Erasmus + Teacher Training

This course is designed for teachers of English at primary, secondary and adult education level. It is also suitable for teachers of other subjects who teach in English (CLIL). Although the course is not limited to EU citizens, teachers and education professionals from within the EU and participating countries can apply for Erasmus + funding to study this course.

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Course Description

The course covers effective communication and practical teaching skills as well as an introduction to Scottish culture. There is also an opportunity to improve speaking and listening skills as well as fluency in our Spoken Performance sessions. The culture component includes an introduction to Edinburgh and the Scottish arts as well as the Edinburgh Festival for courses taking place in August.

The course consists of two main components plus an extensive Scottish culture programme:

Teacher Training This component will look at student motivation, adapting to student needs, teaching materials, reading and writing skills, integrating speaking, listening and pronunciation and language assessment. It will also look at teaching strategies and techniques, teaching resources, the use of technology and CLIL. The course is practical and interactive with individual and group work. It is based on an adaptable teaching approach, which promotes flexibility in the classroom, allowing teachers to react to individual students’ needs and those of the class as a whole. The course involves linguistic competence, cultural immersion and awareness with practical feedback from the trainers. There is continuous evaluation throughout and a final evaluation session at the end of the course. Participants can give feedback on the quality of the training and we will provide a certificate of attendance at the end of your training.

General English The General English component concentrates on speaking and listening skills as well as fluency in the Spoken Performance sessions. Participants should have at least an intermediate B1 level in English.

Scottish Culture Our Scottish Culture component includes an introduction to Edinburgh and the Scottish arts as well as the Edinburgh Festival (for courses taking place in August). Activities can include a tour of Edinburgh, ceilidh (traditional Scottish dancing), whisky tasting, theatre, music concerts and excursions to historical landmarks and points of interest (the selection of activities varies depending on the time of year and availability).

Sample Programme

Please note the below timetables are examples only and may be subject to change depending on availability and time of year. During the month of August, we include Edinburgh Festival activities.

Programme Overview:

Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9.30 – 12.45 Teacher training Teacher training Teacher training Teacher training Teacher training Optional one/two day tour of the Scottish Highlands with a tour company (supplimentary charge applies)
12.45 –12.45 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13.45 –15.15 Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Rosslyn Chapel Spoken Performance
15.15 –17.00 Tour of Edinburgh Excursion to Georgian House Excursion to the Royal Botanic Gardens Visit to National Gallery of Scotland
20.00 Traditional Scottish pub evening Whisky tasting with an expert from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Traditional Scottish ceilidh dancing

 

Week 2 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.30 – 12.45 Teacher training Teacher training Teacher training Teacher training Teacher training
12.45 –12.45 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13.45 –15.15 Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Spoken Performance Spoken Performance
15.15 –17.00 Excursion to the Scottish Parliament Excursion to Holyrood Palace

 

Excursion to the National Gallery of Modern Art Excursion to Gladstone’s Land Excursion to the National Portrait Gallery
20.00 Traditional Scottish folk music concert Traditional Scottish pub evening

 

Sample Teacher Training Programme:

Week 1 Monday

09.30 – 12.45

Tuesday

09.30 – 12.45

Wednesday

09.30 – 12.45

Thursday

09.30 – 12.45

Friday

09.30 – 12.45

Session 1 Introduction and welcome Cuisinaire Rods Speaking, Listening & Phonology II CLIL Teaching Reading
Session 2 Adaptable Teaching Speaking, Listening & Phonology I Speaking, Listening & Phonology III Activating Vocabulary Teaching Writing
Trainer Linda Linda Linda Mark Mark

 

Week 2 Monday

09.30 – 12.45

Tuesday

09.30 – 12.45

Wednesday

09.30 –     12.45

Thursday

09.30 – 12.45

Friday

09.30 – 12.45

Session 1 Teaching Grammar Creatively Storytelling Presenting & Demonstrating Using Audio & Video in the Classroom Observed Micro- Teaching
Session 2 Games Drama Web resources Preparation Session CPD and Review
Trainer Tim Tim Phil Phil Phil
Why choose inlingua Edinburgh?

Our courses are led by qualified and experienced teacher trainers. We believe in offering continuous professional development to teachers and try to design a suitable course around your individual needs and requirements. We hope to make your stay in Edinburgh both educational and enjoyable, and to give you the opportunity of meeting other teachers from all over the world. For more reasons to undertake your training in this beautiful city, check out these 20 reasons to come to Edinburgh!

Preparation
Participants will be asked to complete a pre-course online inlingua language test at www.i-e-learn.com to evaluate their language proficiency. On the first day, all participants will be assessed in person before beginning their lessons.
How can I apply for Erasmus + funding?
1. Before you apply
Check your school’s eligibility for Erasmus + funding and the relevant deadlines for your project. Please note that applications must be made by the school and not by individuals.

 

2. Create your European Development Plan for in-service teacher training
Your school must decide on a project by choosing an appropriate course for its teachers and giving reasons why you are choosing this kind of training for them. Your application for funding will be judged by your National Agency. inlingua Edinburgh can offer tailor-made courses for closed groups (min. 5 participants)
3. Register your school
To apply for funding, you must register your school on ECAS and obtain a Personal Identification Code (PIC) here.

4. Fill in the relevant eForm

This can normally be obtained through your National Agency. They will also be able to give you advice on your application as well as information on deadlines, eligibility, etc. You can find details of your National Agency here.
5. Enrol at inlingua Edinburgh
We would be delighted to welcome you to inlingua Edinburgh. Please contact us with details of your request and the number of teachers you would like to enrol. We are always happy to help. Our PIC number is 946680425

Course Dates

Our Erasmus + Teacher Training course runs for two weeks. However, if you only wish to attend one week, we would recommend choosing to attend the first week. If the dates below are unsuitable, please contact us, as we may be able to offer training to closed groups outside the standard timetable.

2017

  • 21 August to 01 September
  • 11 to 22 September
  • 02 to 13 October 2017
  • 23 October to 03 November 2017
  • 06 to 17 November 2017

2018

  • 05 to 16 February
  • 26 February to 09 March
  • 19 to 30 March
  • 02 to 13 April
  • 23 April to 04 May
  • 14 May to 25 May
  • 03 to 15 June
  • 25 June to 06 July
  • 16 to 27 July
  • 06 to 17 August
  • 27 August to 7 September
  • 17 to 28 September
  • 08 to 19 October
  • 22 October to 2 November
  • 12 to 23 November
Prices

The price for one-week course is 530.00€ and 1,060.00€ for 2 weeks.
This includes full day group course and social programme

We can offer you accommodation in one of our host-families. This will consist of a private room, dinner, and bed & breakfast.

  • Shared bathroom 240€ per week
  • Private bathroom 280€ per week
  • Executive standard, private bathroom 330€ per week

Accommodation booking fee of 55€ applies.

Subject to Availability

Accommodation

inlingua Edinburgh can offer you accommodation in one of our host-families. This will consist of a private room, dinner, and bed & breakfast.

Subject to Availability (half board, single room)

  • Shared bathroom 240€ per week
  • Private bathroom 280€ per week
  • Executive standard, private bathroom €330 per week

Accommodation booking fee of 55€ applies.

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