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 LEARN ENGLISH THE FUN WAY

(for teachers A2 and B1)

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.

  • 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 (25 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

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

 

cultural and social programme

  • Teambuilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

10 days programme (50 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

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

cultural and social programme

  • Teambuilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

CERTIFICATE

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and we will validate the acquired competences on the Europass Mobility upon request. Please note that we have a paperless policy and all the documents will be delivered in digital form.

COURSE FEE

The course fee is 80 € per day. It includes tuition and materials, cultural and social programme, support in preparation and all the administrative work. There are no additional costs or hidden fees. After registration, you will receive a pro-forma invoice which you will have to pay by bank transaction. You will receive the invoice after you attend the course.

SUBSISTENCE

The course fee doesn't include accommodation and meals and participants are responsible to organize them on their own. In some locations we might be able to recommend or organize subsistence for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us to inquire about any specific location.

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.