This course is for teachers who want to upgrade their language skills while gaining a better understanding of Irish life and culture. Participants must have at least a good intermediate level (B1+) of English and must bring an electronic device to connect to wifi – i.e., a phone, tablet or laptop.
This Overseas Teachers’ Course can be organised as either a one-week or two-week course consisting of 20 classroom contact hours per week, plus an extensive cultural and social programme which is directly linked to the morning classroom sessions.
New ideas and recent pedagogical developments in ELT
Content appropriate for B2-C2 level
Focus on Language – in particular, English as it is and has been used in Ireland, slang, cultural dos and don’ts
Focus on Literature, past and contemporary – Maria Edgeworth, WB Yeats, James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, Samuel Beckett, and contemporary authors of literary fiction, poetry, crime, non-fiction, etc.
Contemporary: education system, tech-hub, economic, housing, identity, music, Brexit