Communicative Methodology Refresher
Refresh your teaching skills with the latest developments in language teaching methodology
Are you looking for new ideas to make your lessons more communicative? Do you want to become more confident about teaching English through English? Do you want to share ideas for best practice with fellow professionals? Our Communicative Methodology Refresher will inspire you to try out new approaches in the classroom.
On the course you will look at:
- Making lessons more communicative
- Using communicative methodology to teach grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and the 4 skills
- Different lesson formats and modes of delivery (PPP, ESA, blended learning, flipped classroom, etc)
- Communicative approaches to language presentation and practice; Task-Based Learning, Guided Discovery, Dogme, introduction to CLIL
- Materials design
- English for Specific Purposes (business, academic, vocational, etc)
- Teaching young learners
- Improving teaching and learning through reflective practice
The course has a strong practical element; each of the teaching approaches is presented as a demonstration lesson, with a follow-up discussion. The course participants will also have the chance to do some micro-teaching.
The course runs for one week (25 hours) and consists of 15 hours of methodology workshops and 10 hours of ‘English for Teachers’ taught by an experienced teacher trainer. The content of this part of the course is negotiated with the learners but will include a strong element of pronunciation, idiomatic English and CLIL lessons based around the theme of Scottish Culture.
You can combine the Communicative Methodology Refresher course with our CLIL for Teachers course to make a two-week package (with a single registration fee).
Our TRINITY CertTESOL and In service Training and Development programmes for EFL teachers, as well as courses for CLIL teachers wanting to develop English language skills may be eligible for Erasmus+ funding. Please check with your National Agency. Erasmus + Lifelong Learning grants are obtained through the organization you are currently working with (school, university, training institute, etc.). The Erasmus+ Programme Guide lists very clear criteria you need to meet in order to be granted funding.