Trinity College London in Spain & Portugal: Online CPD

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

Continue to develop your teaching skills for the challenges you will face with your learners in 2018-19:

  • 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.
Excellence in Education, as an approved service provider for Trinity College London, has a range of courses either of 15 hours over 3 weeks and 4 weekends, or 30 hours over 5 weeks and 6 weekends. These are:

  1. Quest for Best: GESE Initial, grades 1-3 (15h: 3 wks/4 wkends)
  2. Quest for Best: GESE Elementary, grades 4-6 (15h: 3 wks/4 wkends)
  3. Quest for Best: GESE Intermediate, grades 7-9 (15h: 3 wks/4 wkends)
  4. Quest for Best: GESE Advanced, grades 10-12 (15h: 3 wks/4 wkends)
  5. Quest for Best: Reflecting on Language Functions (15h: 3 wks/4 wkends)
  6. Quest for Best: Trinity Stars & Teaching YLs (15h: 3wks/4 wkends)
  7. Quest for Best: ISE  II: Extended Writing Task 4 (B2 CEFR) (15h: 3 wks/4 wkends)
  8. Quest for Best: ISE  Foundation/ISE  I Reading & Writing Module (A2-B1 CEFR) (15h: 3 wks/4 wkends)
  9. Quest for Best: ISE  Foundation/ISE  I Independent Listening Task (A2-B1 CEFR) (15h: 3 wks/4 wkends)
  10. Quest for Best: Talking about Me & My World (Speaking & Listening ISE 1 (30h: 5 wks/6 wkends)
  11. Quest for Best: Reading and Writing about Me & My World ISE  I (30h: 5 wks/6 wkends)
  12. Quest for Best: Developing Speaking and Listening Skills (B1 CEFR) (30h: 5 wks/6 wkends)
  13. Quest for Best: Developing Reading and Writing Skills at (B1 CEFR) (30h: 5 wks/6 wkends)
  14. Quest for Best: Teaching Pronunciation to Young Learners of English (Primary) (30h: 5 wks/6 wkends)

New courses will be added for the coming academic year.

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). These are 'Quest for Best: Developing Reading and Writing Skills at B1' and 'Quest for best: Developing Speaking and Listening Skills at B1'.
Teachers who are registered with their local education authority and successfully complete one of these courses for GTAF or CDL will be eligible for one MEC credit that can be used for 'oposiciones, traslados' and individual training plans. 

*To be able to take full advantage of this VLE platform and see more, you need to have an account. If you are not a registered user yet, you can easily create a free account at http://excellenceineducation.eu/moodle/login/signup.php? 
                                                     

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

Stage 3:

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

Stage 4

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

IMPORTANT: Teachers applying for a place on one of EiE's courses 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 entitled '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 2,600 registered teachers. Here's what some teachers had to say about recent courses:

                                                                    

    Available courses

    Start date: Saturday, 19th May, 2018
    Finish date: Sunday, 17th June, 2018

    *This course is FULL and the enrolment period is CLOSED*

    The overall aim of this 30 hour online course offered over 5 weeks/6 weekends, is to help teachers develop, refine and enhance their understanding of current approaches to teaching and learning reading and writing skills at B1 (CEFR) and reflect on how these are connected. Work will include: becoming familiar with new theories and teaching strategies to improve your learners ́ skills; planning and designing activities you can use in the classroom; sharing activities and teaching experiences; and raising your awareness of how performance can be improved and assessed.


    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 18th May. (NB. Numbers are limited to 30 participants, so please do NOT request a place if you even think you may not have enough time). NB: ONE course per registered user! 


    Start date: Saturday, 19th May, 2018;  
    Finish date: Sunday, 17th June, 2018 

    *This course is FULL and the enrolment period is CLOSED*

    The overall aims of this 30 hour online course offered over 5 weeks/5 weekends, are to help teachers develop, refine and enhance their understanding of current approaches to teaching and learning speaking and listening skills at B1 (CEFR). Work on speaking will include: understanding contemporary teaching speaking strategies at B1; and planning and designing lessons using authentic materials. Work on listening will include: reflecting on listening processes; designing activities to develop and improve learners' listening comprehension skills; and reflect on employing different strategies to achieve different learning aims.

    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 18th May. (NB. Numbers are limited to 30 participants, so please do NOT request a place if you even think you may not have enough time). NB: ONE course per registered user! 


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