Courses start on:

20 June 2021

London, UK

4 July 2021

London, UK

18 July 2021

London, UK

1 August 2021

London, UK

15 August 2021

London, UK

29 August 2021

London, UK

 

 

Each course session is available with 7 days and 2 weeks programme option

 

 

Additional dates and tailor made courses are possible on request

INTERACTIVE ENGLISH METHODOLOGY - COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Introduction

This course is aimed at teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary, secondary, vocational, adult and special needs education, staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers and 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 elements of role play, storytelling and building narratives to enhance the acquisition of a foreign language. Participants are expected to have at least A2 level of English proficiency.

 

Methodology

 

Methodology is based on theoretical lessons and presentations of examples of good practice as well as discussions and experience comparisons. Participants will have the opportunity to develop oral and written skills in English as well as broaden their horizons regarding interactive methodology through workshops, simulations, role play and action learning.

 

Objectives

  • Understanding of communicative approach to language learning.

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

  • Understanding how simulations and role play can enhance language learning.

  • Understanding of storytelling and narrative building as teaching and learning style.

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

  • Understanding of teacher generated vs learner generated content.

  • Boosting participants’ confidence in communication in English.

  • Enhancing understanding of the potential storytelling and narrative building have in education and opportunities they provide for acquisition of a foreign language.

  • Enhancing professional skills through mastering tools for virtual communication and collaboration.

  • Providing and exercising creative ideas and practical resources for successful implementation of interactive methods in teaching English as a foreign language.

  • 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.

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among people teaching English or in English in different contexts.

  • 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 publish a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture. The presentation will be available on the virtual collaboration platform. It will be used during the first meeting, but it will also be available online to the other participants so that they can have a preliminary knowledge of the group they are going to be part of. 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. Since they will all join the virtual collaboration platform they will be able to further discuss and deepen the understanding of the themes of this course and therefore keep on learning. Moreover, they will be encouraged to share materials showing how they are using what they have learned in their everyday work in terms of ideas, photos, videos, lesson plans, assessment and self-assessment forms, etc. creating an open educational resource available to everyone else from the group. Thanks to the virtual collaboration platform they will all be networked which will provide greater opportunities to develop future partnerships and projects. 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.

 

Certificate

 

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and the Europass Mobility Document.

 

Paperwork

We also provide all the support with paperwork you might need for your Erasmus+ project documentation such as mobility agreement and regsitration letter.

Draft Programme

2 weeks programme (40 hours) 800 € + VAT if applicable

7 day programme (28 hours) 560 € + VAT if applicable

   Day 1

Introduction of participants

Outline of the programme

Warm ups and ice-breakers

   Day 2

Introduction to communicative approach to language learning

Cultural evening

   Day 3

Simulations and role play for development of oral skills

   Day 4

Teambuilding and networking activities with a cultural trip

  Day 5

Simulations and role play for development of written skills

   Day 6

Online tools for collaboration in projects oriented on teaching and learning EFL, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

Individual support

   Day 7

Presentation of outcomes

Panel discussion

Evaluation

Closing session

   Day 1

Introduction of participants

Outline of the programme

Warm ups and ice-breakers

   Day 2

Introduction to communicative approach to language learning

Cultural evening

   Day 3

Simulations and role play for development of oral skills

   Day 4

Teambuilding and networking activities with a cultural trip

  Day 5

Simulations and role play for development of written skills

   Day 6

Online tools for collaboration in projects oriented on teaching and learning EFL, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

Individual support

   Day 7

Whole day cultural trip (optional at additional cost)

  Day 8

Free Day

   Day 9

Interactive storytelling and narrative building as a teaching and learning style

   Day 10

Teacher generated storytelling and narrative building

   Day 11

Learner generated storytelling and narrative building

   Day 12

Presentation of outcomes

Panel discussion

Evaluation

Closing session

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