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Teaching grammar can be fun

Erasmus+ course
Preparation
Participants complete a detailed questionnaire before the course starts to indicate their level of
experience and training. Support information, a pre-reading list and programme details will be
provided to the participants.

Objectives
- Defining grammar and refreshing the participants knowledge.
- Finding meaning through context.
- Showing how modern methodologies support the teaching of grammar.
- Acquiring methods that make learning grammar fun.
- Improving speaking and listening skills with communicative functions.
- Understanding how grammar can be incorporated into lessons.
- Developing higher order thinking skills.
- Exchanging experiences and good practices among people coming from different
countries who work in the same field.

Methodology:
The course is structured into 14 training modules, beginning with a definition of grammar to its
usage in the four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Each module will incorporate
both a theoretical knowledge of grammar and the practical application in classroom situations.

Modules
- Module 1: Grammar and the Communicative Approach, Grammar and Teaching Methods
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Module 2: Bloom, Higher order thinking skills and teaching grammar


Module 3: Games and fun activities when teaching grammar
Module 4: Teaching present tenses
Module 5: Teaching past tenses
Module 6: Teaching perfect tenses
Module 7: Teaching future forms
Module 8: Clauses (conditional clauses, noun clauses, relative clauses)
Module 9: Teaching modal verbs
Module 10: Writing Approaches
Module 11: Assessment and Correction
Module 12: Task based learning
Module 13: Using ICT
Module 14: Theatre and drama activities when teaching grammar
Module 15: Workshop, microteaching

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- City Tour
- Local School Visit

Learning Outcomes
- Improvement of the level of key competences and skills
- Improvement of language skills
- Improvement of teaching and learning languages and promotion of EU's broad linguistic
diversity and intercultural awareness
- Strengthened professional profile of the teaching professions
- Positive and long-lasting effects on the trainees involved
- Increased capacity to cooperate on international level, internationalisation at the level of
education, enhanced intercultural awareness
- practical ideas for classroom
- encouragement of sharing best practices, ideas and materials between colleagues within
the EU
- improved abilities to use innovative and student-centred pedagogical approaches and to
develop appropriate assessment and certification methods, based on learning outcomes
- boosted confidence in teaching subjects in English, improved teachers mobility
- acquisition of practical language to be used in the classroom
- heightened awareness of different classroom techniques
- Acquisition of new techniques, ideas, sources of materials

Follow-up
Participants will complete a workbook either for their personal reference which they can update
on their return home.

A course manual will be provided.

A mailing list of participants will be created in order to exchange ideas/experiences.

EACH COURSE WILL BE HELD WITH MINIMUM OF 10 COURSE PARTICIPANTS

Course Dates

Year 2015:

Erasmus+
PRAGUE, PARIS and LONDON dates

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5 day mobility
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19.1. - 23.1.
16.2. - 20.2.
16.3. - 20.3.
13.4. - 17.4.
11.5. - 15.5.
8.6. - 12.6.
6.7. - 10.7.
3.8. - 7.8.
31.8. - 4.9.
28.9. - 2.10.
26.10. - 30.10.
23.11. - 27.11.

19.1. - 30.1.
16.2. - 27.2.
16.3. - 27.3.
13.4. - 24.4.
11.5. - 22.5.
8.6. - 19.6.
6.7. - 17.7.
3.8. - 14.8.
31.8. - 11.9.
28.9. - 9.10.
26.10. - 6.11.
23.11. - 4.12.

10 day mobility

Year 2016:

Erasmus+ dates
PRAGUE
5 days

PARIS
10 days

LONDON
5 days

BARCELONA
10 days

18.1. 22.1.
15.2. 19.2.
14.3. 18.3.
11.4. 15.4.
9.5. 13.5.

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29.8. 2.9.
26.9. 30.9.
24.10. 28.10.
21.11. 25.11.

18.1. 29.1.
15.2. 26.2.
14.3. 25.3.
11.4. 22.4.
9.5. 20.5.
6.6. 17.6.
4.7. 15.7.
1.8. 12.8.
29.8. 9.9.
26.9. 7.10.
24.10. 4.11.
21.11. 2.12.

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