Teaching in English blended
Professional development course for teaching staff.
Nowadays, teaching staff in higher education are increasingly required to teach in English. For this, they need an excellent command of English and a thorough awareness of the CLIL theory (Content and Language Integrated Learning). This course is essential for teaching staff who would like to improve their English skills and acquire some basic CLIL skills for the English-medium classroom.
This blended course is concerned with teaching through English to (international) students. It provides opportunities for learning through reflection, practice and discussion. Through several online modules, you will reflect on your approach to English-medium teaching and you will be able to prepare your lecture practice. This means that you can partly work in your own time at a place you prefer.
During two class sessions, you will practise teaching through English and receive feedback on your performances; you will discuss your experiences with other particpants; you will explore the dynamics of the English-medium classroom and you will activate and expand English through participation in an English-medium course.
Subject lecturers/teaching staff who teach or will be teaching (international) classes through the medium of English.
The course will address the following topics and skills:
- English language skills (oral fluency practice; vocabulary development; classroom (management) language; discourse-organising language; rephrasing; summarizing; grammar revision if necessary).
- Teaching skills (e.g. ways to enliven lectures and seminars and get the message across: engaging students, scaffolding: pre-teaching).
- Practice activities (e.g. teaching sessions; speaking activities).
- Awareness-raising activities (e.g. discussing CLIL strategies; sharing experiences; reflecting on teaching methods, refining skills and developing new ones).
Each participant is expected to teach a 15 to 20 – minute class session (part of a lecture or tutorial). The programme consists of online tasks, whole-group activities, small-group work and individual study.
The programme consists of 4 online modules and 2 class sessions.
You should expect to do additional self-study during the course (e.g. preparing for follow-up teaching sessions). Approximately, 2 hours per session.
No new editions scheduled (yet).
This training can be offered as a tailor made course. Contact us for more information.