20th – 24th February 2017
13th – 17th March 2017
3rd – 7th April 2017
15th – 19th May 2017
5th – 9th June 2017
10th-14th July 2017
7th – 11th August 2017
18th – 22nd September 2017
16th – 20th October 2017
13th – 17th November 2017
The course aims to provide new ideas and inspiration for English language teachers for activities and lesson planning. We offer a chance to learn from our experienced trainers and guidance for participants to exchange their own ideas.
The course is aimed at teachers of English who want to energise their teaching and have an opportunity to learn from teachers in other countries with different experiences.
The approaches to teaching and learning will also be of interest to teachers of other languages as well as to native speaker teachers of English.
The Creative Methodologies programme focuses on practical teaching ideas and activities. Because of the constraints of time, not all methodologies will be covered in detail. References however will be made to most of the latest methodologies. The focus of this course will be Task Based Learning and Learner Generated Teaching. Learner autonomy and independence will be promoted throughout the course.
The course will help participants to develop professionally by exploring their own experience and sharing ideas with like-minded teachers from other European countries.
After the course, participants will be able to design lessons and activities that are motivating, challenging and effective.
The course is hands-on and interactive, enabling participants to be fully immersed in the subject matter.
Trainer-led sessions use the techniques and approaches being discussed so that the practical application of methods can be experienced within the programme. This is supported by in-depth discussion group work. Participants will build up a bank of ideas to take back to their countries. Throughout the course, participants will be encouraged to experiment and think “outside the box”. The programme includes the opportunity to observe experimental practice lessons, taught by experienced teachers, followed by discussions
Participants will return to their home countries with a deeper insight and renewed enthusiasm for their profession. They will also receive: