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English in the Secondary and Adult Classroom

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This course is designed for non-native teachers of English in Secondary and Adult education and delivered on interactive whiteboards.

Objectives

The course objectives are to improve and extend the teaching techniques of teachers of English as a foreign language and include hands-on experience with interactive whiteboards.

Teachers will be able to: 

  • use different teaching strategies to accommodate different learning styles
  • motivate and encourage students
  • integrate the teaching of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
  • create activities to make grammar and vocabulary learning more memorable
  • focus on the teaching of pronunciation
  • use error correction techniques effectively
  • adapt course book materials to suit learner needs

Personal language development is an important feature of the courses and will be based on participants’ needs.

  • Course length: 2 weeks
  • Lessons: 30 lessons/week = 22.5 hours/week
  • Class size: average 10 participants per class, max 14.

Preparation 

Before the start of the course, participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire indicating their level of English, qualifications, present teaching position, number of years teaching and special interest areas. Orientation is held on the first day of the course.  The course director will introduce the course and ask for comments from the participants. Course sessions will be adapted as appropriate.

Methodology 

Practical and creative teaching techniques will be presented using a range of teaching methodologies. Participants will be able to try out new techniques and strategies including using interactive whiteboards and give feedback as to how these techniques can be applied to their own teaching situation.

Recently published ELT materials will be suggested for further reading as well as online resources appropriate to participants’ needs.

Follow-up

All participants will be required to fill in a course evaluation questionnaire. Follow- up support will be available via email. Further online communication will be available where participants will be able to share thoughts, experiences and teaching ideas with colleagues from other countries, even after the course finishes.

Complimentary:

  • Welcome evening
  • FREE USB Flash Drive containing information covered during the course.
  • Farewell activity with tutors.

Optional Extra: Interactive whiteboard training. Please ask the school for details.

Course location: Our school campus is situated in a converted villa, only 2 minutes from the sea in St. Paul’s Bay!

Fee in € for accommodation in our School Residential Apartments, in a single/shared room or Homestay in a single/shared room, 14 nights.(Our School Residence is ideally located only 15-minutes walking distance from the school and 5 minutes from the town centre and seaside promenade).

CANCELLATION RULES:

If the candidate is approved for funding and makes a confirmed booking with the school, but cancels 15 working days (Monday to Friday) or less before the course or accommodation start date (whichever comes first), this cancellation fee will apply.

PROVISION FOR SPECIAL NEEDS: Participants with special needs (dietary, religious, ethnic and childcare) will be welcomed.

Minimum number of participants for this course: 6. If course number is less than 6, participants will join our General English course at their level in the morning from 09:00 – 12:30. The late morning and afternoon syllabus will be covered from 13:00 – 15:00, thus offered an extra 30 minutes of tuition each day.

Deadline for Applications:

Direct applicants: two weeks before course start date.

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