Seminars – Intensives

CA Institute’s teacher training seminars and intensive programs have been developed with our teachers in mind. Those who attend these seminars and programs will attain a higher level of proficiency with teaching young learners, teaching advanced grammar, and teaching business English. Each attendee receives a certificate.

TEACHING YOUNG LEARNERS ENGLISH SEMINAR

Teaching English to children is an enormous market and one that is very different from teaching adults. This seminar will give an overview of the issues involved and practices useful for teaching children of all different ages ranging from 3 – 18 years old. During your seminar, modules will cover assessing children’s development stages and needs, the physical classroom and behavior management in addition to developing age/level appropriate games, activities and teaching techniques.

Course Outline

Students will attain a new skill set: how to teach English to non-adult learners.

Module 1: Children’s Development and Needs

Piaget’s Cognitive Development Sequent
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Leveled Reading Materials

Module 2: The Classroom

The Physical Classroom Environment
Teacher Needs
Student Needs
Behavior Management

Module 3: Classroom Practices

Very Young Learners
Young Learners
Tweens
Teens

It is recommended that students either already have some teacher training or are well into their teacher training before taking this course.

Course Duration

This course meets from 10AM – 4PM on Saturdays. To view a list of dates please have a look at our page on dates and fees.

ADVANCED GRAMMAR SEMINAR
This seminar aims to increase your knowledge of the English language – in particular the more complex grammar problems facing teachers and students alike. The modules covered will provide practical knowledge for EFL teachers. Throughout this discussion, examples are provided to show how the material presented relates to common student errors. An equally important goal of this discussion is that teachers gain greater insight into the heart of the grammatical system of English. Doing so can help teachers to understand their subject matter more deeply and recognize that there is simplicity among all the complexity of English.

Course Outline

We have developed the Advanced Grammar Seminar in response to the student requests and feedback. Students will attain a higher level of proficiency with both English grammar and how to teach it.

Module 1: The English Verb System

Main Verbs
Auxiliary Verbs Defined
The Five Basic Functions of Auxiliary Verbs
Auxiliary Verb BE
Auxiliary Verb Do
Auxiliary Verb Have
Grammar Mood
Modal Auxiliaries

Module 2: Nouns and Other Nominals

English Nouns
Primary Functions of Nouns and Other Nominals
Other Nominal Forms
Modifications of Nouns
Teaching Nominal Phrases to Students

Module 3: The English Sentence and its Constituents

Recognizing Independent and Dependent Clauses
Noun Clauses
Adjective Clauses
Adverb Clauses

It is recommended that students either already have some teacher training (TEFL or CELTA) or are well into their teacher training before taking this course.

Course Durations

This course meets from 10AM – 4PM on Saturdays. To view a list of dates please have a look at our page on dates and fees.

TEACHING BUSINESS ENGLISH SEMINAR

A large portion of teaching courses the world over will include at least a significant element of explicit Business English instruction. You may even get to teach a stand-alone Business English class. Either way, knowing how Business English functions and how to teach it is very important if you are planning on teaching adults. Since English is an international language, there are many versions or “dialects” of Business English. Although the differences are not deeply profound, it will be important for you to identify which dialect will be most useful to your students. This course will focus on American Business English as the other dialects tend to be based in large part on it. You will learn about this dialect, the culture behind it, and how to teach it to adults. Modules will cover strategies specific to teaching adult professionals, teaching the Language of American Business English and the facets of Teaching American Business English including written and spoken Business English communication.

Course Outline

We have developed the Teaching Business English Seminar in response to the student requests and feedback. Students of this course will attain a new skill set for how to teach English to business professional English Language Learners (ELL).

Module 1: Teaching Adults American Business Culture

Adult, Professional English Language Learners
American Business Culture
Sample Lesson Plan – Teaching American Business Culture

Module 2: The Language of American Business English

The Syntax of American Business English
Sample Lesson Plan – Teaching Business English
Grammar Instruction in American Business English
Sample Lesson Plan – Teaching Business Grammar

Module 3: Facets of Teaching Business English

Written Business English Communication
Sample Lesson Plan – Writing a Business Email
Spoken English Communication
Sample Lesson Plan – Conducting a Job Interview
Sample Lesson Plan – Conducting a Press Conference

Module 4: Useful Material and Links

It is recommended that students either already have some teacher training or are well into their teacher training before taking this course.

Course Durations

This course meets from 10AM – 4PM on Saturdays. To view a list of dates please have a look at our page on dates and fees.

Tuition for all seminars

Price 2,800 CZK

Instructors

Each seminar is led by one or two instructors, each of whom has at least a Master’s degree and over five years of teacher training experience.

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