Fun, active course to improve your English language communication skills at pre-intermediate level.
Improve your English skills in new exciting ways and experience the real Iceland with Icelandic hosts and amazing local activities!
Learning English is essential in today’s world especially in education in a multilingual Europe, however it can be a challenging task for busy teachers. It is often on our “to do” list but we never have enough time or motivation to really get started.
Well, we have the answer. If you feel your level of English is too low and you need to use English as part of your job, what better way to boost your English skills than with European colleagues in a fun, supportive atmosphere!
Whether you are an Early Years or Primary teacher, a Secondary or Subject teacher, or you may be just beginning a Content and Language Integrated Learning project or starting a new European one, this course will provide you with important skills and increase your confidence in English.
Our intensive course focuses on developing speaking and listening skills as well as reading and writing with boosting confidence and fluency with the language our priority. Throughout the course there are opportunities to reflect on activities and to practise language functions that are relevant to you.
YOU WILL PRACTISE ENGLISH THROUGH:
- Routine classroom language in action
- Speaking boards
- Role play, storytelling and drama activities
- Chants and rhymes
- Practical tasks
- Multi-modal games and activities
- Online and digital tasks
In a range of situations inside and outside the classroom you will:
- Collect and practise a wide range of language functions in English.
- Grow in confidence when speaking and listening.
- Extend your vocabulary.
- Improve reading skills.
- Complete simple writing tasks.
- Enjoy learning with European colleagues in a fun, professional and supportive environment.
- Develop techniques and motivation to continue your English learning.
The course is run by Sarah Jane Anthony and her highly experienced team of teachers from Smartenglish Creative Language School (SCLS). SCLS specialises in teaching English as a foreign language. Sarah and her team have researched and developed their own program and methodology to teach English through creative, sensory and meaningful activities. SCLS offers courses on a range of creative English Foreign Language classroom themes for teachers locally and internationally.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROFESSIONALS ACROSS THE EDUCATION SECTOR:
This course offers learning opportunities for professionals across the education sector including: Preschool teachers; Primary teachers; Secondary teachers; Special Needs teachers; Foreign Language teachers; and Subject teachers involved in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) projects at multilingual schools.
VISIT ICELANDIC SCHOOLS:
As part of the course and with your Icelandic hosts, you will have the opportunity to visit Icelandic schools at each educational stage. You will witness, first-hand, how Iceland, with only 330,000 inhabitants, produces so many well-known athletes and artists. You will see how outdoors, sport and practical subjects, such as home economics, woodwork and art, are given the same priority as academic subjects at all stages of education.
SHARING GOOD PRACTICE AND NETWORKING:
We also provide the opportunity to share good practice during the course so we can learn from each other and find partners for future projects: KA1 projects, job shadowing opportunities and/or KA229 projects.
One of our priorities while you spend your valuable time with us in Iceland is your well-being. Every teacher is important to us and we want you to feel valued and comfortable throughout your stay. As well as the extra activities we provide as part of the course fee (see below), we work hard to ensure you have a really good time. We ensure lots of team-building and “get to know you” activities from day one and our courses are dynamic and fun-packed. We are genuine Icelandic hosts so you will get the real Icelandic experience and we are renowned to look after our teachers really well.
AS PART OF THE COURSE WE ALSO PROVIDE:
• Morning refreshments
• A dinner party experience at a local Icelandic home
• Post dinner trip to chase the Northern Lights (autumn and winter)
• Visit to the local swimming pool and hot tubs
• Course material
• Certificate of attendance
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND SIGHTSEEING:
Join us on our own tailor-made local tour of amazing Iceland with our SMART TEACHERS PLAY MORE TOUR PACKAGE for both participants and their families! A great way to enjoy the wonders of Iceland, network and get to know your new European friends.
Don’t miss out on our EXCLUSIVE PARTICIPANT DISCOUNT VOUCHERS for a brand new trendy hotel we work with close to our course centre!
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