Courses for Supporting EMI Teachers’ Linguistic Needs

EMI Teaching Skills module involves proficiency in teaching skills such as lesson planning, differentiated learning, lesson planning, formative and summative testing and assessment, together with phonetics and pronunciation studies on CLIL and STEM education. These courses mainly focus on improving classroom instruction language and variety for science and math teachers.

This course is suitable for all teachers who work with learners in primary and secondary contexts. These teachers (English, subject or classroom teachers) often have an A2/B1 level of English and struggle with the normal day-to-day language educators need to use in the class.

During this course teacher will be given the necessary linguistic tools that will make them more effective communicators in the classroom which will in turn offer them the opportunity to be better role models for their students.

This course is designed to raise awareness of the key elements of English pronunciation for teachers of all subjects. The course is practice-driven and adopts the ‘learning by doing’ approach, as it involves participants in experiencing and reflecting on various classroom activities that make learning enjoyable and effective.

As an integral part of the course, participants are asked to prepare and deliver a presentation related to their subject area. This provides them with an occasion to put their improved pronunciation skills into practice. Throughout the course participants will also develop their cooperative skills through participation in classroom activities in pairs or small groups and through peer feedback.

This course aims to introduce teachers of all subjects, including primary, secondary and higher education, to principles of classroom management practice as a key element in creating successful learning environments. It delivers detailed information and practical skills and strategies important to running an effective and well managed classroom.

It covers relevant classroom management frameworks and key theories, which underpin classroom management. Key preventative practices and intervention strategies are introduced along with various perspectives to student behaviour within the context of classroom management leading to increased student engagement in learning.

This course aims to introduce teachers of all subjects to the skills essential to successfully plan and teach motivating lessons, including how to develop aims with measurable outcomes and direct implementation of methodological teachings in lesson planning, including context, aims, sequential lesson planning, and evaluation.

The course is designed to assist participants in creating more effective lesson plans by aligning their plans with their students’ learning styles and common core requirements. The sessions will enable them to develop lesson plans that are both efficient and effective. The participants will be able to plan their lessons in line with both today’s high standards and the differentiated learning styles of the learners.

This course is intended to enable participants to understand the principles and concepts of the different types of educational testing and assessment. The participants will understand the processes of evaluation, measurement and testing in a better a manner. Thus, they will be able to plan and conduct evaluation and testing on the basis of analytical principles and practices.

Throughout the course, the participants will develop their knowledge and skills in constructing, analysing and improving assessments that adequately appraise general or specific instructional objectives. They will also be able to construct, critique and interpret different types of tests and integrate assessment results to student performance evaluation.

This course is designed to provide a framework for school counselling programs to realise successful learners in terms of physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and moral development and serves as an organizational tool to identify and prioritize the elements of a quality school counselling program.

It aims to embed skills across the curriculum to manage a mentally healthy school and guides schools in designing, developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive developmental and a systemic school counselling program working in the unique international context of international schools.