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Modern Methodologies for the Language Classroom

Modern Methodologies for the Language Classroom

Modern Methodologies for the Language Classroom

Teachers can discover current trends in learner assessment and self-reflection

The ideal course for non-native English teachers who need to either refresh or upskill their English language teaching techniques. Our course blends theory and practice in ELT using lecture format and practical activities based on Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) methodology.

Throughout the course, participants are encouraged to reflect on their own practice, consider alternative practices and try out a variety of classroom activities to make language learning more interesting.

Fast Facts

Price from
470 € 

Duration
One & Two weeks

Location
London, Dublin

English Level
Upper Intermediate

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More details

  • Options
  • Breakdown
  • Objectives & Outcomes
  • Sample Timetable

Options

Option 1

Modern Methodologies for the Language Classroom tuition only

Duration One week   Two weeks
Dublin Course Code TED 2.1   TED 2.2
Training
hours
18.75 hours   37.5 hours
2023 Start Dates 26 June   26 June
Price 525 €   950 €

Contact our sales team to find out about studying this course in London. Available for closed groups year-round. 

Option 2

Language then Modern Methodologies for the Language Classroom

Choose one week of English tuition only (21 hours), followed by one week of Modern Methodologies for the Language Classroom (18.75 hours)

Duration Two weeks
Dublin Course Code TED 3.2
Training hours 39.75 hours 
2023 Start Dates 16 June 
Price 920 €

Contact our sales team to find out about studying this course in London. Available for closed groups year-round. 

Breakdown

Topics

Modern Methodologies

  • Creation of Digital portfolio
  • The role of learner autonomy in language learning
  • Exploring the use of reading text through CLT and CLIL
  • Language games and activities
  • Activities for promoting speaking in the Classroom
  • Using the internet as a resource
  • Evaluating sites for educators
  • Developing the reading skill
  • Embedding Assessment in the language classroom
  • Drama in the Classroom
  • Developing the listening skill
  • Using literary texts
  • Evaluating apps and web tools
  • Teaching pronunciation – making it communicative and fun in the classroom
  • Developing the writing skill
  • Language analysis
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Learner autonomy and Project Based Learning
  • The Irish Education system

Intensive English

  • Receptive and productive skills
  • Practice emphasising speaking and listening skills
  • Communicating effectively and flexibly through English in the real-world

Competences

  • Linguistic: Grammatical, lexical and phonological
  • Strategic: Interaction, compensation and repair
  • Pragmatic: Functional language and discourse management

Fluency Development

Asking for and giving information and opinions, expressing a point of view, persuading, agreeing and disagreeing

Objectives & Outcomes

Learning objectives

  • To familiarise participants with recent pedagogical and classroom technology developments
  • To increase awareness of current trends in assessment for the language classroom
  • To provide opportunities for reflection on their own practice
  • To improve participants’ confidence in their own lesson delivery
  • To develop and consolidate participants’ own language skills
  • To promote awareness of contemporary Ireland
  • To establish contacts between teachers from a variety of European backgrounds and facilitate future networking among these professionals

Course outcomes

  • Increased confidence in teaching all aspects of English language
  • Greater understanding of students’ needs
  • Increased awareness of the use of technology in the classroom and the web as a teaching resource
  • Increased awareness of the possibilities of exploiting easily available texts as a language teaching resource
  • Increased awareness of current trends in assessment in the classroom and the implementation of self-assessment, peer assessment and self-reflection
  • Creation of a digital portfolio of projects, tasks and web tools for language teachers as a reference for implementing new techniques in participants own classrooms and to facilitate dissemination of the project to colleagues
  • Sharing of experience/knowledge with professionals from a range of European countries
  • Enhancement of personal English Language skills
  • Increased knowledge of Irish history and culture
  • Knowledge of Erasmus+ potential for professional development

Sample Timetable

Timetables will vary depending on the course option. Below is a sample timetable of the two-week Modern Methodologies for the Language Classroom tuition only 

Week 1

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00- 10:50 Induction, orientation and Information dissemination Review of theory in language learning Learner autonomy in ELT Communicative language games/ activities The internet as a resource. Evaluating sites for educators Embedding Assessment into the Language Classroom
Coffee Break          
11:10-13:00 Overview of methodology.  Creation of digital portfolio Early Irish history  Use of reading in the classroom - CLT and CLIL Activities to promote speaking in the classroom   The CEFR Developing the reading skill - using written texts in the classroom Using drama activities to develop communication skills
Lunch          
p.m. Visits Orientation tour of Dublin The National Museum National Botanic Gardens GPO 1916 Museum Self-guided cultural visit

Weekend

Informal learning; Self-guided research and cultural visits with guidelines from Twin English Centre, Dublin

Week 2

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-10:50 Developing the listening skill  Songs in the classroom Evaluating apps and tools to promote higher order thinking skills Developing the writing skill Writing and project work The lexical approach to teaching vocabulary and collocations The Irish education system Comparison with other European models
Coffee Break          
11:10-13:00 Developing materials for skills lessons Making pronunciation communicative and fun in the classroom Language analysis/ awareness. Types of grammar Learner autonomy and Project-Based Learning. Examples of PBL for language teachers. Course review and evaluation Future contact and networking
Lunch          
p.m. Visits Henrietta Street Museum Christchurch Cathedral Chester Beatty Library Workshop. Exploiting film in the classroom Self-guided cultural tour in city centre

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Dublin OID E10161024
Fast Facts

Price from
470 € 

Duration
One & Two weeks

Locations
London, Dublin

English Level
Upper Intermediate

Contact us >
Download calendar and rates

OID
Dublin - E10161024

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