Gruntvig Funded Courses for Teachers
CULTURAL IMMERSION, LEARNER DIVERSITY AWARENESS
AND METHODOLOGY FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH
EUROPA TRAINING DATABASE – GRUNTVIG REFERENCE NUMBER: UK-2011-1382-006
CULTURAL IMMERSION, LEARNER DIVERSITY AWARENESS AND METHODOLOGY FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH is a two-week course for teachers of English as a Foreign/Second Language. The course provides training in linguistic competence, cultural awareness and practical methodology. It aims to immerse teachers from culturally and ethnically homogeneous environments in a diverse, multi-cultural educational setting. For the LANGUAGE MASTERY FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION Sessions teachers will be placed in multicultural mixed-gender groups of adult learners to improve their communication skills. Teachers will be internationalised by being exposed to different cultures, ethnicities, religious views, accents and learner needs. They will experience being a person of minority in an educational setting in a foreign country. In the CULTURAL IMMERSION AND NETWORKING PROJECT sessions course participants will be taken on field trips and required to interview native-speakers of English. They will be shown how CLIL and culture can be included in field trips and projects. These sessions will immerse them in local culture in a meaningful context. It is also a simulation of an international project group, which in real-life would include people of different background and linguistic ability. In the first week, the TEACHING METHODOLOGY sessions will examine topics chosen by course participants in the introductory stage of the course. In the second week of the course, course participants will be expected to work with a qualified EFL teacher on site at the school and shadow them at work. They will discuss lesson plans and strategies with their mentors, observe classes and carry out practical tasks. Resources will be adapted to diverse learner needs and levels. They will be expected to help bridge learner differences and aid communication in multi-cultural classes. These sessions are intended to encourage and foster an atmosphere of respect for students of diverse backgrounds and needs.
INTERNATIONALISATION, CULTURAL IMMERSION AND GLOBAL COMMUNICATION FOR EDUCATORS
EUROPA TRAINING DATABASE – GRUNTVIG REFERENCE NUMBER : UK-2011-1388-006 AND UK-2011-1388-006
INTERNATIONALISATION, CULTURAL IMMERSION AND GLOBAL COMMUNICATION FOR EDUCATORSis a course aimed at professionals employed in the field of education. The course provides in-depth linguistic, cultural and communication training and immerses educators from culturally and ethnically homogeneous environments in a multi-cultural setting. It is an `International Learning Experience’ designed to improve their cross-cultural communication skills, empathy, objectivity and coping strategies necessary for inclusive work in multicultural contexts or when managing the inclusion of ethnic minority students. Most importantly the course is intended to break down barriers or prejudices resulting from lack of cross-cultural exposure or understanding. The ACTIVE LANGUAGE MASTERY FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION, CULTURAL IMMERSION NETWORKING PROJECT AND GLOBAL COMMUNICATION sessions will focus on activating communicative skills; and helping course participants to develop and activate their cultural sensitivity, awareness and knowledge. Course participants will be engaged in study, discussions and project work with adult learners from a variety of linguistic, religious, cultural, social, ethnic and national backgrounds. In the CULTURAL IMMERSION, PROJECT AND NETWORKING sessions course participants will be taken on field trips. These sessions will immerse them in local culture in a meaningful context. It is also a simulation of an international project group, which in real-life would include people of different background and linguistic ability. Course participants will be expected to cooperate and complete tasks together. The GLOBAL COMMUNICATION sessions are intended to create an awareness and understanding of the cultural, educational, and socio-political issues affecting learners and educators globally. These sessions encourage cross-cultural tolerance, discussion and mutual respect among educators of different cultural background.
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