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Online Assignment 2

Assignment 2 is due on September 27th. To ensure you are working to the international standard expected for most internationally credited exams such as Aptis and IELTS please ensure the following:

  • That you follow the instructions.
  • That you use your own words and do NOT use words from the question or example.
  • That you complete the essay within the word count.

Failing to do these things will affect your final grade. It is imperative that you follow the rubric given to you.

Good luck!

Online Course

Are you having trouble accessing the online course?

Please fill in this document if you can't access Module 7, assignments or Pathways.


I will forward this to tech support.

Remember you must email them at:

with your full name, IC number and online group number.

Webinar - Reflective Teaching - Action Needed

Wednesday, Sep. 24th, 7-8pm

This is an online event.

Please register your attendance of this webinar via this link. Attendance to this programme will be extremely beneficial for your continued professional development.


Jumping to Module 7

To allow us to align to the online course we are going to jump to Module 7 from this week. I have added the module to your padlet wall. Please download it.

We will return to Modules 5 and 6 during the intensive classes.

Warmers challenge

Every week from now on one of you will deliver our warmers!!

I will nominate this week but from then the nominated person will nominate the next person.

You will prepare and deliver a warmer activity to the class. It's totally up to you what you do.

The warmer activity should last around 15 to 20 minutes.

Here are some websites to give you ideas.

ESL Warmers

360 Warmers and Fillers

Intensive Classes - Action needed

The intensive classes are coming up. I understand some of you may have issues attending due to pre-planned arrangements. I recommend you consult directly with the PPD about this.

To endeavour to help people with this I can propose the following adjustments to dates.

Monday Group - 24th 25th and 26th November

Tuesday Group - 27th, 28th and 29th November

Wednesday Group - 1st, 2nd and 3rd December

Thursday Group - 4th, 5th and 6th December

Please vote yes or no depending on if you agree to this change.