TEACHER REFRESHER COURSES




All Globe Teacher Refresher Programmes are eligible for Comenius/Grundtvig grants. Please apply directly to your national agency here. For further information on Grundtvig and Comenius projects and for information on eligibility and how to apply please see:

www.grundtvig.org.uk
www.lifelonglearningprogramme.org.uk

TEACHER REFRESHER COURSES for Secondary and Primary teachers 2012
Please note: all our courses are eligible for funding under the European Union Comenius project.

CREATIVE PRACTICAL RESOURCEFUL - ideal for teachers wanting to update their skills and refresh their knowledge.


  •  A 2-week course offering creative methodology, practical classroom activities and a bank of resources to take home.
  •  42 hours contact time - 30 hours language development & 12 hours teaching methodology.
  •  Many practical ideas to be used with a variety of levels and in different situations.
  •  Course content adapted to suit specific needs of participants
  •  Highly experienced and qualified trainers

  • • Optional:


  •  On site observation of Globe Junior school teachers - monolingual or multilingual classes depending on the time of year.
  •  Visits to local schools - subject to availability and time of year.
  •  Please note visits to schools and observations of Globe teachers usually take place during the language development classes.
  •  A range of excursions, sports and cultural visits to choose from on arrival - cost not included.
  •  We can also design a course to meet the more specific needs of closed groups of 3 or more teachers. Please contact us for further information.

  • 2012 dates

    Secondary

    Primary

    CLIL

    9 - 22/1



    23/1- 5/2


    NONE


    NONE


    6 -19/2



    NONE


    20/2 – 4/3




    5–18/3



    NONE


    NONE

    26/3– 8/4




    9 –22/4





    23/4– 6/5





    7 –20/5


    NONE


    NONE


    21/5– 3/6




    4 –17/6




    18/6– 1/7




    2 –15/7




    16 –29/7




    30/7– 12/8




    13 – 26/8




    3 -16/9




    17 –30/9




    1 –14/10


    NONE


    NONE


    22/10– 4/11




    5 –18/11




    19/11– 2/12


    NONE


    NONE


    3 –16/12





    ADULT/SECONDARY METHODOLOGY - COURSE CONTENT: 2012

    • Week 1

  •  Day 1 Introductory session - Needs Analysis/Icebreakers
  •  Day 2 Teaching Pronunciation
  •  Day 3 Creative Grammar Teaching
  •  Day 4 Technology in the Classroom (CALL)
  • • Week 2

  •  Day 1 Communicative activities part 1
  •  Day 2 Communicative activities part 2
  •  Day 3 The Creative classroom part 1
  •  Day 4 The Creative classroom part 2 / Resources
  • Week 1

    • Needs Analysis/Icebreakers

    This session combines ideas for the classroom with getting to know your fellow trainees. We compare teaching situations and attitudes to language learning and, time permitting, explore a variety of techniques / methodologies for staging lessons and enabling students to successfully complete classroom activities.

    • Teaching Pronunciation

    This session includes familiarisation with the phonemic chart and ways of integrating pronunciation into the classroom. You will try out various activities designed to help students with all aspects of pronunciation including sound production, word stress, sentence stress and intonation. The activities tend to be short and emphasize pronunciation as a teaching tool or technique which can provide change of pace and focus, rather than just a prescriptive model of how to speak.

    • Creative Grammar Teaching

    Over time, teachers often rely on methods of grammar teaching that “work” for them, without questioning their effectiveness for their students. By exploring a variety of methods, approaches and activities this session will provide teachers with practical ideas for the grammar classroom

    • Technology in the Classroom (CALL)

    An overview of popular websites for ready made lesson plans, interactive activities and creating resources and an exploration of other web based activities and how they can enhance learning.

    Week 2

    • Communicative Activities part 1

    Productive and effective oral lessons need not take hours of preparation. In this session we explore a range of activities and techniques, most of which require little or no materials, that encourage students to speak. The ideas can be adapted to suit many levels and range from 5 minute warmers to whole lesson activities.

    • Communicative Activities part 2

    This session explores approaches to both listening and reading practice in class. We look at dictation techniques that can be used in a variety of ways and situations. We also focus on reading skills that our students need in daily life and illustrate a number of different skills that can be practised using newspapers and online articles as well as techniques for adapting course books texts.

    • The Creative classroom parts 1 and 2

    With so many pressures facing teachers and students, from curriculum restrictions to coursework deadlines and exams, we often forget how to bring a little imagination into the classroom. These sessions reintroduce the notion of creativity in language learning. Authentic materials are highly motivating and easily accessible to all. The sessions focus on alternatives to the traditional activities (eg gap fill song) and look instead at ideas that provide learners with integrated skills practice and extensive language practice. Music, pictures, film, art – all play a role in the creative classroom and enhance the learning experience.

    • Resources

    You will have the opportunity to look through our extensive Resources, to evaluate and compare the most up to date course books and supplementary books, as well as materials that we have created.

    PRIMARY METHODOLOGY - COURSE CONTENT 2012

    • Week 1

  •  Day 1 Needs Analysis / Teaching Children / Icebreakers & Group Formation Activities
  •  Day 2 Classroom Management or CALL (trainees' choice)
  •  Day 3 Teaching Vocabulary
  •  Day 4 Teaching Pronunciation
  • • Week 2

  •  Day 1 Communicative Activities part 1
  •  Day 2 Communicative Activities part 2
  •  Day 3 The Creative Classroom part 1
  •  Day 4 The Creative Classroom part 2 / Resources
  • Week 1

    • Needs Analysis / Teaching Children / Icebreakers & Group Formation Activities

    This session enables you to get to know your fellow trainees and to try out a variety of activities designed to get students mingling and talking. We will then look at language acquisition in relation to young learners and how this can inform and affect your classes.

    • Choice of:

    Classroom Management
    This session will look in detail at how to effectively manage your classes. Aspects include motivation, correction, classroom environment, the role of the teacher and how to set up pair work / group work with large classes. We will also look at how this is achieved in British Primary schools and evaluate it in relation to your classes. Or

    • Technology in the Classroom (CALL)

    An overview of popular websites for ready made lesson plans, interactive activities and creating resources and an exploration of other web based activities and how they can enhance learning.

    • Teaching Vocabulary

    This session will look at how to present new vocabulary to students and how to help them remember and use new lexis. Aspects include cultural restraints, context, recording and recycling vocabulary.

    • Teaching pronunciation

    This session includes familiarisation with the phonemic chart and ways of integrating pronunciation into the classroom. You will try out various activities designed to help students with all aspects of pronunciation including sound production, word stress, sentence stress and intonation. The activities tend to be short and emphasize pronunciation as a teaching tool or technique which can provide change of pace and focus, rather than just a prescriptive model of how to speak.

    Week 2

    • Communicative Activities parts 1 & 2

    This session looks at how we communicate and how we can give students meaningful practice to improve their communication skills. From pair work to group work, from role play, games and discussions, to integrated skills work and pictures, we will try out a range of activities, both published for EFL and authentic, designed to develop students' fluency and ability to express themselves in English.

    • The Creative Classroom parts 1 & 2

    What is creativity and why is it important? How can we introduce it into the language classroom? These sessions look at bringing imagination and creativity into the classroom as well as providing learners with integrated skills practice and extensive language acquisition. Materials are active and authentic and will develop students’ own intercultural awareness. Music, pictures, film, art – all play a role in the creative classroom and enhance the learning experience.

    • Resources

    You will have the opportunity to look through our extensive Resources, to evaluate and compare the most up to date course books and supplementary books, as well as materials that we have created.

    CONTENT AND LANGAUGE INTEGRATED LEARNING (CLIL) - COURSE CONTENT: 2012

    Opportunities to study specialist subjects in English at higher education level are increasing and CLIL is becoming part of the national curriculum in many countries. This course provides practical insights and ideas for both English language teachers and subject teachers required to teach school subjects in English.

    • Week 1

  •  Day 1 Introduction to CLIL
  •  Day 2 Teaching Vocabulary
  •  Day 3 Communicative teaching part 1
  •  Day 4 Communicative teaching part 2
  • • Week 2

  •  Day 1 Reading and Listening
  •  Day 2 Writing
  •  Day 3 Technology in the Classroom (CALL)
  •  Day 4 Lesson planning
  • Week One:

    • Introduction to CLIL

    This session will explore the implications of CLIL on subject and language teaching. We will look at the need to adapt teacher input and classroom management as well as provide techniques for assessing students’ comprehension and modifying input to maximise learning.

    • Vocabulary

    Without the basic building blocks of the language, students will be unable to develop any skills in English. Learning and activating new vocabulary can, however, prove difficult even to the most gifted of students. This session provides ideas for teaching new lexical items, and recording and recycling vocabulary.

    • Communicative Teaching (part 1 + 2)

    This two part session focuses on the development of students’ oral abilities. Teachers are given a variety of methods and ideas for encouraging students to speak with confidence and fluency. We will examine the different situations in which students need to communicate and provide activities to develop the required skills.

    Week Two:

    • Reading and Listening

    Reading and listening are core passive skills for the development of language. Teachers will examine the structure of such lessons and be provided with numerous ideas to activate and motivate students to read and listen effectively and, as a result, become independent learners.

    • Writing

    Developing writing skills in ways that are engaging and memorable to students can often prove challenging even to the most talented teachers. This session provides plenty of ideas for improving writing skills from sentence level and summarizing to writing academic essays.

    • Using IT in the classroom

    IT has become an integral part of learning in any classroom. In order to maximise its benefits teachers need to be able to use the multiple resources that it provides, be it supplementary materials, power point, blogs or You tube. This session will enable teachers to train their students to use this valued resource to maximum benefit.

    • Lesson planning

    This is your opportunity to put all of the new methods and skills in to practice. This session will guide you through the planning stages of CLIL lessons in your subject and, using your own course books, help you to adapt and develop materials that will maximise your students’ learning.

    • Materials

    Please bring sample course books for the subjects you teach in English

    TEACHER REFRESHER COURSES for CLIL teachers 2012

    • EU funding (Comenius/Grundtvig) available for this course.

    CREATIVE PRACTICAL RESOURCEFUL - ideal for teachers wanting to update their skills and refresh their knowledge.
  •  A 2-week course offering creative methodology, practical classroom activities and a bank of resources to take home.
  •  42 hours contact time - 30 hours language development & 12 hours teaching methodology.
  •  Many practical ideas to be used with a variety of levels and in different situations.
  •  Course content adapted to suit specific needs of participants
  •  Highly experienced and qualified trainers
  •  Courses eligible for EU funding - contact your national agency for further information
  • • Optional:

  •  On site observation of Globe Junior school teachers - monolingual or multilingual classes depending on the time of year.
  •  Visits to local schools - subject to availability and time of year.
  •  Please note visits to schools and observations of Globe teachers usually take place during the language development classes.
  •  A range of excursions, sports and cultural visits to choose from on arrival - cost not included.
  • • Materials

    Please bring sample course books for the subjects you teach in English

    CONTENT AND LANGAUGE INTEGRATED LEARNING (CLIL) - COURSE CONTENT: 2012

    Opportunities to study specialist subjects in English at higher education level are increasing and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) is becoming part of the national curriculum in many countries. This course provides practical insights and ideas for both English language teachers and subject teachers required to teach school subjects in English.

    • Week 1

  •  Day 1 Introduction to CLIL
  •  Day 2 Teaching Vocabulary
  •  Day 3 Communicative teaching part 1
  •  Day 4 Communicative teaching part 2
  • • Week 2

  •  Day 1 Reading and Listening
  •  Day 2 Writing
  •  Day 3 Technology in the Classroom (CALL)
  •  Day 4 Lesson planning
  • Week One:

    • Introduction to CLIL

    This session will explore the implications of CLIL on subject and language teaching. We will look at the need to adapt teacher input and classroom management as well as provide techniques for assessing students’ comprehension and modifying input to maximise learning.

    • Vocabulary

    Without the basic building blocks of the language, students will be unable to develop any skills in English. Learning and activating new vocabulary can, however, prove difficult even to the most gifted of students. This session provides ideas for teaching new lexical items, and recording and recycling vocabulary.

    • Communicative Teaching (part 1 + 2)

    This two part session focuses on the development of students’ oral abilities. Teachers are given a variety of methods and ideas for encouraging students to speak with confidence and fluency. We will examine the different situations in which students need to communicate and provide activities to develop the required skills.

    Week Two:

    • Reading and Listening

    Reading and listening are core passive skills for the development of language. Teachers will examine the structure of such lessons and be provided with numerous ideas to activate and motivate students to read and listen effectively and, as a result, become independent learners.

    • Writing

    Developing writing skills in ways that are engaging and memorable to students can often prove challenging even to the most talented teachers. This session provides plenty of ideas for improving writing skills from sentence level and summarizing to writing academic essays.

    • Using IT in the classroom

    IT has become an integral part of learning in any classroom. In order to maximise its benefits teachers need to be able to use the multiple resources that it provides, be it supplementary materials, power point, blogs or You tube. This session will enable teachers to train their students to use this valued resource to maximum benefit.

    • Lesson planning

    This is your opportunity to put all of the new methods and skills in to practice. This session will guide you through the planning stages of CLIL lessons in your subject and, using your own course books, help you to adapt and develop materials that will maximise your students’ learning.




















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