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 Objectives

The aims of this course are:

    • To develop and consolidate participants’ language skills by enhancing competency in English language usage in a multi-national environment
    • To enhance communication in English between teachers and students
    • To enhance participants’ competence in communicating and sharing of knowledge/experiences in English at conferences and training courses
    • To enhance teachers competence in reading and understanding professional articles and journals published in English
    • To promote awareness of Irish history and culture

Methodology

The overall approach in the language development classes is communicative with students encouraged and facilitated to use the language learned in the classroom. The syllabus for the morning classes covers all the language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar activities. Class work includes individual, pair and group work, discussions, debates, project work, presentations, written tasks and listening exercises. Each week a project topic is introduced to the class and students present their project work to the class at the end of the week.
Participants’ needs are evaluated; learning objectives are set and participants receive focused feedback. Areas for improvement are addressed through revision sessions and progress tests.

Format

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, contact us for more information)

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).

Outcomes

• Enhancement of personal English Language skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening, fluency, accuracy
• Greater understanding of students’ needs
• Opportunities to observe teaching techniques, use of technology in the classroom and class management
• Greater awareness and knowledge of Irish culture and history
• Working in an international team for language activities and project work
• Knowledge of Erasmus+ potential for professional development

Follow Up

On the final day of the course, the participants engage in a reflection session in which they are encouraged to examine benefits gained from the course and complete a course evaluation form. Twin English Centre Dublin trainers are available for follow-up advice and support at all times.

To apply for English Language Course Training Course

To make application for Erasmus+ funding for this course or any of our other in-service training courses for teachers please visit your National Agency website for full information on the application process.

About Twin English Centre Dublin

Twin English Centre Dublin has a staff of highly qualified, experienced and motivated teacher trainers. They are also practising teachers of English, experienced in using up-to-date methods with learners at all levels of language learning. In addition Twin Dublin has been providing in-service training courses for teachers from overseas for the last 18 years.

As a result of the most recent 2-day EAQUALS inspection the Inspectors identified points of excellence in the following categories:

  • Management and Administration
  • Client Services
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Staff Profile and Development
  • Course Design and Supporting Systems
  • Internal Communications
  • Assessment and Certification
  • External Communications
  • Academic Resources

Course Programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
09:00 - 10:50Placement Test and Evaluation of Speaking Skills
Induction/Orientation
Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences.Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences.Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences.Review & progress test. Consolidation of language and further skills practice.
10:50 - 11:10Coffee Break
11:10 - 13:00Introduction to class project.
Building linguistic competences
Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competencesBuilding linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competencesBuilding linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competencesPublic presentation of project, critique and reflection
Focused feedback on learner outcomes.
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 16:05ETC01
Guided self-study or optional cultural activities

ETC02
Guided self-study or optional cultural activities

ETC04
Fluency Develop-ment: English for the Workplace
ETC01
Guided self-study or optional cultural activities

ETC02
Guided self-study or optional cultural activities

ETC04
Fluency Develop-ment: English for the Workplace
ETC01
Guided self-study or optional cultural activities

ETC02
General English Fluency Development

ETC04
General English Fluency Development
ETC01
Guided self-study or optional cultural activities

ETC02
General English Fluency Development

ETC04
General English Fluency Development
ETC01
Guided self-study or optional cultural activities

ETC02
Guided self-study or optional cultural activities

ETC04
Guided self-study or optional cultural activities

Course Dates

Language Level

  • Every Monday (except for beginner level which has 2 specific start dates: contact us for more information)
  • Students need to have completed A2+ level to join our Intensive (ETC02) or Super-Intensive (ETC04) classes

Course Fees

Programme including materials; excursions and activities as outlined in the programme

  • 335 – 1 week: €595 – 2 weeks ETC01 (Standard)
  • 390 – 1 week: €705 – 2 weeks ETC02 (Intensive)
  • 445 – 1 week: €815 – 2 weeks ETC04 (Super-Intensive)
  • (includes Placement Test, tuition, learning materials, on-going monitoring and support, Erasmus+ documentation, End of Course Certificate, guide for excursions when applicable)

Host family accommodation; single room; half board

  • 190 per week, September – June. (+ €30 per week supplement for private bathroom option)
  • 200 per week, July and August. (+ €30 per week supplement for private bathroom option)

Student Self Catering Accommodation; (July & August and limited availability in June).
Single room with private bathroom; shared kitchen/living room.
5 minutes on foot from Twin Dublin and from city centre.

  • 295 per week

    Airport Transfers (optional)

    • 70 – Arrival
    • 70 – Departure

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