The Further Development Teacher Course - CLIL is intended for English Language teachers or teachers of other subjects who wish to refresh and develop their language skills and teaching approaches. The course provide opportunities for sharing ideas and networking with colleagues from a variety of European countries. Our sessions are practical rather than theoretical and include a variety of approaches. Our aim is that participants can take everything they do in the sessions and apply it to their own learners and classrooms. We provide the entire course materials through our Moodle page. The participants leave with a portfolio of new material developed during the course.
The courses take place for two weeks (it's possible to join for only one week - first week of the two-week course). Language awareness and methodology sessions take place Monday to Friday mornings. The schools run an extensive cultural and social programme in the afternoons which includes visits to the various cultural attractions in the location.
PRE COURSE PREPARATION:
All potential participants will be sent a needs analysis questionnaire before the course begins. This helps us determine the individual needs of each participant. Participants of similar backgrounds, needs and levels will be grouped together as much as possible. We endeavour to ensure that these groupings benefit all our participants.
20 lessons + afternoon programme per week: Intermediate to Advanced.
Our CLIL course is intended for non-native teachers of other subjects who wish to develop their own English language skills and examine the methodology of CLIL - Content and Language Integrated Learning.
A) Week ONE:
1) Introduction and Ice Breakers; Learner Style and Thinking Skills; Free Afternoon/Social Programme
2) What is CLIL? - Theory and Terminology; CLassroom Language - Giving Instructions, Eliciting and Concept Checking; British /Irish History and Politics
3) Techniques for Teaching. Vocabulary in the CLIL Classroom; The Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing; Free Afternoon/Social Programme
4) The Receptive Skills: Reading and Listening; Strategies for Supporting Learners; British / Irish Culture and Idiomatic Language
5) Expoliting the Course Boook and Authentic Material; Language Development; Free Afternoon/Social Programme
B) Week TWO:
1)Language Development; Games, Activities and Drama in the Classroom; Free Afternoon/Social Programme
2) Assessment in the CLIL Classroom; Techniques for Reviewing and Raising Awareness; British /Irish Literature
3)Task Based Learning; Planning a CLIL Lesson; Free Afternoon/ Social Programme
4) Exploiting Websites and Other Resources; Workshop: Lesson Design; Blended Learning and e-Learning
5) Presentation of Material and Rationales. Self Evaluation; Course Evaluation and Further Professional Development Action Plan; Free Afternoon/ Social Programme
COURSE FOLLOW UP:
Upon completion of the course, participants will be supplied with a list of further suggested reading and useful websites. They will be encouraged to stay in contact with their peers and the trainers. Peer networking is strongly encouraged and our Moodle page makes it easier to reconnect with peers after the course is completed. Participants will be asked to self-evaluate their input into the sessions during the course and we hope that this will promote self-evaluation of lessons once participant will return home.
Przykładowe zajęcia dodatkowe:
cycling *, horse riding *, ice scating *
barbecue, board games, city tour/walk, cultural events and festivals, film evenings, guided city tours *, guided museum tours *, international evenings, orientation tour, pub and restaurant evenings, theme workshops
Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery, Edinburgh Castle, Edinbourgh Dungeons *, Greyfriar's Kirkyard, National Museum of Sotland *, Princes Street Gardens
* zajęcia dodatkowo płatne