### Quest for Best: Teaching Pronunciation to Young Learners of English (Primary)

From Saturday, 19th January, 2019 to Sunday, 24th February, 2019    *Enrolment period from Monday, 7th January 2019*

A free, 30-hour online course offering teacher support over 5 weeks/6 weekends 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 is officially recognised by the 'Department d'Ensenyament de Catalunya' (GTAF). Teachers who are qualified 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 then complete the form. ("Esta actividad está reconocida por el 'Departament d'Educació' como formación permanente del profesorado"- GTAF).

### Quest for Best: GESE Intermediate (grades 7-9)

From Saturday, 19th of January to Sunday, 10th of February 2019 *Enrolment period from Monday, 7th January, 2019*

A free, 15-hour online course offering teacher support over 3 weeks/4 weekends to empower teachers to prepare candidates for Trinity College London's GESE Intermediate level: grades 7 (CEFR B2.1); grade 8 (CEFR B2.2); and grade 9 (CEFR B2.3).

This course has challenging and inspiring resources with tasks to encourage a reflective approach. Special attention will be given to the 'Interactive Phase'

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.

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, 18th January. (NB. Numbers are limited to 40 participants, so please do NOT request a place if you even 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.

From Saturday 19th January to Sunday, 10th of February, 2019 *Enrolment period from Monday, 7th January, 2019*

A free, 15-hour online course offering teacher support over 3 weeks/4 weekends to empower teachers to prepare candidates for Trinity College London's GESE Advanced level: grades 10 (CEFR C1.1); grade 11 (CEFR C1.2); and grade 12 (CEFR C2).

The course has challenging and inspiring resources with tasks to encourage a reflective approach. Special attention is given to the 'formal oral presentation of a topic' and the 'listening phase task'. 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.

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, 18th January. (NB. Numbers are limited to 40 participants, so please do NOT request a place if you even 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.

### Quest for Best: ISE II Extended Writing, Task 4 (B2)

From Saturday, 19th January to Sunday, 10th February, 2019 *Enrolment period from Monday, 7th January 2019*

A free, 15-hour online course offering teacher support over 3 weeks/4 weekends 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, 18th January. (NB. Numbers are limited to 40 participants, so please do NOT request a place if you even 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.