Fun, active course to improve your English language communication skills at pre-intermediate level.

Improve your English skills in new exciting ways and experience Alicante, Spain with local hosts and fantastic local activities!
  • Designed by teachers for teachers.
  • Activities tried, tested and approved by teachers.
  • Methodology renowned internationally.
  • Innovative, effective and motivating.
  • Highly experienced native English teacher trainers.

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

COURSE AIMS:

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.

OUTSTANDING TRAINERS:

The course is run by Sarah Jane Anthony and her highly experienced team of teachers from Smartenglish Creative Language School (SCLS), Spain.  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.

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.

TEACHER WELL-BEING:

One of our priorities while you spend your valuable time with us in Spain 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. Our courses are dynamic, fun-packed and include activities on the beach. We are local hosts so you will get the real Spanish experience and we are renowned to look after our teachers really well.

AS PART OF THE COURSE WE ALSO PROVIDE:

• Morning refreshments
• A local trip to the beautiful village of Altea and a group meal
• Course material
• Certificate of attendance

ACCOMMODATION:

Don’t miss out on our STPM discount at our course hotel in Alicante. We chose this hotel for its fantastic location: just 5 minutes from the beach, close to the old town and neighbouring the famous Santa Barbara Castle. This is an exclusive offer for our participants and their families only.

COURSE DATES:

19.06.2022 > 25.06.2022

23.10.2022 > 29.10.2022

09.04.2023 > 15.04.2023

18.06.2023 > 24.06.2023

22.10.2023 > 28.10.2023