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Advanced English Language Teaching (ELT) Certificate Course for Already Practicing ESL, EFL, ESOL Teachers

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Specifics

  • Activities: Our courses usually include two cultural activities. Further information is available on the page of each location.
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Upon the decision of the course provider, classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 14:00) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 19:00).
  • OID: Discover our OIDs
  • Price: 480 €

Description

This Advanced English Language Teaching (ELT) course has been created for experienced English language teachers who want to update their language teaching skills and meet other English (and other) language teaching professionals from around Europe. 

Course participants will engage in effective student-centered teaching methods through meaningful and interactive tasks with the intention of developing their current knowledge and language teaching practices. They will also collaborate and share different teaching experiences and create their own activities. 

Emphasis will be placed on Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), Task-Based Learning (TBL), Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), and Content-Based Instruction (CBI). Participants will also engage in and learn more about using authentic materials while integrating all four skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) in their English language learning classroom. Finally, ELT course participants will gain a deeper understanding of student versus teacher roles, contextualized grammar teaching, pronunciation activities, and become more effective in dealing with classroom management issues such as error correction and the providing of useful feedback.

By the end of the course, participants will have learned how to maintain student motivation and how to create and sustain an effective and stimulating learning environment. Teachers will also be given ideas for continuing their own professional development after the course.

Concept by: Sheila Corwin

Learning outcomes

This course will help the participants to:

  • Feel more confident, creative, and inspired in their classroom; 
  • Involve their learners through a variety of tasks that encourage active participation and engagement from everyone in class; 
  • Gain useful skills for creating an effective (and fun) learning environment when teaching both content and language;
  • Discover new formulas and tips for maintaining student motivation in language learning. 

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction & welcome

  • Welcome;
  • Course Introductions;
  • Presentations;
  • Warm-up Activities;
  • Needs Analysis;
  • Teacher (and Student) Responsibilities;
  • Learner Preferences, Pair and Group Work;
  • Student versus Teacher centered classrooms;
  • Journal Reflection.

Day 2 – Classroom communication

  • Communicative Language Teaching (CLT);
  • Is your classroom communicative and interactive enough?
  • Motivating and Communicative activities – let’s practice some;
  • Communicative Competence – what’s more important fluency or accuracy?
  • Teaching through contexts (situations, scenarios, and events);
  • Guided tour of Florence in the afternoon.

Day 3 – Incorporating materials

  • Authentic Materials: How to incorporate listening and reading texts from the real world of native speakers;
  • Task Based Learning – what can your learners design, create and produce?
  • TBL Framework;
  • Presentations and Feedback;
  • Games and Teaching Pronunciation through innovative language rhythms.

Day 4 – CBI and CLIL in your classroom

  • Focus on Content Based Instruction (CBI) versus Content Integrated Learning (CLIL);
  • How to create a CBI or CLIL lesson or unit integrating all four skills;
  • What is the best way to manage a classroom?
  • How to deal with various classroom scenarios?
  • Instructions, Monitoring, Developing Rapport;
  • How should we really correct our students errors in output (writing and speaking)?

Day 5 – Presentations, peer feedback

  • Final Presentations – Providing learners with feedback;
  • Pursuing Professional Development;
  • Peer Observation.

Day 6 – Course closure & excursion

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

Please note:

The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the trainer delivering the specific session and the requests of the participants.

If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion.

The number and schedule of the cultural activities depend on the location, not the course; further information is available on each location webpage. The trainer will send you the definitive course schedule approximately two weeks before the course.

Next Courses

= Confirmed date

  • 4-9 Oct 2021
  • 1-6 Nov 2021
  • 6-11 Dec 2021
  • 3-8 Jan 2022
  • 7-12 Feb 2022
  • 7-12 Mar 2022
  • 4-9 Apr 2022
  • 2-7 May 2022
  • 6-11 Jun 2022
  • 4-9 Jul 2022
  • 1-6 Aug 2022
  • 5-10 Sep 2022
  • 18-23 Oct 2021
  • 15-20 Nov 2021
  • 17-22 Jan 2022
  • 21-26 Feb 2022
  • 21-26 Mar 2022
  • 18-23 Apr 2022
  • 16-21 May 2022
  • 20-25 Jun 2022
  • 18-23 Jul 2022
  • 15-20 Aug 2022
  • 19-24 Sep 2022
  • 11-16 Oct 2021
  • 8-13 Nov 2021
  • 29 Nov - 4 Dec 2021
  • 13-18 Dec 2021
  • 10-15 Jan 2022
  • 31 Jan - 5 Feb 2022
  • 14-19 Feb 2022
  • 14-19 Mar 2022
  • 11-16 Apr 2022
  • 9-14 May 2022
  • 30 May - 4 Jun 2022
  • 13-18 Jun 2022
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This was an interesting course to learn about art therapy. It was the perfect mix of practical hands on activities, excursions and theory.

Sonja Chisnal

Hungary

I enjoyed above all else professional attitude of our trainer. She took care of positive atmosphere during classes. Her knowledge is extensive. She introduced to us great techniques and excercises we can use in our classrooms. She also encouraged us to explain our techniques. It was very motivating and creative experience.

Anna Krześniak

Poland

The course was in line with the topic and my expectations.The kind instructors adapted the requirements and topic to the capabilities and current state of the group. The instructor’s English was spoken very nicely and clearly. I am very satisfied. 

Agnieszka Wiącek

Poland

We learned a lot new skills and theories and how to uplift our self esteem and our students. One of the best moments of the course were Critical thinking and Decision making while Collaborating based upon various models such as the 6 Hat Model or the Jigsaw model for example. We met wonderful colleagues from Spain, Portugal, Hungary and many other foreign colleagues during break time , exchanged our mails and we already keep in touch with them.

Evdoxia Karanika

Greece

It is always very useful to atend to such courses in order to try to improve our own lessons getting or refreshing interesting and fun ideas. That motivates not only our students in their learning process, but also ourselves as teachers, making our job more dynamic and enjoyable.

Aurora Zaragoza Saura

Spain

I am so proud that I had the chance to follow such a great course. It was an unforgetable experience from which I have learned a lot of things.

Mosneanu Claudia Mihaela

Romania

Marta is an amazing spirit – she is not just a great professional, but a super instructor as well, with a fantastic personality. We did lots of tasks and experimented with different tools

I’ll absolutely recommend this course for my collegues!

Nóra Gál

Hungary

course that appeals to creativity in a fabulous city.

Fernanda Maria Milheiras Menina

Portugal

I learned about a lot of apps that I will use in my work at school. I encourage you to make use of the courses prepared by the Europass Teacher Academy. Professional staff and the school is located in the very centre of Florence.

Bożena Sobkowiak

Poland
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