Oxford Teachers’ Academy

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Oxford Teachers’ Academy are online, self-study professional development courses for English language teachers, developed by Oxford University Press. Completion of the courses is certified by Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.

Designed for self-study with elements of communication and sharing between participants, the courses can also be run by institutions as moderated, in-house professional development programmes.

Session aims and topics have been mapped onto the EAQUALS Framework of Language Teacher Training and Development.
At the end of the course, participants who have met the Evaluation Criteria for the course will receive a Certificate of completion.

About the courses

Oxford Teachers’ Academy courses are suitable for teachers with an initial qualification and some teaching experience. Typically they provide 30 hours of core material, with suggestions for further reading and interesting websites, videos, and blogs for each topic.

Participants have 12 months to access the course content on their computers anytime, anywhere with access to the internet. That means they can fit their study around teaching commitments, at a pace to suit their own learning style.

Session aims and topics have been mapped onto the EAQUALS Framework of Language Teacher Training and Development.

Session structure :

The structure of the session specifically facilitates self-study and helps all participants stay engaged through a media-rich, interactive learning experience, encouraging reflection, and providing suggestions of possible answers and solutions. Participants can also contribute to and create discussions and chat with other teachers taking the same course.

The courses are full of innovative ideas, approaches and theories. They offer plenty of food for thought, including chapters from Professional Development and Applied Linguistics books, video interviews with experts, and links to academic journals. To fully benefit from this rich resource, we recommend English proficiency level of at least B2 on the CEFR.

Certificate Of Completion

  • Completion of Oxford Teachers’ Academy courses is certified by Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, course participants must submit an Evidence of Learning Journal on completion of the course. The Evidence of Learning Journal will be evaluated against the Evaluation criteria.
  • If all criteria are met, participants will receive an electronic Certificate of Completion within six weeks of submitting the Evidence of Learning Journal.
  • Course completion is certified by Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.
  • The Certificate includes the title and duration of the course, participant name, unique participant number, and the date

Learning Evidence Journal

In order to complete a course, the participants need to complete and submit the Evidence of Learning Journal. Oxford University Department for Continuing Education will evaluate the responses against a set of criteria. If the submission meets the criteria, participants will receive an electronic Certificate of Completion within six weeks of submitting the Evidence of Learning Journal.

Course participants are required to write a short report for each of the sessions of the course. The participants are expected to demonstrate understanding of the content of each session and how they would apply what they have learned to their own classroom practice.

Typical tasks might be to design or evaluate a lesson plan, describe a classroom activity, reflect on an aspect of classroom methodology, or apply a theory or principle of language teaching to classroom practice.

The final part of the Evidence of Learning Journal requires participants to complete a ‘Next Steps’ statement in which they briefly describe three changes they plan to make to their own teaching practice as a result of what they have learned on the course.

The Evidence of Learning Journal must be the work of the individual who has completed the course, written by them, in their own words, and using their own ideas. Course participants who submit an Evidence of Learning Journal will automatically be confirming the following Declaration of Authorship:

  • The Evidence of Learning Journal I am submitting is entirely my own work, except where otherwise indicated.
  • It has not been submitted, either wholly or substantially, for any other Oxford Teachers’ Academy course or for any other course elsewhere.
  • I have clearly signalled the presence of any quoted or paraphrased material.
  • I have acknowledged appropriately any assistance I have received in the writing of my Evidence of Learning Journal.
  • I have not had assistance from any professional agency or other party.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Regulation : The Evidence of Learning Journal complies with the terms of the Declaration of Authorship.
  • Length : Each session report should be 250-300 words in length. The Next Steps statement should be 150-180 words in length.
  • Task completion : The written response should be written in the language of instruction and should:
  1. follow the instructions in the task
  2. answer all parts of the task
  3. be relevant and appropriate
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the contents of the course and apply what has been learned to classroom practice, where appropriate to the task.
  • Communicative effectiveness : The report is clearly expressed and conveys the writer’s message in a way that can be readily understood.

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