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 4,090 registered teachers. Here's what some teachers had to say about recent courses:

                                                                                     

    Available courses

    From Saturday, 22nd February to Sunday, 15th March 2020  
    *Enrolment Period CLOSED*

    The overall aim of this course is to familiarise participants with the different ways teachers can plan lessons using the lesson frameworks that are available. The course is interactive and provides participants with the tools to reflect on:

    • how and why teachers use lesson plans, 
    • how to write lesson aims and match these to materials, 
    • how to lesson plan effectively.

    This 15-hour course is officially recognised by the 'Department d'Educació de Catalunya' (GTAF). ("Esta actividad está reconocida por el 'Departament d'Educació' como formación permanente del profesorado"- GTAF). 

    Teachers who are qualified English language teachers in Spain (i.e. 'docentes'), and are registered with their local education authority can request this course here on Excellence in Education by clicking on the blue hyperlinked title and completing the course enrolment form. Teachers should be highly motivated and ideally have C1 CEFR level. Confirmation will be sent on Friday, 21st February. Numbers are limited to 40 participants, so please do NOT request a place if you think you may not have enough free time. 

    Please note: you may only participate in ONE course! If you do request more than one course, you MUST state your first choice on the course enrolment form in the first box entitled 'Comment' This can avoid assigning you on a course of your second choice. Places are offered on a first come- first served basis.

    From Saturday, 22nd February to Sunday, 15th March, 2020
    *Enrolment Period CLOSED*

    A 3 week, 15 hour, online course over four weekends. The overall aims of this course are to look at some of the issues that students and teachers often face when moving from a B2 level to C1. The course will:

    • examine the differences between these levels 
    • focus on language that is relevant and appropriate at C1 level
    • reflect on listening and the difficulties that students may encounter and how to overcome them
    • discuss ways to break through the ‘intermediate plateau’.

    This 15-hour course is officially recognised by the 'Department d'Educació de Catalunya' (GTAF). ("Esta actividad está reconocida por el 'Departament d'Educació' como formación permanente del profesorado"- GTAF). 

    Teachers who are qualified English language teachers in Spain (i.e. 'docentes'), and are registered with their local education authority can request this course here on Excellence in Education by clicking on the blue hyperlinked title and completing the course enrolment form. Teachers should be highly motivated and ideally have C1 CEFR level. Confirmation will be sent on Friday, 21st February. Numbers are limited to 40 participants, so please do NOT request a place if you think you may not have enough free time. 

    Please note: you may only participate in ONE course! If you do request more than one course, you MUST state your first choice on the course enrolment form in the first box entitled 'Comment' This can avoid assigning you on a course of your second choice. Places are offered on a first come- first served basis.


    Start date: Saturday, 22nd February, 2020  Finish: Sunday, 15th March, 2020
    *Enrolment Period CLOSED*

    A 3 week, 15 hour, free online course over 4 weekends to help teachers to understand the importance of a language rich classroom for language acquisition. The course content covers what it means to have a language rich classroom and ways that teachers can increase their own learners’ exposure to both written and oral language inside and outside the classroom. Participants are encouraged to reflect on their own practices and use what they learn to enrich their own classrooms. 

    This 15-hour course is officially recognised by the 'Department d'Educació de Catalunya' (GTAF). ("Esta actividad está reconocida por el 'Departament d'Educació' como formación permanente del profesorado"- GTAF). 

    Teachers who are qualified English language teachers in Spain (i.e. 'docentes'), and are registered with their local education authority can request this course here on Excellence in Education by clicking on the blue hyperlinked title and completing the course enrolment form. Teachers should be highly motivated and ideally have C1 CEFR level. Confirmation will be sent on Friday, 21st February. Numbers are limited to 40 participants, so please do NOT request a place if you think you may not have enough free time. 

    Please note: you may only participate in ONE course! If you do request more than one course, you MUST state your first choice on the course enrolment form in the first box entitled 'Comment' This can avoid assigning you on a course of your second choice. Places are offered on a first come- first served basis.

    Start: 24th February  Finish 29th March, 2020    
    *Enrolment Period CLOSED* 

    A free, 30-hour online course offering teacher support over 5 weeks that covers important  aspects of teaching pronunciation to young learners of English. Participants will work on: 

    • phonemic awareness and phonics; 
    • word stress and 'weak forms';
    • Sentence stress, connected speech and linking; 
    • a focus on sounds and matters concerning accent and intelligibility; 
    • and rhymes, chants, songs and pronunciation games. 
    The course has: challenging and inspiring presentations by experts; tasks that encourage a reflective approach; discussion forums for participants to air their views and learn from colleagues; and activity-based learning involving the creation of tasks. Much of the course can be done at your own pace, although there are some group activities that are best done within the same time frame. 

    To apply for a place on this course you must be highly motivated and ideally have C1 CEFR level. Confirmation will be sent on Sunday, 23rd February.  Numbers are limited to 40 participants so please do NOT request a place if you think you may not have enough free time. 

    Please note: you may only participate in ONE course! If you do request more than one course, you MUST state your first choice on the course enrolment form in the first box entitled 'Comment' This can avoid assigning you on a course of your second choice. Places are offered on a first come- first served basis.


    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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