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