The Teaching Methodologies Course is designed for in-service teachers to gain insights and explore in-depth knowledge about the different ways they can teach languages. The course has a wide range of topics from communicative methodologies, emergent language teaching, holistic approaches, teaching techniques, tips and tools to add to the course participants' teaching toolbox. One unique feature on this course is the teaching practice element, which allows the participants to practice what they learn on the course by implementing it into real face to face classes of language learners. There are also two points on the course where participants get a chance to observe lessons from experienced and dynamic teachers at our language school in order to gain inspiration and focus on certain teaching approaches and techniques as they do this. Feedback will be provided by the trainer throughout the course.
FOR WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
- Teachers in training
- Teachers in the teaching profession
- Teachers with some teaching experience
1) SECTION ONE - Developing Teaching Practice
Teaching practice will consist of 1 slot of 30 minutes with real learners, followed by 2 separate teaching slots of 45 minutes each, also with real learners. 45 minutes of the last input session on the day before their fi rst teaching practice (Day 3 from 13:45-14:30) will be dedicated to guiding the students on this course in their lesson planning and preparation, in order to implement what they learn as they progress.
2) SECTION TWO - Written Assignment
Students will be tasked with writing up a daily refl ective diary which they must include in their portfolios from the very beginning refl ecting on both the theoretical and practical elements, including how these can be implemented into their own teaching practice. Trainees will also be guided on how to organise their refl ections and how to refi ne their teaching practice, what they have learned from observing teachers and other trainees, and action points to include in subsequent teaching sessions. The portfolio must also include a summary of the trainees’ refl ections throughout the course, including action plans for further development of their teaching practice.
- Session 1: 09:00 - 10.30
- Session 2: 10:45 - 12:15
- Session 3: 13:00 - 14:30
OVERALL ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
Trainees will need to pass the assignment by submitting it on the last day of the course, attend the teaching practices and attend at least 80% of the course, including input sessions, peer observations, guided observations, and of course teaching practice, in order to obtain the certifi cate for this Teaching Methodologies Course.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE?
The course takes 2 weeks, 30 lessons per week (60 lessons in total) including:
- 9 lessons of peer observation with real language learners
- 3 lessons of assessed teaching practice (in three slots of 45 min) with real language learners
- 3 lessons of guided observations with experienced teachers