The British Council offers the following courses for teachers and teachers-in-training:
We offer a series of workshops for teachers and teachers-in-training at primary and secondary levels, across a range of topics. The emphasis is on practical ideas for teachers to be able to use and adapt for their own classes, supported by a review of methodology.
We can also offer tailor-made teacher-training workshops to be given at schools, (singly or as a series). For more information about these, please contact:
British Council Porto: Teacher Development Sessions 2012
Welcome to our Teacher Development Sessions in Porto. These workshops and training cover a variety of topics related to teaching English language, skills and classroom techniques.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with confirmation of attendance and your contact phone number before the deadline indicated for each workshop
Place: All workshops are at British Council, Rua do Breiner 155, 4050-126 Porto
Time: 1430 - 1700, unless stated otherwise
Maximum number of places: 20, unless stated otherwise
Participants will get a certificate of attendance. There will be a break with refreshments.
Terminating Teenage Torpor
This session investigates some of the reasons behind the kind of behaviour that regularly drives teachers to distraction. We will review the advice of well-respected behavioural experts, ans by the end of the afternoon we will have discussed what it is that students respond well too and examined a number of useful, practical strategies to keep kids on track for more of the time.
Paul East is the British Council Foz Teaching Centre co-ordinator. He has lived and worked in 6 very different countries around the world but spent the last 13 years here in Porto. Paul has a BA (Hons.) degree, a Cambridge CELTA, CELTYL and DELTA qualifications.
English Grammar taught backwards
Too often learners of English don’t understand or are bored by grammatical theory. Worse still, some are traumatised for life … The end result, learner potential is not maximised!
English has many exceptions to rules, spelling and pronunciation. This session will demonstrate ways to teach grammar through logical reasoning by using time lines, mnemonics and other simple practical techniques.
Rui Henriques is a Parent – Trainer – Teacher – Certified Coach – Motivational Speaker. He aspires to bring out “the best in others”. He holds a degree in Law, and a CELTA, and has worked at the British Council since 2006.
Storytelling for Primary Teachers and Learners
Cathy Sear and Gaynor Evans
This interactive session will explore a variety of storytelling techniques including the use of books and memorised stories. By the end of the session, participants will have discussed the benefits of using stories in the primary classroom as well as solutions for potential problems. Opportunities will be provided for participants to tell stories and receive feedback on technique.
Cathy Sear is the Senior Teacher Young Learner courses at the British Council Porto. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies with Modern Languages, a Cambridge CELTA and Young Learner Extension to CELTA and a DELTA She has been Senior Teacher in Porto for 5 years and has been teaching in Portugal since 1995.
Gaynor Evans is the Pedagogic Director at the British Council Porto. She holds a Trinity TESOL and Cambridge DELTA and has just completed a Master’s degree in English language teaching. She has worked for the British Council for 15 years in centres in Hong Kong, Lisbon, Rangoon and Hanoi.
This short course prepares teachers for taking the internationally recognised Cambridge TKT. For further information, see www.cambridgeesol.org/tkt
When and Where
Preparation courses are occasionally offered in Portugal. For more information, please contact:
British Council regularly supports and participates in conferences across Portugal.
The British Council in association with APPI (Associação Portuguesa de Professores de Inglês) runs accredited in-service training courses for teachers of English.
When and Where
Prodep workshops are run at various locations across the country. See this year's programme on the APPI site.
For more information contact Julie Tice or Cristina Bastos (APPI)
T 213 214 554 or 969 570 805
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