ELT Beans to Class: English and methodology course for teachers
Ever heard of "bean to cup" in coffee? It's a journey from raw bean to perfect brew. Similarly, "ELT Bean to Class" offers a comprehensive course, encapsulating everything you need to stand out as an English teacher.

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Module 3 "Writing Unlatched" Content:
English Lessons (8 lessons, 16 hours)
  • Benefits of Writing as a Therapy Tool. This session will guide you through the therapeutic benefits of putting pen to paper, showing how writing can be a form of self-care and a tool for emotional expression and processing.
  • Discussing Elements of Style. We'll dissect the components that make writing stand out, from voice to tone to the rhythm of text. Learn how to apply these elements to your own writing and teaching to captivate and inspire.
  • Reading and Analyzing an Article from "Modern English Teacher", a professional magazine for English teachers. Enhance your critical reading skills with an in-depth analysis of a contemporary article. Put theory into practice by drafting your original article.
  • Idea Generation and Brainstorming. We'll explore various techniques for generating ideas and brainstorming.
  • AI-Assisted Writing: Ethics and Perfecting the Prompts. This lesson addresses the ethical considerations of using AI in writing and how to effectively use AI tools to enhance your writing process, from drafting prompts to refining final texts.
Methodology: Practical Inputs (3+ hours)
  • Your Writing Matters by Eva Fernandes, a poet, a pro-justice storytelling coach and thought partner. Eva will delve into the transformative power of writing, encouraging you to explore and embrace you unique voice. You'll hopefully leave with a renewed sense of purpose and practical strategies to make your writing resonate more deeply with yourself and your audience. Feb 17 10:00 Moscow time;
  • Teaching academic writing. Time and date TDB;
Each lesson in Module 3 "Writing Unlatched" is crafted to enrich your teaching repertoire with diverse writing activities, engage in meaningful discussions about texts and genres, and explore different facets of writing — from a creative outlet to a therapeutic tool.
Module 3 Inputs
Meet our guest experts!
  • "Your Writing Matters" by Eva Fernandes; Feb 17 (Saturday) 10:00 Moscow time.
    Eva Fernandes is a Pro-Justice Storytelling Coach from the Global South. She helps entrepreneurs, artists, thinkers, healers and activists share the wisdom of their life experiences without sounding cheesy, clueless or contrived. It's deep work and clients are usually trying to work on a book, series of essays or audio art with her. As a former editor, journalist and corporate marketing executive, she uses a combination of deep listening, coaching, gentle nudging, editorial guidance and strategic thinking to get her clients closer to articulating their genius.

    Eva's website and blog
    Eva's interview for NPR
  • "Teaching academic writing". More updates coming soon.
    I'm now negotiating the final details of a distinguished educator with a rich background in teaching academic writing across various cultural and academic contexts. We're still ironing out the final details, but should there be any hiccups, I've got backup plans to ensure you receive valuable input regardless.
Course timetable
Understanding Our Course Components
What's the difference between our lessons, input and masterminds?
  1. English Lessons:
    • Group Size: Limited to eight participants for focused learning.
    • Format: Highly interactive with an emphasis on communicative and collaborative activities.
    • Schedule: Fixed timetable for consistency. Doesn't change throughout the whole module.
  2. Methodology Input:
    • Presenter: Led either by me or an esteemed invited speaker.
    • Format: Predominantly lecture-style, but can also integrate discussions, lesson demos, and more.
    • Audience: All of my teacher-learners join these sessions.
    • Schedule: Varies based on the speaker's availability. Updates will be provided promptly.
Course goals
This is what I hope to achieve by the end of the course
Course goals
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