The Conversation for English Teachers is a course focused on helping teachers develop their speaking skills at levels C1 and C2. It is now being offered for the second time.
A typical week on the course will be as follows:
- Prior to the lesson itself, you will receive a few reading texts (newspaper and magazine articles, for example) on the topic of the lesson of the week. The reading will help you prepare for the lesson in terms of familiarization with the topic and also vocabulary expansion;
- During the week, some vocabulary work will be suggested as well, with a view to preparing for the lesson of the week;
- All the lessons will begin with a 15-minute language review, followed by rounds of conversation and feedback on language. The conversations will take place both in small groups and as a whole group;
- The topics of the lessons will include health, food, traveling, teaching, technology, news, among several others. Some of the topics will be decided upon as a group;
- Every four weeks, you will be invited to submit a short piece of writing on one of the topics discussed that month, but writing on the course is optional;
- During the course, we’ll be reading two books together, and we’ll dedicate part of a few of the lessons to discussing them (similarly to a book club).
Book club titles:
- It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching, by Tom Rademacher
- The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language, by John McWhorter
- The CET is a 21-hour course (17 75-minute classes);
- The lessons take place once a week, on Fridays;
- There is one group for the second semester of 2022: Fridays, from 18.00 to 19.15 (BRT).
- All the lessons are live, via Zoom. Given the nature of the course, the lessons are not recorded – you can only participate live;
- There are only 15 places available per group, per term.
To register in September, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday group – 18.00 to 19.15 (BRT)
- August 12, 26;
- September 2, 9, 16, 30;
- October 7, 14, 21, 28;
- November 4, 11, 18, 25;
- December 2, 9, 16.
- All the materials – handouts, texts, videos, etc. – will be made available to you free of charge;
- The two books (see list above) we’ll be reading during the course need to be purchased separately.
Click here to register.