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The British Council is a world authority in English language teaching and teacher training. We have developed a number of English teacher training courses for the teaching community globally. All of these courses focus on the latest requirements of the 21st century and on the changing scenario of the education world.

Engaging with grammar: different approaches 

is designed for primary and secondary school teachers with a level of English B1 and above.

The aim of this module is to explore deductive and inductive approaches to teaching grammar. The module looks at a range of techniques for introducing grammar which focus on grammatical meaning, and participants are given the opportunity to plan the presentation stages of a grammar lesson.

By the end of this module participants will be able to:

  1. identify and understand inductive and deductive approaches to presenting grammar
  2. summarise and evaluate a range of techniques for introducing grammar
  3. plan the presentation stages of a grammar lesson using an inductive approach.

Engaging with Pronunciation: techniques and activities 

is designed for primary and secondary school teachers with a level of English B1 and above.

The aim of this module is to help you understand how to integrate pronunciation practice in the classroom. The module looks at various aspects of pronunciation including stress, intonation and features of connected speech. You experience and evaluate activities, and are given the opportunity to plan how to integrate pronunciation activities with other aspects of language learning.

By the end of this module participants will be able to:

  1. identify features of connected speech
  2. describe techniques to raise learners’ awareness of aspects of pronunciation
  3. evaluate a range of pronunciation activities
  4. integrate pronunciation activities with other aspects of language learning

Engaging with vocabulary teaching

Engaging with vocabulary teaching is designed for primary and secondary school teachers with a level of English B1 and above. 

The aim of this module is to explore ways of presenting new vocabulary in the classroom. The module considers what is involved in learning new words, how to select words to teach, and a range of methods and techniques for presenting vocabulary that take into account an inclusive multisensory approach. Participants are also given the opportunity to use a range of techniques to express meaning.

By the end of this module participants will be able to:

  1. describe the aspects of vocabulary that learners need to know
  2. choose vocabulary to teach which is appropriate to learners’ needs
  3. evaluate a range of methods and techniques for presenting vocabulary
  4. use a range of techniques to express meaning which take into account an inclusive multisensory approach.

Understanding speaking: maximising interaction

Understanding speaking: maximising interaction is designed for primary and secondary school teachers with a level of English B1 and above.

The aim of this module is to introduce participants to a range of techniques and activities which promote oral communication in the classroom. The module also looks at the benefits of pair and group work and adapting tasks to maximise student interaction. Participants are given the opportunity to prepare and deliver speaking activities to their peers.

By the end of this module participants will be able to:

  1. recognise the benefits of pair work and group work in maximising student interaction
  2. describe a variety of techniques to increase oral communication in the classroom
  3. adapt reading tasks to make them more communicative
  4. prepare and use communicative speaking activities to help learners practise language

Engaging with pronunciation: individual sounds

Engaging with pronunciation: individual sounds is designed for primary and secondary school teachers with a level of English B1 and above.

The aim of this module is for participants to know how to prevent and correct individual sound problems that are relevant to their own context. Participants experience and evaluate a range of activities designed to practise problematic sounds, and are given the opportunity to practise teaching these to their peers.

By the end of this module participants will be able to:

  1. identify the individual sounds of English that are most difficult for their learners to pronounce
  2. use a range of activities to give their learners practice in pronouncing problematic individual sounds
  3. use effective techniques to prevent poor pronunciation of individual sounds from developing
  4. use effective techniques to correct mispronunciation of individual sounds.

Engaging with writing – preparing activities

Engaging with writing – preparing activities is designed for primary and secondary school teachers with a level of English B1 and above.

The aim of this module is to analyse what makes writing activities effective and to give practice in preparing effective writing activities. The module identifies sub-skills that lead to good writing, evaluates whether activities focus on accuracy and communication, and reviews and analyses writing activities for context, audience and purpose.

By the end of this module participants will be able to:

  1. identify sub-skills that lead to good writing
  2. categorise writing activities that focus on accuracy and communication
  3. review and analyse writing activities for context, audience and purpose
  4. plan effective writing activities for use in the classroom.

Trainer Development course (TDC)

Trainer Development course (TDC) is designed for primary and secondary school teachers with a level of English C1 and above.

The overall aim of this intensive four-day course will be to develop participants’ teacher training skills through input, awareness raising and micro-training practice. TDC combines a communicative, learner-centred approach with input on training concepts such as teacher experience, learning styles, motivation, feedback and workshop delivery. The approach is very much based on practical learning and course participants are encouraged to relate workshop content to their own educational contexts and to share ideas and learning from personal experiences.

The course consists of the following workshops:

  • Introductory workshop
  • Workshop 2: Understanding your course participants
  • Workshop 3: Issues and challenges
  • Workshop 4: Making training effective
  • Workshop 5: Preparing for training
  • Workshop 6: Micro training
  • Workshop 7: Workshop design and delivery

Qualifications and experience required for Trainer Development course

Essential

  • Masters in ELT / TESOL
  • 3-5 years’ teaching experience
  • Around 3 years’ experience of teachers’ training

Desirable

  • At least CEFR level C1 and above
  • Knowledge of the English language teaching and learning atmosphere in Pakistan.

The Process

The participants of Trainer Development course will first go through the British Council’s English language proficiency assessment test called ‘Aptis’. It is a computer based test of 3-4 hours with assessment questions on grammar and vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The participants will be divided for the test on 29, 30 or 31 January 2018. Details of venue and timings will be shared later. 

Participants who score CEFR level C1 and above in Aptis test will be eligible for Trainer Development course from 06 - 09 February 2018 in Lahore. Participants will be awarded a certificate upon completion of the course and micro-training session. Details of venue and timings will be shared later. 

How to apply

Interested applicants should send in filled application forms along with their CV and pay order in favour of ‘British Council’ for the amount of PKR 47,500/- by Thursday 18 January 2018. The fee includes payment for English language proficiency assessment test and the training fee

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