Regent English Language Training

English Language Training

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Methodology & Language Improvement for English Teachers

This course is designed for teachers of English: it explores current English language teaching (ELT) ideas and methodology. It also revisits practical ideas that may have fallen from fashion; the role of British Culture in the classroom and how to get the most from observations – both peer and top down. 

This one or two week course runs at Regent London and aims to advance both your English language skills and the pedagogy associated with teaching English internationally. EU teachers can apply for an Erasmus Plus grant for this course using the Erasmus Plus PIC codes below:

Regent London: 945383632

Regent Oxford: 933400252 

Regent Cambridge: 925725321

Regent Edinburgh: 928833880 

Regent Brighton: 925780611

Our course explores the following ideas:

  • Error correction: when and why and how?
  • Dictations: do they help?
  • Teaching vocabulary: the Cinderella skill?
  • Fluency: the elusive skill?
  • Music and Songs: for everyone?
  • Learner training: how do we learn a language?
  • Classroom management: are your students awake?
  • Teaching literature: will Shakespeare motivate?
  • Phonology: should we drill; should we model?
  • Exams and assessment: measuring outcomes

Download our Regent London information sheet

Sample Timetable

Methodology & Language Improvement for English Teachers
09.00 - 11.15 Teaching Methodology
11.30 - 12.30 Teaching Workshop
13.30 - 14.30 Cutting Edge Ideas or Language Skills
14.45 - 15.45 Performing & Observing or Language Skills

 

Teaching Methodology (09:00 – 12:30)
The group will explore practical and stimulating ways to make learning effective in the classroom.
 

Cutting Edge Ideas (13:30 – 14:30) 
Course participants discuss ‘dogme’, ‘the reflective teacher’, how to maximise students’ motivation, how students learn (metacognition), encouraging critical thinking and the teacher’s role: coach, facilitator, mentor.
 

Performing and Observing (14:45 – 15:45) 
Using role-plays, discussions and presentations we’ll focus on confidence and fluency in spoken English, as well as performance skills: body language, eye contact, voice projection and control – performance that can be replicated in the class room. Course participants also work on positive observation techniques, feedback strategies and using students’ evaluations to work on a co-operative learning environment.