Further Professional Development Course – Language Development for Teachers - Erasmus Plus in Edinburgh, UK
About the Language Development Course in Edinburgh
This course is intended for non-native teachers of other subjects who wish to develop their own English language skills. It is specifically aimed at teachers of other subjects, who have to teach their subjects through English. The School has been very involved in developing and delivering further development courses through the Comenius, Grundtvig, CIEP and Saxony-Anhalt programmes. Courses at this School are eligible for Erasmus+ funding under Key Action 1.
Our courses are intended for non-native English language teachers who wish to refresh and expand their language skills and/or analyse, discuss and practise different teaching approaches and methods. The courses provide opportunities for discussion and the sharing of ideas with colleagues from different European countries. Our sessions are practical rather than theoretical and involve a variety of workshop and communicative formats. Our aim being that the participants can take everything they do in the sessions and apply it to their own learners and classrooms. We provide all the course material. The participants should have a vast supply of new material taken from various ELT books, authentic material and their colleagues when returning home.
Pre Course Preparation
All potential participants will be sent a needs analysis questionnaire before the course begins. This will help us in determining the individual needs of each participant. Upon course registration participants will also be sent some pre course activities through our guided e-learning portal.
Course Follow Up
Upon completion of the course the learners will have been supplied with further suggested reading material and useful websites. They will be encouraged to stay in contact with the trainers and their peers. Peer networking will be strongly encouraged. Each participant will be given a password to our e-learning platform when they commence the course. This password will be valid for a further 3 months after they the course has finished.
What is Erasmus+?
Erasmus + is the new EU funding programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014-2020.
It has replaced the Comenius and Grundtvig funding programmes. It can be broken down into:
- Key Action 1 (KA 1) – Learning Mobility of Individuals
- Key Action 2 (KA 2) – Co-operation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices
- Key Action 3 (KA 3) – Support for Policy
Courses at this Training Centre are eligible for funding under Key Action 1 (KA 1). This is the funding process for in-service training and mobility action for adult education, secondary and primary school staff.
The funding finances are broken down as follows:
- Your travel costs
- The course fee (approx. €70 a day - a maximum of €700)
- A daily allowance for accommodation and the cost of living based on the destination country.