English in the Secondary classroom (11 – 16yrs)

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 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:

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

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.

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)
  • February 3, 2020
  • April 6, 2020
  • July 20, 2020
  • October 12, 2020
Max. group size
12
Min. age
21
Minimum CEF level
Starting from
B1
Course materials
Included
Hours
Starting from
21
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
Price
£
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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