EUROLTA Course Description and Dates

The course starting 29 September 2018 will be taught entirely in German. To register, please fill out, sign and return the registration form to info@allonboard.de

This will be a part-time course, to take place on the following dates:

29 September 9:00-16:00
30 September 9:00-16:00
27 October 9:00-16:00
28 October 9:00-16:00
24 November 9:00-16:00
25 November 9:00-16:00
15 December 9:00-16:00 (if trainees agree to schedule this weekend)
16 December 9:00-16:00 (if trainees agree to schedule this weekend)
26 January 2019 9:00-16:00
27 January 2019 9:00-16:00
23 February 9:00-16:00
24 February 9:00-16:00
30 March 9:00-16:00 (if the course did not meet in December)
31 March 9:00-16:00 (if the course did not meet in December)

Course Description

The aim of the course is to help trainees to become more of aware of the issues and processes involved in learning a foreign language in adult education. Trainees will learn through a combination of hands-on seminars, observed teaching practice with real learners, and written assignments.

Trainees will gain the following from the course:

A heightened language awareness

A higher awareness of current theories of language acquisition, socio-cultural and intercultural issues in teaching

Tools and know-how to analyse and communicate language use

Skills for and experience in lesson and course planning

Classroom management skills

Selection of appropriate techniques and materials for language learning aims and objectives

Teaching the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing

Teaching grammar and vocabulary

Giving corrective feedback

Using and adapting course books

Using and adapting authentic materials

Reflection on the trainee’s own teaching and others’ teaching

Basic knowledge of further-development tools and career paths open to language teachers

A cooperative and friendly attitude to learners and colleagues

No single EUROLTA course will be the same. Each course is personalised to the ability and context of the trainees taking the course. The course will be mainly hands-on, with a focus on observed teaching practice and the application and reflection of the content of input sessions, as well as feedback from peers and trainers.

Observed Teaching practice

A cornerstone of the EUROLTA course is observed teaching practice. Trainees will prepare and carry out lessons with real language learners. Feedback and reflection are an essential part of the observation process.

EUROLTA Sample Weekend

Weekend 1 Saturday Sunday
9.00 - 10.30 Course introduction + language learners Lesson planning 1: Aims and objectives
10:30 - 12:00 Language analysis 1 Lesson planning for receptive skills
12:00 - 12:45 Break Break
12:45 - 14:15 Input Session/Self directed study Published Materials 1: task types and activity types
14.15 - 16:00 Methods and approaches 1: TTT Supervised lesson planning

Your Tutor

Justin has taught English and German since 1997 in the USA, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, and France. He also gives online and blended language training to clients all over the world. His constant drive to professionally develop not only himself but others led him the world of teacher training in the form of workshops, panel discussions, input sessions, and now EUROLTA. Additionally, he is the author of several books for Cornelsen Verlag in Berlin, Germany. In his free time he is an avid scuba diver, traveler, and genealogist.