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Blended Learning and General Methodology

Online 2020

Start date: 20th July - 31st July 2020

CES is a multi-award-winning English language school with over 40 years' experience. CES is located in Ireland, UK and Canada and is a market leader in Teacher Training and exam courses.

Our Overseas Teacher training course provides which combines the latest in best practice in general pedagogy with the utilisation of certain online tools for education. Our courses are delivered by a team of highly-qualified and experienced trainers, who work online to give guidance, support and feedback to all participants.

The CES Virtual Teacher Training Programme will be delivered over Zoom online platform and features a blend of international group classes and self-study sessions.

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.

Week1

Class Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00-10.20
Class 1
Introduction,Ice Breakers & Needs Analysis Overview of Blended Learning Teaching Vocabulary: the Lexical Approach Using Technology in the classroom: Interactive tools Developing Receptive Skills: How can technology help?
10.40-12.00
Class 2
Introduction to e-learning and Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) Online Tools for Language Development Addressing Pronunciation Task-based Learning and focusing on collaboration Developing Productive Skills: How can technology help?
12.00-14.00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14.00-16.00
Self Study
Learner Styles & Thinking Skills Online Research Project Lexical Task: My Context Designing a collaborative task Working with Integrated Skills

Week2

Class Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00-10.20
Class 1
Adapting & exploiting the course materials Assessing Online Learning Teacher competencies for the 21st century Teaching Practice Course Review
10.40-12.00
Class 2
Using authentic materials Pulling it all together 1:
Drafting your lesson
Pulling it all together 2:
Deciding on materials and tasks
Teaching Practice Group discussion and review
Self-Evaluation & Final Questions
12.00-14.00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14.00-16.00
Home Study
Researching Online Tools Lesson Planning Lesson Planning Course Diary Reflection Task Further Development Action Plan
Teachers-Class

Content Language and Integrated Learning (CLIL)

Online 2020

Start Dates:
6th July - 17th July 2020
4th August - 14th August 2020

Course Overview
This course combines the latest in best practice in general pedagogy, the utilisation of certain online tools for education, and the integration of content and language in the modern classroom. In this course, the participants will be given a general introduction to the key tenets of the integration of content into the language classroom, and the integration of language development into the subject classroom.

Course Aims

The primary aim of this course is to give each participant a clear idea of the nature of content and language integration and to help them build a roadmap for the integration of these two areas in their classroom. This course gives participants practical advice and tools to help them through this process. The creation of a community of best practice among the participants of this course helps the course aims develop and personalise.


Who is this course suitable for?

This course has been created with a focus on teachers who are currently in the process of integrating CLIL workings into their classroom. It will support teachers who have a limited experience of CLIL, and give a solid groundwork of information and best practice to teachers who have never experienced a CLIL lesson.


What is in this course?

There is blend of synchronous and asynchronous content and task, as evidenced in the timetable. This allows for a great deal of differentiation which ensures that the course is able to focus on supporting each teacher within the realm of their own particular needs and expectations.

Week 1

Class Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00-10.20
Class 1
Introduction,Ice Breakers & Needs Analysis
CLIL: Theory and Terminology
CLIL in action
Teaching Vocabulary, the Lexical Approach & CLIL
Creating Virtual Learning Environments for CLIL
Focus on the Receptive Skills
10.40-12.00
Class 2
Assessing Success in the CLIL Classroom
Classroom Language - Giving Instructions, Eliciting and Concept Checking
Addressing Pronunciation Tools for task based learning and collaborative projects
Focus on the Productive Skills
12.00-14.00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14.00-16.00
Self Study
Creating a Learning Profile
Drafting effective questions for checking instructions and understanding
Vocabulary – what information do learners need to know?
Designing a student task using TBL and Project Work
The importance of sub-skills

Week 2

Class Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00-10.20
Class 1
Strategies for supporting learners
Drama, Games and Activities in the Classroom

Resources:Authentic Material


Creating Virtual Learning Environments for CLIL
Focus on the Receptive Skills
10.40-12.00
Class 2
Adapting & Exploiting course materials
Designing Materials for CLIL Lessons
Websites, apps and online resources to enhance learning
Teaching Practice
Group discussion and review
12.00-14.00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14.00-16.00
Home Study
Assessing course materials
Draft a sample lesson

Research resources for your lesson

Course Diary Reflection Task
Self-Evaluation & Final Questions

Tuition Fees will be as follows


1 week: €225
2 weeks €450

What will you need?

  • Computer, laptop or tablet with broadband connection of 10mbs or more.
  • You may need headphones if you are using a more public space but make sure your device has a good microphone and a webcam 

Course Director:
This course has been designed and developed by CES's own Chris Farrell

How to register?

Book online below or get in touch with amy@ces-schools.com