Fluency and English language development 
for teachers and administrators Course Detail

Fast Facts

Course dates:03 - 07 July 2017
10 - 14 July 2017
21 - 25 August 2017
Max. group size:12
Entry level:B1
Min. age:23
Course materials:Included
Hours/week:21
Price:£295
Terms and conditions

Course Summary

This one-week course aims to improve the English language and fluency of the participants to enable them to work and relate in an international context.  As a participant in this group course, participants will take part in discussions on a range of up-to-date topics of general interest, including current affairs, travel, culture and latest trends as well as teaching related issues. By following this course, you will also develop the key skills necessary for effective communication with people from different backgrounds. Participants need to be at A2 level of English. This course is eligible for Erasmus plus funding.

Preparation

This course does not require any mandatory preparation but suggested reading lists will be provided. Participants will also be sent a pre-course questionnaire to assess their language knowledge and experience. This will help to fully customise the course. They will also receive information about York to prepare for their cultural experience.

Objectives

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • improved English language skills, confidence and fluency through increased command of vocabulary around specific subject areas and general themes and command of core grammar.
  • developed their general communication skills
  • built relationships with other international participants

Methodology

An interactive communicative approach is applied, which provides participants with their own experiential learning of the activities and methodologies. Input sessions involve brainstorming, case study analysis, problem-solving, and role-play, both in pair work and group work. Participants are actively involved in the sessions to maximize their learning and to experience activities from their learners’ point of view.

Participants are also introduced to key websites related to the further development of their English language skills and personal professional development.

Follow Up

Participants will be encouraged to use the networking opportunities available via the York Associates community.

Participants may also wish to continue their training and development with one of our other teacher training courses.

Sample Course Programme

 Session OneSession Two
Session Three
Afternoon
MONDAYIce-breaker

Introduction to the course: objectives and methodology
Listening and Speaking activities
Grammar review
Fluency development
Discussion topic
Feedback
Free-time for individual study or cultural activities
TUESDAYEnglish language skills development
Vocabulary building
Listening and Speaking activities
Grammar review
Fluency development
Discussion topic
Feedback
WEDNESDAYEnglish language skills development
Vocabulary building
Listening and Speaking activities
Grammar review
Fluency development
Discussion topic
Feedback
THURSDAYEnglish language skills development
Vocabulary building
Listening and Speaking activities
Grammar review
Self Study / Free time
FRIDAYEnglish language skills development
Vocabulary building
Fluency development
Discussion topic
Feedback
Personal Action Plan and further professional development
Review and feedback