Our CDC courses are fully customisable. We build our courses around the requirements of our clients to offer you the maximum potential in developing your teaching technique. By the end of the course you will have an array of refreshing ideas to take home with you and enhanced skills to use in your lessons.
Typical course content may include but not be restricted to the following:
Re-evaluation of Communicative Language Teaching and the use of complementary methodologies.
Which English? The teaching of pronunciation, segmental and supra-segmental, in the 21st century.
Error correction, friend or foe? When and how and if teachers can help.
Productive Skills – Writing. Product or process?
Productive Skills – Speaking. Keys to effective oral communication and the place of repetition and drilling in the 21st century.
Receptive Skills – Reading and Listening. Exploiting authentic materials; developing sub-skills and utilising top-down, bottom-up and compensatory strategies.
Grammaticised lexis or lexicalised grammar? Review of language concepts including structure, function and lexis.
Learner-Based Syllabus, VAKOG and individual learning strategies.
Multiple Intelligences Theory and its relevance to lesson planning.
ESP including teaching one-to-one, English for Business, Teenagers and Children.
Every day has been structured and carefully thought out to help you get the most out of your course with learning leading to guided practice as much as possible. Each week consists of at least 30 hours spent training and this is also supplemented by work that you must complete in your own time.
The timetable below will give you an accurate idea of how your days might look.
|09:00 – 10:30
Phonemic Chart Revision
|M1 Theory and VAKOG
||Lexis “Knowing a word”
|11:00 – 12:30
||Language Awareness 1
Overview Tense Aspect Modality
|Presenting a checking language
|Error correction “Friend or Foe?”
|13:30 – 15:00
||Method and Methodology
Word and sentence stress
|Controlled language practise
||Review of week 1
Intro to week 2