Emotional Intelligence in the Teaching Environment


What is the course about?

This highly interactive course provides a solid introduction to the concept of emotional intelligence and its importance in the classroom. Along with key theory and methodology, the course introduces a range of different approaches and practical ideas. Teachers will gain both an understanding of this aspect of teaching, as well as ideas and tasks to explore and reflect on in the classroom. They will also be able to polish their English language skills and add to their existing teaching skills.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is for teachers and those who work in a traching environment who want to be able to better understand what Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is and how it affects teachers, students and the learning process. Those who will benefit include teachers at all levels of education, teacher trainers, school managers and administrators.

After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:

  1. a pre-course questionnaire which will enable trainers to learn about the participants’ backgrounds
  2. information about the Europass Mobility Certificate
  3. a recommended reading list to prepare participants for various aspects of the course
  4. information about York to prepare teachers for their cultural experience.

At the end of the course, you will:

  • have an understanding of what Emotional Intelligence is and its importance in teaching
  • be familiar with the five ‘domains’ of EQ
  • understand behaviour patterns and how they affect communication and motivation
  • develop a knowledge of the language of EQ and enhance their own English language skills
  • discuss different approaches to learning and look at ways to make the learning experience safe, challenging and a positive learning space for all
  • have been able to discuss, create and practise the use of different teaching techniques and materials

The course ends with an evaluation session, where teachers are asked to reflect upon the value of the knowledge gained on the course, create a Personal Development Action Plan, and select activities which they would like to try out in their own classes or projects. They are invited to join the York Associates Community, which allows networking and contact with the trainers and fellow colleagues, and with participants from other courses.
If you are from a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need a visa. Students from certain countries do not need to apply for a visa before arriving in the UK. You can check if you need to apply for a visa on the UK Visas and Immigration website.
We can recommend a few accommodation options. Find out about them on our accommodation page.

In the unlikely event of a course not recruiting sufficient numbers you would be offered an alternative.

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Fast Facts

Start date(s)
  • July 19th 2021
  • October 11th 2021
Max. group size
Min. age
Minimum CEF level
Starting from B1
Course materials
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
In York Course Formats
21 hours
Booking fee


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Sample Course Programme

 Session OneSession TwoSession Three

Introduction to the course: objectives and methodology

Emotional Intelligence(EQ):
the need for EQ in mainstream education and teaching

The five ‘domains’ of EQ

Self-assessment – questionnaire Analysis of strengths and weaknesses

Individual activity
TUESDAYLanguage of EQ

Developing Self-awareness:
building self-confidence;
emotional self;
rational self; initiative

Planning teaching activities
Developing Self-regulation:
expressing feelings;
use of language (verbs, adjectives)

Practice activities

Understanding self-motivation; understanding motivation of others;
motivating others

Group activity

Developing Social skills:
communicating effectively;
barriers to communication; building rapport;
active listening

Planning teaching activities
Developing Social awareness: empathy;
understanding working styles;
understanding learning styles

Practice activity: learning styles
Personalising learning

Understanding different learning styles

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