Erasmus+ Training Courses for Teachers in Alpha College

Alpha College offers a range of courses which may be included in a school’s application for Erasmus+ funding under Key Action 1 (KA1). Alpha is fully committed to assisting schools in addressing identified needs as outlined in their European Development Plan and to working with teachers from around Europe and developing new combinations of courses over the next 5 years.

English Language Training

Teachers wishing to improve their English language skills may attend a General English Course at any time during the year, except for 2 weeks over the Christmas period when the school is closed for holidays.

Administration

Teachers wishing to apply for funding for any of these courses may, if they wish, make application to enrol before submitting their Erasmus+ funding application and we will send enrolment documentation which may be submitted with the funding application. Some schools have organised their applications in such a way that some skills will be addressed in year 1 of their funding cycle and others in year 2, e.g. Language skills in year 1 and CLIL training in year 2.

Alpha will complete Europass Mobiity documents when requested. These documents must be generated by the sending organisation, i.e. the school of the course participants.

Alpha College PIC Number – 945 895 889

Erasmus+ Teacher Training 2-week Programmes

As well as being qualified language teachers many of our staff are also teacher trainers, experienced in delivering specialist training programmes to teachers from a range of backgrounds.


Erasmus+ – General English Language Training

Ref: ETC01 – ETC04

This is a 2-week course which may be taken in one of 3 formats:
ETC01 Standard: 20 morning lessons per week (All levels. Beginner level on specific dates only)
ETC02 Intensive: mornings + 5 x 50 minute p.m. lessons over 2 afternoons per week (Minimum level A2+/preBI) or
ETC04 Super-intensive: mornings + 10 x 50 minute p.m. lessons over 4 afternoons per week (Minimum level A2+/preBI).

Course Details

General Methodology in the Classroom

Ref: OTC01

Developed to familiarise participants with recent pedagogical and classroom technology developments in ELT as well as deepen their own language skills and awareness and will ensure that participants return to their classrooms re-motivated and re-energised.

Course dates

  • 3rd July 2017
Course Details

Bringing Literature to Life in the Classroom

Ref: OTC02

Aimed at exploring ways to inspire and motivate students who are studying literature at 2nd level schools; to look at the impact of recent pedagogical and classroom technology developments in ELT and to familiarise course participants with Irish, British and American literature in the English language.

Course dates

  • 17th July 2017
Course Details

Theory and Practice of CLIL

Ref: OTC03

The primary objectives are to familiarise participants with key concepts and issues in CLIL; to help develop their skills in teaching subjects through English; to cover a variety of school subjects including geography, history, science and art to examine the theoretical principles underpinning CLIL in such a way that they will be applicable at primary and secondary level.

Course dates

  • 14th August 2017
  • 16th October 2017
Course Details

English Language Training + Practice of CLIL

Ref: OTC03.1

This course is aimed at teachers who need to deliver content lessons in English but who need to enhance their English language proficiency in order to develop professionally as CLIL teachers.
Participants join morning General English classes in multinational groups at the appropriate level and work on all aspects of their English language learning.
On 4 afternoons per week teachers cover various aspects of CLIL teaching including theory, practical activities, ideas for adapting authentic material for CLIL lessons and teaching techniques which apply to a number of curriculum subjects.

Course dates

  • 17th July 2017
Course Details

Using Technology in the Classroom

Ref: OTC04

The aims are to familiarise both the novice and the competent technology user with recent pedagogical and classroom technology developments in ELT; to increase participants’ skill and confidence in the use of some computer applications and to provide an opportunity, as far as possible, to use all programmes to which they are introduced and to learn to adapt some ready-made programmes to their particular classroom requirements.

Course dates

  • 10th April 2017
  • 31st July 2017
  • 16th October 2017
Course Details

English Langauge Training + Using Technology in the Classroom

Ref: OTC04.1

This course is aimed at teachers who need to increase their use of technology in their classrooms but who also need to enhance their English language proficiency in order to improve their understanding of instructions and demos and to deliver their classes more effectively.
Participants join morning General English classes in multinational groups at the appropriate level and work on all aspects of their English language learning.
On 4 afternoons per week teachers become familiar with a range of recent classroom technology developments and increase their confidence in the use of some computer applications. They will also learn to adapt some ready-made programmes to their particular classroom requirements

Course dates

  • 14th August 2017
  • 23rd October 2017
Course Details

English Language Training for Teachers of Technical Subjects

Ref: OTC07

The aim of this programme is to develop the General and Technical English language skills of participants in order to improve their ability to communicate effectively in the Technical classroom and at courses and meetings related to the subjects they teach.

All courses also aim to establish contacts between teachers from a variety of European backgrounds and facilitate future networking among these professionals.

Course dates

  • 3rd July 2017 ( Teachers of Technical Mechanical Subjects)
  • 31st July 2017 (Teachers of Science Subjects)
  • 23rd October 2017 ( Teachers of Technical Mechanical Subjects)
Course Details

Educating for the 21st Century – re-imagining our schools for our children’s future

Ref: OTC10

This course is aimed at primary and secondary teachers, trainers and school principals who are looking for alternative approaches to teaching. It provides an overview of and a critical framework for assessing current pedagogical developments; explores 21st century global issues and how they impact on our schools and students and aims to equip participants with a toolbox to enhance their own teaching skills across a range of school subjects.

Course dates

  • 14th August 2017
Course Details

Erasmus+ Teacher Training 1-week Programmes

Course dates

As well as being qualified language teachers many of our staff are also teacher trainers, experienced in delivering specialist training programmes to teachers from a range of backgrounds.


Using Technology in the Classroom

Ref: OTC04A

The aims are to familiarise both the novice and the competent technology user with recent classroom technology developments in ELT; to increase participants’ skill and confidence in the use of some computer applications and to provide an opportunity, as far as possible, to use programmes to which they are introduced and to learn to adapt some ready-made programmes to their particular classroom requirements.

Course dates

  • 19th June 2017
  • 28th August 2017
Course Details

English Language+ Team Building for Academic and Non-Academic Staff

Ref: OTC05

This 1-week course will be of significant benefit to school staff who need to enhance their English language skills and explore theories and methods for building and strengthening teams across different areas in their schools.

Course dates

  • 19th June 2017
Course Details

English Language+ Programme for PE Teachers: improving individual performance, team development and social integration

Ref: OTC06

The aims of this programme are to develop the English language skills of participants in order to improve their ability to communicate on sporting and social integration issues; to explore current thinking on the phyusical and mental aspects of preparation for competitive sporting activities including strategies for helping to reduce pre-competition stress for young participants and to consider and share experiences on ways in which PE departments can help in supporting confidence-building and social interaction across different school departments.

Course dates

  • 3rd July 2017
Course Details

Project Based Learning

Ref: OTC08

This course will familiarise participants with the theoretical foundations of project based learning, explore resources for assessing project work in the classrom and build a portfolio of future projects with an emphasis on the essential elements for a successful project and the role of technology.

All courses also aim to establish contacts between teachers from a variety of European backgrounds and facilitate future networking among these professionals.

Course dates

  • 17th July 2017
  • 28th August 2017
Course Details

Using Drama to Enhance Teaching

Ref: OTC09

The aim of this course is to familiarise participants with key strategies for using drama in the classroom with students aged 10+; to help develop their skills in the use of improvisation in the classroom and their awareness of tools such as image theatre and the use of texts.

Course dates

  • 14th August 2017
Course Details