Considered to be the international language of business, English is the most widely learned second language and an official language of the European Union and of many other world and regional international organisations.
Designed and given by a native English speaker, this intensive english course for teachers is offered in two standard formats, an intensive 1-week course or a 2-weeks long course of full English Language immersion. The course is offered in 2 levels, intermediate (for participants with at least a B1 level) and basic (for participants with a low level). Each participant can choose the format and the level preferred.
This course aims to improve the participants’ English competences through the implementation of experiential language-learning methods and practice.
The intermediate course is ideal for secondary teachers and trainers who teach their subjects in English and seek to further improve their level of English. The basic course is ideal for educational staff with a low level of English, for teachers taking the first steps towards CLIL and for teachers interested in working in a European project in which the working language is English.
We work with all levels of English, and try to cater to the individual needs of each participant.
Thanks to this course participants will:
This course is open to: teachers, trainers, headmasters, school and education managers, educational counsellors, career counsellors, human resources officers, project coordinators, other school staff, other adult education staff, other higher education staff, other non-governmental organization staff, public servants, policy makers.
standard daily programme
Please find below the standard indicative daily programme that will be personalized on participants needs and professional profiles.
Our standard program comprises 7 or 14 days of course, of which the first one is dedicated to networking, preparation and cultural immersion and the last one to follow up, specific needs and cultural activities. Please note that we always do our best to accommodate the specific needs of our participants in a flexible way, including but not limited to budget restrictions and travel arrangement. Participants can choose to arrive 1 day before the start of the course and/or leave one day after the end of it in order to enjoy a deeper cultural immersion. Upon specific request we can organize longer or shorter versions of this course.
For the courses in Palermo the cultural activities are slightly different and comprises visits to Palermo, Monreale or Cefalù.
We tailor the working methods based upon participants’ needs, attitudes and professional profiles in order to ensure high productivity, effectiveness and transferability into practice.
The standard methodology is highly practical and participative with hands-on approach that comprises real-job examples, case studies examination and simulations. We embrace collaboratively working methods that foster mutual learning and cooperation among participants. Our focus is on learning outside the classroom in an interactive and international environment. The pedagogical methods that we use are based upon experiential training, group and peer activities, learning-by-doing and best practices’ exchange.
Morning Wrap-up and brief daily evaluations are foreseen to ensure quality of education and to adapt the learning programme to participants' needs better tailoring the education.
Free time has been planned to give to the participants time to assimilate the concepts, develop further the group activities, ask trainers for further clarifications, etc. Networking and cooperation among participants will be supported and stimulated at each stage.
We organize optional social, networking and cultural activities in order to give participants the opportunity to know Italy as well as to exchange best-practice and establish professional cooperation and links.
The training and staff team is multinational thus giving a full European dimension to the course.
The class-based course is completed by the support of the E-learning portal that is a great support both before and after the course in Italy.
You can find below the sessions planned. If none of these dates suits you please mind that if there are at least 6 participants interested we may organize an additional session ad-hoc for your school. Feel welcome to contact us at email@example.com to let us know about your needs. When adding an ad-hoc session we may be able to organize it in your language.
25/03/2018 – 31/03/2018 (1 week)
15/07/2018 – 28/07/2018 (1 week or 2 weeks)
14/04/2019 – 20/04/2019 (1 week)
04/08/2019 – 17/08/2019 (1 week or 2 weeks)
costs and erasmus+ funding
Teachers, trainers, headmasters and any other staff of education organizations are eligible to receive an Erasmus+ grant covering all the costs to attend our training courses including travel, board and lodging, cultural activities and all fees. Our training courses are tailored to be fully funded by Erasmus+ and we offer different options to ensure that the Erasmus+ grant will be sufficient. Read more about Erasmus+ funding, shall you have any problem with your grant please let us know and we will see how to accommodate your needs.
The most common option that we offer costs EUR 1220 for 1 week and EUR 2080 for 2 weeks. It includes course fee, certification and support fee, accommodation in single room, all coffee breaks, 3 meals per day, walking tour in the venue’s city and local transport during the training course. Based on your preferences and budget you can request different services, a less inclusive/cheaper package or you can choose to organize the board and lodging by yourself and opt to just attend the training course. Read more about how we take care of your subsistence.
Certification and validation of learning outcomes
At the end of the course, each participant will be awarded a certificate of attendance including a description of training content and as well as its starting and end date, together - if requested - with the Europass Mobility Certificate.
We support the participants in every step of certification an d validation of learning outcomes with specific focus on European instruments and Erasmus plus requirements such as staff mobility/learning agreement, quality commitment and Europass mobility certificate.
We experienced that schools and education organizations may require additional documents to certify the competences learned or the presence in the training course. Upon request we can provide additional certification and reporting documents as well as we provide photos of the training course and a sum-up video that can be used for visibility and dissemination purposes.