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Special offer in partnership with APPI

“Primary Essentials” teacher training special offer in partnership with Associação Portuguesa de Professores de Inglês (APPI).

Special promo offer: EUR 110.00 (APPI members) and EUR 140.00 (non-APPI members). Normal price is EUR 245.00.

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More information: and get the course for EUR 110.00.

British Council’s “Primary Essentials”” online moderated teacher training course is aimed at teachers in recruitment group 120 and 220, who have a CEFR English level of B2 or above. 

This Primary Essentials course runs from 17 April to 14 July 2017 and will involve about 3 hours of study per week over 13 weeks. This includes the free "Getting started" unit (3 hours) and 36 hours of assessed study. 1.4 credits (CCPFC/ACC: 81431/15).

The course includes an introduction to the essential principles and practice of primary English language teaching. More information:

For more information about how to apply then please visit APPI's website:

Primary Essentials is an online teacher training course for primary school teachers of English who want to develop their teaching skills without attending a face-to-face course. It’s delivered via Moodle and has six highly practical modules plus lots of live classroom videos showing the techniques being used.

The course takes approximately 36 hours to complete. This includes online work, where you have to complete tasks and discuss topics with other participants plus self-study. The self-study activities include assignments, lesson planning and reflection on your lessons. You’ll be assigned a tutor who’ll support you throughout your course.

Modules and course content

  Module Content
1 Teaching primary children

 Identify some of the key areas associated with teaching English to young children:

  • Understanding how primary children learn
  • Understanding early literacy for primary
  • Understanding thinking skills for primary 
2 Using activities in the classroom

Identify key techniques to enhance children’s learning:

  • Understanding songs, rhymes and chants for primary
  • Understanding games for primary
  • Understanding picture books for primary
3 Syllabus and lesson planning

Define how lesson planning is linked to syllabus and curriculum and explain how the curriculum can define what and how you teach:

  • Understanding lesson planning
  • Understanding methods and approaches in ELT
  • Understanding language practice activities
4 Classroom management 

Identify a variety of classroom management factors which affect the learning conditions in the young learner classroom:

  • Understanding behaviour management for primary
  • Understanding classroom interaction for primary
  • Understanding language use and instructions for primary

The course also includes sections for self-assessment and forums to discuss topics with networks of teachers across the country:

  •  The reflective journal is your own diary space
  •  The plenary forum allows you to discuss any pedagogic issues or questions that arise during your study
  •  The technical forum will support you with troubleshooting
  •  The social forum allows you to talk to your colleagues on the course.

Detalhes e preços dos cursos

Primary Essentials (moderated course)

A moderated training course developed for teachers of English working with young learners aged 6 to 11. The course contains audio, classroom video and community elements. 

Aimed at Teachers with some primary EFL experience who wish to receive a practical primary EFL development course, experienced English teachers who are thinking of moving into the primary sector, and experienced primary EFL teachers who feel the need to upgrade their primary EFL teaching skills.
Level of English B2+
Duration 3 hours for the free "Getting started" course and 36 hours of content study over 12 weeks
Start date(s) 17 April 2017 until 14 July 2017
Course calendar

17 April for 13 weeks


Special promotional offer:

EUR 110.00 (APPI members), or
EUR 140.00 (non-APPI members)
Normal price is EUR 245.00

Application For more information and to apply please visit the APPI site.
Technical requirements Email address, computer, reliable internet connection (minimum speed 56kbps, preferably broadband), access to Microsoft Word or a similar word processor, access to Adobe Reader (free) to open PDF files
Certificate Yes, certificate of achievement with the final mark.
Downloads and further resources

Free to download Crazy Animals and Other Activities for Teaching Young Learners resource book