Courses for Overseas Teachers of English – Online Spring Courses

Starting dates

29 March, & 6 April, 10 May

Course length

1

Hours per week

20 tuition hours

Timetable

09.00 – 12.55 Monday-Friday

Fees:   €500 for 1 week

 

+ Registration fee (non-refundable)   €60

21st Century Skills / Practical Methodology & English Language Development for Teachers

Environmental Studies Through Language Teaching

Culture in the English Speaking World in the Classroom

CLIL for Secondary School Teachers

How to Teach Spoken English

Practical Ideas for Teaching Higher Level Learners (Secondary School Teachers)

English Language Update for Teachers at C1 Level

 

Course Reference:                           21st Century Skills / Practical Methodology & English Language Development for Teachers

 

The 21st Century Skills / Practical Methodology & English Language Development for Teacher Courses are designed for non-native teachers of English (Secondary Teachers) who wish to improve their professional skills in practical methodology and English language development.

Course Objectives

  • Practical Teaching Methodology
  • Language awareness and analysis
  • Classroom management and lesson planning
  • Changing realities of Education
  • Current Issues in practical methodology, materials evaluation, adapting & designing activities and development
  • Use of authentic material, games and technology using online resources in the classroom
  • Finding ways to challenge students
  • Exploring ways of checking understanding

 

Course Reference:                          Environmental Studies Through Language Teaching

 

The Environmental Studies Through Language Learning Course aims to prepare teachers about global issues in their teaching.

Course objectives:

  • Including significant global challenges in teaching content
  • Creating and using inspiring learning environments that motivate students to take action for sustainability
  • How to encourage student-centred and action-based learning programs for students
  • Working collaboratively
  • Competencies of critical thinking, systems thinking
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Taking responsibility within and across generations

Course Reference:                          Culture in the English Speaking World in the Classroom

 

The aim of the course is to improve participants’ command of English for the classroom and to identify the principles of effective practice in CLIL.

Course objectives:

 

  • Explore methodology and material in practical ways appropriate to CLIL
  • Raise language awareness and linguistic competence
  • Explore key issues of syllabus design
  • Develop classroom management skills for CLIL classroom
  • Develop assessment procedures

 

 

Course Reference:                          CLIL for Secondary Teachers  

The aim of the course is to improve participants’ command of English for the classroom and to identify the principles of effective practice in CLIL.

Course objectives:

 

  • Explore methodology and material in practical ways appropriate to CLIL
  • Raise language awareness and linguistic competence
  • Explore key issues of syllabus design
  • Develop classroom management skills for CLIL classroom
  • Develop assessment procedures
  • Lesson planning & scaffolding
  • Analysing charts, graphs & diagrams
  • Vocabulary building
  • Themed project work
  • Providing language of learning, for learning and through learning

 

Course Reference:                          How to Teach Spoken English

 

The course aims to provide participants with insights into the way the English language operates in contexts. Classroom implications will be examined at length.

Course objectives:

 

  • What are the main differences between written and spoken English?
  • What is fluency? How do we teach fluency?
  • Explore key role of Discourse Markers / little words that count
  • Integration of fluent expression and spoken grammar
  • Keeping up to date with changes in English eg: Language use among young people

 

Course Reference:                          Practical Ideas for Teaching Higher Level Learners (Secondary School Teachers)

This course is suitable for Secondary school teachers, who teach B1+ levels.  The course is a methodology course including a language improvement element. 

Course objectives:

  • How to create a motivated student group
  • Using authentic materials
  • Blended learning and using online resources
  • Using challenging & short course materials
  • Language & its relation to culture and identity
  • Integration of fluent expression and spoken grammar
  • Practical classroom applications, having fun with English

 

Course Reference:                          English Language Update for Teachers at C1 Level

 

This course is suitable for Secondary school teachers, who teach C1+ levels.  The course is a language Course.    

Course objectives:

  • Revisiting & building lexical & grammatical areas
  • English phonology
  • Using authentic materials
  • Building confidence in listening to spoken English

Selling points of our specialised Teacher Courses :

  • ACET is a teacher training centre approved by the Irish Department of Education and has over 45 years of experience in teacher training
  • Our team of dedicated teacher trainers focuses on practical ideas and techniques in the language classroom and participants are given the opportunity to thoroughly examine developments in language teaching
  • Participants are introduced to Irish Life and Culture through a series of lectures, visits and excursions