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

    From Saturday, 18th January to Sunday, 9th February, 2020 
    *The enrolment period will open in 2020*

    3 week15 hour, free online course over 4 weekends to encourage participants to help the reflective practitioner understand the importance of using functional language appropriately. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on: what a language function is; how language functions compare to grammar; how learners can express different language functions in English; and reflect on ways that functional language can be integrated into one's daily teaching practice.

    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, 17th January. Numbers are limited to 40 participants, so please do NOT request a place if you think you may not have enough free time. NB: ONE course per registered user! 

    From Saturday, 18th January to Sunday, 9th February, 2020 
    *The enrolment period will open in 2020*

    A 15 hour, online course over three weeks and four weekends to help teachers prepare candidates for the Independent listening task of Trinity College London's Integrated Skills in English at Foundation and ISE I levels. This course has challenging and inspiring resources with tasks to encourage a reflective approach. Course participants can: progress through much of the course at their own pace; reflect on input resources; make contributions on the discussion forums; receive feedback from the tutor; and interact with peers and learn from colleagues.

    The main aims are: to familiarise participants with the format of the ISE Foundation and ISE I independent listening tasks; to encourage participants to reflect on the skills students need to develop to do well on ISE Foundation and ISE I Independent Listening Tasks; to provide teaching ideas and practical tips for preparing students for the ISE Foundation and ISE I Independent listening task; and  to help participants to develop and share their own teaching ideas for the ISE Foundation and ISE I Independent Listening tasks

    From Saturday, 18th January to Sunday, 9th February, 2020
    *The enrolment period will open in 2020*

    A 3 week, 15 hour, free online course over 4 weekends to encourage participants to look at ways of preparing their students to develop the type of 21stcentury skills that are becoming more and more important. The course will look at ways to help students to be more discerning creative and critical thinkers.

    The course will look at: the skill of critical thinking and concentrate on activities to help learners develop and refine these types of skills: critical thinking and why it is an important skill for students to have; Infographics and how they are being increasingly used to convey complex information; and how learners can decode and use this. Participants will participate in designing their own tasks complete with rationales.

    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, 17th January. 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 per ‘stage’! If you do request more than one course, you MUST state your first choice on the application form in the first box that says 'Comment' to avoid being placed on a course of your second choice.

    Start: 24th February  Finish 29th March, 2020    
    * Reserved for teachers who register with CDL*

    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; a focus on sounds, word stress and 'weak forms'; 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. 

    This 30-hour course on Excellence in Education's Moodle platform is officially recognised by the 'Consejo General de los Ilustres Colegios Oficiales de Doctorados y Licenciados en Filosofia y Letras y en Ciencias' (CDL). Three MEC credits will be awarded to teachers who are officially recognised by CDL - more information at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Please Note: as well as requesting this course here on Excellence in Education, you must also complete the registration process with CDL at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx If you have any questions regarding CDL's registration procedure, you can contact violeta.stefanovska@trinitycollege.eu 

    To apply for a place on this course you must be highly motivated and have at least B2 CEFR level. Confirmation will be sent on Sunday, 23rd March.  Numbers are limited to 40 participants.


    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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