English in the Secondary classroom (11 – 16yrs)

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What is the course about?

A highly practical one-week training programme which covers a broad span of teaching ideas and activities to enhance teachers’ knowledge, enliven lessons and make them more motivating. This course addresses language teachers and educators in secondary, vocational and adult education sectors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Teachers of English and other languages who teach in secondary schools or adult education, who would like to refresh their teaching methods and techniques.

After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:

  1. a pre-course questionnaire that will help your trainers find out more about your learning needs
  2. a recommended reading list to prepare yourself for various aspects of the course
  3. information about York to prepare yourself for your cultural experience
  4. information about the Europass Mobility Certificate

At the end of the course, you will:

  • To enable a better understanding of Language Teaching and expand and build on previous knowledge, using a range of practical methodologies
  • To introduce new teaching methodologies and accompanying techniques, using hands-on experiential methods
  • To help teachers reflect on their own teaching methods and contexts and develop teaching skills
  • To introduce an awareness of technology and ICT in the classroom today
  • To exchange pedagogical information and knowledge in a multi-cultural context
  • To further develop participants’ own language skills

The course ends with an evaluation session, in which you will be asked to reflect upon the knowledge you have gained during the course.

You will also be encouraged in this session to create a Personal Development Action Plan, and select activities that you would like to try out in your own classes.

You will also be invited to join the York Associates Community, which allows networking and contact with the trainers and fellow participants from the programme, as well as learners from York Associates’ other courses.

There is also the opportunity for follow-up online training sessions to further consolidate your learning and reflect on how you are implementing what you learnt on the course into your own contexts.

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.
If you need to cancel or defer your course:
  • We understand that your plans may change quickly during this unprecedented time. If you need to defer your course, we will not charge any fees on tuition, as long as you notify us by 16:00hrs on the Friday before your course begins. We will defer your course and any fees paid for up to 12 months from your original start date.  If you need to cancel your course and are unable to defer to a later date, we regret we will not be able to refund your fees unless you have given us a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice of cancellation.
  • If we have arranged homestay accommodation for you, we will not charge any cancellation fees if you notify us at least 48 hours before you are due to arrive. If you notify us with less than 48 hours’ notice, you will need to pay for three nights’ accommodation
  • If we have arranged hotel or self-catering accommodation for you, the cancellation conditions will vary according to the type and location of the accommodation, and we will confirm them to you individually when we send your accommodation details
  • If you need to leave your course early for any reason, we may be able to offer the following options:
    • You may continue your course online using a combination of virtual lessons with your trainer and self-study
    • In some cases, particularly where the total course duration exceeds four weeks, we may decide to cancel your programme and refund your course fees for any unused weeks
    • In other cases, we will issue a voucher for any unused complete weeks, for you to return to York Associates at a later date
  • If you need to leave your accommodation early, we will require a minimum of 3 days’ notice. After this, all accommodation fees will be refunded to you

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Fast Facts

Start date(s)
August 15th 2022 / October 10th 2022
Max. group size
12
Min. age
21
Minimum CEF level
Starting from B1
Course materials
Included
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
In York Course Formats
Price
21 hours
£395
Booking fee
£55

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Sample Course Programme

 Session OneSession TwoSession Three
MondayWelcome
View of language learning
Teaching methods of the past and presentTask-based Learning
TuesdayUsing dramaThe Lexical ApproachDictations, lexical exercises and corpora
WednesdayViews of grammar

Grammaring activities
Using the Internet and mobile devicesUsing videos in the classroom
ThursdayAlternative approaches: NLP and TPRUsing music in the classroomFree time /
Self-study
FridayAlternative approaches: Dogme and using emergent languageEnglish as a Lingua Franca (ELF)What can we learn from the past …and CPD
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