Experiential Learning for Language Classes

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
This practical and immersive course is for experienced, young or aspiring language teachers who want to create learner-centred language classes and develop a thorough understanding of the experiential learning approach.
Experiential learning fosters learning environments that encourage students to acquire practical skills through experience and reflective practice. Educators will be guided to experience and reflect on sample lessons, then plan language classes that foster effective development of students’ receptive and productive language skills. This course will also help teachers adapt Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Project Based Learning (PBL) to their experiential classrooms.
This course offers a valuable opportunity for teachers looking for ways to engage their learners through hands-on activities that yield measurable results in their communicative and receptive skills. While the language of instruction is in English, teachers of other languages as well as primary school teachers will find this course useful for their teaching skills.
Upon request, this course can be expanded to include practice teaching and reflection opportunities.

Learning outcomes:
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define learning and identify what helps and what hinders learning through reflective practices;
  • Plan and facilitate lesson plans that foster efficient language skills development through experiential learning;
  • Identify ways to help their learners develop their communicative and receptive skills through practical and engaging activities;
  • Create content and language integrated classes; and
  • Apply Project-based Learning (PBL) approaches through their teaching.

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : B1 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    Experienced, young or aspiring language teachers (English or other languages); Primary school teachers; Teacher trainers

  • General prerequisites :

    No specific requirements

  • Maximum number of participants : 30
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 06.03.2022 - 13.03.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 03.07.2022 - 10.07.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 02.10.2022 - 09.10.2022 - 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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