If you are in Barcelona, come out of the cold and take advantage of these free teacher training workshops. As usual, there will be a mix of sessions covering a wide range of areas. Pick up some practical tips for your classes, learn more about teaching styles and observe experienced teachers and trainers in an interactive environment. These workshops are given in English, except the last week of sessions which will be in Spanish (recommended B1.2 and above).
Friday Feb 17th
11.00-11.50 Clever ways of using coaching ideas in class
Billie Haase, Oxford TEFL teacher trainer
In this workshop you will be introduced to a variety of coaching activities and exercises that lend themselves to be used in the EFL classroom. The activities will promote your student’s speaking and also help them to improve their decision making and problem solving skills.
12.10-13.00 Grammar and the Gnu: Stories and activities for integrating grammar in the classroom
Melody Philip, Oxford House teacher
Ever hear students saying “Grammar is really difficult”? Come find out more about grammar learning rather than teaching and practise some activities to then carry out in your own classrooms.
Friday Feb 24th
11.00-11.50 Teaching teens: Time for a change!
Phil Trust, Oxford House teacher
We’ve all heard of different methodologies but we always go back to the book. What’s the point in using different approaches, and if so how? A practical hands on guide to improve your teen (or adult) classes!
12.10-13.00 Effective English teaching for Spanish and Catalan speakers
Barney Griffiths, Oxford TEFL teacher trainer
Understanding the context you are working in is vital for any teacher. This workshop offers specific background knowledge and tips for teaching English to Spanish and Catalan speakers in Barcelona
Friday March 3rd
11.00-11.50 Making pronunciation an integral part of your classroom practice
Nicola Meldrum & Mark McKinnon, Oxford TEFL teacher trainers
How much pronunciation work takes place in the average EFL classroom? Many teachers would admit that a lot less goes on than they would like. It makes sense that without sufficient mastery of pronunciation, being understood and understanding others is virtually impossible. In this workshop we will cover practical ideas on how to fully integrate pronunciation into your classroom work.
12.10-13.00 Feedback: What is it and why is it important?
Kat Robb, Oxford TEFL teacher trainer
This workshop explores the role of feedback in the classroom, with specific reference to the Cambridge suite of exams. Come and pick up some tips to take straight into your classes, your students will thank you for it.
Friday March 10th
11:00-11:50 C1 sin miedo: consejos prácticos y tareas para clases de niveles avanzados
Patricia Ramos, Oxford House teacher
12:00-12:50 Ponle sal a la corrección: como hacer que la corrección sea parte orgánica de tus clases, consejos y actividades prácticas
Aurora Lelpi, Oxford House teacher
If you’d like an idea of what these workshops are like, take a look at some photos of our November 2016 workshops. To sign up for these workshops, simply email [email protected] and specify which workshops you’d like to attend. We hope to see you there!