Creative Approaches and Techniques to Language Teaching and Learning

Mode of attendance

The programme runs:

  • Face to face (4 hours sessions)
  • Interactive online sessions via zoom (4 hours sessions, 2 each)

Structure and duration: 

Full programme: 40 hours

Individual Module: 4 hours 

The programme consists of 10 Modules: each Module is covered in 4 hours  

Teachers can register for one Module (2 sessions- 2 hours each). 

Those who wish to complete the full 10 Modules will gain Certificate in Creative Approaches and Techniques to Language Teaching and Learning

  • Module 1: Seven ways to make your students speak in the classroom
  • Module 2: Playing with words: ways to teach vocabulary in context
  • Module 3: Creative techniques to teaching grammar communicatively
  • Module 4: Drama and improvisation in teaching languages
  • Module 5: Language teaching through video telling techniques
  • Module 6: Language teaching through chants and songs
  • Module 7: Spontaneous teaching of language: a new approach 
  • Module 8: Film making in language teaching
  • Module 9: Role of memory in language teaching and learning
  • Module 10: Demand high in language teaching and learning

 

Price for 1 Module: (4 hours): 120 sterling pounds 

Price for 5 Modules: (20 hours): 550 sterling pounds

Price for full programme: (40 hours): 900 sterling pounds 

Prices do not include VAT

For more information contact us at: enquiries@impactinter.com 

Module 1: Seven ways to make your students speak in the classroom

Interactive communicative conversations in teaching languages

Section:

Primary/Secondary / Middle School Teachers/Adult and Higher Education 

Target Audience:

New and experienced Teachers 

All language Teachers or those who are interested in language teaching 

Description and Learning Objectives:

In this course, teachers will learn about effective and engaging ways to make their students speak in the classroom and improve their language speaking skills through improvisation, authentic use of language and dialogue building, models of language learning focusing on enhancing speaking skills. Teachers will be able to apply techniques and use methods which they can use in their classroom straight away. Teachers will be able to use and create their own techniques suitable to their learners’ level and context.

Location

Interactive online sessions through Zoom or ClassIn (secure, reliable video platforms).

Module 2: Playing with words: ways to teach vocabulary in context

Section:

Primary/Secondary / Middle School Teachers/Adult and Higher Education 

Target Audience:

New and experienced teachers 

All language teachers or those who are interested in language teaching

Description and Learning Objectives:

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In this course teachers will learn about a variety of ways and techniques to teach vocabulary,  develop their skills in teaching vocabulary in context and how to make students play with words in contexts that makes it memorable, sociable and accurate; they will be able to understand how words are learned and sources of vocabulary for classroom use including coursebooks, corpora, and dictionaries. They will learn approaches to presenting and consolidating vocabulary knowledge and ways to test it. Teachers will be able to apply techniques and use methods which they can use in their classroom straight away. Teachers will be able to use and create their own techniques suitable to their learners’ level and context.

Location

Interactive online sessions through Zoom or ClassIn (secure, reliable video platforms).

Module 3: Creative techniques to teaching grammar communicatively

Section:

Primary/Secondary / Middle School Teachers/Adult and Higher Education 

Target Audience:

New and experienced teachers 

All language teachers or those who are interested in language teaching

Description and Learning Objectives:

In this course teachers will learn about communicative language learning and teaching and how to teach grammar communicatively. They will be able to learn about grammar in process, noticing grammar, emergent grammar and process teaching of grammar. Teachers will gain insights into classroom activities for grammar such as grammaring tasks, consciousness-raising tasks and grammar emergence tasks. Teachers will be able to apply techniques and use methods which they can use in their classroom straight away. Teachers will be able to use and create their own techniques suitable to their learners’ level and context.

Location

Interactive online sessions through Zoom or ClassIn (secure, reliable video platforms).

Module 4: Drama and improvisation in teaching languages

Section:

Primary/Secondary / Middle School Teachers/Adult and Higher Education

Target Audience:

New and experienced teachers 

All language teachers or those who are interested in language teaching

Description and Learning Objectives:

The course focuses on practical drama techniques and activities for use in the language classroom. Topics include drama games, mime, simple classroom drama ideas, statue theatre, role-play, simulation, improvisation, working with sketches, creating dialogue, devising scenes, forum theatre, readers’ theatre, rehearsing sketches, storytelling techniques, process drama and performing poems. Teachers will be able to apply techniques and use methods which they can use in their classroom straight away. Teachers will be able to use and create their own techniques suitable to their learners’ level and context.

Location

Interactive online sessions through Zoom or ClassIn (secure, reliable video platforms).

Module 5: Language teaching through video telling techniques

Section:

Primary/Secondary / Middle School Teachers/Adult and Higher Education 

Target Audience:

New and experienced teachers 

All language teachers or those who are interested in language teaching

Description and Learning Objectives:

In this course teachers will learn about innovative techniques in using videos and films in the foreign language classroom, they will identify and investigate various types of narratives that they can associate with and most importantly how they can use these narratives for the purpose of language production tasks and language study. They will also discuss techniques to use stories coming from the videos, which can be used in the classroom. They will share some interactive video telling activities and demonstrate how to use them to get students listening, thinking and speaking. Technical, practical and pedagogical issues will be addressed along the way.

Interactive online sessions through Zoom or ClassIn (secure, reliable video platforms).

Module 6: Language teaching through chants and songs

Section:

Primary/Secondary / Middle School Teachers/Adult and Higher Education 

Target Audience:

New and experienced teachers 

All language teachers or those who are interested in language teaching

Description and Learning Objectives:

In this course teachers will learn techniques and methods on how to use music, chants, and songs for effective language teaching and how to focus on language and skills through chanting and singing. Teachers will learn to design lessons around popular music in the target language including vocabulary learning and theme learning. Teachers will learn about presenting the target language through melodic music, expanding yet further the learning modality options for students (aural-musical). They will learn how to enable their students to respond with language elements to upbeat, melodic music which makes them completely engaged in the language elements and skills activities. Teachers will be able to apply techniques and use methods which they can use in their classroom straight away. Teachers will be able to use and create their own techniques suitable to their learners’ level and context.

Location

Interactive online sessions through Zoom or ClassIn (secure, reliable video platforms).

Module 7: Spontaneous teaching of language: a new approach 

 Another way of teaching – Another way of being a teacher 

Section:

Primary/Secondary / Middle School Teachers/Adult and Higher Education 

Target Audience:

New and experienced teachers 

All language teachers or those who are interested in language teaching

Description and Learning Objectives:

In this course teachers will learn about direct routes of learning languages which are located within the interactivity with students in their classes; teachers will learn how to build activities based on the learner as a resource for the effective language classroom. They will learn about the dialogue process and how they can teach language through scaffolding and dealing with emergent language in the classroom. They will be able to teach a language that:

– is conversation-driven 

– materials-light 

– focuses on emergent language.

Teachers will be able to apply techniques and use methods which they can use in their classroom straight away. Teachers will be able to use and create their own techniques suitable to their learners’ level and context.

Interactive online sessions through Zoom or ClassIn (secure, reliable video platforms).

Module 8: Film making in language teaching

Let’s create films with language

Section:

Primary/Secondary / Middle School Teachers/Adult and Higher Education 

Target Audience:

New and experienced teachers 

All language teachers or those who are interested in language teaching

Description and Learning Objectives:

In this course teachers will learn about innovative techniques in using videos and films in teaching language, they will identify and investigate various types of narratives that they can associate with and most importantly how they can use these narratives for the purpose of language production tasks and language study. They will also discuss techniques to use these stories, coming from the films, which can be used in the classroom. They will share some interactive ways in creating activities with films and demonstrate how to use them to get students listening, thinking and speaking. Technical, practical and pedagogical issues will be addressed along the way.

Location

Interactive online sessions through Zoom or ClassIn (secure, reliable video platforms).

Module 9: Role of memory in language teaching and learning

Recycling, retrieval and re-use techniques in language teaching

Section:

Primary/Secondary / Middle School Teachers/Adult and Higher Education 

Target Audience:

New and experienced teachers 

All language teachers or those who are interested in language teaching

Description and Learning Objectives:

In this course teachers will learn about the role of memory in language learning and the relationship between memory, first language and second language acquisition; they will learn techniques and effective methods for recycling language, re-use language in context and retrieval of language in the classroom and how they can help their students remember language. They will be able to use some tips and techniques to make language components such as vocabulary, sounds, grammar, and structures stick in their learners’ memory. Teachers will be able to apply techniques and use methods which they can use in their classroom straight away. Teachers will be able to use and create their own techniques suitable to their learners’ level and context.

Location

Interactive online sessions through Zoom or ClassIn (secure, reliable video platforms).

Module 10: Demand high in language teaching and learning

Primary/Secondary / Middle School Teachers/Adult and Higher Education 

Section:

Primary/Secondary / Middle School Teachers/Adult and Higher Education 

Target Audience:

New and experienced teachers 

All language teachers or those who are interested in language teaching

Description and Learning Objectives:

Demand high is a meme or a raw and innovative idea of asking students to achieve higher language. In this course teachers will learn about how we can ask more of our students: they will learn how to challenge them and base language teaching around where the learning is going, working at each individual’s language learning edge. Teachers will see and use techniques to experiment with, simple but challenging: a starting point in their own contexts with their student’s achieving communicative competencies in a shorter time if we focus on their language learning abilities and preferences. Teachers will be offered a wider range of focused practical chalk-face techniques, examples and guidance and they will be equipped with a resource bank of activities with which they will be able to achieve more enjoyable and beneficial language learning. Teachers will be able to apply

Location

Interactive online sessions through Zoom or ClassIn (secure, reliable video platforms).

Module 10: Demand high in language teaching and learning

Primary/Secondary / Middle School Teachers/Adult and Higher Education 

Section:

Primary/Secondary / Middle School Teachers/Adult and Higher Education 

Target Audience:

New and experienced teachers 

All language teachers or those who are interested in language teaching

Description and Learning Objectives:

Demand high is a meme or a raw and new idea of asking students to achieve higher language. In this course teachers will learn about how we can ask more of our students: they will learn how to challenge them and base language teaching around where the learning is going, working at each individual’s language learning edge. Teachers will see and use techniques to experiment with, simple but challenging: a starting point in their own contexts with their student’s Communicative competencies in a shorter time if we focus on their language learning abilities and preferences.

Teachers will be offered a wider range of focused practical chalk-face techniques, examples and guidance and they will be equipped with a resource bank of activities where they can achieve more language learning abilities which is enjoyable and beneficial. Teachers will be able to apply techniques and use methods which they can use in their classroom straight away. Teachers will be able to use and create their own techniques suitable to their learners’ level and context.

Location

interactive online sessions through zoom or in class-in tool.

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