METHODOLOGY REFRESHER COURSE
The course aims to provide participants with the methodological tools required to optimise their work in the classroom. Throughout the course participants will analyse their own role as teachers and will be able to reflect upon their own work.
· Start date: Tuesday 8th January 2013
· End date: Thursday 31st January 2013
Mondays through Fridays from 10:30am to 12:30pm.
Partially online: 18 two-hour sessions (face to face)
50 chronological hours.
BRITÁNICO San Miguel (Av. La Marina 2554)
To have been a school teacher of English during the last year and have a minimum level of Intermediate English.
S/.350.00 (It includes materials and access to the online platform which has been specially designed for this course).
SETTING THE SCENE
Living in the 21st century means being part of a globalised world. So, what is our role as teachers of English? Which new skills do we need to acquire? What is the profile of the 21st century student? These and other questions will be raised at the beginning of the course and will be the springboard for future debate along the course.
To help students develop the four skills in learning English is part of our role as teachers. But how can we do it effectively? Techniques and strategies for teaching and learning will be reviewed to provide alternatives for the teacher to choose the ones that best suit their needs and work environment.
CLIL refers to situations where subjects are taught through a foreign language with dual objectives, learning context and the simultaneous learning of a foreign language, in this case English.
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is not a new concept but it has come back again due to its effectiveness. David Gradol said once that “CLIL works. However, the difficult thing is to exploit it correctly.”
The module will present information and provide resources to meet the challenge.
CLASSROOM SKILLS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
Just as the student needs to acquire and develop skills that will enhance their learning, teachers must also acquire skills that will enable them to meet the goals established, within the humanistic approach. Topics such as classroom management, leadership, motivational skills will be reviewed in the module.
As teachers we never cease to look not only for the latest methodological trends, but also for the mastery of the language used. This module will review the importance of keeping a good level of English and of exploiting the resources.
DEALING WITH PROBLEMS IN THE CLASS
In a globalised society some negative issues can affect the proper development of classes, indiscipline and poor school performance are two examples of these, but there are other issues that are being ignored and t are a major current threat. Do we know what to do or how to spot bullying? What to do with students with different abilities? Do we know how to manage them?
Preparing our lessons is part of our work at schools, therefore, improving them will guarantee the effectiveness of our teaching. This will give us the necessary time to monitor and identify our students personal needs as well as their motivation drive towards learning. Throughout the module, we will review some concepts in planning our classes by implementing better time management in the classroom. In addition to that, we will also have the chance to reflect on our work based on our students performance.
EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT
Through the module we will explore the various types of evaluation and their objectives. How do we move from a standard evaluation assessment to a personalised one? What grading tools can be applied in the classroom? These and other aspects will be addressed so that participants can then apply the assessment and monitoring of students according to the needs of their own scenarios.
Registrations start on the 12th November.
There will be an Introductory session on Friday 4th January from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. at Británico San Miguel.
1. Registration requirements:
· Intermediate level of English.
· Teaching knowledge is a must.
· Basic office knowledge. (Word, Power Point, Excel)
2. Requirements for the use of the virtual platform:
Participants must have a PC, laptop or tablet with internet access and Java.
3. Registration Process:
Participants may register at B.E. premises, Calle Río de la Plata 160 San Isidro, or via a bank deposit. If you are considering the latter, please send us an email tobritanicoempresarial@
britanico.edu.pe. Our working schedule is from Mondays through Fridays, from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:00m.
At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate provided that they attend a minimum of 14 out of 18 face- to-face sessions, and participate in a minimum of 2 forums and one of the chat sessions.