Erasmus+ Teacher Training

Erasmus+ Teacher Training is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. I As successor to Comenius, Grundtvig and Erasmus, Erasmus+ has taken over the funding of training for teachers in other European countries from 2014 to 2020.

Key Action 1 is all about providing opportunities for individuals to improve their skills, enhance their employability and gain cultural awareness.

You can find further information about Erasmus+ as well as the application at the National Agency here: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/node_en

Erasmus+ Teacher Training Courses at Atlas Language School

Atlas Language School is an approved training centre for the ACELS / QQI Certificate in English Language Teaching (CELT). We have a team of DELTA-qualified, experienced and motivated ELT teacher trainers. They are not only practising teachers of English, but also experienced in using up-to-date, innovative methods at all levels of language learning. Our team of teachers are advocates of regularly bringing Irish life and culture into the ELT classroom, as well as developing ideas that use the city as the classroom.
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The courses:

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1) Life, Language and Literature – A New ELT Methodology Course for Teachers

Required English Language Level: B2

Summary:

The Life, Language and Literature for Teachers is a two-week course. It consists of 20 contact lessons per week. In addition, we offer an extensive cultural and social programme which is directly linked to the afternoon sessions. While there is a distinct focus on exploring teaching methodologies that allow us to bring literature and culture into the ELT classroom, the course also involves a significant element of English language improvement and a focus on developing language awareness.

We have developed this course for practising teachers who wish to update their knowledge of contemporary English and who want to increase their appreciation of different methodologies and teaching techniques that can be used to bring culture and literature into the ELT classroom. The course explores and promotes awareness of Anglo-Irish literature and Irish writers in Dublin, a UNESCO City of Literature. We also examine the impact of recent developments in ELT on the teaching of literature and cross-cultural awareness.

Methodology:

The input sessions are a blend of theory and practice based on Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) methodology. We will use a mix of presentation and demonstration of practical teaching activities with in-house developed Irish-themed materials. As the course progresses, participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own practice, consider alternative practices and build up a bank of resources that they themselves can try out and then adapt to their own professional teaching contexts. During the course, they will also take part in activity programme in which they are encouraged to develop their language skills in a more informal environment outside the classroom and further enhance their knowledge of Ireland.

Course dates 2019:

  • 15 July – 26 July 2019

* a separate date can be arranged for closed groups

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2) Technology in the Classroom

Required English Language Level: B2

Summary:

This Teachers’ Course is a two-week course. It consists of 20 contact lessons per week. In addition, we offer an extensive cultural and social programme which is directly linked to the afternoon sessions.

The primary objectives of the course are to familiarise the participants with recent pedagogical and classroom technology developments in ELT and to increase participants’ confidence in the use and application of some applications, particularly in an environment where many of the students are very computer literate. It will also provide an opportunity to develop and consolidate participants’ own language skills and promote awareness of modern, contemporary Ireland. The programme further aims to establish contacts between teachers from a variety of European backgrounds and facilitate future networking.

Methodology:

The input sessions are a blend of theory and practice in ELT using presentation and demonstration and practical activities using mobile and other classroom technology, and mobile and web applications. As far as possible participants will get to use all of the devices and applications to which they are introduced and will learn to adapt some ready-made programmes to their particular classroom requirements. During the course, they will also take part in the activity programme where the participants will be encouraged to develop their language skills in a more informal environment outside the classroom and further enhance their knowledge of Ireland. There will be a focus on exploiting school trips with mobile technology in their own teaching environments to develop language skills.

Course dates 2019:

  • 12 August – 23 August 2019

* a separate date can be arranged for closed groups

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3) CLIL – Content & Language Integrated Learning

Required English Language Level: Course A: B2+ | Course B: A2

What is CLIL?

The CLIL method can be for anyone who teaches subject matter through a foreign language i.e. English. It could be used for teachers who work in Bilingual schools who teach subjects likes history or geography, or even teachers of academic English.

Who is the CLIL course for?

This CLIL Course is a two-week course consisting of 20 contact hours per week plus an extensive cultural and social programme which allows you to enjoy Dublin city while you study. While there is a distinct focus on exploring CLIL principles and techniques in the classroom, the course also involves a significant element of English language improvement and a focus on developing language awareness.

The CLIL method refers to teaching subjects such as art, geography, history and science through a foreign language. The two main underlying principles are that language is used to learn as well as communicate, and also that the content determines the language which is needed to learn. The CLIL method can be for anyone who teaches subject matter through a foreign language i.e. English. It could be used for teachers who work in Bilingual schools who teach subjects likes history or geography, or even teachers of academic English.

Methodology:

The input sessions are a blend of theory and practice based on the CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) methodology alongside other methodologies that could be used in a CLIL syllabus. We will use a mix of presentation and demonstration of practical teaching activities with both in-house developed and exploited materials. As the course progresses, participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own CLIL practices and how they can integrate the new or refreshed techniques and ideas into their classes. During the 2 weeks, they will also take part in afternoon activities in which they are encouraged to develop their language skills in a more informal environment outside the classroom and further enhance their knowledge of Dublin and Ireland.

Course dates 2019:

  • TBC

* a separate date can be arranged for closed groups

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4) Erasmus+ General English Language Training

Summary:

We also a variety of General English courses. We run these courses throughout the year for learners of all levels of English. So if you are a teacher and wish to improve your General English language skills, please get in touch with us.

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Fees:

Course

2 week course: €740
Programme includes materials, excursions and activities.

Accommodation

Homestay:

€430  for 2 weeks of host family accommodation (single room, half-board)

Residence:

Available upon request.

Airport Transfer (optional)

€80 one way

If you are interested in our Teacher Training Programme, would like to receive further information about the above courses, sample timetables and Erasmus+ application or if have any other questions please send us an email to enquiries@atlaslanguageschool.com or simply fill in the form below. We are happy to hear from you!

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