Corrections Course

Let's improve, not punish

About the course

It’s an asynchronous online course to master the skill of giving feedback which will enhance but not prevent learning.

Contents:

1) Feedback aims and types;

2) Correction (when, what, how to correct);

3) A variety of practical correction techniques;

4) Correction codes for feedback on writing;

5) Mistakes vs. Errors

+ REAL PRACTICE

How it works

Register
After your payment on this website is confirmed, you'll get an access code and a direct link to the course. Access the course 24/7 via the free Google Classroom Apps (for iOS or Android) or you can use the web interface on any device as well. No previous experience of Google Classroom required. To simplify access to the class, use your personal Google account or create a new one in seconds. It’s helpful to use the same account for purchasing the course.
Prepare
It's generally recommended to allocate about 20 minutes a day throughout 4 days to complete this course. While waiting for the course to start, it’s also a good idea to find out more about the learning strategies employed in this course:
Study
Every day of the course you’ll deal with practical tasks and questions guiding you to discover the most effective correction strategies for yourself. No dull theory here - only real cases and what you can use the next day in the lesson!

I'm inviting you

Everyone involved in teaching English.

No matter how much working experience you have.

Without special training like this (or the original full CELTA or TESOL)  it’s impossible to avoid all mistakes when giving feedback:

many of them stem from our own educational background and faulty ways WE were taught back at school.

And no, your school teacher can’t have known about all of the CELTA tricks. Yes, pretty sure.


Features

Quality

I’m a CELTA and DELTA-qualified teacher trainer with focus on mindfulness and well-being. So, I know how to take your teaching to international level without too much stress

Efficacy

CELTA and TESOL courses are famous for their overwhelming amount of information in a very short time period. But our brain doesn’t work this way – we can’t focus on improving everything at once. Perhaps, that’s why Cambridge recommends spending 1-2 years after CELTA to introduce the practices into your teaching. On this course we take one step at a time and make it really stick! Click on the heart icon to know more

Ease

We use perhaps the most comfortable Google Classroom platform available on all devices at any time. It is simple to use and allows you to study at your own time and pace while helping to control the workload – only 20 minutes a day. Not that much for one of the most powerful changes in teaching career, right?


Benefits

CELTA skills

We train only with tasks recommended for international teacher training courses like CELTA. Thus, you can be sure to acquire most effective skills to teach communicatively, joining thousands of professionals around the world

Mindfulness

We practice mindfulness, an easy secular technique of paying attention to the present moment. It increases effectiveness of the course by boosting concentration while reducing stress, fatigue and burnout levels

Practice

Video tasks help you to see the best correction and feedback techniques in action. By the end of the course, you’ll have practised all of them yourself and be able to use them naturally and confidently in your lessons at appropriate times, too!

F.A.Q.

Not many:

You should be interested improving our teaching about teaching and have a growth mindset.

You should have at least B2 level of English to be able to actively participate in the discussions and understand the videos.

You should be able to study for about 20 minutes for 4 days. 

Perhaps, one of the best answers what it is and why we need it was giving by the Smiling Mind experts. In short, it gives you:

  1. Improved sleep
  2. Enhanced student & parent engagement
  3. More workplace satisfaction

Is it safe? Mindfulness is a natural human capacity that is based on being present, focusing on your breath and bodily sensations. It’s generally safe and useful, as long as it is practiced correctly. Anyway, if you have any significant concerns about your mental health (like depression, severe anxiety, psychosis, etc.), you may wish to seek professional advice and support.

The “Is mindfulness safe?” article by Oxford Mindfulness Centre discusses the research behind adverse events arising from mindfulness practice. It distinguishes between temporary discomfort and lasting harm, and provides hints about how to practise to ensure these risks are minimised.

The course is based on CELTA materials used world-wide – the quality of content is secured. Its presentation though might be even more effective than in CELTA and the kind due to science-based 6 learning strategies incorporated in the course to help trainees learn.

The course consists of real video-recorded (of mistakes in speaking tasks) and written (of mistakes in writing tasks)  techniques of corrections to analyse and draw conclusions from, tasks for practice of all of the techniques, plus questions for reflection– and is available for 2 weeks. That’s more than enough to finish the course because the recommended and expected time on the course is 4  days.

To get a general idea of what my courses look like and of the way we work, follow this link.

The course is evaluated via completed tasks – your answers can be seen only by me, so you can study in privacy and comfort.

Anyway, if you want to chat with colleagues and me, you’ll be able to do it on Google Classroom or in Gentle Support Chat (available with Gold and Premium access).

Let me know if you aren’t satisfied with the course within first 24 hours, and I’ll immediately press “refund” button. I mean it, no questions asked unless you want to leave constructive feedback.

Why did I decide to set time limits for the course?
The thing is that many of us need some external motivation to go in hand with their internal desire to teach better, so having time limits can be of help. But they are not supposed to oppress us at any rate, so it’s ok if one day you can’t study something and finish it on the next day. But make sure you don’t postpone it until the last day because binge-watching everything at one go is much less effective and memorable than gradual regular immersion with spaced practice. 

Anyway, I know that life can suddenly get hard at times. That’s why there is still 1 extra week after the course to complete it.

A safe environment where you can ask for help and socialise (available with Gold and Premium access).

By taking part in it, you agree to take the responsibility for sharing your personal information as you do on any other messaging platform, you also agree to the collection and use of your personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy

My story

I’m a CELTA- and DELTA-qualified teacher and teacher trainer. Today I help other teachers to become more effective by implementing communicative methods.

Anyway, once upon a time… I was a student myself! I still remember what it feels like when you want to share something deeply personal and you get stopped and corrected on the spot (“for your own sake!’). It’s sad to think about that…

It’s even sadder to admit that everyday in my teaching practice I help far too many new students to recover from such ‘treatment’ and overcome their fear of speaking, instilled by other teachers keen on overcorrection.

 At the same time, I am proud that my own students do not seem to be afraid of speaking at all and actually benefit from feedback.

‘I help far too many new students to … overcome their fear of speaking’

Access the demo of the course 24/7 via the free Google Classroom Apps (for iOS or Android)  or you use the web interface:

 


Pricing

Silver

Great for self-study

900
all tasks on the course
personal feedback on your answers
support chat with colleagues
final assessment and checklist
certificate on completion
CELTA-style feedback on your videoed lesson

Platinum

Great for reflection

3000
all tasks on the course
personal feedback on your answers
support chat with colleagues
final assessment and checklist
certificate on completion
CELTA-style feedback on your videoed lesson


Testimonials

Thanks for the challenge and the session.

@englishwithnaimi
a TESOL trainee
5 June, 2020

You have gone above and beuond this course to support the trainees. Thank you for getting over the hurdles, having faith in trainees' abilities, and having skills to get the trainees where they need to go.

Amir
Vancouver TESOL Training Centre
6 June, 2020

Tnx a bunch, dear Seva! It's so fruitful!

Sohreh
a TESOL trainee
6 June, 2020

I liked the videos and the tips!

unknown
20 November, 2020

I particularly liked the finger corrections and abbreviations for mistakes

unknown
09 November, 2020

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