This one-week course aims to improve the English language and fluency of the participants. 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 minimum A2 level of English.
After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:
At the end of the course, you will:
An interactive communicative approach is used throughout, which lets participants experience first-hand the activities and methodologies that they can then go on to use in their own teaching contexts.
Key theories and practical ideas are discussed and explored thoroughly in hands-on input sessions, with participants playing an active role in all sessions to maximise their learning.
All input sessions involve brainstorming, case study analysis, problem-solving, and role-play tasks, both in pair- and group-work scenarios.
Participants are asked to reflect on the tasks carried out in each session, inviting discussion with regard to their own pedagogical knowledge and teaching contexts.
Participants are also introduced to key websites and other resources related to the further development of their teaching skills and personal professional development.
Language skills are also developed and feedback given where appropriate.
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.
Please note that these trainers might not be the actual trainers delivering your course.
|Session One||Session Two||Session Three
|MONDAY||Introduction to the course: objectives and methodology||Fluency development:|
Welcome to Britain
(Culture and Lifestyle)
Globish, International English, and English as a Lingua Franca
|TUESDAY||A functional approach to developing your grammar||Communication across cultures: key challenges||Fluency development:
Current political and social issues
|WEDNESDAY||English language skills development |
Communication across cultures
|THURSDAY||Discussion topic: Social Media and Fake News||Using video and discussion to develop your fluency||Self Study
(Preparing your presentation)
|FRIDAY||English language skills development: |
|Personal Action Plan and further professional development
Review and feedback