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
• To familiarise participants with recent pedagogical and classroom technology developments in ELT
• 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.
The input sessions are a blend of 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.
A 2-week course consisting of 40 classroom contact hours plus 1 x 2 hour workshop plus an extensive afternoon trainer-led cultural and social programme directly linked to the mornings.
• Enhancement of personal English Language skills
• 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
• Increased knowledge of Irish history and culture
• Knowledge of Erasmus+ potential for professional development
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. Participants are encouraged to keep contact via email and private social networking. Regular follow-up contact is made with the participants after completion of the course. Twin English Centre Dublin trainers are available for follow-up advice and support at all times.
To apply for the Modern Methodologies in the Language Classroom 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 who 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.
Programme including tuition and materials; excursions and activities as outlined in the programme; completion of Erasmus+ documentation
Host family accommodation; single room; half board
Student Self Catering Accommodation; (July & August)
Single room with private bathroom; shared kitchen/living room.
5 minutes on foot from Twin Dublin and from city centre.
Airport Transfers (optional)