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
The aims of this course on General Methodology in the Classroom are
• To consolidate participants’ English language skills
• To enhance communication in English between teachers and students
• to familiarise participants with key concepts in Project Based Learning
• To help develop participants’ skills in implementing PBL in the classroom
• To increase participants’ skill and confidence in the use of tech tools used in PBL
• To cover a variety of school projects for subjects such as English, geography and history with a focus on the tools and resources needed to make PBL accessible to learners through English
• 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.
Through the realisation of these objectives we aim to assist schools in addressing identified needs as outlined in their European Development Plan; to produce high-quality learning outcomes for participants and to re-inforce the capacities and international scope of the participating organisations.
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 PBL input sessions are delivered in a blend of lecture format and practical activities and focus on the planning, development and implementation of PBL in participants’ schools and includes use of web tools and use of PBL for assessment.
A 2-week course consisting of 44 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 this course
To make an 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 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)