Creative Strategies for Language Teachers: Make it Easy, Make it Real!

Targeted to B2 speakers or above. Read more »

At the B2 CEFR level, learners understand complex texts, both concrete and abstract, and engage in fluent and spontaneous interactions with native speakers. They can produce detailed texts, presenting viewpoints on a wide range of subjects and considering different options.

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Description

Mastering a foreign language is a life skill, but are our students really aware of that? And how can teachers make language learning more engaging, more real for students? How can educators motivate and inspire them?

This course will provide participants with the necessary knowledge to properly integrate various educational tools to support each student’s learning style, thus fostering their motivation, applying the Multiple Intelligence Theory.

Moreover, the course will focus on both traditional and digital tools that help to develop students’ language skills through story-telling, music, cinema, arts, and creativity.

Besides, participants will learn about some of the most relevant current theories in Linguistics and Psycholinguistics applied to language teaching and language learning, gaining practical experience in the best hacks to achieve student engagement.

By the end of the training, participants will be able to confidently integrate a variety of research-based strategies into their lesson plans, and maintain an effective learning environment in their language class.

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to understand how to: 

  • Use digital and traditional tools to improve students’ speaking, listening, and writing skills;
  • Use arts and story-telling to enhance students’ motivation;
  • Effectively apply the Multiple Intelligence Theory in a language class, providing students with the best learning experience;
  • Being able to choose the most suitable tools according to students’ needs and learning styles;
  • Foster students’ creativity and engagement, acquiring knowledge in the latest research in Linguistics and Psycholinguistics applied to language learning and teaching.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction & The Multiple Intelligence Theory

Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

The Multiple Intelligence Theory

  • The Multiple Intelligence Theory Applied to Language Teaching;
  • Enhancing your own Creativity.

Day 2 – The ins and outs of language learning

  • Language Learning & Science: what teachers should know about the brain learning a language;
  • Practical and creative ideas for your language class;
  • Teaching with Storytelling and Comics: Intro and practice with some useful digital tools.

Day 3 – Artful thinking strategies

  • Language teaching with The Artful Thinking Strategies;
  • Creating your own Artful Thinking project;
  • The science of language learning: what research has proven and why it matters to you and your class.

Day 4 – Teaching and creativity

  • Keeping yourself updated: Best Language Teaching Practices from around the World;
  • Practical and creative ideas for your language class;
  • Grammar is fun: games and digital tools;
  • The science of Language Learning: why and how you should teach languages with Music.

Day 5 – Improving skills

  • Hacks to improve students speaking skills;
  • Practical and creative ideas for your language class ( part II);
  • Taking it home and making it happen: implementing what you’ve learned.

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.

Confirmed Sessions

LocationStarting DateStatusEnrol
Trapani11 March 2024ConfirmedBook »
Amsterdam3 June 2024ConfirmedBook »
Florence24 June 2024ConfirmedBook »

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Amsterdam

Price*: 580€

Barcelona

Price*: 480€

Florence

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Nice

Price*: 480€

Trapani

Price*: 480€
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*A 60 € late registration fee will be applied if you register less than 8 weeks before the course start date.

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Reviews about this course

Malin Hansenfrom Norway
5 stars

I learned many new thinking strategies that I can now apply myself. The teacher also gave me concrete examples of tools and websites.

Kim Opperfrom Germany
5 stars

Exchanging creative ideas and sharing experiences with the instructor and other group members at Europass granted me a new innovative way of thinking and approaching the art of teaching language!

Erika Tarifrom Hungary
5 stars

The Creative Strategies for Language Teachers was great from the perspective of being an English teacher. I especially liked that we learnt a lot of handson experience about different types of projects and tasks that I don't usually do with the students (like the Artful thinking), however, these new methods will definitely help me to bring some spice to my lessons, so this course was a great refreshment for my mind, thanks to Lucy.

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