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addCLIL for Schools

Description
One of the latest buzzwords (or buzz-acronyms) in language education is CLIL. But what exactly are the benefits of Content and Language Integrated Learning for language learning specifically, as well as for content-based learning? In this course, participants will discover how CLIL lessons can be utilised in a variety of contexts in order to improve students’ content knowledge and language use.

Course participants will learn how to link curriculum topics to linguistic communication, and how language fluency can be developed in conjunction with subject knowledge. They will also look at the role that the language school can play, as well as the state education system, in developing these competencies. As well as providing a theoretical grounding, the course will offer a practical framework for CLIL lessons for a variety of student levels and ages in a number of subjects.

By the end of the course, participants will have learned about CLIL theory, the symbiosis of content and language learning, the role of the language school in providing CLIL lessons to a variety of levels and ages, adapting CLIL frameworks for different subjects, and how students’ specifically linguistic competencies can be nurtured and developed.

Learning outcomes
Identify the key features of CLIL
  • Understand the connection between subject-based and language-based learning
  • Appreciate the role that language schools can play, as well as the classic education system, in providing CLIL classes
  • Design CLIL activities and lessons for specific groups of students
  • Feel confident when teaching a subject through the medium of a foreign language
 
Number of Participants
min. 4 - max. 12

Course length
5 days / Monday- Friday

LANGUGE
English

Price
380,00 €

N.of TH
25
addPronunciation (‘Speaking like a native’)

Description
Do you feel nervous when teaching pronunciation? What are the difficulties when providing good models of language? Why do so many schools and students place emphasis on native speakers? Is having a native accent essential for communication?

These are some of the questions which will be discussed on this course. It will also look at the importance of pronunciation for both good listening and speaking skills in both native speaker and non-native speaker contexts. The course will be highly practical with lots of opportunities for participants to develop their own pronunciation skills, as well as learning techniques to teach pronunciation effectively in the classroom.

During the course, each day will focus on a specific area of pronunciation which is necessary for clear communication. Individual phonemes and the phonemic chart will be looked at including a focus on confusing sounds and minimal pairs. Intonation and stress are also important aspects of pronunciation and can be used with great effect to change the meaning and message of what is said. Furthermore, features of connected speech will be practised as it is these features which often help speech to sound more natural (and therefore possibly also more ‘native’).

By the end of the course, participants will feel more confident in their ability to teach pronunciation because of a greater knowledge of its essential features and because of ample opportunities to practice pronunciation on this course.

Learning outcomes
  • Understand the importance of good pronunciation for both listening and speaking skills
  • Identify the main aspects of pronunciation which help and hinder communication
  • Acknowledge the difference between native to non-native and non-native to non-native communication
  • Critically assess the importance of ‘speaking like a native’ for languages as lingua franca.
  • Be ready to teach phonemes, stress and intonation, and features of connected speech to students at a variety of levels
  • Design activities which specifically develop students’ pronunciation skills
 
Number of Participants
min. 4 - max. 12

Course length
5 days / Monday- Friday

LANGUGE
English

Price
380,00 €

N.of TH
25
addDiscourse Analysis for Language Teachers

Description
Taking inspiration from the title of McCarthy’s book, this course will look at the role of discourse in language learning. While most coursebooks and course descriptions offer a clear focus on skills work, grammar and vocabulary, and also increasingly pronunciation, discourse tends to be forgotten or ignored. So what exactly is discourse? Why is an understanding of discourse useful for language teachers? How can we encourage a greater awareness and use of discourse in the language classroom?

Some of the topics covered in this practical, as well as theoretical, course will include:
  • Syntax and word order in sentences
  • Linguistic devices for emphasis
  • Discourse in written texts (reading and writing skills)
  • Discourse in spoken texts (listening and speaking skills)
  • The importance of cohesion and coherence
  • Discourse management in examination situations
 
The course will be useful for all language teachers who are interested in encouraging their students to be better communicators in written and spoken language. It will also be invaluable for teachers who are preparing students for Cambridge examinations in showing how the criteria for marking ‘Discourse Management’ apply to both the speaking and writing exams, as well as helping students understand better the listening and reading exams.

By the end of the course, teachers will feel more confident in incorporating discourse into their lessons and will be able to help their students understand and produce written and spoken texts which are more fluent and communicative.


Learning outcomes
Understand the role of discourse in successful communication
  • Appreciate the importance of discourse in language learning
  • Be better equipped to teach students about discourse in written and spoken texts
  • Feel more confident when assessing ‘Discourse Management’ in relation to language examinations
  • Have adapted and created a variety of practical activities and techniques to exemplify the theoretical aspects of discourse to language learners at a variety of levels  

N. of Participants
min. 4 - max. 12

Course length
5 days / Monday- Friday

LANGUGE
English

Price
380,00 €

N.of TH
25
addKnowledge about Language

Description
What are subordinate clauses? What exactly is a finite verb? What is the difference between a gerund and a present participle? And why do these types of questions matter when we are teaching (or studying) languages?

Whilst it is often better not to overwhelm students with linguistic metalanguage, a knowledge and understanding of language and how it works can help us become better teachers – to become confident when answering questions about language, to know how to explain sometimes complex notions in a simple way, and also deciding what is appropriate to be taught as well as when in a student’s linguistic development certain language items are best encountered.

During this course, participants will look at the main elements that constitute language: nouns, verbs, adjectives & adverbs, determiners, prepositions, clauses and syntax. These aspects will be covered both in a practical and theoretical way, enabling participants to put their knowledge into practice in the classroom in order to benefit the students. Activities which encourage the noticing of patterns, uncovering of grammar and the promotion of learner autonomy will all be utilised, rather than the strict presentation and practice of rules.  

By the end of the course, participants will have developed a deeper knowledge of language as it is used, and be more confident when dealing with language in the classroom.


Learning outcomes
Have a deeper knowledge about language in terms of grammar and syntax
  • Comprehend differences between nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, determiners, prepositions and clauses in order to benefit their own teaching and students’ development of language competencies
  • Understand how to encourage the uncovering and noticing of grammar by the students, rather than its presentation by the teacher
  • Apply various techniques and activities to effectively transmit knowledge of language in the classroom
  • Appreciate how a knowledge of language can affect meaning and communication
 

N. of Participants
min. 4 - max. 12

Course length
5 days / Monday- Friday

LANGUGE
English

Price
380,00 €

N.of TH
25
addIntensive Business English for Educational Staff

Description
You don’t need to have had experience of working in business to teach Business English; but you do need to have confidence in teaching the skills that are encountered on a Business English course. This programme will give you the skills and confidence for a variety of Business English scenarios.

It will look at skills such as telephoning, formal email writing, giving presentations, engaging in small talk and taking part in negotiations. The focus will be on the language used in these business situations, employed effectively, in order to boost language results and increase students’ confidence. Therefore, the course will provide practice in role-plays and performing the activities and skills which are necessarily met on a Business English syllabus.

During the course, participants will look at a variety of tasks and activities which help students develop their language skills within a specifically business context. As well as critically assessing coursebook presentations and authentic materials from a variety of business sources, it will also employ role-plays, simulations, email / messenger writing, and impromptu mini-presentations. Participants will have the opportunity to design their own materials for future use in their own classrooms.

By the end of the course, participants will have grown in confidence in teaching Business English skills to their students. They will leave the course with a variety of ideas and activities to make business skills learning effective and engaging for all students at a variety of levels.


Learning outcomes
Develop greater confidence in teaching Business English, even for those with no previous experience of working in a business context
  • Have a critical understanding of the strengths and limitations of coursebooks and authentic business materials
  • Appreciate the knowledge and expertise that students can bring to class
  • Be ready to use a variety of activities to develop certain business-focused tasks
  • Appreciate the role of functional language in Business English, as much as grammar and lexical development
  • Design Business English activities for a range of students at a variety of levels
 
N. of Participants
min. 4 - max. 12

Course length
5 days / Monday- Friday

LANGUGE
English

Price
380,00 €

N.of TH
25