Teacher Training Erasmus+

What is English Teacher Training?

Teaching is perhaps the most rewarding career there is. What greater motivation do you need than providing the best possible learning experience for your students?

But of course we can all learn and become better teachers – and, in doing so, give more to our students and our schools.

Our Erasmus+ teacher training courses help you do exactly that. You’ll discover and practise new teaching methodologies, whether for primary or secondary level, gain an understanding of how to combine language and subject teaching within a practical lesson framework, and explore a wide variety of practical tasks and activities that can be put to immediate use in the classroom.

GCI’s PIC Number is 929605806.

And if you’re going to take a course, why not do so in beautiful surroundings? 

 You’ll have a truly memorable time on our teacher training course in Galway on Ireland’s west coast. When you get here, you’ll discover the beauty of this vibrant harbour city and have the chance to really get to know Ireland as a local. 

 The school is just 50 metres from the beach, where you can get involved with lots of different water sports or just relax on the sand and watch the sea in between lessons. 

 And there’s little better on days off than a cliff walk followed by some streetfood or a visit to a traditional pub in Galway.


Courses

Courses

Teacher Training General English + CLIL Methodology

Teacher Training General English + CLIL Methodology

This course has been designed to up-skill participants in order to make a greater contribution in their home school both inside and outside the classroom. The programme focuses on giving participants knowledge and skills that they can share in their staff room.

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Teacher Training General English + Technology

Teacher Training General English + Technology

Using technology in the classroom has become an integral part of education both at primary and secondary level and is also an increasingly popular method of delivering English language training.

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Teacher Training General English + Drama, Music and Culture

Teacher Training General English + Drama, Music and Culture

This particular teacher training course is a specialist programme aimed at non-native primary teachers who wish to access tried and tested teaching materials and methodologies while increasing their own language awareness.

From €485

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Teacher Training General English + Academic Writing & Presentation Skills

Teacher Training General English + Academic Writing & Presentation Skills

From €485

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As you learn, you’ll be building relationships with other teachers and sharing your experiences – and by the end of it, you’ll be on your way back home better equipped to contribute more inside and outside the classroom.

What teacher training courses can you take?

At Galway Cultural Institute you have the choice of four different teacher training courses.

Here’s a quick summary of each one so you can choose the one that’s right for you. You can find full course details at the links below. 

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Teacher Training: CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) – for anyone whose first language isn’t English and who teaches, or plans to teach, in English, and wishes to become confident delivering a broad range of CLIL-based activities both inside and outside the classroom.

Teacher Training: General English & Technology – for anyone whose first language isn’t English and who teaches, or plans to teach, in English, and wants to gain an understanding of how to use technology to deliver high-quality, dynamic and varied lessons.

Teacher Training: General English & Drama, Music & Culture – for anyone whose first language isn’t English and who teaches, or plans to teach, in English, and is interested in developing young minds through exploration, discovery and creativity.

Teacher Training: General English & Academic Writing & Presentation Skills – for third-level lecturers whose first language isn’t English and who teach, or plan to teach, in English, and wish to improve their overall performance delivering lectures, presentations, creating academic documents and have an introduction to writing articles for publication.

Is Erasmus+ the right teacher training for you?

Are you a qualified teacher who teaches, or plans to teach, in English, but it isn’t your first language? Are you looking for a refresher course on teaching methodologies? If you are, this could be the perfect type of course for you.

By the end of any of our four teacher training courses, you’ll be able to make a greater contribution in your home school, college or university – inside and outside the classroom. Our programmes focus on giving you knowledge and skills you can share with colleagues too..

Taking this course will mean you:

  • Refresh your teaching skills
  • Get knowledge and practical materials to share with pupils and peers
  • Build relationships and share experiences with other teachers from around the world.

Why should you choose Galway in Ireland?

Taking a teacher training course in Ireland gives you the chance to explore its beautiful landscapes, delve into its rich culture and enjoy its unparalleled social life. 

Galway is considered one of Ireland's greatest treasures. Not only is it warm and welcoming, but it’s also full of historical charm.

It’s a great choice of location for learning abroad  – as it’s a harbour city, you’ll be able to enjoy coastal walks, beaches and watersports. All this on top of the attractions in the city itself.

Did you know? The part of the west coast of Ireland where Galway is situated is called the Wild Atlantic Way. It’s actually the longest coastal touring route in the world.

Here are just some of the things you’ll be able to explore in Galway: 

Read more in our guide to Galway

And don’t just take our word for it: see what it’s like for yourself on our Instagram profile

Why Galway Cultural Institute?

We’re a highly accredited school and believe quality is the most important factor in your education.

Choosing a teacher training course with us means you’ll have access to:

Our teachers

You’ll be guided by our expert, friendly teachers throughout your course. Meet the team here.

Our facilities

You’ll have access to a modern library, 30 bright, modern and spacious classrooms with ocean views, a cafe, student spaces, computers – and of course WiFi. Plus you’ll be 50 metres from the beach.

Our school culture

Those who study here love it – you’ll enjoy a happy and friendly atmosphere, perfect for meeting new people and making friends.  

Accommodation options to suit you

You’ll be able to choose from both residential and host family options. Find out more here.

Teacher training FAQs

Here are answers to some common questions we get about our teacher training courses. If you have a question that doesn’t appear, just drop us a line and we’ll do whatever we can to help you!

What is Erasmus+ English teacher training?

Erasmus+ teacher training courses are educational programmes promoted and supported by the EU. They provide teachers with a chance to expand their language skills, pick up new ideas and practices, and build relationships with peers.

Why should you take a teacher training course?

If you’re a teacher or an individual working in the education sector, teacher training courses are designed to address your needs, providing you with teaching and training opportunities abroad.

Whether you’re already teaching or planning to teach a subject in English, these courses will help you upskill not only in terms of language, but also your teaching.

The courses are also a truly rewarding experience in themselves – offering you the chance to explore Ireland and make friends and memories to last a lifetime.

How will doing an English teacher training course help you and your career?

On the course you’ll enhance your language and teaching skills, learning how to provide an even more enjoyable and effective learning experience for your students. 

Book a course today

Browse our Erasmus+ teacher training course options below and let us know if you need any help deciding.

Teacher Training: CLIL

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Teacher Training: General English & Technology

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Teacher Training: General English & Drama, Music & Culture

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Teacher Training: General English & Academic Writing & Presentation Skills

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What do our students say?

Read this blog post about one student’s experience taking an Erasmus+ teacher training course.

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