Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at teachers and school staff from primary to lower secondary education, company staff as well as students and all those who want to improve their fluency in English as well as refresh their methodology. The course will focus on a blend of lecture format and practical activities based on active learning to enhance the acquisition of English as a foreign language. Participants are expected to have at least A2 level of English proficiency.

Methodology

Methodology is based on theoretical lessons and practical hands-on activities such as games, oral and written exercises, simulations, role-play, field trips, project-based learning, technology assisted learning, formative and summative assessments. Participants will have the opportunity to develop oral and written skills in English as well as broaden their horizons regarding the culture of the English-speaking world.

Outcomes
  • Familiarizing with the culture of English-speaking world.

  • Improving the participants’ oral and written skills in English.

  • Learning within the cultural context.

  • Practical skills development through simulations, role-play, teacher generated storytelling and narrative building.

  • Developing communication, collaboration, presentation, problem solving, negotiation, critical and creative thinking skills.

  • Boosting participants’ confidence in communication in English.

  • Enhancing understanding of the role and the potential English language has in education and how it can be used to enhance academic achievement and internationalization.

  • Improving English fluency (official language of the course).

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

  • Sharing experiences of interactive methodologies for learning English from different organizations in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Developing the online collaboration platform for preparation, dissemination and networking in order to develop future partnerships and projects.

  • Providing insights into different education systems.

Preparation

After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to prepare a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture. The presentation will be presented on the first day of the course to facilitate networking opportunities. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.

Follow up

After the course participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.
5 days programme (20 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups and ice breakers

  • Introduction to the course, determining personal levels and expectations, setting the goals

  • Simulations and role play for development of oral skills

  • Teacher generated storytelling and narrative building for development of written skills

  • Online tools for communication and collaboration in English, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

 

cultural and social programme

  • Networking activities

  • City tour and/or a cultural trip

  • Cultural evening

  • Teambuilding

10 days programme (40 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday + Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups and ice breakers

  • Introduction to the course, determining personal levels and expectations, setting the goals
  • Simulations and role play for development of oral skills

  • Teacher generated storytelling and narrative building for development of written skills

  • Art as a stimulus for development of speaking and writing skills (Paolo Freire's approach)

  • Learning from the cultural context; inquiry-based projects in small groups

  • Learner generated storytelling and narrative building, project-based learning

  • Online tools for communication and collaboration in English, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

 

cultural and social programme

  • Networking activities

  • City tour and/or a cultural trip

  • Cultural evening

  • Teambuilding

CERTIFICATE

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and we will validate the acquired competences on the Europass Mobility upon request.

COURSE FEE

The course fee includes tuition and materials for the course sessions as well as the cultural and social programme. Please check the course fee for each specific course session below.

SUBSISTENCE

In some destinations participants are responsible to organize their accommodation and meals while in others we have set arrangements with hotels or campuses. Please check for a specific course session.

REGISTRATION

You can submit a non-biding registration and we will reserve a place for you until you are ready to confirm your participation. cancellations are free until you pay the course fee.

Coming up first:

04.11. - 15.11.2019

Barcelona, Spain

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10 days / 700 €

5 days / 350

Barcelona, Spain

Valetta, Malta

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Coming up first:

29.07. - 09.08.2019

London, UK

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10 days / 840 €

5 days / 420

London, UK

Dublin, Ireland

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CONTACT

Address: Achileios 23, 41335 Larissa, Greece

Tel: +30 693 955 4031

PIC number: 900789337

Organization ID: E10049405

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