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Erasmus+ Training Courses for Teachers at Twin English Centre Dublin

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Twin English Centre Dublin (formerly Alpha College of English) offers a range of courses which may be included in a school’s application for Erasmus+ funding under Key Action 1 (KA1). Twin 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.

We are delighted to add a new course to our Erasmus+ portfolio:
Exploring Local Resources – An Inquiry Based Approach to our Community – OTC12

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 an 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.

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

Twin English Centre Dublin PIC Number – 909 168 391

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.


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).

This course is of significant benefit to non-native speakers of English who:
• Are required to teach English or a subject through English, e.g. CLIL teachers
• Need to work on projects, exchange programmes or committees with an international dimension
• Need to liaise with English-speaking colleagues or parents of their students
• Need to undertake research or take part in conferences/seminars which contribute to their professional development and the good of their school

Course dates

1-week courses

  • Every Monday Jan 6 – Dec 14

2-week courses

  • Every Monday Jan 6 – Dec 7

Beginner level

  • Contact us for more information
Course Details

Modern Methodologies for the Language Classroom

Ref: OTC01

This course is of significant benefit to non-native teachers of English who:
• Need to upskill their English language teaching techniques with students of all ages from aged 9+
• Wish to familiarise themselves with international best practice in ELT
• Need to deepen their own knowledge of the language

Course dates

  • 29 June – 13 July
Course Details

Theory and Practice of CLIL

Ref: OTC03

This course is of significant benefit to non-native teachers of English with up to 2 years’ experience in the CLIL environment and who:
• need currently, or in the future, to deliver content lessons in English
• wish to share ideas on best practice methodologies with colleagues from across Europe thereby improving the overall approach to CLIL Teaching in their schools and, as a result, the learner outcomes for their students.
This course is also suitable for trainers who are at the beginning of their CLIL training careers.

Course dates

  • 10 August – 24 August
Course Details

English Language Training + Practice of CLIL

Ref: OTC03.1

This course is of significant benefit to non-native teachers of English who:
• Need to improve their current General English language levels
• Need to enhance their skills in delivering CLIL classes
• Wish to share ideas on best practice methodologies with colleagues from across Europe thereby improving the overall use of technology in their schools and, as a result, the learner outcomes for their students.

Course dates

  • 13 July – 27 July
Course Details

Using Technology in the Classroom

Ref: OTC04

This course is of significant benefit to non-native teachers who:
• need to familiarise themselves with current developments in the use of Technology in their classrooms
• wish to become more confident in using technology in an environment where students are familiar with a wide range of modern technology and applications
• wish to share ideas on best practice with colleagues from across Europe thereby improving the overall approach to using technology in their schools and, as a result, ensuring better integration of school into students’ lives and greater student engagement in learning inside and outside the school

Course dates

  • 27 July – 10 August
Course Details

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

Ref: OTC10

This course is of significant value to all teachers and principals at primary and secondary level as well as those working in adult education who:
• are interested in increasing student engagement in their schools and fostering a range of 21st century skills – collaborative problem-solving, IT, critical thinking skills and learner autonomy.

It provides an overview of and a critical framework for assessing current pedagogical developments and aims to equip participants with a toolbox to enhance their own teaching skills across a range of school subjects.

Course dates

  • 13 July – 27 July
Course Details
 

English Language & Project Based Learning

Ref: OTC 08.1

This course is of significant benefit to non-native teachers of English who:
• Need to improve their current General English language levels
• Wish to increase their awareness of current thinking on PBL developments
• Wish to share ideas on best practice methodologies with colleagues from across Europe thereby improving the overall approach to integrating Project Based Learning into the teaching in their schools

Course dates

  • 10 August – 24 August
Course Details

English Language and Inquiry Based Learning

Ref: OTC12.1

This course is of significant benefit to non-native teachers and trainers at secondary and adult education levels who wish:
• To improve their current General English language levels
• To explore the possibilities of using an Inquiry Based Learning approach to creating dynamic learning opportunities using the wealth of easily, and often very economically, available resources in their locality
• To share ideas on best practice with colleagues from across Europe

Course dates

  • 13 July – 27 July
Course Details

English Language & Methodology In Practice

Ref: OTC11

This course is of significant benefit to English language teachers who:
• need to improve their current General English language levels
• refresh their language teaching skills and use of technology in their classes
• share ideas on best practice methodologies, including assessment, with colleagues from across Europe thereby improving overall English language teaching in their schools and, as a result, the learner outcomes for their students.

Course dates

  • 6 April – 20 April
Course Details
 

      Erasmus+ Teacher Training 1-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.


      Bringing Literature to Life in the Classroom

      Ref: OTC02A

      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

      • Closed groups only. Dates by arrangement
      Course Details

      Using Technology in the Classroom

      Ref: OTC04A

      This course is of significant benefit to non-native teachers who:
      • need to familiarise themselves with current developments in the use of Technology in their classrooms
      • wish to become more confident in using technology in an environment where students are familiar with a wide range of modern technology and applications
      • wish to share ideas on best practice with colleagues from across Europe thereby improving the overall approach to using technology in their schools and, as a result, ensuring better integration of school into students’ lives and greater student engagement in learning inside and outside the school

      Course dates

      • 24 August – 31 August
      • 19 October – 26 October
      Course Details

      English Language+ Programme for PE Teachers

      Ref: OTC06

      This course is of significant benefit to non-native teachers of English:
      • who need to enhance their own English language skills
      • who wish to share ideas on best practice methodologies with colleagues from across Europe thereby improving the overall approach to social integration through the PE Department in their schools and, as a result, the overall school experience for their students.

      Course dates

      • 29 June – 6 July
      Course Details

      Project Based Learning

      Ref: OTC08

      This course is of significant benefit to non-native teachers and trainers who:
      • need to increase their awareness of current thinking on PBL developments
      • wish to share ideas on best practice methodologies with colleagues from across Europe thereby improving the overall approach to teaching in their schools

      Course dates

      • 17 August – 24 August
      Course Details

      Using Drama to Enhance Teaching

      Ref: OTC09

      This course is of significant benefit to non-native teachers of students from age 10+ who:
      • wish to introduce the use of drama and improvisation in their classrooms as a way of stimulating their students interest in a range of subjects
      • wish to share ideas on best practice methodologies with colleagues from across Europe

      Course dates

      • 17 August – 24 August
      Course Details

      English Language + Modern Methodologies in Practice

      Ref: OTC11.1

      This course is of significant benefit to English language teachers who:
      • need to improve their current General English language levels
      • wish refresh their language teaching skills and use of technology in their classes
      • wish to share ideas on best practice methodologies, including assessment, with colleagues from across Europe thereby improving overall English language teaching in their schools and, as a result, the learner outcomes for their students.

      Course dates

      • 6 April – 13 April
      Course Details

      English Language Training + New Technologies in Practice

      Ref: OTC11.2

      This course is of significant benefit to English language teachers who:
      • need to improve their current General English language levels
      • refresh their language teaching skills and use of technology in their classes
      • share ideas on best practice methodologies, including assessment, with colleagues from across Europe thereby improving overall English language teaching in their schools and, as a result, the learner outcomes for their students.

      Course dates

      • 13 April – 20 April
      • 22 June – 29 June
      • 9 November – 16 November
      Course Details

      Exploring Local Resources – An Inquiry Based Approach to our Community

      Ref: OTC12

      This course is of significant benefit to non-native teachers and trainers who:
      • would like to explore the possibilities of using an Inquiry Based Learning approach to creating dynamic learning opportunities using the wealth of easily, and often very economically, available resources in their locality
      • wish to increase their awareness of current thinking on Inquiry Based Learning; its potential to support students to become more collaborative, thoughtful and innovative learners, its application across a range of topics and classes including its relevance in the area of preparing students for a changing world of work and employment

      Course dates

      • 20 July – 27 July
      Course Details

      Maximising the Potential of Work Experience Programmes

      Ref: OTC14

      This course is of significant benefit to Principals, Head Teachers, Teachers, Career Advisers, Subject Teachers and Trainers who:
      • plan, organise and execute work experience programmes for their students
      • wish to share ideas on best practice in the field with colleagues from across Europe thereby improving the overall approach to raising awareness of the value of Work Experience programmes in their schools and, as a result, the learner outcomes for their students.

      Course dates

      • 24 August – 31 August
      • 19 October – 26 October
      • 23 November – 30 November
      Course Details