IT for English Teachers

COURSE VENUE:  SHIPTON-UNDER-WYCHWOOD

I run Teacher Training Courses throughout the year for Primary and Secondary English Language teachers, as well as CLIL teachers, in the beautiful villages of Shipton-Under-Wychwood and Burford in the heart of the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful areas of countryside in England. 

Enjoy the conference facilities of The Bay Tree in Burford, a wonderful hotel dating from the 16th century, or at The Shaven Crown, a wonderful hotel dating from 1483.

Have seminars on methodology and language, receive teaching materials you can use with your classes, create your own teaching materials with support and guidance, spend one day visiting a school and observing classes, and explore the beauty of the Cotswolds.

Visit beautiful villages, ancient houses, historic castles, and admire wonderful views. Visit nearby Oxford (20 minutes), Cheltenham (20 minutes), and Stratford-Upon-Avon (45 minutes).  Trains to London are just 76 minutes.

Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the village is around £50 per night, or you can choose to stay in a local hotel:
Accommodation in and around Shipton-Under-Wychwood

 

COURSE VENUE:  STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Alternatively, the course can run in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the historic and beautiful town of William Shakespeare.  The venue is The Shakespeare Hotel in the heart of the centre next to the school that Shakespeare attended.  Accommodation is £70 per night.  It is an ideal location for visiting the 5 houses connected to Shakespeare, exploring the beauty of the Warwickshire countryside, and seeing world-class performances of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

 

TECHNOLOGY FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Course dates 2017

This course runs flexibly throughout the year.

Just email me to say when you would like to do your course, and further details will be sent to you.  Write to me at: grahamworkman@aol.com

This 5-day course is run in the beautiful village of Shipton-Under-Wychwood or Stratford-Upon-Avon.  There is a maximum of 12 course participants, and accommodation is in the hotel conference venue or in B&B in the surrounding area.  The course is designed for teachers of secondary school learners (aged 11-18) and adults.  One day is spent visiting local schools and observing lessons of your choice. The seminars (25 hours) include:

  • everything you need to know on how to use the computer for language teaching
  • all the basic computer language you need  for lesson preparation
  • guidance and practice using your computer to design lesson materials
  • the production of lesson materials for your learners
  • the use of website tools for learning inside and outside class
  • recommended website resources  for teaching your subject
  • the creation of free website learning areas for all your classes
  • how to use mobile phones for learning English
  • practice using your computer to mark written work and provide feedback

As the course will involve working with online materials in order to adapt them for lessons with your learners, it is recommended that you bring your laptop with you so that you can access and work on materials in the practical workshop sessions.  If you are unable to bring a laptop with you, alternative arrangements can be made for you.  The course venue will provide you with wifi access to the internet.

There is an evening social programme of films/theatre and a selection of wonderful places to eat.

By the end of this highly practical course, you will go away with everything you need to know about using your computer and mobile phones for your teaching purposes as well as materials you have worked on and produced for your classes.

Course fee: £550

Email me for further details and to book a place on a course: grahamworkman@aol.com

Note that this course can also be run as one, two, three or four-day workshops in schools in Europe.

 

FEEDBACK COMMENTS FROM TEACHERS ON THIS COURSE

“I have never learned so much on a single course.”  (Kati, Finland)

“Thank you very much for all the materials you shared with us and for the wonderful lectures you gave.  It was a great experience and gave me so much food for thought.”  (Ljudmila, Estonia)

“Thank you again for four marvellous days!  I’ll definitely be using the ideas you shared with us.”  (Marie, Sweden)

“This course has changed me as a teacher.  You were an inspiration.”  (Ulla, Poland)

“I found the course extremely inspiring and I returned to Switzerland with a rucksack of brilliant ideas and new enthusiasm for teaching.”  (Mirjam, Switzerland)

“I really enjoyed the course and the lively way you gave it.  I learned  a lot and will certainly use all the materials and ideas in class.”  (Ton, The Netherlands)

“This course was awsome.  I learned so much.”  (Denise, Switzerland)

“I am back in my hometown in Spain and I want to thank you for sharing your knowledge and the geat materials with us.  You made the use of technology in the classroom accessible for everybody in an easy and entertaining way.  THANKS!”  (Isabel, Spain)

“Thank you for your inspirational classes.  I enjoyed them a lot.  I intend to practise using lots of the tools and applications you gave us.”  (Alina, Poland)

“Thank you for everything!  You have been a source of inspiration.  My students have done so many things you suggested and are really motivated.”  (Emanuela, Italy)

“Thank you for all the ideas you gave us.  My students love using the applications you showed us how to use.”  (Elvira, Italy)

“I now have a further qualification in using technology to teach English thanks to your help and inspiration.  I use technology in all my lessons now and the students really enjoy it.”  (Catherine, France)