Course name: Week-Long intensive English Course for Second Grade Teachers in Elementary and Secondary Schools

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Course name: Week-Long intensive English Course for Second Grade Teachers in Elementary and Secondary Schools

Course Content:

The course is a series of loosely related seminars aimed at refreshing and deepening the methodical competences of second grade teachers at elementary and secondary schools. Activities will include a variety of methods, strategies, and teaching techniques that can immediately be utilized in the classroom. Participants will also work with the EJF (?) as a useful tool for self-assessment, personal development and self-evaluation. Participants will have room for creative work in the seminars, which will lead to the creation of working manuals on how to proceed in class; they will alsocreate their own worksheets. Teaching will take place through exchange, discussion, group work and individual work, and will be accompanied by active presentations, self-reflection and feedback from the participants as well as the lecturer. Participants will also get acquainted with available learning and supplementary materials, web portals, and free online materials.

Course objective:

Participants in the course will:

– Identify and describe learning styles, approaches and methods.

– Identify teaching activities to develop diverse learning styles and design different learning strategies.

– Engage in group discussions on possible pitfalls and the differences between their respective  school environments.

– Assess the adequacy of freely available songs, stories and language games, and judge their suitability for developing language and pupils’ skills.

– Assess the difficulty and focus of the learning materials, examine their strengths and weaknesses, and evaluate their suitability for the development of language and pupils’ skills.

– Set CLIL goals for topics according to their own focus and their school’s focus and select their appropriate form of application.

– Develop and discuss specific activities aimed at developing language skills and knowledge and then analyze their effectiveness.

– Share the activities created with other participants during discussions, or online.

– Learn how to lead pupils to constructive work focused on error-evaluation, self-reflection and self-evaluation.

Minimum entry level: B1



Number of lessons: 30

Dates: to be specified

Class Time: to be specified

Teaching materials:

Example activities from copied materials;

Cambridge Copy Collection: Discussions, Games for Grammar, Imaginative Projects, Singing Grammar, Quizzes, Questionnaires and Puzzles, Exploring British Culture, Teen World;

Helbling / Cambridge Photocopiable Resources: Get on Stage, Grammar Songs and Raps;

Mary Glasgow Timesavers;

CLIL: CLIL Activities (Cambridge); Teaching other Subject Through English (Oxford); CLIL Physics;


– Diagnostics of pupils and their learning styles, Bloom’s taxonomy, and its application to differentiated work in class

– The language system: presentation, scope and practice for school-aged pupils

– Language skills: presentation, scope and practice for school-aged pupils

– Work with errors

– Testing and assessment, taking into account pupils’ learning needs

– CLIL method, adaptation of principles taking into account the participants’ focus

– Work with textbooks / teaching materials and their possible adaptations

– Processing and displaying one´s own activities,

– Evaluation, self-reflection, experience and knowledge exchange

Price: 5.790 CZK