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How Can Teachers Prepare Great English Curriculums to Ease the Education Process


If you are a teacher that has been charged with preparing their class’s English curriculum, then you have your work cut out for you. There’s a lot that you need to prepare so that you can ensure your class’s curriculum gives them the best shot at understanding and mastering the English language.

Unfortunately, many teachers don’t take the time to think through and plan their student’s curriculum, which leads to young people leaving school without command over the English language, grammar, and the language’s many rules.

This article will break down and explain how you can prepare your class’s English curriculum masterfully:


Learning Management System

A learning management system (LMS) will be necessary if you intend on teaching your students online. Finding the right LMS is imperative to your curriculum’s efficacy. According to Edwize, who offers a guide with two popular LMS compared, an LMS will allow you to devise, create, and publish your course material. Make sure to read the reviews of other teachers who have used the learning management system that you are considering using. You can do this by checking out forums, independent review sites, and by asking for testimonials from acquaintances or colleagues of yours.


Focus, Objective, and Vision

When you are planning your class’s curriculum, you need to have focus, objective, and vision. All of these things are crucial if you want your class’s curriculum to be a success. Put more simply, you need to have your goals worked out. If you don’t, then how will your students benefit from their lessons and time with you? In order to effectively plan your curriculum, make sure that you write your objectives and vision down for your class. When you are planning, keep coming back to your vision, so that you can effectively implement it.


Learning Resources

Once you have found a learning management system and have outlined your overall vision for your class, you can begin searching for learning resources. The internet’s a massive place, with thousands of potential learning resources for you to use. English is a subject that is taught all over the internet, so you shouldn’t have any difficulty at all identifying and locating learning resources for your students. If you work for a university or college, then it’s likely that they will have the learning resources already prepared for you, or at the very least, will give you access to a library where you can access learning resources.


Planning Out Materials

Once you have learning resources identified and located, you can begin planning them out, and incorporating them into your classes. It’s very important that you plan each class meticulously so that your students get the most out of them. If you don’t have a plan for each class – and don’t know how your course materials are going to be used – then your students won’t benefit from your classes. It might seem like a mammoth task, but it is necessary nonetheless. You need to plan out every single class that you will be teaching, for as long as your course will be running. These classes must be planned in such a way so that your students can prepare to take their exams.


Final Exams

Your students will likely have to take an exam at the end of your course. This exam will provide them with accreditation or qualification of some kind. With that said, not all courses do have final exams – though it is strongly advised. An exam can help you to determine each student’s individual progress, even if there is a second year for them to take once the first is completed. You need to make sure that the curriculum that you plan out leads them to their final exam so that they can progress. If no exam is necessary, regular coursework is still a good idea, just so that your students benefit from their classes.


Student Experience

It’s also worth drafting out several student experience forms so that when your class finishes their studies, they can give you feedback. Feedback is particularly important if you are an independent tutor because it gives you a chance to identify what your strengths and weaknesses are as a teacher. If you are in employment, then your managers and supervisors will do that for you, so student experience forms aren’t as important. Make your student experience forms as short as possible, so that you don’t irritate or overburden your students. Having to fill out long, wordy forms whilst studying will be difficult.

If you are an English teacher, then it’s imperative that you carefully devise your class’s curriculum. You need to make sure that it is as effective, concise, and beneficial as possible so that your students achieve success and master the English language.

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