Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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The purpose of this course is to help teachers teaching English and/or teaching through English develop the key teaching skills they need to improve their classroom practice. It leads to a Level 7 EQC Certificate, accompanied by a Europass Certificate Supplement with 10 transferable ECVET points.
This course is addressed to primary, secondary, vocational teachers of English or teachers of various subjects who use or intend to use English as a means of teaching these subjects.
Teachers will learn the basic principles of TEFL, plan English lessons and exchange ideas regarding issues of classroom management, lesson planning and materials development, Moreover, the course will help teachers improve their communication skills in English.

Course Objectives
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• apply the basic principles of TEFL, ESL and ELT
• plan lessons for the ELT classroom
• manage the ELT classroom
• develop and review ELT materials

The main aspect of the course is to promote collaboration between participants. Lessons will be held in our centre’s classrooms and computer lab, as well as outside. Our approach is to base the learning process on practical rather than theoretical knowledge. The course is based on active learning methods and, at the end of the course, participants should be able to use the taught techniques effectively.

Every participant will have to fill a questionnaire which helps the trainers to customize the course to better fit their needs.
Attendants will get instructions and material which will help them to be prepared for attending the course.

This course will:
• Methodologies in EFL/ESL
• Writing Skills, Error Analysis and Vocabulary Instruction
• Teaching Reading Skills
• Teaching Listening and Speaking Skills
• Grammar teaching techniques and strategies
• Exam techniques and strategies
• Educational Technology

Structured study visits
During the course, we also organize study visits to local schools. Normally, we discuss with participants their needs and we organize study visits to cover these needs. Depending on the group, we organize from a minimum of one to a maximum of five study visits. Popular study visits include:
• A special needs education school
• A school for adults from disadvantaged backgrounds
• A school with Roma mainstreaming classes
• Vocational secondary and post-secondary schools
• General primary and secondary schools
Each study visit is structured and accompanied by reflective activities. There is no extra cost for these study visits.

Outdoors learning
There are two outdoor learning activities: a gamified tour of the town and a visit to a local historical site. The onsite visit is accompanied by non-formal European history learning activities, as well as activities that link this history to the course topic. There is no extra cost for these activities.

Social programme
There is also an optional social programme for those interested. This programme may include an intercultural night, lunches and dinners at different restaurants, going out for a drink or coffee, or even an extra excursion – if there is time! These activities depend on participant needs and wants, and those participating in them will have to pay for what they choose to eat and drink. If there is an optional excursion, they will also have to pay van costs and any other expenses (e.g. museum tickets)

Follow up
The participants will get material which includes information about all the areas covered at the course, lesson plans, all the produced outcomes of the course, useful links and more.
The above material can be freely used by the participants at their school.

Course organiser
Areadne Lifelong Learning Centre
Kalamata, Greece

Contact organisation

Upcoming sessions

18.04.2021 > 24.04.2021 (ID: 150476)