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Methodology and Language Development

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Course Overview
This course combines the latest in best practice in general pedagogy with the utilisation of practical online tools for education. It will give participants both a refresher in the areas of lesson planning, classroom management, and content knowledge, as well as introducing some innovations in practice which can be integrated the current context.

Course Aims
The primary aim of this course is to not only give the participants support in the process of reflecting on their own teaching, but to provide clear, practical advice which is relevant to their context. At the end of the course, the participants will have had the opportunity to have put into practice some of the tools and methods covered in the course both from the perspective of the teacher and the student.

Who is this course suitable for?
This course is designed for teachers who are looking to upskill in a number of areas. Teachers who are looking for a revision of best practice, or who are looking for some new ideas in traditional settings will gain from this course, as will teachers who are looking at learning more about the use of technology both in and outside the classroom.

What is in this course?
This course blends synchronous and asynchronous tasks to ensure that the timetable is best utilised. There is a recognition of the limitations and opportunities provided by the online space and this course endeavours to ensure that each participant has a fruitful experience.

Schedule
Leeds and Edinburgh

Summer:
One-week course dates
05 July - 09 July
19 July - 23 July

Two-week course dates
05 July - 16 July

19 July - 30 July

Dublin
Spring
Two-week course dates
April 6th to April 16th

Summer
One-week course dates
July 5th to July 9th
August 9th to August 13th

Two-week course dates
July 5th to July 16th

July 20th (changed from July 19th due to the introduction of the EU Covid Cert) to July 30th

August 9th to August 20th

Week 1

 

Monday

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday

9.00-11.00

 

 

 

Introduction and

Ice Breakers

 

 

Techniques for Teaching Vocabulary

and

The Lexical Approach

The Receptive Skills:

Reading and Listening

Language Development

Task Based Learning

11.20-13.00

 

 

Learner Styles and Promoting Learner Autonomy

 

The Productive Skills:

Speaking and Writing

Language Development

Exploiting the Course Book

and

Authentic Material

Teacher’s Choice

13.00-14.00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

14.00-16.30

Free Afternoon/ Social Programme

Irish History and Politics

Free Afternoon/ Social Programme

Irish Culture and Idiomatic Language

Free Afternoon/ Social Programme

 

 

Week 2

 

Monday

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday

 

9.00-11.00

 

Language Development

 

 

Dealing with Pronunciation

 

Teacher’s Choice

Useful Websites and Other Resources

Presentation of Material and Rationales. Self-Evaluation

11.20-13.00

 

 

Games, Activities and Drama in the Classroom

 

Techniques for Reviewing Vocabulary

Language Development

 

 

Workshop: Lesson Design

Course Evaluation and Further Professional Development Action Plan

13.00-14.00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

14.00-16.30

Free Afternoon/ Social Programme

Irish Literature

Free Afternoon/ Social Programme

Blended Learning and e-Learning

Free Afternoon/ Social Programme

 

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