Communicative Skills for European Teachers

Course summary

Porto, Portugal

6-day Course

Erasmus+ KA1

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.

For a teacher, it’s not just important to teach a quality lecture; they also need to be able to transfer knowledge, skills and values at the same time. 

Communication skills for teachers are thus as important as their in-depth knowledge of a particular subject.

It is only through communication skills that a teacher can introduce creative and effective solutions to their students’ problems.

Communicative skills for European Teachers

Upcoming Dates

Course Duration and Costs

All costs can be supported with a KA grant under the Erasmus+ programme.

For a 6-day course, Learning Together charges 580 euros per participant (A+B).

For our 6-day course, the course fee is 480 EUR per participant, for tuition and materials (6-day course x 80,00 EUR per day). This can be covered with the course fee that you receive with your KA1 grant: 80 EUR / day / person.


The course fee for our 2022 courses has been adjusted to meet the new KA1 grant budget (Erasmus+ Programme 2021-2027). Before, sending organisations received 70€/day/person for course fees. Now, the new KA1 grant provides 80€/day/person.

Payment of 100 EUR per participant (total amount).

This fee also includes our social program, which you can see below.


In the previous Erasmus+ programme, each educational organisation also received 350 EUR per participant for organisational support. Learning Together only charged 150 EUR for administration and organisation costs (local organisation and logistics, pedagogical support activities, learning validation, certification and Europass Mobility validation). With the new programme, the organisational support fees are now a standard 100 EUR per person – however, they can vary according project type (job-sadowing, long-term,…). 

  • Cultural Heritage day: Guided visit to the city of Porto;
  • Hop On & Hop Off Tour Bus;
  • Visit to” Ribeira” and 6 Bridges River Cruise;
  • Visit to the Port Wine Cellars & Wine Tasting Experience.

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Course Objetives

The main goal of the course is for participants to develop effective communication skills.

The course focuses on bettering the classroom techniques and practical activities that teachers can use, whilst expanding their ideas so that they can teach engaging and informative lessons. The course aims to help all teachers and clarify their roles in encouraging students to become confident language users when reading, writing and talking.


Learning outcomes:

  • Develop communicative skills in order to overcome communication barriers;

  • Provide tools for a more effective communication and motivate different personality types;

  • Understand group dynamics;

  • Enable the participants to understand learners and colleagues needs;

  • Acquire knowledge and tips related to delivering effective public speeches (how to effectively structure and plan a speech), communication skills and learning styles;

  • Provide practical tools for identifying and changing supportive behaviours;

  • Identify and share good practices that can be implemented at a local level;

  • Enhance communicative competence in English.

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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