from early September until 30 November 2023.
Please note that the course is optional but we strongly recommend that you undertake it to enhance your professional development. What's more, you’ll be joining a community of Language Assistants improving the performance and experience of their learners.
You will receive a registration email from British Council Online Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org) from the beginning of September 2023. You will then be able to access the course. Please check your spam folder if you don't receive this email by this date.
Login via the TeachingEnglish website:
Select My portfolio from the top left menu. Start your course from My courses.
Additional technical support
To reset your password after you receive your registration email:
- Make sure you are logged in to the TeachingEnglish website
- Click on 'request new password'
- Type in your email address you used to enrol
You will receive an email with a link to set your password. If you have any problems resetting your password, use the Help button to request the British Council check the email address you used to enrol, and to send a link to you if needed.
If you experience any technical difficulties or have any other queries, please click the 'Help' button on the bottom right of the webpage. .