Course overview and purpose:
This course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to teach English as a global language effectively. Participants will delve into the historical and social context of English as a global language, examining its spread and influence over time. They will also explore the varieties of English beyond the US/UK binary, gaining a deeper understanding of their impact on teaching and learning.
Another key focus of this course is the influence of multiculturalism and multilingualism on the teaching and learning of English. Participants will examine the various cultural and linguistic backgrounds of English language learners and how these factors affect their learning experience. They will also learn how to apply a multicultural and multilingual lens to their teaching practices, allowing them to create a more inclusive and supportive learning environment.
Through practical case-study based exercises, project work, peer learning and/or discussions, group activities, workshops, role plays, simulations and/or virtual learning environments, participants will explore the historical and social context of the globalisation of English, the current state of English as a global language, the varieties of English and their impact on teaching and learning and the influence of multiculturalism and multilingualism on teaching and learning.
Teachers of any subject, educators, and school administrative staff
No specific requirements
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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 usually 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!