Courses for teachers

            

Continuous professional development is fundamental to guarantee successful and effective teaching. Boosting motivation through teacher training improves education programs as teachers learn new techniques to adapt to different student profiles and to new technologies.

We now offer teacher training courses for language teachers, held at our premises and certified by UAB Idiomes Barcelona. Our teacher trainers are regular participants on the conference circuits and in events related to the field of language teaching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Modality: Online                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Course length: 1 week (25 h)
Dates: 15 to 19 June 2020
Timetable:
Monday 15 10 am: Welcome session
Monday 15 to Thursday 18
11.30 am to 1.30 pm: Class observations
1.30 to 2.30 pm: Tutorials
3.30 to 5.30 pm: Workshops
Friday 19

11.30 am to 1.30 pm: Conclusions
1.30: Closure
Price: 350 € (290 € registrations until 4 June)

 

Course aimed at foreign teachers of Spanish, with a total of 25 hours and certified by UAB Idiomas Barcelona. It is an online training course carried out through Zoom's video platform, with two main objectives: working on the communicative language teaching used in our courses and reflecting on teaching Spanish to students from different nationalities. The course programme includes class observations, training, tutorial sessions and workshops, which will be taught by our Spanish teachers and will cover different topics such as, for example:
  • Digital tools in the classroom
  • Music in the classroom
  • Linguistic approach and mobile applications
  • Creating and adapting materials
  • Assessment systems
 

Registration open until 8 June 2020. For bookings, please fill in the registration form

For additional information, please send an email to Susanna Pérez at susanna.perez@uab.cat.

Download the information:  Formación de profesores de español como lengua extrangera (ELE)

Previous editions

Curso formación profesores ELE - julio 2019
Curso formación profesores ELE + conferencia Laberintos - junio 2018
Curso formación profesores ELE - julio 2018
Curso formación profesores ELE - julio 2017

 



        

Course on how to use film and video in the language classroom, aimed at in-service teachers. The course language will be English but the course is suitable for teachers of any languages. The course content will be:

  • How to write activities for authentic film and video
  • Digital film-making in language teaching and learning
  • Using film and video to help students learn vocabulary
  • Using film and video to foster oral and written communicative competence, oral comprehension, creativity, empathy and visual literacy

The workshops will be presented by Kieran Donaghy, one of our teacher trainers, from 3rd to 7th and 17th to 21st July 2017, and from 18th to 22nd September 2017, with a minimum of 6 participants per group. 

Registration period open until June 30th 2017 and September 5th 2017 for the second edition. To reserve a place on the course, please complete the registration form

You can download the course information Film and Video in Language Teaching

         

Course on how to integrate pronunciation effectively into lessons and courses aimed at in-service English teachers. This course will serve as an introduction to English phonology and will provide a takeaway toolbox of teaching ideas for the classroom. There will be a total of twenty contact hours and the course will be certified by UAB Languages Barcelona.

Course content

The sessions will deal with the following themes:

  • Introduction to English phonology – vowels, consonants, stress and rhythm, connected speech, intonation
  • Teaching pronunciation – using techniques and activities to help learners discover how features of pronunciation work, and to help learners with listening and speaking
  • Using supportive teaching models to integrate pronunciation effectively into lessons and course
The workshops will be presented by teacher trainers Mark McKinnon and Nicola Meldrum, who are specialists in pronunciation teaching.

Mark is an English teacher, teacher trainer and author. He was admitted Licenciate in TESOL from Trinity College London in May 2001. He has been teaching English since 1993 and has taught at UAB Languages Barcelona since 2003. He is also a teacher trainer on the Trinity College Licenciate in TESOL course with Oxford TEFL, Barcelona, which he has worked on since 2004. On this course he specialises in English phonology. He authored the academic English course book Skillful Listening and Speaking 4 (Macmillan, 2014) and his other publications include: two articles on senior learners; Senior Service 1 and Senior Service 2 for English Teaching Professional (Issues 66 and 67, 2010), various materials for Macmillan’s Global series including 6 Teacher's Supplementary CDs (Macmillan, 2011), and online infograph materials. He co-writes an educational blog for English teachers on integrating pronunciation work into classroom language practice with Nicola Meldrum called https://teachpronunciation.blog.

Nicola has been involved in English Language Teaching since 1999. She was admitted Licenciate in TESOL from Trinity College London in May 2003. She is a freelance teacher trainer, materials and course writer, conference speaker and teacher. Her main areas of interest are teacher development and teaching pronunciation. She is also a teacher trainer on the Trinity College Licenciate in TESOL course with Oxford TEFL, Barcelona. She has published various articles on teaching methodology for online ELT journals and websites. She has also written teacher resources for OUP, Cengage, Pearson and other publishers. Nicola has led teacher development workshops and courses around Spain and written courses and materials for Primary and Secondary teachers around the world. She co-writes an educational blog for English teachers on integrating pronunciation work into classroom language practive with mark McKinnon called https://teachpronunciation.blog.

Two editions

Dates and times: Monday 2nd to Friday 6th July 2018, from 3 to 5 pm and 5.30 to 7.30 pm.
                            Monday 17th to Friday 21st September 2018, from 3 to 5 pm and 5.30 to 7.30 pm.

Price: 400 €

If you are interested in doing the course, please download and fill in the application form and send it to us. We will send you the payment details. Registration period open until June 22nd and September 7th, 2018, respectively.

Application form

Minimum number of participants: 7

Download the course information /saʊnd ədˈvaɪs/: Brush up on your pron teaching.                    

         

Course on how to create effective lessons to suit your students’ needs, aimed at in-service teachers. This course will serve as a lesson-planning booster for teachers, who have one-to-one courses, or groups that need English for specific purposes (ESP), or groups that have a variety of different levels and learner types. There will be a total of twenty contact hours and the course will be certified by UAB Languages Barcelona. 

Course content

The sessions will deal with the following themes:
  • Establishing effective aims – highlighting learning goals 
  • Using needs analyses to design lessons to cater for students’ needs
  • One-to-one teaching – personalised lessons 
  • Creating a variety of lesson types – allowing for flexibility
  • Planning from the heart – working towards and supporting the communicative heart of the lesson
  • Differentiation – catering to different levels and needs
  • Adapting course books effectively – bringing the book to life
  • Feedback focused planning – building in time to respond to learners’ errors and language gaps
  • Creating supportive cycles – recycling language points with a variety of different tasks
  • Integrating pronunciation – using the language to work on its sounds

The workshops will be presented by UAB Languages Barcelona English teacher, teacher trainer and author Mark McKinnon. He was admitted Licenciate in TESOL from Trinity College London in May 2001. He has been teaching English since 1993 and has taught at UAB Languages Barcelona since 2003. He is also a teacher trainer on the Trinity College Licenciate in TESOL course with Oxford TEFL, Barcelona, which he has worked on since 2004. On this course he specialises in English phonology. He authored the academic English course book Skillful Listening and Speaking 4 (Macmillan, 2014) and his other publications include: two articles on senior learners; Senior Service 1 and Senior Service 2 for English Teaching Professional (Issues 66 and 67, 2010), various materials for Macmillan’s Global series including 6 Teacher's Supplementary CDs (Macmillan, 2011), and online infograph materials. He co-writes an educational blog for English teachers on integrating pronunciation work into classroom language practice with Nicola Meldrum called https://teachpronunciation.blog.


Two editions

Dates and times: Monday 9th to Friday 13th July 2018, from 3 to 5 pm and 5.30 to 7.30 pm.
                            Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th September 2018, from 2.30 to 5.30 pm and 6 to 8 pm.

Price: 400 €

If you are interested in doing the course, please download and fill in the Application Form and send it to us. We will send you the payment details. Registration period open until June 29th and September 14th, 2018, respectively.


Minimum number of participants: 7

Download the course information Taking Aim: Zeroing in on a great lesson!