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“Getting students to talk’ is the major and one of the most difficult tasks confronting any teacher of languages.” – Professor Christoph N. Candlin.

Enhancing Communication in the English Language Classroom

Course summary

Porto, Portugal

6 days

Erasmus+ KA1

520€

“Getting students to talk’ is the major and one of the most difficult tasks confronting any teacher of languages.” – Professor Christoph N. Candlin.

 

This course is appropriate for English teachers who want to enrich their teaching practice by being in touch with ideas that will motivate students to better communicate.

The course focuses on practical classroom activities and resources that will provide participants with a refreshing variety of teaching techniques for the classroom.

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Pricing Details

Our pricing policy follows the official regulations on transparent costs.

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

Course fee: 520 euros per participant (6-day course).

Includes:

  • Learning Together’s Welcome Kit;
  • A Daily Program designed by our trainers;
  • Welcome Dinner to meet your new colleagues;
  • Cultural Heritage Day: Guided Porto visit;
  • Daily Coffee Break;
  • Logistic, organizational and administrative support from headquarters;
  • Daily assistance and on-call support throughout the whole week.
  • 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, and secondary schools. It also caters to professionals in training centers, adult education schools, higher education institutions, and NGOs.
  • Additional Info
    Please note that the course may have participants from various school levels and English proficiency.
    Course Language: English

Course Objetives

The course aims to provide the participants with opportunities to refresh their methodology as well as share ideas on teaching practice and gain confidence in their own teaching methodology.

As a result of attending this course, the participants will feel more knowledgeable and confident in their daily teaching once all the activities are directed to motivate students to communicate.

Learning outcomes:

    • Creative ideas to make your classes livelier and more interactive;

    • Enhance participants’ knowledge, skills and competencies relating to their work practice;

    • Transfer and share core values, experiences and effective teaching practices with other teachers and colleagues;

    • Practical activities for teaching challenging classes;

    • Provide teachers with an insight into Porto culture and heritage;

    • Promote intercultural awareness;
    • Facilitate experience and cultural exchanges between European participants and Portuguese teaching personnel, which results in a fruitful international experience;
    • Develop social and soft skills;
    • Identify and share good practices that can be implemented at a local level.

Daily Program*

  • Welcome dinner,icebreaking
  • Meet & greet, networking – participants and staff
  • Week briefing & planning
  • Needs analysis and goal setting
  • The importance of communication when learning a foreign language
  • Addressing Motivation and confidence: the use of games  
  • An insight into Interpersonal communication
  • Intercultural learning
  • Exploring literature
  • Cooperative storytelling
  • Films and songs
  • Field project
  • Art in the classroom
  • Role play
  • The internet 
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • 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

The success of the course always depends on a teacher, and in my case it was Margarida- a wonderful, competent and energetic person, always willing to assist us with advice and sharing her knowledge, and teaching us not only about communication in a classroom, but also about Porto and Portugal. Thank you! 😁

Renata

/ Poland

The communication with the office was extremely fast, efficient and friendly! All questions were answered immediately.
The course itself was very helpful and the teacher is outstanding!!!!!
I´ll recommend this course for sure!!

Christine

/ Germany

A very well prepared and taught course, conducted in a friendly and learning conducive atmosphere by Margarida. Thanks for a great experience.

Bożena

/ Poland

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