It's never too late to learn English, and even more so if you are a teacher or educational staff! As it is widely known, English is the vehicular language by default for lots of different environments, such as business, tourism, and, of course, education. Keep in mind that, according to Ethnologue, of 1,453 million speakers of English, 373 million are native speakers (those who speak English as their first language) and 1,080 million are non-native speakers (those who speak English as their second language).
In this course "Intensive English Language Course for education staff", participants from all around Europe can expand their English knowledge throughout a week of non-formal, hands-on education with our wonderful trainers, Martina Granata and Marie Honcharuk. The participants for this edition of the course were: Agnieszka Katarzyna Cieślar, Renata Jabłońska-Guberniak, Joanna Porębska, Katarzyna Wiatr, Joanna Michalewska, Dominika Maria Wielgus and Elżbieta Mazurkiewicz, from Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących (Poland); Joanna Budzik, Magdalena Kossoń and Robert Pociecha from Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1 (Poland); Corine Elbers, from Hogeschool Inholland (Netherlands); Sophie Hostein, from LPO Saint Exupery (France); Suzana Preradovic and Marie Offrell, from Vuxenutbildningen Partille (Sweden); Johanna Hankimaa, from Länsirannikon koulutus oy WinNova (Finland); and Petteri Parviainen, from Ammattiopisto luovi (Finland).
During this amazing week of "learning by doing", the participants, divided in two groups (A1/A2 and B1/B2), were able to revisit some of the most important features of the English language, and, of course, learn new aspects of this language. Through the use of an inductive and practical system of teaching, consisting in grupal and individual activities, the participants were able to improve their English level in a matter of days, particularly in the conversational area, and with a special focus on the use of language as a educational vehicle.
At the end of the training, all participants were given a certificate of attendance to corroborate their participation in the course.
As in all our courses, the participants also had the opportunity to discover the wonderful city of Bologna with our volunteers, who offered them a series of sightseeing tours of the city center and accompanied them to some of Bologna's fantastic restaurants.
Discover more about the course here.
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