Enhancing Communication in the English Language Classroom
“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.
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.
The course aims at providing the participants with opportunities to refresh their methodology as well as sharing 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 will be directed to motivate students to communicate.
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.
- 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
- 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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