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If you’re looking to grow as an English teacher and develop specific skills so you can prepare your students for language exams and higher education, this course could be perfect for you.
Studying here in Galway, one of the friendliest and most beautiful cities in the whole of Ireland, you’ll focus on learning and practising the best methods and approaches for improving students’ academic writing and speaking abilities.
Our Teacher Training + Academic Writing and Presentation Skills programme is specially designed to be practical, engaging and based on excellent teaching practices. You’ll leave more confident and prepared to take on the toughest teaching challenges.
Not only that, but you’ll also be able to explore the stunning countryside of nearby Connemara and the Wild Atlantic Way – not to mention meet locals and enjoy the lively Irish nightlife in Galway’s many pubs.
30 lessons a week
45 minutes per lesson
Mon - Fri 9.00 - 15.00
Our Erasmus+ General English + Academic Writing & Presentation Skills programme is designed to give non-native English language teachers an upgrade on vital skills that are in ever-increasing demand in the English language classroom.
It’s suitable for you if you’d like to become an English teacher or if you’d like to develop more specialised skills to improve your teaching.
On the course, you’ll improve your confidence in teaching English for academic purposes, and learn approaches to help your own students improve their presentation skills.
The programme also integrates General English lessons, which allow teachers the unique opportunity to observe and experience a variety of teaching styles and interact with language learners from all over the world, while also brushing up on their own speaking, listening and reading skills.
It’s a very flexible programme and perfect for you if:
Excellent teachers are always trying to find the most effective ways of helping their students achieve their goals.
Many language learners today are hoping to move on from their language classes into courses at universities or other institutions of higher learning.
But what is the best way of helping them to do that?
Here are some of the ways our Teacher Training + Academic Writing & Presentation Skills course will help you help your students:
As a teacher you’ll benefit as well. In language teaching it’s important to keep training and learning about new methods. You’ll be able to show your present or future employers that you’re committed to ESL teacher training and improving how you work.
The course has been carefully designed to help you achieve the following objectives:
Observe, share, and learn from the methods of other teachers facing similar challenges.
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GCI offers a range of courses intended to move students towards higher-level education and is closely associated with the Galway Business School with which we share facilities.
The teachers here have ranging experience and a deep understanding of what your students need and how best to help them. They’re enthusiastic and motivated and will create an atmosphere in the classroom that you’ll carry with you into your teaching.
You’ll have the opportunity to interact with students at varying levels from all over the world. The other students on your course will also be an endless source of debate and learning.
Every good teacher knows we learn almost as much from our peers as from our instructors! If you find time in your busy intensive course, you may even join them on some of our much-loved social activities.
If you choose to do your teacher training in Ireland, Galway is one of the top destinations in Ireland and for good reason.
It’s the home to fantastic culture in the form of art, music, and theatre, and it’s the threshold to the stunning nature of Ireland’s west coast.
GCI’s PIC Number: 929605806
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