Erasmus+ Teacher Training is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. As the successor to Comenius, Grundtvig and Erasmus, Erasmus+ has taken over the funding of training for teachers in other European countries. Atlas Language School is one of just two approved teacher training centres for the Trinity CertTESOL teacher training programme in Ireland and we have a team of Masters and DELTA-qualified, experienced and motivated ELT teacher trainers. We are not only practising teachers of English, but also experienced in using up-to-date, innovative methods at all levels of language learning. Our team of teachers are advocates of regularly bringing Irish life and culture into the ELT classroom, as well as real-world-like communicative tasks and developing ideas that use the city as the classroom.

Atlas Language School is one of just two approved teacher training centres for the Trinity CertTESOL in Ireland. We have a team of Masters and DELTA-qualified, experienced and motivated ELT teacher trainers. We are also practising teachers of English, experienced in using up-to-date and experimental, innovative methods with learners at all levels of language learning.

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Language, Literature and Culture

This course is for primary and secondary school teachers who want to upgrade their language skills while gaining a better understanding of Irish life and culture. Participants must have at least a good intermediate level (B1+) of English and must bring an electronic device to connect to wifi – i.e., a phone, tablet or laptop.

Course Info

20 lessons of group tuition / week

1 lesson = 50 minutes
Course Duration: 1 week or 2 weeks

Course Dates:

• 19 July to 30 July 2021

• 02 August to 13 August 2021

• Or by arrangement for closed groups

  • Level: Upper-intermediate (B2)

Features of the Course

• New ideas and recent pedagogical developments in ELT

• Content appropriate for B2-C2 level

• Focus on Language – in particular, English as it is and has been used in Ireland, slang, cultural dos and don’ts

• Focus on Literature, past and contemporary – Maria Edgeworth, WB Yeats, James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, Samuel Beckett, and contemporary authors of literary fiction, poetry, crime, non-fiction, etc.

• Contemporary: education system, tech-hub, economic, housing, identity, music, Brexit

Methodology

Theories, ideas and activities are presented and demonstrated through lessons with content that is suitable to the course participants’ level and to the themes of the course.

Participants are expected to actively participate in each lesson, to reflect on your own beliefs and practice, and share thoughts, ideas and expertise in pair work, small groups and with the class as a whole. Critical thinking and active peer and self-evaluation are essential for the course.

During the course you will also take part in afternoon activities where the participants will be encouraged to develop their language skills in a more informal environment outside the classroom and further enhance their knowledge of Ireland. There will be a focus on exploiting school trips in their own teaching environments to develop language skills.

Price

1 week course: €405 (Programme includes materials, excursions and activities.)
2 week course: €810 (Programme includes materials, excursions and activities.)
Homestay Accommodation: €220 per week for host family accommodation (single room, half-board) + €65 placement fee

Airport Transfer (optional) €80 one way

Erasmus Info

Organisation (legal name): Atlas Language Institute
PIC: 943679051
Organisation ID: E10128627
Registration Number: 373677

If you would like to receive  more information regarding our Erasmus Teacher Training courses, or to enquire about any of our other language courses, then please get in touch today. You can do so using our contact form or over the phone: +353 (0)1-478-2845

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Digital Transitions – Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning

This Digital Transitions course is for primary and secondary school teachers who want to better incorporate digital tools and virtual approaches into teaching and learning. Participants must have at least a good intermediate level (B1+) of English and must bring an electronic device to connect to wifi – i.e., a phone, tablet or laptop. We would strongly recommend a laptop. To get the most out of the course, participants will be asked to download a small number of popular apps to their device – e.g., Google Drive, Google Docs, and Flipgrid.

The course supports the development of high-quality digital skills and competences that will improve the effectiveness of your teaching. The course also includes an extensive cultural and social programme in which you are encouraged to develop your language skills in a more informal environment outside the classroom and enhance your knowledge of Dublin and Ireland.

Course Info

20 lessons of group tuition / week

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course Duration: 1 week or 2 weeks

Course Dates:

• 26 July to 06 August 2021

• 09 August to 20 August 2021

• Or by arrangement for closed groups

  • Level: Upper-intermediate (B2)

Objectives

The course supports the development of high-quality digital skills and competences that will improve the effectiveness of your teaching. The course also includes an extensive cultural and social programme in which you are encouraged to develop your language skills in a more informal environment outside the classroom and enhance your knowledge of Dublin and Ireland.

Format

This Digital Transitions course is a 2-week programme consisting of 40 contact hours, though is designed in a way that allows participants to join for a standalone 1-week course. The input sessions are a blend of theory and practice in ELT using presentation and demonstration and practical activities using mobile and web applications. Participants are expected to actively participate in each lesson, to reflect on your own beliefs and practice, and share thoughts, ideas and expertise in pair work, small groups and with the class as a whole. Critical thinking and active peer and self-evaluation are essential for the course.

Price

2 week course: €810 (Programme includes materials, excursions and activities.)
Homestay Accommodation: €440 – 2 weeks of host family accommodation (single room, half-board) + €65 placement fee
Residential Accommodation: €450 – 2 weeks of residential accommodation (twin room, self-catering) + €65 placement fee – available upon request
Airport Transfer (optional) €80 one way

Erasmus Info

Organisation (legal name): Atlas Language Institute
PIC: 943679051
Organisation ID: E10128627
Registration Number: 373677

If you would like to receive  more information regarding our Erasmus Teacher Training courses, or to enquire about any of our other language courses, then please get in touch today. You can do so using our contact form or over the phone: +353 (0)1-478-2845

Make an Enquiry

CLIL and Environmental Sustainability

Who is the CLIL course for?

This CLIL course is for primary and secondary school teachers who teach subject matter through English. The course is for practising teachers familiar with CLIL who wish to refresh, as well as teachers who are new to CLIL. It could be useful, for example, for teachers who work, or would want to work, in a bilingual school and teach subjects like history, economics or science.

Objectives

The course explores and promotes awareness of the different principles and techniques that are embedded in a CLIL syllabus, and gives a deeper insight into how to further exploit your subject materials. In line with the Erasmus quality standards, the course supports all participating organisations in incorporating the use of digital tools and learning methods to improve the quality of your learning and teaching. The course also includes an extensive cultural and social programme in which you are encouraged to develop your language skills in a more informal environment outside the classroom and further enhance your knowledge of Dublin and Ireland.

Format

This CLIL course is a 2-week programme consisting of 40 contact hours, though is designed in a way that allows participants to join for a standalone 1-week course. Methodological sessions are enhanced by practical sessions that focus on analysing and discussing a series of Sustainable Development CLIL lessons. These lessons aim to help learners develop an active voice in the area of environmental sustainability, and will be available for participants to take home and adapt to the needs of your students. Participants are expected to actively participate in each lesson, to reflect on your own beliefs and practice, and share thoughts, ideas and expertise in pair work, small groups and with the class as a whole. Critical thinking and active peer and self-evaluation are essential for the course.

Course Info

• 20 lessons of group tuition / week

• 1 lesson = 50 minutes

• Course Duration: 1 week or 2 weeks

Course Dates:

• By arrangement for closed groups

• Level: Upper-intermediate (B2)

Price

1 week course: €405 (Programme includes materials, excursions and activities.)

2 week course: €810 (Programme includes materials, excursions and activities.)

Homestay Accommodation: €220 per week for host family accommodation (single room, half-board) + €65 placement fee

Airport Transfer (optional) €80 one way

Erasmus Info

Organisation (legal name): Atlas Language Institute

PIC: 943679051

Organisation ID: E10128627

Registration Number: 373677

If you would like to receive  more information regarding our Erasmus Teacher Training courses, or to enquire about any of our other language courses, then please get in touch today. You can do so using our contact form or over the phone: +353 (0)1-478-2845

Make an Enquiry

Erasmus+ General English Language Training

The General English Fluency course (GE20) with 20 tuition hours per week and the General English Fluency Plus course (GE26) with 26 tuition hours per week are language rich courses that help teachers upgrade their level of English for every day communication. Our teaching is based on a communicative approach, which means students always focus on effective real-life communication, exchanging ideas, opinions and experiences.

Course Info

20 lessons of group tuition / week

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course Dates: during the whole year

Level: Intermediate – Advanced

Methodology

Each day there are two lessons:

• Lesson A: 9.00am to 10.40am

• Lesson B: 11.00am to 12.50pm

Lessons A and B are taught by different teachers to give the learners exposure to a variety of accents and teaching styles. The GE26 course offers 5 additional hours of classes in the afternoons (small group tuition). During the course there are also links to continued learning in a more informal environment outside the classroom in this diverse city of Dublin.

Price

Course: Starting from €250/week + €65 course registration fee + €40 course materials
Homestay Accommodation: €440 – 2 weeks of host family accommodation (single room, half-board) + €65 placement fee
Residential Accommodation: €450 – 2 weeks of residential accommodation (twin room, self-catering) + €65 placement fee – available upon request
Airport Transfer (optional) €80 one way

Erasmus Info

Organisation (legal name): Atlas Language Institute
PIC: 943679051
Organisation ID: E10128627
Registration Number: 373677

If you would like to receive  more information regarding our Erasmus Teacher Training courses, or to enquire about any of our other language courses, then please get in touch today. You can do so using our contact form or over the phone: +353 (0)1-478-2845

Make an Enquiry