English grammar in context;  

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What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears? This free course, English grammar in context, looks at the way grammar can be used as a tool for adapting our communications (both written and spoken). This OpenLearn course will help you to see how language is intertwined with both describing a view of the world and interacting with others in that world.


Introduction to speeck, language and communication; 

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This online short course is free and a great place to start learning about children and young people’s speech, language and communication development. It looks at how you can support the development of these skills on a day-to-day basis in your setting, and how to spot children and young people who might be struggling to develop these important skills.


Introduction to teaching vocabulary; 

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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.


Involving the family in supporting pupils’ literacy; 

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Teaching children to read is one area where collaboration between teachers and parents/carers is of vital importance. In this free course, Involving the family in supporting pupils’ literacy learning, you will examine how families and schools work together to establish the links that underpin childhood literacy development and the ways in which educational institutions respond to the diversity of needs amongst students.


Language Development for Teachers; 

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This programme from Senaca takes you through how language develops in children from a child’s first words to becoming fluent in language. The course will help you to understand lexical development and will unpick the major theories of how language develops


Understanding language and learning; 

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Learning is understood broadly as any kind of activity, whether in a formal or informal context, that enhances an individual’s knowledge or skills in one way or another. The relationship between language and learning is approached in three ways: learning a language, learning about language and learning through language. This free course, Understanding language and learning, explains and illustrates the different relationships between language and learning, and these are illustrated through videos, activities and other examples.


Developing Oracy, Spoken Language and Vocabulary with James Clements;

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James is an experienced teacher, researcher and education writer who works with schools and local authorities across the UK and further afield to develop the teaching of English. James is the creator of website shakespeareandmore.com and the author of Teaching English by the Book.