November 2014 – Better Teaching Outcomes: week one of a four-week course, Moscow
An intensive thirty-hour week that formed a quarter of a course spread out across the year, this offered mornings focused on teacher development and afternoons more geared towards language development, with some peer-to-peer teaching and reflective practice built in. All those who attended were Russian teachers of English with a level around – or above – Proficiency. During the week, we explored teacher beliefs, considered the pros and cons of being a non-native speaker teacher, looked at how best to plan, how to get the most from speaking sections of your classes – and much more.
“Extremely helpful tips on how to teach speaking and listening.” Irina Znobina
“Acquired a precious collection of lexical chunks that will make a cracking read over the coming months.” Natalia Petrova
November 2014 – IH Stavropol
A super-intensive methodology refresher course for teachers both pre- and post-CELTA Most of the teachers were Russian with a high level of proficiency and great enthusiasm. The course lasted 16 hours over two days in their lovely school.
“Andrew’s session was great, our teachers found a lot of what to think about. Many of us liked the presented approach to English teaching as we agreed with him. Some teachers write: ” It was a real pleasure to be a participant at Andrew Walkley’s training session and I would like to thank everyone who has organized it for us”, ” …some of his practices show that we are working in the right way”. In my opinion these words express the attitude and the feelings of our staff. Thank you very much.” Natalia Shchipakina, DOS, IH Stavropol
October 2014 – e-dos, Poland
A one-day workshop on becoming a more lexical teacher organised in conjunction with e-dos of Poland.