English Language Teaching workshop

English Language Teaching workshop

To meet the growing demand for English language and related soft skills, British Council will be conducting a series of training workshops on the following topics:


Task-based learning
Designing materials and courses
Using stories, songs and pictures in the classroom
Teaching pronunciation
Continuing your professional development
How to use ‘Learn English’ booklets
Teaching vocabulary
These workshops are aimed at teachers from the middle and secondary sections of schools and higher education sectors in India. The aim of these sessions is to equip teachers with effective methods, resources, practical ideas and activities that they can implement in their own classroom situations. The workshops have been developed, complete with materials, and certified by the British Council. A certificate of participation will be provided to all participants attending the workshop.


Workshop methodology

British Council’s communicative learning approach includes:
A learner centred approach with trainees participating in a variety of tasks and interactive patterns which they can use to teach and develop their students’ skills.
Loop input: The trainer will introduce useful ideas and theory in the same way that participants should introduce or practice these kinds of materials or ideas in class.  They will then be asked to reflect on the activity and consider how they can use it or adapt it in their own classrooms.

Brainstorming:Participants will be asked to share ideas and knowledge in small groups by brainstorming on different issues, student problems or areas of the students’ syllabus, focusing upon case studies and actual situations.
nHigh interaction: Wherever possible, participants’ own work situations will be used as a basis for role-play.

The workshop is scheduled for July 21, 2012 at the British Library, 23, Kasturba Road Cross, Bangalore — 560001 from 10 am to 1 pm.

Registration fee per participant  is  Rs 1,000 for library institutional members and Rs 1,500 for non-member institutions. The course fee is inclusive of all training materials, trainer costs, refreshments and stationery. The course aims to :

To discuss and demonstrate key principles of teaching vocabulary effectively
To demonstrate a variety of methods for presenting new vocabulary to learners
To explore the importance of teaching collocations (chunks of language rather than single words in isolation) and some suggestions for how to do this
To discuss activities for practising vocabulary in the classroom
To look at how teachers can help their learners record vocabulary

The second workshop, Content and Language Integrated Learning, (CILL), will be held between 2 pm and 5 pm on the same day and will explore the following key principles:
To explore how CLIL differs from regular subject and language teaching
To discuss examples of skills that CLIL teaching will build on
To demonstrate two examples of CLIL lessons
To practise planning a lesson using the CLIL approach
To discuss the benefits and challenges of teaching using the CLIL approach                
To register the nominated participant / participants, schools or individual candidates may fill out an application form and send it to the British Council address, with the fee so that a place can be reserved for the participant.


All payments per seat could be made either by an A/c payee cheque,  a demand draft payable to British Library, Bangalore or cash. Send the completed form with the specified fee to Vani G S, British Library, 23, Kasturba Road Cross, Bangalore — 560001
Seats have been limited to only 25 participants and will be reserved on a first come first served basis.

Last date for registration is July 19, 2012.


In the event of a withdrawal, all notices must be given in writing at least seven days before the commencement of workshop to obtain a full refund of fees. No notices for refund will be accepted less than seven days before the commencement of workshops.
Payment of fee is required prior to the commencement of workshops.

Non-member institutions can choose to enrol as an Institutional Member of the British Library before registering for the workshops in order to enjoy the subsidised fee. For Further information about the registration process, call (080)22489220 or write to bl.bangalore@in.britishcouncil.org

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