Trainer: Prof. Dr. Stefania Ballotto Course Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Şişli/ Istanbul Course Dates: 13, 14, 20, 21 May 09.00-16.00 Please note: You can also add this course to your Europass CV. Target audience: Native speakers and non-native speakers with at least an upper-intermediate level of English (B2)
Experienced language teachers who want to become teacher trainers or mentors
Those new to teacher training, including directors of studies, who want to develop their skills further.
The course focuses on ways of helping and training teachers. The content will be practically orientated. You will examine the major differences between language teaching and teacher training, investigate different ways of planning and presenting sessions and enhance your "people skills." By the end of the course you will have covered those key areas necessary to feel more confident either to take up a training position or to develop further in your current role. Materials will be partly customised for the group by the main trainer, supplemented by published materials. You will become familiar with on-line resources like HLT mag and the Teacher Trainer Journal. This course also provides a large amount of English practice throughout.
Programme of the training activities:
Plan training sessions that value different learning styles
Heighten your observation skills and provide valuable feedback on teaching
Acknowledge and respond to feedback given to you by others
Listen to people respectfully and communicate sensitively and effectively
How to deal with "difficult people"
An introduction to counselling skills
Relate to and manage teachers on an individual and team basis
Develop teacher autonomy which encourages continuous, self-determined professional development
Maintain and expand your own development as a trainer
Incorporate core elements from "feeder fields," such as NLP, into your training
Become familiar with TT resources like British Council webinars, SEETA, IATEFL on-line
Description of training content:
The course aims to provide a practically oriented analysis of key issues related to Teacher Training and Teacher Development.
As a result of attending this course, the participants will develop the expertise and the skills to design and run their own Teacher Training/Teacher Development sessions. They will also become more proficient in giving feedback on observed lessons and motivating teachers they mentor.