Trainer: Prof. Dr. Stefania Ballotto Course Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Şişli/ Istanbul Course Dates: 4, 5, 11, 12 November 2017 Please note: You can also add this course to your Europass CV. Certificate: You will get a Pilgrims Certificate issued by Pilgrims Teacher Training (UK) at the end of the course. 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.
*Introducing NLP: Psychological Skills for Understanding and Influencing People (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)- Joseph O'Connor and John Seymour
*Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences- Howard Gardner
Prof. Dr. Stefania Ballotto, South -African-Italian, studied and graduated BA -Honours English at The University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg , South Africa and got a MA degree in Applied Linguistics at The University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England and has a and a Ph.D degree in Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics from The University of Udine, Udine, Italy. She has a diploma in Coaching for Professional and Personal Mastery from The Newfield Network in The U.S.A and is a Master Practioner in N.L.P -London, England. She has worked with Howard Gardner in Project Zero, in The U.S.A. and has a diploma in Multiple Intelligence and In Making Thinking Visible from Harvard University College of Further Education in The U.S.A.
She is a teacher, teacher trainer and a trainer of trainers and has been in this profession for over 36 years. Stefania works, presents at conferences, designs courses, and delivers workshops worldwide, sharing her research work and continuously developing in her profession. For the past 13 years she is part of the staff of the University of Udine, Udine, Italy, where she lectures and holds laboratories on the Didactics of the English Language, and in the department of “Scienze della Formazione”. She has been a Pilgrims Teacher Trainer in Canterbury, England for over 15 years and specialises in Methodology for Young Learners, Secondary, CLIL -for young Learners and Secondary - High school, Train the Teacher/Trainer- Teaching through Art and Music, Multiple Intelligence and Creative Methodology. She is also a Cambridge ESOL official examiner. Her interests and research focus on the development of teachers, personal growth, assessment, methodologies in ELT, and skills of the 21st century, creativity and fostering the joy of learning.