′′Planning Backwards′′ – Staging and Delivering Effective (Vocabulary) Lessons

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
This practical training programme will explore a ‘backwards’ approach to lesson-planning and logical sequencing of lesson stages and activities, along with demonstrating a range of techniques and materials.
Sessions of trainer input (mini-demonstrations followed by analysis of techniques and rationale for choice of activity and stage focus) will alternate with participants planning and delivering microteaching sessions which employ the theory and techniques seen.
Participants will see, experience and analyse good (and bad!) practice, identify effective planning and staging principles and will implement these in their own mini lessons. Trainer input will blend theory and practice with an emphasis on participants’ taking away lesson plans which can serve as models of best practice.
The principles followed are applicable to many lessons. However, this training programme will focus specifically on the teaching of vocabulary. Some specific reflection on cross-application to grammar may be possible at the end of sessions if time allows.

Learning outcomes:

  • teachers will produce complete logically-staged lesson plans that have been ‘backwards planned’
  • teachers will produce a range of appropriate lesson stages which they will teach in microteaching sessions.
  • teachers will select the most appropriate approaches for the learning of specific items/sets of vocabulary
  • teachers will demonstrate their ability to employ new techniques and activities
  • teachers will demonstrate their ability to create and employ new materials
  • teachers will have fun while learning

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : A2 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    Primary School Teachers

  • General prerequisites :

    No specific requirements

  • Maximum number of participants : 12
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 20.03.2022 - 27.03.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 10.07.2022 - 17.07.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 16.10.2022 - 23.10.2022 - To be confirmed

Sessions will be confirmed only when the minimum number of participants is reached.

In case your school wishes to send more than 6 participants together to the same course, we may evaluate the possibility to offer an extra session only for you (and in this case, we would be pleased to evaluate your proposal for fixed dates).

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