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Start: Saturday, 28th September to Sunday, 20th October, 2019 
*The enrolment period will open 9th September* 

A 3 week, 15 hour, free online course (4 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: 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.

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, 27th September. 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 participate in only 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' in order to avoid being placed on a course of your second choice.


Saturday, 28th September to Sunday, 20th October, 2019 
*The enrolment period will open 9th September*

A 3 week, 15 hour, free online course (4 weekends) to help teachers prepare candidates for Trinity College London's GESE Initial level. This course contains new resources and new tasks with one module for each grade of GESE Initial with: challenging and inspiring resources; tasks to encourage a reflective approach; activity-based learning where participants also create classroom activities; and discussion forums for participants to share their views and learn from colleagues. There is also a section on using rhymes, songs and chants to motivate young learners. Course participants can progress through much of the course at their own pace, but will be expected to participate actively. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to those who successfully complete the course.

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, 27th September. 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 participate in only 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' in order to avoid being placed on a course of your second choice.

Start: Saturday 28th Septemeber to Sunday, 20th October, 2019 
*The enrolment period will open 9th September*

A 3 week, 15 hour, free online course (4 weekends), to help teachers  prepare candidates for Trinity College London's GESE Elementary level, grades 4, 5 and 6. Special attention is given to the 'Topic Phase ' and the Conversation Phase'. The course contains new tasks with challenging and inspiring new resources to encourage a 'reflective approach'. Course participants can progress through much of the course at their own pace, but are expected to participate actively. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to those who successfully complete the course.

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, 27th September. 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 participate in only 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' in order to avoid being placed on a course of your second choice.

Start: 6th October Finish 10th Novemeber, 2019    
*The enrolment period is now open*

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 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). There is more information on their website  https://www.consejogeneralcdl.es/teaching-pronunciation-to-young-learners-of-english-primary/  which states that "El Consejo General de los Ilustres Colegios Oficiales de Doctores y Licenciados cuenta con un convenio de colaboración firmado con el Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte en materia de formación permanente del profesorado". The three credits that the Ministerio de Educación awards for courses that CDL offers in collaboration with other entities are : "Solo para los profesores de nivel no universitario: presentar un certificado del centro donde se presta servicio como docente, firmado por el director o secretario o cualquier otro documento acreditativo siempre que especifique la categoría laboral para obtener el certificado debidamente diligenciado por el Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional". In the event that not all the places are taken by maestros (primaría) and profesores (secundaria), teachers working at language schools, academies and Trinity College London Recognised Examination Centres will be considered. 

Please go to https://www.consejogeneralcdl.es/teaching-pronunciation-to-young-learners-of-english-primary/ If you have any questions regarding CDL's registration procedure, you should contact violeta.stefanovska@trinitycollege.eu 

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