SHORT COURSE (2-DAYS) IN FINLAND
Upgrade Your English Lessons
Do you want to update your skills by talking to a Native teacher (English)?
Do you need ideas of how apps can change the way you teach?
Upgrade Your English Lessons – 2-days / short course
This is specially designed training course
for English as a second language teachers
Are you looking for new ideas on how to implement ICT into your English lessons? Do you want to update your speaking skills by talking with a Native English speaker? Would you like to gain new pedagogical ideas for your English lessons? Do you want to know more learning games, hands-on methods and let the learners be more creative? Want to become more comfortable in using ICT (apps) in your teaching?
If you have said “yes” to any of these questions you should join us on this in-service course. This short (2-days) course is designed for international teachers and for Finnish English teachers (pls see the dates). Let us upgrade and update our lessons and change the way we teach this school year!
This Upgrade Your English Lessons - Gain New Skills course
aims to deliver new ideas and show better ways to implement tablets into everyday teaching and learning as well as making you more confident in the way you use and speak English. Even English teachers need to update their skills from time to time. With us you will acquire new learning games, teaching tools, apps or ‘know-how’ in order to deliver lessons in easier ways - and all delivered in a positive atmosphere!
The course focuses on teaching English, iPads/tablets, co-sharing ideas and pedagogical methods.
- 1) Gain More Knowledge of English Language and Culture – Native talks & Pronunciation
- 2) ICT: Tablets or/and Smart Phones in English Lessons – New Ideas and Best Practices
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AND WHAT YOU WILL GAIN:
- Update your English skills – talk to a native in group talks
- Learn more ICT skills – what kind of apps there are for teaching English
- Get ideas od implementing ICT, tablets and smart phones into your lessons, including creative learning tools update your pedagogical approach
- Use new tools for school work (writing, listening, memorizing, learning games and tests) – let’s make learning fun
- Share & Get tips on how to update your own lessons & pedagogical apprach
Lectures, group/pair work, hands-on sessions, workshops and talks.
English as a Second Language Teachers from on all school levels
DATES & LOCATION:
Duration of the course is 2 days + ½ day of pre-work.
The course will be held in English (international courses)
and Finnish & English (for Finnish teacher courses).
WHAT TO BRING:
- An iPad or Android tablet. This course focuses mainly on iPads, but most of the examples, apps & ideas will also fit the needs of the Android users.
a) ask your employer to pay for the course fee
b) pay the course fee by yourself and get tax deductions (Finnish teachers)
c) apply for European Union’s Erasmus + funding for the course from your national EU Agency. The Erasmus + Ka 1 program covers most of the costs, including:
- travel costs:
Depend on the distance: to and from the course town.
- accommodation and food money
The daily allowance is based on the destination and its living costs (75-120€/day)
- course fee:
70€/per training day / personal expenses
+ 350€/person in the organization.
Please apply money from your local EU representative.
Alternatively you can visit:
the official Erasmus+ website Click Here
Other Erasmus+ websites Click Here
Your Local EU representative will have
the Erasmus+ documents available in your native language
just like this one in Finland (National Board of Education's Cimo).
The 2-day course's fee includes: course city info, the course agenda, training (7h/per day), course material, social event, course certificate, Europass signatures, VAT tax as well as help and online assistance pre and after the course, if needed.
85€ / participant / day (170€ for the course)
Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and food supply expenses.
They can apply for an Erasmus+ KA1 funding.
Please bear in mind that you can only use Erasmus+ funding by travelling to another EU country.
You can't use Erasmus+ KA1 funds for a training in your country.
ORGANIZER & TRAINERS:
The course will be organized by a Finnish summer school company called piTRY Education & TRYcamps. The owner of the summer school company has been working in the field of education since the 90’s and is widely experienced in the field of language travel and EU-projects & Erasmus+ courses.
Mr. Petri Ilmonen
piTRY Education & TRYcamps Language School Founder & Director
ICT in Education Specialists
Mrs. Tup Bertley
Native ESL-Teacher, Head Teacher of English
THE SHORT COURSE:TWO DAYS IN FINLAND