Trinity College London in Spain & Portugal: Online CPD

'Excellence in Education': Trinity College Spain & Portugal's Virtual Learning Environment platform using MOODLE

Continue to develop your teaching skills for the challenges you will face with your learners in 2019-2020. 

  • Develop and improve your understanding of Trinity College London's prestigious GESE & ISE Certificates with the help of experienced language skills trainers & E-Moderators of English, using lesson plans, classroom activities and language teaching resources. 
  • Discover the 'Trinity Stars Young Performers in English Award'
  • Improve and develop 'best practice' teaching skills.

 * Please note: Excellence in Education does not offer language improvement courses for learners of EFL*

Excellence in Education, as an approved service provider for Trinity College London, has a range of courses either of 15 hours over 3 weeks (4 weekends), or 30 hours over 5 weeks (6 weekends). These can include 'best practice' teaching courses, or courses designed to help teachers better understand the formats of examinations that are offered by Trinity College London. Below are the courses that Excellence in Education will offer during term 1 of the Academic Year 2019-2020. 

To be able to participate in a free online teacher support course you need to login to your account, and then click on the name of the course you would like to enrol on and follow all the instructions on the enrol request form. (The name of the courses are in blue and are hyperlinked). If you do not have a free  account on Excellence in Education you can create one at https://excellenceineducation.eu/moodle/login/signup.php

                                 

 

                                                                     

Excellence in Education has over 3,990 registered teachers. Here's what some teachers had to say about recent courses:

                                                                                     

    Available courses

    Start: Saturday 9th November, 2019       Finish: Sunday, 1st December 2019 
    *Full - sorry, no more requests can be accepted*

    A free, 3 week, 15 hour, free online course to help teachers prepare candidates for the Reading and Writing module of Trinity College London's Integrated Skills in English at Foundation and ISE I levels. The main aims are: to familiarise participants with the format of the reading and writing components; to encourage participants to reflect on the skills students need to develop to do well in this module; to provide teaching ideas and practical tips for preparing students; and to help participants to develop and share their own teaching ideas.

    The course includes challenging and inspiring resources; tasks to encourage a reflective approach; activity-based learning where participants also create classroom resources; and discussion forums for participants to share their views and learn from colleagues. Much of the course can be done at one's own pace, although there are some group activities that are best done within the same time frame.  Certificate of Attendance will be issued to those who successfully complete the course.

    To apply for a place on this course you must be highly motivated and ideally have at least C1 CEFR level. Just click on the course title, follow the instructions and  confirmation will be sent on 8th November. (NB. Numbers are limited to 40 participants. Do NOT request a place if you think you may not have enough time). ONE course per registered user! If you do request more than one course, you MUST state your preference/first choice on the application form in the first box that says 'Comment' to avoid misunderstanding.

    Here's what one teacher had to say about the last QfB: ISE Foundation/ISE I Reading and Writing A2-B1 course: It is a great course! I really enjoyed it and I got lots of new ideas that I am already implementing in class!” – Nuria Aranda Bravo (Castro del Rio).


    From Saturday, 9th November to Sunday, 1st December, 2019 
    *This course is now FULL. Please do NOT request*

    A free, 15-hour online course offering teacher support over 3 weeks to help teachers prepare candidates for Trinity College London's ISE II Extended writing task 4 at B2 (CEFR). The course has challenging and inspiring resources with tasks to encourage a reflective approach. Course participants can make contributions to discussion forums, learn from colleagues and participate in activity-based learning involving the creation of tasks. Much of the course can be done at one's own pace, although there are some group activities that are best done within the same time frame. 

    The main aims are:

    • to raise the candidate’s awareness of the different genres and text types that are specified in the ‘extended writing’ task for ISE II.
    • to reflect on ways to improve written responses.
    • to provide resources, teaching ideas and practical tips for preparing. candidates for the ‘extended writing’ task at ISE II.
    • to help participants develop and share their own teaching ideas for improving their students’ writing skills.

    To apply for a place on this course you must be highly motivated and ideally have at least C1 CEFR level. Just click on the course title, follow the instructions and  confirmation will be sent on Friday, 8th November. (NB. Numbers are limited to 40 participants, so please do NOT request a place if you think you may not have enough time). NB: ONE course per registered user! If you do request more than one course, you MUST state your preference/first choice on the application form in the first box that says 'Comment' to avoid any misunderstanding.

    Here's what one teacher had to say about the last QfB: Extended Writing Task 4 (B2) course: “A perfect online course to improve our skills as teachers. The tutor was always there, and this is something to evaluate in a very possitive way” – Cristina Parra Corredor (Toledo)

    Start: Saturday 9th November, 2019  Finish: Sunday, 1st December,  2019 
    *This course is FULL - please do NOT request*

    A free, 3 week, 15 hour, free online course to encourage participants to reflect on their attitude and beliefs about how vocabulary is learnt and how it can be taught. Participants will look at different ways that vocabulary may be presented, practised and put to use, and will be provided with tools to prepare their own vocabulary learning activities and share teaching materials. The course includes challenging and inspiring resources; tasks to encourage a reflective approach; activity-based learning where participants also create classroom resources; and discussion forums for participants to share their views and learn from colleagues. Much of the course can be done at one's own pace, although there are some group activities that are best done within the same time frame. NB - this course is more appropriate for secondary school  teachers and above).

    This course has been officially recognised by the 'Department d'Educació de Catalunya' (GTAF) who can certify 15 hours of training for those participants who successfully complete the course: "Esta actividad está reconocida por el 'Departament d'Educació' como formación permanente del profesorado"If you are a fully qualified teacher in Spain (i.e. 'docente') and are registered with your local education authority you can request this course on this platform by clicking on the blue, hyperlinked title above and completing the enrolment form. 

    To apply for a place on one of these courses you must be highly motivated and ideally have at least C1 CEFR level. Just click on the course title, follow the instructions and confirmation will be sent on Friday, 8th November. Numbers are limited to 40 participants, so please do NOT request a place if you think you may not have enough time. 

    Please note: you may only participate in ONE course! If you are not sure and do request more than one course, you MUST state your first choice on the application form in the first box entitled 'Comment' to avoid being placed on a course of your second choice.  

    Here's what one teacher had to say about QfB: Teaching Vocabulary and Learning Vocabulary: 

    Another informative course. I am grateful for the way that these courses empower teachers as we learn from each other with experienced guidance and input from a positive and encouraging moderator” - Sarah Ledos (Huercal, Overa)


    Start: Saturday 30th of September   Finish: Saturday, 21st of October 2017 *This course will be offered again in 2018*

    A 15 hour, online course over three weeks and four weekends which encourages the teaching and learning of English language through drama, music and performance.  It is a group award, designed for children aged anywhere between 3 and 12 years old who are starting to learn English.

    Preparing children for the award shows how performance-related activity supports learning, motivates children and builds their confidence and communication skills. Trinity Stars has been designed to support both learning in the classroom and teachers’ professional development. The main aims are:

    • For teachers to reflect on and acquire new teaching strategies when teaching young learners
    • to become familiar with the Trinity Stars Young Performers in English Performance award and to start preparing a Trinity Stars performance 
    • to become familiar with theories and teaching strategies to improve their learners´ skills and to plan and design activities they can use in the classroom 
    • to share teaching experiences and to raise their awareness of how integrating language and performance goals can improve language learning.


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