ELT Short Courses

‘Intensive Short Courses in ELT’

Super Sundays Workshop Series

The Super Sunday workshops are a new series of training events covering key areas of Communicative Language Teaching. Each workshop will be active, experiential and practical – examining principles behind different skills and lesson types as well as providing fun and active tasks teachers can take away and use in their classrooms.

Workshops for the remainder of 2019 are as follows:

Core Skills Program
(10:30 am – 1:00 pm including 15 minute break)
Skills Extra Program
(2:00 pm – 4:30 pm including 15 minute break)
Sunday 25th AugustClassroom ManagementPronunciation activities for Thai Students
Sunday 8th SeptemberTeaching Speaking SkillsTeaching with Minimal Resources
Sunday 22nd SeptemberTeaching and Practicing VocabularyIntroduction to Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
Sunday 6th OctoberTeaching Reading SkillsUsing Music and Video
Sunday 20th OctoberStudent Centered GrammarTask Based Learning
Sunday 3rd NovemberTeaching Listening SkillsDrama and role play in the English classroom
Sunday 17th NovemberTeaching Writing Skills6 Thinking Hats – a group discussion and thinking framework

 

2020 Courses & Dates
Coming soon…

Requirements

Participants have the following registration choices:

  • a) choose and register for any number of workshops from 1 upwards and pay for them individually
  • b) register for a whole series – Core or Extra
  • c) register and pay for both Core and Extra

Program fees

  • 400 baht per 2.5 hour workshop (includes a 15 minute break)
  • 2,600 baht for either the whole Core or Extra program
  • 4,900 baht for the whole Core and Extra program

Each workshop will be active, experiential and practical – examining principles behind different skills and lesson types as well as providing fun and useful tasks teachers can take away and use in their classrooms.

 

Classroom Management – participants will:

  • Put themselves in the position of the student for demonstrations of effective and less effective classroom management
  • Reflect on and identify techniques and language used
  • Practice these techniques
  • Identify areas for further development
  • Increase their ability and confidence to manage classroom activities using English

 

Teaching Speaking – participants will:

  • Put themselves in the position of the student for demonstrations of effective and less effective speaking tasks
  • Examine possible stages for speaking lessons and tasks
  • Identify characteristics of an effective speaking activity
  • Practice creating and running a speaking activity

 

Teaching and Practicing Vocabulary – participants will:

  • Experience being the student while learning some unknown words
  • Identify and practice several different methods for helping students understand the meaning of words
  • Examine what it means to ‘know’ a word
  • Look at techniques for helping students with pronunciation and form of vocabulary
  • Experiment with and evaluate published vocabulary activities
  • Identify several task types they can use in their classroom

 

Teaching Reading Skills – participants will:

  • Experience a demonstration of a short reading lesson and reflect on the stages
  • Identify different reading skills and examine tasks to practice them
  • Discuss and gain ideas for how to engage and involve students in reading
  • Create and assess post reading activities

 

Student Centered grammar – participants will

  • Take part in 2 demonstration activities, to experience 2 different approaches (using a situation and using a text to present grammar)
  • Compare the lesson stages of different approaches
  • Reflect on the importance of context and create and share contexts for different structures
  • Learn techniques for clarifying the meaning of grammar points (CCQs and timelines)

 

Teaching Listening Skills – participants will:

  • Experience  a listening lesson from the point of view of the students and identify effective and ineffective tasks and stages for improving listening skills
  • Identify different listening skills and assess tasks to match those skills
  • Develop their ability to design and choose listening tasks and take away a list of possible skills tasks
  • Examine the role of pre-teaching vocabulary for listening lessons
  • Grow their ability to engage students in listening lessons and provide post listening speaking and / or writing tasks

 

Teaching Writing Skills – participants will:

  • Examine how to set the context, motivate students and logically stage a writing skills lesson
  • Take away fun activities to avoid the ‘blank page’
  • Assess the benefits and possibilities of collaborative writing

Focus on different ways of assessing and giving feedback to written work

Each workshop will be active, experiential and practical – examining principles behind different skills and lesson types as well as providing fun and useful tasks teachers can take away and use in their classrooms.

 

Pronunciation Activities for Thai Students – participants will:

  • Examine the particular sounds that are challenging for Thai speakers of English
  • Experience drills, activities and games to help students notice and improve their pronunciation of these sounds
  • Focus on both word and sentences stress and practical ways to help students notice and improve in this area
  • Raise awareness of the features of connected speech in English

 

Teaching With Minimal Resources – participants will:

  • Learn how to maximize the biggest resource in your classroom – the students
  • Build up a bank of core activities that require minimal preparation and materials and can be used for a variety of language points and skills
  • Reduce reliance on physical resources such as textbooks and handouts

 

Content and language Integrated learning (CLIL) – participants will:

  • Develop your understanding of the definition of CLIL and examine the benefits for you students
  • Experienced and assessed a CLIL demonstration lesson, while playing the role of students
  • Experiment with designing a CLIL lesson in groups, then and discussing and assessing this with fellow participants

 

Using Music and Video – participants will:

  • Increase their awareness of how to choose the best material
  • Go away with a series of task types that can be used with most songs or video clips
  • Assessed the advantages of using music and video
  • Examined the potential problems and discussed solutions to these

 

Task Based Learning – participants will:

  • Improve their understanding of the benefits of TBL and how to stage a TBL lesson
  • Experienced and assessed a TBL lesson in the role of a student
  • Discuss, share and assess ideas for TBL lessons you can use in your own classroom

 

Drama and Role-Play in the English language Classroom – participants will:

  • Examine how best to prepare students for role-plays and drama based tasks
  • Raise awareness of how to choose and create them
  • Share and discuss ideas
  • Experience examples of good examples and less helpful examples from the perspective of a student

 

6 Thinking Hats: a group Discussion and Thinking Framework – participants will:

  • Participate in a 6 thinking hats discussion / problem solving activity
  • Evaluate and assess the task
  • Develop, discuss and share practical ideas using the framework with your students

Course Location
This course takes place at AUA, Chamchuri Square in Bangkok, Thailand.

AUA Chamchuri Square, Bangkok is the largest branch and home to the corporate offices. It is located at the Sam Yan MRT train station, and a short walk to the Sala Dang BTS train station. AUA is located on the 21st floor.

Contact information

Ms. Sopida Thip-aksorn (Fon)
Program coordinator
[email protected]