Fluency and English language development for teachers and administrators

What is the course about?

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is for all teachers who would like to improve their confidence when speaking and writing English in the classroom with their learners.

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:

  • 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

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.

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 17, 2020
  • February 24, 2020
  • March 2, 2020
  • March 9, 2020
  • March 16, 2020
  • April 13, 2020
  • April 20, 2020
  • June 22, 2020
  • June 29, 2020
  • July 6, 2020
  • July 13, 2020
  • July 20, 2020
  • July 27, 2020
  • August 3, 2020
  • August 10, 2020
  • August 17, 2020
  • August 24, 2020
  • August 31, 2020
  • September 7, 2020
  • September 14, 2020
  • October 5, 2020
  • October 12, 2020
  • October 19, 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 Two
Session Three
MONDAYIntroduction to the course: objectives and methodologyFluency development:
Welcome to Britain
(Culture and Lifestyle)
Which English?
Globish, International English, and English as a Lingua Franca
TUESDAYA functional approach to developing your grammarCommunication across cultures: key challengesFluency development:
Current political and social issues
WEDNESDAYEnglish language skills development
Vocabulary building
Writing skills:
Solving problems
Communication across cultures
Fluency development:
Debate
THURSDAYDiscussion topic: Social Media and Fake NewsUsing video and discussion to develop your fluencySelf Study
(Preparing your presentation)
FRIDAYEnglish language skills development:
Vocabulary building
Fluency development:
Mini-presentations
Personal Action Plan and further professional development
Review and feedback
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