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Teaching is generally considered 50% knowledge and 50% interpersonal or communication skills.

The art of communication involves listening and speaking, as well as reading and writing. Teachers need to be highly skilled in all these areas to be excellent in their profession.

Communicative Skills for European Teachers

Course summary

Porto, Portugal

6 days

Erasmus+ KA1

580€

Course Description

Teaching is commonly perceived as a blend of fifty percent knowledge and fifty percent interpersonal or communication skills. Our program delves into the crucial role communication plays in the teaching profession, covering aspects of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

In today’s educational landscape, effective communication is fundamental for transmitting not only knowledge but also skills and values.

Our course goes beyond traditional lectures to equip educators with the tools needed to excel in their profession by effectively conveying complex ideas and fostering meaningful interactions with students.

Moreover, we emphasize the importance of communication skills in introducing creative and practical solutions to students’ challenges.

Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, participants will develop strategies to enhance their communication abilities, ultimately empowering them to create engaging learning environments and inspire their students to succeed.

Communicative skills for European Teachers

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Pricing and Activities

Costs can be supported with a Key Action grant under the Erasmus+ Program. Our pricing policy follows the official regulations on transparent costs. 

Course fee: 580 euros per participant (6-day course).

What is Included?

  • Target Audience
    This course is designed for a wide range of educational professionals including teachers, trainers, educational and career counsellors, school psychologists, headmasters, school administrators, and staff across primary, lower-secondary, secondary schools and higher education. It also caters to professionals in training centers, adult education schools, higher education institutions, and NGOs.
  • Certification
    Participants who attend at least 80% of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
  • Additional Info
    Please note that the course may have participants from various school levels and English proficiency.
    Course Language: English

Course Goals

The objective of this course is to cultivate participants’ effective communication skills. With a focus on refining classroom techniques and incorporating practical activities, teachers will gain valuable insights to create engaging and informative lessons. Our aim is to support educators across all subjects in clarifying their roles in nurturing students to become confident language users in reading, writing, and speaking. Join us in honing your communication abilities and empowering your students to excel in language skills across various disciplines.

 

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop communicative skills to overcome communication barriers;
  • Provide tools for more effective communication and motivate different personality types;
  • Understand group dynamics;
  • Enable the participants to understand learners & colleagues’ needs;
  • Acquire knowledge and tips related to delivering effective public speeches (how to structure and plan effectively a speech), communication skills and learning styles;
  • Provide practical tools for identifying and changing unsupportive behaviours;
  • Enhance communicative competence in English;
  • Develop social and soft skills;
  • Increase confidence in speaking publicly: articulate clear questions and ideas in class discussion;
  • Transfer and share core values, experiences and effective teaching practices with other teachers and colleagues;
  • Provide teachers with an insight into Porto and Portuguese culture and heritage.

Daily Program*

  • Welcome dinner,icebreaking
  • Meet & greet, networking – participants and staff
  • Week briefing & planning
  • A reflection on the importance of the relationship between learners and facilitators
  • Levels of communication: Verbal language, Non-verbal or paralinguistic language
  • Body language, The silence
  • Communication models
  • Practical group work and exercises
  • Factors that facilitate communication
  • Oral communication, Interpersonal relationship, Empathy, The keys for effective communication: active listening
  • Active listening tools – Echoing,
  • Encouragement, Probing, Paraphrasing, Reflective paraphrasing
  • Communication & learning styles
  • Communication barriers
  • Communication in team dynamism
  • New practices for communicating, building trust & self-esteem
  • Understand communication & explore the mindsets of effectiveness
  • Practical group work and exercises
  • Motivation, persuasion, negotiation and leadership
  • Motivating oneself 
  • The art of persuasion: from persuasion to negotiation
  • Leadership and motivating others
  • Essential & vocational skills: survival strategies
  • Managing time, stress, resilience
  • Work-life balance
  • Course roundup & review
  • Learning outcomes’ validation
  • Certification Ceremony
*This schedule/ program describes likely activities but may differ based on the trainer's discretion and objectives.

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Reviews

We managed to exchange ideas, methods and good practices. We communicated fully and we made friends. We enjoyed every minute in Porto. Thank you!

Aneta

/ Romania

Great organization, very friendly and competent staff: energetic, empathetic, involving. Fantastic experience!

Maria Grazia

/ Italy

The amount of input was very well balanced. We had lots of space for discussions. New contacts was also an advantage. Thank you!

Ilze

/ Latvia

Really interesting contents. Quite functional and appropriate to improve our communication skills not only at school but in our lives. Thanks a lot.

Susana

/ Spain

Amazing course for learning in a relaxed atmosphere, communicating and colaborating with peer professionals collaborating, and understanding the "big picture".

Denisa

/ Romania

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