Trinity College London in Spain & Portugal: Online CPD

Trinity College Spain & Portugal's VLE platform, 'Excellence in Education' 

Schedule for April-June 2018

Continue to develop your teaching skills for the challenges you will face with your learners in 2018. 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'. Develop 'best practice' teaching skills.
Excellence in Education, as an approved service provider for Trinity College London, will open registration on Monday, 26th March, 2018 for Stage 1 & Stage 2 courses, which will be offered as outlined below. Stage 3 courses will open registration on Wednesday, 25th April, 2018. Stage 4 courses are reserved for the 'Consejo General de los Ilustres Colegios Oficiales de Doctorados y Licenciados en Filosofia y Letras y en Ciencias' (CDL)

Excellence in Education has two 30-hour courses that have been officially recognised i.e. 'homologado y acreditado' by the 'Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament d'Ensenyament' (GTAF), y el 'Consejo General de los Ilustres Colegios Oficiales de Doctorados y Licenciados en Filosofia y Letras y en Ciencias' (CDL).
Teachers who are registered with their  local education authority and successfully complete one of the courses for GTAF or CDL will be eligible for one MEC credit that can be used for 'oposiciones, traslados' and individual training plans. We look forward to helping you develop your skills and share ideas with you on one of our free, online teacher support courses.

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Term 3: The enrolment period for Stages 1 & 2  will open on Monday, 26th March,2018

Stage 1:

1. Quest for Best: GESE Initial, grades 1-3                (15h over 3 weeks/4 weekends) 07/04/2018 - 28/04/2018
2. Quest for Best: GESE Elementary, grades 4-6 (15h over 3 weeks/4 weekends) 07/04/2018 - 28/04/2018 
3. Quest for Best: Extended Writing, Task 4 (B2)  (15h over 3 weeks/4 weekends) 07/04/2018 - 28/04/2018

Stage 2:

4. Quest for Best: Developing Speaking & Listening Skills B1(30h-5 wks/6 weekends) 07/04/2018 -13/05/2018 (CDL Barcelona)
5. Quest for Best: Developing Reading & Writing Skills B1  (30h-5 wks/6 weekends) 07/04/2018 -13/05/2018 (CDL Barcelona)

Stage 3:

6. Quest for Best: ISE Foundation/ISE I Independent Listening Task (15h-3 wks/4 wkends) 05/05/2018 - 26/05/2018

7. To be announced shortly - Pending Feedback surveys (15h-3 wks/4 weekends) 05/05/2018 - 26/05/2018 

Stage 4:

8. Quest for Best: Developing Speaking & Listening Skills B1 (30h-5 wks/6 weekends)19/05/2018-17/06/2018 CDL (C. La Rioja)
9. Quest for Best: Developing Reading & Writing Skills B1  (30h-5 wks/6 weekends) 19/05/2018-17/06/2018 CDL (C. La Rioja)

To apply for a place on one of these courses you must be highly motivated and ideally have at least C1 CEFR level. Login to your account, click on the course title you would like to request and follow the instructions. Important: You will be sent confirmation the day before the course starts, so please be patient. (Numbers are limited to either 30 or 40 participants depending on the course, so please do not request a place if you think you may not have enough time). 
NB: Teachers can only participate in ONcourse during a 'stage'. Please include the name of the centre where you teach. If you do apply for more than one course, you MUST state your preference in the space provided in the first dialogue box called 'Comment' on the request form. This will ensure that you are not assigned a place on a course of your second choice.

Excellence in Education has over 2,400 registered teachers. Here's what some teachers had to say about recent courses:


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    James Easton
    Gentle reminder: online teacher support training
    de James Easton - jueves, 5 de abril de 2018, 14:03

    Excellence in Education will start five free online courses in their teacher support programme for term 3 of 2018 on Saturday, 7th of April and there are still a few places available. 

    • Quest for Best: GESE Initial grades 1-3 (A1- A2.1 CEFR) 
    • Quest for Best: GESE Elementary grades 4-6 (A2.2 - B1.2 ...
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    James Easton
    Trinity Webinar Series - Transformative teachers
    de James Easton - martes, 20 de marzo de 2018, 09:06

    The Trinity Teacher Training Webinar Series is designed for teachers preparing students for four-skills English tests, and contain specific reference to Trinity’s Integrated Skills in English (ISE) exam. 

    This training aims to provide teachers with a deeper understanding of how students learn ...

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    James Easton
    GENTLE REMINDER: two free, online teacher support courses
    de James Easton - miércoles, 21 de febrero de 2018, 07:52

    Excellence in Education is currently offering two free online courses in their teacher support programme for term 2 of 2018 and still have a few places available. These are 3-week, 15 hour courses and are currently in day 4. 

    • Quest for Best: Reflecting on Functional language
    • Quest for Best: Trinity Stars and Teaching Young Learners

    For more information see the attached file.