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PEDAGOGIC GRAMMAR

Teaching Language Creatively

In this course we look at different ways to approach the learning and teaching of grammar in EFL. There is an important methodological component dealing with areas such as NLP and Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences and Creativity. We work at two different levels, on the one hand we explore interesting or problematic issues as language learners in the grammatical areas chosen, on the other we  look at ways of facilitating the learning process of our students in these areas.

We also address areas of cross-curricular and content teaching as well as issues connected with language learning and art.

 

DURATION OF THE COURSE:              From April to November

SUGGESTED DAYS AND TIMES:         Fridays or Saturdays

VENUE:                                                 Coronel Alegre 1292

 

LANGUAGE UPGRADE COURSE

This course is directed at teachers and other professionals with an advanced level of English who would like to brush up and improve their language proficiency in the four skills.

This innovative and dynamic course aims at increasing your fluency, expanding your word power and polishing use as well as usage of the language.

Participants can regulate amount of work and intensity by including optional work packs and do additional vocabulary building work.

 

Duration: 40 hs of presential tuition and 80 hs of optional supervised self-study work

Suggested Days:          Fridays or Saturdays.

Venue:                       Coronel Alegre 1292

 

LEXICAL ACQUISITION: Modules I and II

 

All there is to know about vocabulary building and acquisition in EFL/ESL lessons. Both theory and practice will be dealt with in this highly useful and practical course.

In module I semantic and psycholinguistic foundations will be looked into and practice lessons to master these will be designed.

In module II we will be looking into areas such as lexicography, prototype theory, L1/L2 mental lexicons compared, slang and other interesting options.

Duration: Module I (12 weeks)

               Module II ( 15 weeks)

Suggested days:  Fridays or Saturdays

Venue:               Coronel Alegre 1292

 

TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMMES

 

Full teacher training programmes and seminars at both Certificate or Diploma levels for schools or language teaching institutions:

  • tailored to participants/organizations needs.
  • Flexible timetables
  • Core and optional modules to choose from
  • Supervised teaching practice in real classes
  • Individual tutorials
  • Small groups

 

For further information contact us for an interview!

 

INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION

 

We are also organizing courses to prepare for  ICELT and CELTYL from University of Cambridge.

What will the course programme cover?

The aim of the ICELT scheme is to provide early in-service training for teachers and to ensure a balance between the demands of practical application and understanding of theoretical background. The main aims are:

Language development: to improve candidates ability to use English for classroom purposes.

Methodology: to develop candidates awareness of phonology, grammar, vocabulary, discourse, learning theories and how to apply ELT methodology in practice in the classroom.

Practical teaching: to develop practical teaching ability including ability in classroom management and lesson planning and in developing the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in practice in the classroom.

How are candidates assessed?

Assessment is on a continuous basis. The areas of language development and methodology are assessed by written assignments. The assessment of practical teaching is based on four observed lessons with the candidates own classes. Candidates must pass in all three areas in order to be awarded a certificate.

Each course is moderated by an external moderator, approved and appointed by UCLES.

What qualifications and experience are required to join a course?

The ICELT course is an early in-service training course for practising teachers who have relevant classroom experience with children or adults.

Candidates should be 19 years of age and have a level of English equivalent to CPE.

What quality assurance mechanisms are there?

Great importance is attached to quality assurance and this is assured in a number of ways:

All centres are approved by UCLES.

Every course is moderated by an external moderator.

Every centre is allocated a Joint Chief Assessor who monitors standards at the centre.

Briefing meetings are held on a regular basis for centres and moderators.

The Cambridge English Language Teaching Candidate Charter enables candidates to raise any issue of concern with the centre or with UCLES via the centre.

A Cambridge English Language Teaching Equal Opportunities policy is in place.