July 22nd – July 26th 2019
17.5 classroom hours per week
This course is taught by Chris Roland who has a huge amount of experience teaching teenagers, mainly in Spain, and has done training for the British council as well as running workshops with teachers in a number of other countries. Highly recommended.
This is a course designed especially for teachers of teenagers. We shall look at everything from planning lessons right through to exams, reports and even talking to parents. Throughout the course we will focus on breaking down what happens in our classrooms and managing that better in terms of dynamics, behaviour, productivity and learning. On the one hand we shall look at small adjustments to improve activities and on the other a range of more adventurous innovations that take our practice forward and stretch us as developing professionals. Participants will walk away with an arsenal of techniques and strategies that puts their teaching of teenagers in a stronger, healthier and more rewarding place than before. Minimum language level of B2-C1
After this course, you will:
● be able to plan classes and design activities more effectively
● be able to accommodate your own emotions during lessons
● be better able to understand your students
● be able to achieve a positive classroom dynamic
● have a wide range of new classroom management strategies
● be able to cope better with mixed ability classes
● be more confident personalising tasks and giving students autonomy
● be able to increase the productivity of your teenage students
● be able to enjoy your own classes more, along with your teens
Day Morning Session 1:
9:15-11:00 Morning session 2:
11:30 - 1.15 Cultural
Mon Planning, anxiety and stress The way groups work Docklands & Museum of London
Tues Getting along with our students Designing lessons for teenagers Dinner or pub visit
Wed Classroom management I & II Troubleshooting session for difficult behaviours Highgate
Thurs Mixed-ability classes Evaluation, testing, reports and parents
Fri Taking our teaching to new places Improving skills and increasing engagement V&A and Hyde Park
All participants can receive a Lexical Lab attendance certificate with the course name an number of hours.
Check it’s the course for you:
I am a teacher of English with B2 level with some experience of classroom teaching.
I mainly teach teenagers in state school or language academy.
I want to learn some tasks and techniques I can use in my daily classes to engage students.
If it’s not for you:
I am more interested in developing my English – try English Boost or Advanced Culture and Language.
I want something less general – try Better Testing and Assessment or Developing Materials
I’m interested specifically in Lexical Teaching – try Teaching Lexically
We are a group who want to study together or want a tailored course - contact Andrew Walkley
- 22.07.2019 > 26.07.2019
- Register before 05.07.2019