ENGLISH FOR EDUCATORS- Language improvement/ B1-B2 level (6-day course/ Limassol)

This practical and immensely useful course is perfect for teachers who wish to improve their English language skills by further developing their fluency, confidence and communication skills. It is dedicated for both younger and/or trainee teachers who want to acquire accurate, authentic and idiomatic classroom language, and for experienced teachers who want to extend the range of their classroom English. All workshop sessions focus on teacher language, practical classroom management and communication skills. The course will give teachers an opportunity to step back from the classroom, gain some practical insights towards improving their professional skills, make connections with colleagues, and return to teaching with a renewed sense of enthusiasm.

This 6-day course is designed for, and dedicated to teachers:
- who wish to refresh and update their English language skills
- who are looking to revitalize and energize their approach to teaching
- who are looking for meaningful ways of reflecting on their professional practice
As participants come from all over the world, the course is also a valuable exercise in community-building and international understanding. There is also the possibility to extend the course to 7-day.

The  cost for 6-day course is  480 euro and for 7-day course is 560 euro. It  includes course fees, course material, entrance to museums and tours.

Objectives

Participants will
- improve language skills and oral fluency in English
- enhance clarity and precision in classroom communication and better ability to create a positive learning environment
- increase confidence in the ability to use English
- strengthen professional profile
- international and cross-cultural learning experience: new ideas gained and an opportunity to build a network for future professional cooperation
- broader understanding of practices, policies and systems of education of other EU countries, and better intercultural awareness

Methodology

The working methods that are used are highly practical and participatory. The experiential method is used to encourage the search for contemporary pedagogical theories and teaching approaches. The hands-on approach is used to examine real examples, case studies, surveys and simulations. The group activities foster mutual learning, cooperation and collaboration between participants. The discussions encourage sharing ideas, intercultural dialogue and the exchange of good practices between the participants. Social, networking and cultural activities give participants the opportunity to establish professional cooperation and links with teachers, staff, schools and organisations in Europe. At the end of the course, participants fill in an e-questionnaire for evaluation.

Course schedule
DAY 1

• Introduction, course programme overview.
• MODULE 1: BEGINNING THE LESSON AND TRANSITION TO WORK (functions: greetings,
checking attendance/absences, lateness).
• Group discussions.
• Grammar review, tips & examples.
• ICT tools for practice & communication.

DAY 2

TOUR TO CITY CENTRE
• Visit to Limassol Old city center, Carob Mill Museum, Medieval Castle & Museum and
other monuments.
• Activities in the city center.
• Group discussions.

DAY 3

• MODULE 2: GETTING ORGANIZED (functions: commanding, requesting, suggesting).
• MODULE 3: TALKING ABOUT THE LESSON (functions: introducing different stages of the
lesson).
• Grammar review, tips & examples.
.

DAY 4

• MODULE 4: THE LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION 1 (functions: reading, writing and
understanding).
• MODULE 5: THE LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION 2 (function: asking questions).
• Group discussions.
• Grammar review, tips & examples.
• ICT tools for practice & communication

DAY 5

• MODULE 6: PROGRESS IN WORK AND PARTICIPATION (functions: encouragement,
confirmation, repetition, readiness, transitions, explaining).
• MODULE 7: MAINTAINING CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE (functions: warnings, threats and
deterrents).
• Grammar review, tips & examples.• ICT tools for practice & communication.

DAY 6

• MODULE 8: CHECKING UNDERSTANDING (functions: ensuring correctness, giving
instructions for exercises, comprehension, conducting class conversation).
• CLOSURE OF THE COURSE review of the project, conclusions, certificates.

DAY 7 (optional)

TOUR TO PAPHOS TOWN
It includes a tour with 5-stops (9:00 am- 5:00 pm)
• Tomb of the kings
• Catacomb of Agia Solomoni
• Paphos Archaeological Park with Roman mosaics
• Paphos Medieval Castle and port
• Petra tou Romiou (birthplace of Aphrodite).

Course fees

480 euro (6-day) & 560 euro (7-day)

Sessions
    • 17.02.2024 - 22.02.2024
    • 06.04.2024 - 11.04.2024
    • 11.05.2024 - 16.05.2024
    • 20.07.2024 - 25.07.2024
    • 12.10.2024 - 17.10.2024
    • 23.11.2024 - 28.11.2024
    • 11.01.2025 - 16.01.2025
    • 15.02.2025 -20.02.2025
    • 29.03.2025- 03.04.2025
    • 10.05.2025 -15.05.2025
    • 28.06.2025 - 03.07.2025
    • 26.07.2025 –31.07.2025
    • 04.10.2025 - 09.10.2025
    • 15.11.2025 - 20.11.2025

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