The New English Classroom (EFL): Integrating AI, Inquiry, and Experiential Learning

Description

Concept by Magdalena Ogiello-Irvine

Are you struggling with keeping your students engaged and motivated in your EFL classroom?
Welcome to the English Classroom of the Future!

In this exciting course, you’ll dive into the vibrant world of holistic English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching, where inquiry, technologies, and experiential learning transform your students into enthusiastic language learners.

By integrating innovative methodologies and cutting-edge AI tools, this course provides you with the skills to create immersive language experiences.

Picture your students grasping grammar, vocabulary, and language skills through dynamic, real-world activities that ignite their curiosity and foster a love for learning.

This approach fosters a better understanding of language, making learning dynamic, effective, and technologically enriched.

Throughout the week, you’ll engage in interactive workshops, lively discussions, and practical activities designed to make learning both effective and fun.

These strategies will promote student engagement, collaborationproblem-solving, and critical thinking to enhance the learning experience and deeper understanding of the content and retention.

What is included

 Unmatched Support: full day chat assistance

 Fully Fundable: tailored on Erasmus+ budgets

 Flexibility Guaranteed: easy changes with minimal restrictions

 360° experience: from coffee breaks to cultural visits

 Post-Course Training: 100€ voucher on 40+ online courses

Learning outcomes

The course will help participants to:

  • Create a student-focused classroom where exploration and discovery are encouraged;
  • Apply teaching strategies adaptable to any unit within textbooks;
  • Foster student engagement, collaboration, and critical thinking;
  • Enhance students’ retention of language content through real-world examples and activities;
  • Incorporate AI tools to make language learning engaging and practical;
  • Develop confidence in creating dynamic EFL classrooms that cater to diverse learner needs;
  • Reflect on teaching practices to improve language outcomes.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Introduction to the course

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreakers and warm-up exercises to foster a positive learning environment;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – Holistic learning

  • Simple techniques to empower learner autonomy, motivation, and engagement;
  • Strategies to cater to different learning styles for effective language acquisition;
  • Reflection and sharing experiences to reinforce learning.

Day 3 – Embracing inquiry, discovery, and experiential learning

  • Bringing grammar, vocabulary, and language skills to life with experiential and guided discovery learning;
  • Hands-on workshop to explore the integration of cultural and global awareness activities;
  • Group discussion to exchange ideas and insights.

Day 4 – AI for language teaching and learning

  • Understanding the role of AI for both teachers and learners;
  • Practical session on exploring and designing interactive digital activities using AI tools;
  • Brainstorming session to integrate technology into lesson plans.

Day 5- Building a dynamic EFL classroom

  • Reflection on the course and implementation of new strategies in your classroom;
  • Develop comprehensive activities.

Day 6 – Course closure and cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Dates and locations

You can register for any date, even if it's not yet confirmed, especially if you're interested in courses several weeks away. Once we have a few more enrollments, we will confirm the date. If we are unable to confirm it, we will offer you alternative options.

Dublin

Price: 480€*
OID: E10239861
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    5-10 Aug 2024
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    2-7 Sep 2024
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    7-12 Oct 2024
  • Open to enrollments
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    4-9 Nov 2024
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    2-7 Dec 2024
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    6-11 Jan 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    3-8 Feb 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    3-8 Mar 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    7-12 Apr 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    5-10 May 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    2-7 Jun 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    7-12 Jul 2025

Dublin, Ireland

  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    5-10 Aug 2024
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    2-7 Sep 2024
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    7-12 Oct 2024
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    4-9 Nov 2024
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    2-7 Dec 2024
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    6-11 Jan 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    3-8 Feb 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    3-8 Mar 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    7-12 Apr 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    5-10 May 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    2-7 Jun 2025
  • Open to enrollments
    Open to enrollments means the course is pending confirmation. You can register now to help confirm this session, but you will need to wait for our confirmation before booking flights and accommodation.
    7-12 Jul 2025

Cultural Activities

  • Walking Tour
    -> Learn about Irish customs
  • Saturday Full Day Tour
    -> Visit to Glendalough & Russborough House
  • Food Fair
  • Irish Dancing
OID: E10239861480€*

*A 60 € late registration fee will be applied if you register less than 8 weeks before the course start date.
All prices are VAT included or not due.

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