Skip to main content

26 Courses

 How to Encourage Speaking with the Use of Video (U-Star)
Asynchronous Units
Preview Course

Asynchronous Units

How to Encourage Speaking with the Use of Video (U-Star)

Summary:  This unit provides an overview of how to successfully use differential speaking tasks in the classroom. It also presents the rationale of the U-Star speaking program and how to use the scaffolded projects as an alternative assessment in the classroom, reinforcing the curriculum and helping students become proud language users.

This unit was written by Ilana Samberg.

Time Needed: 3 hours

 Suitable for Grades: 3-6

Prerequisites: None

  • (0)
  • Teaching Idioms to Young Learners Through Stories and Fables
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    Teaching Idioms to Young Learners Through Stories and Fables

    Summary:  The beginning learner must learn many vocabulary items.  Some of them have more than one meaning.  Some of them mean something completely different when they are in combination with other words.  This can cause confusion and make it difficult for learners to comprehend or use these phrases. In this unit your will learn how to teach idioms to young learners.

    This unit was written by Nina Vazan, a retired English teacher and writer of text books

    Time Needed: 3 hours

     Suitable for Grades: 5-6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (2)
  • Rules of Engagement
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    Rules of Engagement

    Summary: Learn about student engagement in the class. What it is, why it is important and how it can be achieved.

    This unit was written by Bruria Greenboim.

    Time Needed: 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (2)
  • The Flipped Classroom
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    The Flipped Classroom

    Summary: In this unit you will learn the definition of “the flipped classroom” and how it can benefit both your teaching and your students’ learning. 

    This unit was written by Nicole Broder, National Counselor for English at Elementary Schools

    Time Needed: 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (7)
  • Student Engagement in Online Lessons
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    Student Engagement in Online Lessons

    Summary: This unit acknowledges the challenges inherent in online lessons and provides practical tools that will raise the level of student engagement and participation, leading to an increase in pupils’ proficiency in spoken and written reception and production.

    This unit was written by Nicole Broder, National Counselor for English at Elementary Schools

    Time Needed: 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (1)
  • Reading Readiness at the Pre-Foundation Level
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    Reading Readiness at the Pre-Foundation Level

    Summary: Literacy instruction can only begin once basic skills required for reading readiness have been acquired by pupils. In this unit the rationale for these skills is explained, and practical examples of implementation of suggested resources and tools are provided.

    This unit was written by Nicole Broder, National Counselor for English at Elementary Schools

    Time Needed: 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 1, 2, 3

    Prerequisites: None

  • (2)
  • Beginning Reading and the New Curriculum 2020
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    Beginning Reading and the New Curriculum 2020

    Summary: In this module you will learn about early reading tuition in the Pre-foundation level of the New Curriculum and review your own knowledge of the phonic rules as a preparation for teaching early reading.

    This unit was written by Fran Levin, former English and special education teacher and counselor, in-service teacher trainer

    Time Needed: 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (3)
  • Encouraging Reading Aloud in the EFL Classroom
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    Encouraging Reading Aloud in the EFL Classroom

    Summary: This is a unit devoted to developing reading fluency in the EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Classroom through a series of oral reading aloud activities. This unit is suitable for all elementary school English teachers and English teachers in Special Education classrooms.

    This unit was written by Fran Levin, former English and special education teacher and counselor, in-service teacher trainer

    Time Needed: 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (3)
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in English
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in English

    Summary:  This unit will explain the concept of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and its importance in the school arena. Teachers will understand how the explicit teaching of social 

    emotional competencies in English lessons will help build their students’ essential life skills that will serve them in the classroom and throughout their lives.

    This unit was written by Nicole Broder, National Counselor for English at Elementary Schools

    Time Needed: 3 hours

     Suitable for Grades: 3-6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (0)
  • The Power of Games
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    The Power of Games

    Summary: This module will explain the rationale behind teaching language acquisition by playing games.

    This unit was written by Nicole Broder, National Counselor for English at Elementary Schools

    Time Needed: 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (27)
  • Assessment in Class and Online
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    Assessment in Class and Online

    Summary: Become familiar with tools and strategies for various types of assessment and how to use the data for planning your teaching.

    This unit was written by Nicole Broder, National Counselor for English at Elementary Schools

    Time Needed: 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (24)
  • Reader’s Theater
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    Reader’s Theater

    Summary: Teachers will understand the benefits of reader’s theater for their young language learners. They will learn how to integrate them into their classroom or online lessons.

    This unit was written by Nicole Broder, National Counselor for English at Elementary Schools

    Time Needed: 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 4, 5, 6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (13)
  • Classroom Management
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    Classroom Management

    Summary: Strong classroom management is a critical tool in the elementary classroom.  Without it, even the best prepared teachers cannot achieve their objectives. This unit takes a look at good practice and provides tips for effective classroom management.

    This unit was written by Nicole Broder, National Counselor for English at Elementary Schools

    Time Needed: 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (16)
  • Differentiality
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    Differentiality

    Summary: This unit explains what differential instruction is, why it’s important and how you can help your pupils reach higher levels of achievement, the more you differentiate your teaching.

    This unit was written by Nicole Broder, National Counselor for English at Elementary Schools

    Time needed: 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (16)
  •  How to Teach Speaking
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    How to Teach Speaking

    Summary: This module explains the value of explicit teaching of spoken production.  It explores the reasons why pupils may be reluctant to learn this skill and provides solutions for this reticence.  Practical activities and games are provided for use in the classroom and for distance learning.

    This unit was written by Nicole Broder, National Counselor for English at Elementary Schools

    Time Needed: 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (22)
  • Group Work
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    Group Work

    Summary: This unit will focus on the benefits of group work and explain how working collaboratively can contribute to pupils’ 21st century skills.

    This unit was written by Nicole Broder, National Counselor for English at Elementary Schools

    Time Needed: 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (18)
  • Vocabulary
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    Vocabulary

    Summary: In this module, teachers will understand the importance of teaching multiple facets of vocabulary and gain practical tips in vocabulary instruction at the foundation level.

    This unit was written by Nicole Broder, National Counselor for English at Elementary Schools

    Time Needed: 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (25)
  • Reading for Pleasure / Extensive Reading
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    Reading for Pleasure / Extensive Reading

    Summary: Teachers will understand the importance of having their pupils read for pleasure in English and how it can impact their overall second language acquisition levels.

    This unit was written by Nicole Broder, National Counselor for English at Elementary Schools

    Time Needed: 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (11)
  • How to teach writing
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    How to teach writing

    תקציר: The following unit aims to develop your knowledge on teaching written production in light of the new English curriculum while dealing with various aspects. It exposes you to 

    different teaching ideas and practical assessment tools.

    This unit was written by: Rania Essa

    Time Needed: 3 hours

     Suitable for Grades: 3-6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (10)
  • Content -Based Instruction (CBI)
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    Content -Based Instruction (CBI)

    Summary:  In this unit you will learn about a language teaching methodology ,Content -Based Instruction (CBI) “ and how it can be implemented in your classroom by focusing on geographical content.

    This unit was written by Dr. Tamar Shmerler.

    Time Needed: 3 hours

     Suitable for Grades: 5-6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (0)
  • The Virtual English Classroom
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    The Virtual English Classroom

    Today, teachers are expected to teach in class on some days and from home on others.   In this unit, you will learn about different methods of blended teaching and learn how to create your very own virtual classrooms.

    Time Needed: 6 hours

    Suitable for grades: 4-6

    Prerequisites: None


  • (0)
  • How to Promote Speaking Using Free Apps
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    How to Promote Speaking Using Free Apps

    Description: The following unit aims to develop your knowledge on teaching spoken production in light of the new English curriculum while using various apps.

    This unit was developed by Rania Essa

    Time Needed : 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 3 - 6

    Prerequisites: None


  • (1)
  • Teaching Literature in the Elementary EFL Classroom
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    Teaching Literature in the Elementary EFL Classroom

    Summary:  This unit will explain the concept of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and its importance in the school arena. Teachers will understand how the explicit teaching of social emotional competencies in English lessons will help build their students’ essential life skills that will serve them in the classroom and throughout their lives.

    This unit was written by Nicole Broder, National Counselor for English at Elementary Schools.

    Time Needed: 3 hours

     Suitable for Grades: 3-6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (0)
  • How to Teach Vocabulary in Class and Online
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    How to Teach Vocabulary in Class and Online

    Description: The following unit aims to develop your knowledge on teaching vocabulary in light of the new English curriculum while dealing with various aspects. It exposes you to different teaching ideas and practical tools.
    Time Needed : 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 3 - 6

    Prerequisites: None


  • (4)
  • Thinking Like an Entrepreneur
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    Thinking Like an Entrepreneur

    Entrepreneurship Education is a skillset and a way of thinking.

    It involves generating creative solutions, conducting research on the internet, writing interview questions, pitching and more.
    In this unit you will understand how Entrepreneurship Education can be used in class to teach and practice all four language skills. You will become familiar with practical ideas and learn how to integrate them in your English lessons

    This unit is geared specifically for gifted students as well as native English speakers.

    This unit was developed by Dr. Rivka Rozenberg

    Time Needed: 3 hours

    Suitable for grades: 5-6

    Prerequisites: none

  • (1)
  • How to Teach Beginning Writing to Young learners
    Asynchronous Units
    Preview Course

    Asynchronous Units

    How to Teach Beginning Writing to Young learners

    Summary: As the beginning learner masters the recognition of the letters, their sounds and how to write them, they are ready to use these skills to learn new ones: reading and writing.  They are inseparable.  Even at this level, children can and will learn to write words, sentences and short passages and have the satisfaction of reading what they have written.

    • This unit was written by Nina Vazan, retired English teacher and writer of textbooks.

    •  Time Needed: 6 hours

    Suitable for grades: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Prerequisites: None

  • (1)