Friday 09 May 2014 - 09:30 to Friday 20 June 2014 - 11:30
British Council, Naples

Teaching English – In Service Teacher Development is a series of development workshops for state sector English language teachers (secondary and adult) with a minimum of B1 language competence level; L2 teachers working in the private sector and less experienced L1 teachers of English working in all sectors

Each workshop provides input on the main concepts as well as practical guidance on teaching techniques and methodology.  The approach is learner centred.  Course participants are encouraged to relate workshop content to their own teaching contexts and to share ideas and learning from their own experience.  Course participants will engage in group discussions, presentations, quizzes and games.  The tasks and activities can be adapted for participants use in their own classrooms.  Each workshop concludes with guided activities to promote reflective practice.


Grammar 1 – Noticing  Friday, 09 May: 0930-1130

Learning outcomes:

  • Discuss teachers’ approaches to teaching grammar
  • Define what is involved in “noticing”
  • Modify typical text book grammar exercises to provide practice in developing noticing skills
  • Present ideas for modifying task to peers
  •  Reflect on learning from the workshop

Grammar 2 – Re-Structuring  Friday, 23 May: 0930-1130

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of restructuring activities
  • Design re-structuring activities and deliver them to peers
  • Discuss and provide feedback on effectiveness of restructuring activities
  • Reflect on learning from the workshops

Grammar 3 – Grammar & Speaking Activities  Friday, 06 June: 0930-1130 

Learning outcomes:

  • Distinguish between oral activities which practice grammar and oral activities which practice communication
  • Discuss ideas and techniques for helping learners to incorporate grammar in communication activities
  • Create activities which help learners to develop effective communicative skills

 Learning Styles  Friday, 20 June: 0930-1130

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning styles
  • Identify your own learning style
  • Consider techniques for identifying your learners’ learning styles
  • Relate learning styles to tasks and activities
  • Adapt task to accommodate different learning styles
  •  Reflect on learning from this workshop


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