On Saturday 8th May, our partner school in Cadiz were proud hosts of TEFL del Sur, an association for teachers in the Cádiz area who meet three times a year to share ideas and experiences.
The speakers at this event were Chris Roland, who has previously tutored on our CertTESOL course and now tutors online on the Trinity DipTESOL course; Teresa Bestwick, a current CertTESOL tutor; Amy Bell, the TESOL Course Administrator; and Jill Hodgetts, academic coordinator of our English classes in our Cadiz centre.
The sessions covered a variety of topics for different ages and levels:”Interactivating your Whiteboard” gave tips on how to make the most of your space and use the board effectively, “Higher Level Routines” looked at how we can incorporate routines into our classes with adolescents and adults to build layers of conversation or pre-teach useful, though sometimes boring,lexis and grammar, whilst the sessions on “Structuring the Madness” and “Classroom Micromechanics” were full to the brim with practical ideas including how to build rapport with challenging learners, review language in more memorable ways and encourage classmates to listen to each other during presentations and other whole group moments.
Teachers attended from around the province: Cádiz, San Fernando, El Puertode Santa María, Puerto Real and Jerez and there were teachers who work in private language academies and others who work in the public education system.
For more information about TEFL del Sur, check out their facebook page. If you are interested in taking an accredited TEFL course in Cadiz, in the South of Spain, read more about our Trinity CertTESOL course, contact us for more information or apply here.