Anglolang Academy of English
English Language Training for Vocational Teachers - A Blended Approach
Accommodation Homestay / Hotel / Self-catering
Price Range £335.00 per week
Beginners Not for beginners
Class Size 15 maximum
Course Length 1 weeks - 2 weeks
Town / City & Region Scarborough , North of England
Tuition Style Group
Tuition Hours Per Week 30.0
Ages 25 - 65
Course Type Teachers
This course is for teachers and teacher trainers who are working in the tertiary sector with adults and also those who are working in vocational or technical secondary education. The training will focus on improving participants’ confidence in English as well as developing the skills necessary for better vocational teaching.
All participants complete a pre-registration form with the following information:
- Current teaching role and responsibilities
- Previous professional development
- Age of students
- Level of English
- Teaching experience
- Reasons for choosing the course
A four week e-learning phase precedes the two week course at Anglolang. This focuses on language, culture and methodology based activities. This part of the course is delivered via the Internet and is conducted at the students’ own pace. A chat room and message board facility enable course participants to meet and share ideas before the classroom based phase of the course begins. E-learning feedback from Anglolang tutors is provided on a one-to-one basis. A profile (including a photo) of each participant and trainer is also provided. Before arriving in Scarborough, participants receive a local map and details of their accommodation. If this is a homestay provider, details of family members are provided (e.g. occupations & hobbies).
By experiencing a range of practical teaching techniques, participants will expand their own working classroom ideas while refreshing and developing their English language proficiency.
By the end of the course participants will have:
- Increased their confidence in using English in their classrooms
- Acquired new ideas for motivating their students
- Increased their knowledge of British culture
- Shared ideas and experiences
- Created a network of teaching contacts within Europe
This course uses a wide variety of communicative activities to develop language competence as well as providing practical and creative classroom ideas. Participants will take part in seminars, workshops, lectures, open discussions and a study visit during term time (e.g. a primary school, a secondary school, an FE college or a training and enterprise organization) or a place of cultural interest (non-term time). The exact content of the course is negotiated before and throughout the course to take into account the specific needs and developing interests of each group.
Participants are grouped according to their English level for morning language development sessions and are encouraged to reflect on how they could adapt the activities done in lessons for use in their own classrooms. Afternoon sessions focus on methodology and subject specific language development.
On the final afternoon participants discuss dissemination ideas and complete a course evaluation form. They are given the opportunity to join a mailing list of EU teachers who have participated in previous Anglolang teacher training courses to encourage collaboration and the development of future projects. During this final phase, participants are also asked to share their experiences with project work. The trainers provide key information to encourage participants to begin a project of their own.