English Language and Culture Course
We are excited to offer this new training package full of language teaching tools, cultural experience and practical results to be multiplied in classrooms across Europe. Read the description of our unique course located in the stunning Swaledale in Yorkshire and spread the message around your teaching community.
A “looking forward” pack is sent to participants on enrolment. Before the start of the course, participants will be asked to complete a pre-course questionnaire and a pre-course task which will enable the trainers to focus more specifically on the exact needs of the participants - the attached timetable, therefore, shows a sample programme for this course. The trainers will review the pre-course task during the course.
The course is designed to help non-native teachers of English teaching primary or secondary school students and adults to develop their English language skills, explore modern British life and culture and to evaluate and gain materials for classroom use.
THE AIM OF THE COURSE IS TO:
develop and update your knowledge of British culture
develop all areas of your English language knowledge and skills related to explaining British reality to students through different media
help you to motivate and inspire your students through real situations
evaluate materials for teaching aspects of culture in your teaching context
explore a further range of authentic materials for your classroom use, including subject specific materials
Input will be provided in a variety of ways (including seminars and practical workshops, trainer summaries and demonstrations) that take account of the course participants’ specific curriculum needs, different learning preferences and styles. Participants will be encouraged to share their own ideas and experience, and develop networks with participants from other countries.
There will be opportunities throughout the course to exploit the UK context by collecting relevant authentic materials, making contact with native speakers and taking part in the tailored social and cultural programme, and outings.
Participants will be asked to complete a Study Journal during their stay to reflect on the new ideas they have experienced and on how they will incorporate them into their teaching and in their workplace. On the final day participants will present their own project plans and discuss these within their group. Follow up support is available via email and participants will be encouraged to report on their progress.
- 1-week course (arriving on Saturday, departing on Friday) – 5 full days
- 4h a day of intensive workshops
- 3 to 6 h a day of field and cultural visits
- Maximum 11 participants per course
- Minimum language level: CEFR B2 – Upper Intermediate
- Course fees: for Erasmus+ KA1 grants - as in the Erasmus+ guidelines. for private participants: EUR 750
- Accommodation: Hazel Brow House, Swaledale, North Yorkshire
Our dates for 2017 are to be confirmed.. For more information or to book onto one of these courses contact us.