Enhancing Communication in the English Language Classroom

Course summary

Porto, Portugal

6-day Course

Erasmus+ KA1

“‘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 communicate in L2.

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

Course Duration and Costs

All costs of our courses can be supported with a grant under KA1 of the Erasmus+ programme.

Learning Together charges for a 6 days course 630 euros per participant (A+B).

For our 6 days course, the price fee is 480 euro for tuition and materials (6 day course x 80,00 Euros per day). This is covered with the course fee that you get with your KA1 grant: 80 euro per day.

Payment of 150 EUR per participant (total amount).

Each educational organization also receives 350 Euros per participant for organizational support. Learning Together will only charge you 150 Euros for administration and organization costs (Local organization, pedagogic support activities, learning validation, certification and Europass Mobility validation). This fee also includes our social program, which you can see below.

  • Cultural Heritage day : Guide visit to the city of Porto.
  • Visit to” Ribeira”and Boat Trip;
  • Visit to the Port Wine Cellars.


The course fee for our 2022 courses have been adjusted to meet the new KA1 grant budget (Erasmus+ Program 2021-2027).

Before, sending organisations received 70€/day/person for course fees. Now, the new KA1 grant provides 80€/day/person.
Sending organisations also receive 350€/person for organisational support to cover organisational & administration costs from the Hosting organisation.

Course Objetives

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.


Learning outcomes:

    • Creative ideas to make your classes more lively and interactive

    • Enhancement of participants’ knowledge, skills and competencies relating to their work practice

    • Transferring and sharing core values, experiences and effective teaching practices with other teachers and colleagues

    • Practical activities for teaching challenging classes

    • Providing teachers with an insight into Porto culture and heritage

Upcoming Dates

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