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Start date: Saturday, 6th July, 2019          Finish: Sunday, 28th July, 2019
*The enrolment period is now closed*
Summer School: Consejería de Educación de Aragón

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. 

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, 5th July. Numbers are limited to 40 participants, so please do NOT request a place if you think you may not have enough time. This course is in collaboration with la Consejería de Educación de Aragón and you must also register with them via  http://www.educaragon.org/noticias/noticias.asp?idNoticia=14583


Please note: you may only participate in ONE course! If you are not sure and do request more than one course, you MUST state your first choice on the application form in the first box entitled 'Comment' to avoid being placed on a course of your second choice. You must also state that you work in the 'Comunidad de Aragón'. 

Start: Saturday 6th July, 2019  Finish: Sunday, 28th July,  2019 
*The enrolment period is now closed*
Summer School: Consejería de Educación de Aragón

A 3 week, 15 hour, free online course over 4 weekends to encourage participants to reflect on their attitude and beliefs about how vocabulary is learnt and how it can be taught. Participants will look at different ways that vocabulary may be presented, practised and put to use, and will be provided with tools to prepare their own vocabulary learning activities and share teaching materials. The course includes challenging and inspiring resources; tasks to encourage a reflective approach; activity-based learning where participants also create classroom resources; and discussion forums for participants to share their views and learn from colleagues. (NB - this course is more appropriate for secondary school  teachers and above).

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, 5th July. Numbers are limited to 40 participants, so please do NOT request a place if you think you may not have enough time. This course is in collaboration with la Consejería de Educación de Aragón and you must also register with them via  http://www.educaragon.org/noticias/noticias.asp?idNoticia=14583

Please note: you may only participate in ONE course! If you are not sure and do request more than one course, you MUST state your first choice on the application form in the first box entitled 'Comment' to avoid being placed on a course of your second choice. You must also state that you work in the 'Comunidad de Aragón'. 


This course will be offered in October, 2019    
*The exact dates will be announced shortly* 

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 in the process of being officially recognised by the 'Consejo General de los Ilustres Colegios Oficiales de Doctorados y Licenciados en Filosofia y Letras y en Ciencias' (CDL). In order to participate in this free teacher support online course you MUST complete a CDL registration form and a link will be announced here shortly. You also need to request the course here on Excellence in Education. Just click on the blue, hyperlinked course title and follow the instructions. Remember to register with CDL as well! Teachers who are registered with their local education authority and successfully complete this course will be eligible for three MEC credits that can be used for 'oposiciones', 'traslados' and individual training plans.
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 the day before the course starts (NB. Numbers are limited to 40 participants, so please do NOT request a place if you even think you may not have enough time).