Our CLIL programmes attract teachers from across the globe, we have welcomed both secondary and primary school teachers from Spain, France, Brazil, Japan, Switzerland and Mexico, to name a few, so you will have the added benefit of being able to form friendships and perhaps even collaborations with like-minded teachers around the world.
All of our Erasmus +teacher training programmes have been developed with you, the teacher, in mind, we understand that teachers need to understand the theory behind CLIL in language teaching but you also need to upskill and take the knowledge acquired back to share with your colleagues.
An area that GCI excels in is providing teachers with the opportunity to partake in microteaching sessions where you can trial the materials you have developed with the help of your trainers. During these sessions you receive constructive guidance in how best to apply the techniques you learn in the most practical way when you return home.
One thing which comes back time and time again from people who take part in our CLIL courses for teachers is that while they understand all the theory they have little experience applying it to the classroom and are often ‘stuck’ for practical activities and materials.
We appreciate the fact that you already have a background in teaching and so we have shifted the focus to practical materials development. Throughout your time on our teacher training programmes you have access to the widest range of practical materials possible. With the cutting edge Interactive Screen technology used in our classrooms, the sky’s the limit!
Cultural Experience – the “fun” part
We are also firm believers in the premise that you are not here just to learn English or CLIL methodologies but also to have a wonderful cultural experience. On our teacher training programmes our trainers will introduce you to Irish myths and legends, take you through some of the most important historical events in Irish history and show you how to do the same with your own students.
Everyone on our courses for teachers is also actively encouraged to take part in our Social and Cultural Programme, with activities and events almost every afternoon and evening. Galway is a vibrant, artistic city with a rich historical background to explore. You will be transported to medieval Galway during our city walking tour, entertained by the many talented performers in our local pubs and have your taste buds tantalised by a creamy pint of Guinness. See our Galway Guide for more information.
Outside the city there are so many amazing sights to see on the Wild Atlantic Way – Connemara, the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands to name a few.
Don’t just take my word for it – have a look at this first-hand account of all the wonderful experiences to be had if you decide to come to Galway to take an Erasmus+ CLIL course for teachers.