Teaching and Learning English as a Global Language

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
The ultimate aim of this course is to help participants gain a full understanding of English as a global language and to reflect on the practical implications of this for their own practice.
Using workshops, roleplays, discussions, videos and songs, we explore both the history of the globalisation of English and the current state of play.
What are the varieties of English beyond the US/UK binary? How and why are accents so associated with stereotypes in English? How does multiculturalism and multilingualism affect the teaching and learning of English – and the practice of teaching in English?
The bowler hat and the London bus are one way into English, but there is so much more to it than that. This course is designed to help participants enrich their own teaching as they gain a practical understanding of this global language.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain awareness of the diversity and the varieties of English
  • Embrace and strengthen multiculturalism and foster critical and cross-cultural awareness in the classroom
  • Learn new approaches and activities to help you dive into using English as a global language with your students
  • Understand why and how English became a global language
  • Examine personal attitudes toward English as a global language and how to encourage students to examine their own attitudes towards English as a global language
  • Apply activities for teaching English as a global language in the classroom

Admission information

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

    Teachers of any subject, educators, and school administrative staff

  • General prerequisites :

    No specific requirements

  • Maximum number of participants : 20
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 15.01.2023 - 22.01.2023 - To be confirmed
  • 19.03.2023 - 26.03.2023 - To be confirmed
  • 02.07.2023 - 09.07.2023 - To be confirmed
  • 15.10.2023 - 22.10.2023 - To be confirmed
  • 19.11.2023 - 26.11.2023 - To be confirmed

Course dates are made available based on the availability of trainers but are “confirmed” only once the minimum number of participants is reached.

Course dates are listed Sunday to Sunday. The course usually takes place Monday to Friday and the full-day trip usually takes place on Saturday, so Sundays are arrival and departure days for those who book course, activities and accommodation. You can leave earlier if you book just the course.

If you are looking for dates either not listed above or “To be confirmed”, please pre-register to your favourite dates so we can track your interest, liaise with everybody to convey participants to the same dates and make them confirmed!

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