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
• To consolidate participants’ English language skills
• To familiarise participants with key concepts and issues in Inquiry Based Learning and to help develop their skills in incorporating IBL into teaching and learning processes in their schools.
• To increase participants’ skill and confidence in the use of tech tools used in IBL.
• To explore a range of school projects for subjects such as English, geography, history and citizenship using tools and resources needed to implement IBL.
• To provide opportunities for improved methodology and creativity to help participants increase their student engagement and retention on their return to their own schools
• 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 General English classes cover 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.
The IBL input sessions are delivered in a blend of lecture format and practical activities and focus on the planning, development and implementation of IBL in participants’ schools and include use of web tools in an IBL context.
A 2-week course consisting of 40 classroom contact hours plus afternoon cultural visits.
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 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 is an approved training centre for the ACELS/QQI Certificate in English Language Teaching (CELT) and has a staff of highly qualified, experienced and motivated teacher trainers who train prospective ELT teachers year-round. 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 English Centre Dublin has been providing in-service training courses for teachers from overseas for the last 16 years.
Programme including materials; excursions and activities as outlined in the programme
Host family accommodation; single room; half board
Student Self Catering Accommodation; (July & August only)
Airport Transfers (optional)