The world of English teaching is in constant evolution and the British Council has developed a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) framework with training modules to support teachers and to help them explore new ideas and methods with the lead of our experienced trainers.
We are offering the following methodology modules in September 2018. All the modules fit in to the CPD framework.
TEACHING METHODOLOGY COURSES
As all our courses are delivered in English, we ask that all participants have at least an intermediate level of English.
Mon 10-Thu 13 Sept
Teaching Receptive Skills: Reading and Listening (Media & Superiore)
This course is aimed at teachers of English at the Scuola Secondaria di 1° e 2° grado. The course will include an overview of what reading and listening in a foreign language entails, and look at ways of developing learners’ skills in these areas. Lesson planning will be analysed, and additional materials and practical ideas for learners and teachers will be demonstrated.
Teaching Grammar & Vocabulary (Media & Superiore)
This course will examine teaching grammar and vocabulary in a foreign language classroom for students at the Scuola Secondaria di 1° e 2° grado. It will explore approaches to analysing and practising English grammar and vocabulary with realistic and communicative approach and include engaging and motivating ideas and activities to use in class.
Teaching Grammar & Vocabulary (Elementare)
Teaching grammar and vocabulary can be done in your primary classes! This course will look at ways grammar and vocabulary can be taught and practised with students in the Scuola Elementare including some practical classroom management approaches for this age group.
Mon 17-Thu 20 Sept
Teaching Speaking and Error Correction (Media & Superiore)
Teaching and evaluating speaking is often challenging for foreign language teachers. On this course participants will look at approaches to teaching and practicing this skill and will explore error correction. Practical activities will be provided for teachers to take into their learning environment.
Teaching Speaking and Error Correction (Elementare)
Teaching authentic speaking is possible in the primary classroom! Participants on this course will look at ways speaking can be taught and practised including approaches to error correction and practical ideas for classroom management.
Mon 24-Thu 27 Sept
Teaching Pronunciation (Elementare, Media & Superiore)
This course will look at the features of English pronunciation with a view to developing and practicing techniques for teaching students in Scuola Media and Scuola Superiore. Participants will explore and learn to use new ideas and practical and realistic activities.
Exam Preparation Skills - Preliminary & First (Media & Superiore)
This course will look at the Preliminary and First exams and the different aspects of each. It will explore teaching approaches, including practical materials and techniques, to preparing your students for every aspect of both exams.
Using ICT for CLIL: Aiming at best practice (Media & Superiore)
This four-day course explores the use of Information and Communication Technology to teach through CLIL methodology. Participants will build up a set of tools to enable them to face IT challenges, find suitable websites and materials for lesson planning, produce their own CLIL-type activities and facilitate their students' use of technology to increase motivation and autonomy in the classroom. This course is aimed at middle and high school teachers.