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
LANGUAGE UPGRADE COURSE
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.
innovative and dynamic course aims at increasing your fluency, expanding your word power and polishing use as well as usage
of the language.
can regulate amount of work and intensity by including optional work packs and do additional vocabulary building work.
40 hs of presential tuition and 80 hs of optional supervised self-study work
Suggested Days: Fridays
LEXICAL ACQUISITION: Modules I and II
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.
module I semantic and psycholinguistic foundations will be looked into and practice lessons to master these will be designed.
module II we will be looking into areas such as lexicography, prototype theory, L1/L2 mental lexicons compared, slang and
other interesting options.
Module I (12 weeks)
II ( 15 weeks)
days: Fridays or Saturdays
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TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMMES
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
further information contact us for an interview!
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?
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.