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Cultivating Communicators: Developing Speaking Skills in Cross-Cultural Classrooms

Duration:
5-Day Course
Language:
English
Course Overview

Embark on a transformative journey to enhance your skills as an educator in facilitating effective communication in cross-cultural classrooms. This 5-day training program is crafted to empower teachers with strategies, techniques, and cultural insights to foster confident and proficient speaking skills in students from diverse backgrounds.

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Course Objectives
  • Explore the impact of culture on communication styles.
  • Strategies for promoting cultural awareness in the classroom.
  • Creating a classroom atmosphere that encourages risk-taking and participation.
  • Strategies for fostering a positive attitude towards language learning.
  • Incorporating interactive methods to engage students in speaking activities.
  • Role-playing, debates, and collaborative projects as tools for language development.
  • Adapting speaking activities to be culturally sensitive.
  • Encouraging students to share their cultural perspectives through speaking exercises.

Schedule

Day 1

  • Welcome and Introduction.
  • Importance of Cross-Cultural Communication.
  • Cultural Awareness in the Classroom.
  • Icebreaker: Sharing Cultural Experiences.
  • Strategies for Promoting Inclusivity.
  • Creating a Supportive Language Learning Environment.
  • Group Activity: Designing a Culturally Inclusive Classroom.

Day 2

  • Fostering a Positive Attitude Towards Language Learning.
  • Encouraging Risk-Taking and Participation.
  • Case Studies: Successful Language Learning Environments.
  • Role of the Teacher in Creating a Supportive Environment.
  • Practical Strategies for Building Rapport.
  • Interactive Workshop: Creating a Supportive Classroom Culture.

Day 3

  • Overview of Interactive Teaching Methods.
  • Role-Playing as a Tool for Language Development.
  • Debates and Discussions in Language Learning.
  • Collaborative Projects for Speaking Skills.
  • Implementing Interactive Techniques in the Classroom.
  • Group Activity: Designing Interactive Language Lessons.

Day 4

  • Importance of Effective Assessment.
  • Designing Speaking Assessments.
  • Providing Constructive Feedback.
  • Peer Assessment and Collaborative Feedback.
  • Practical Exercises: Developing Assessment Criteria.
  • Case Studies: Effective Assessment Practices.

Day 5

  • Leveraging Technology for Speaking Skills.
  • Online Platforms, Multimedia, and Virtual Communication Tools.
  • Cultural Sensitivity in Speaking Activities.
  • Adapting Speaking Activities to Cultural Contexts.
  • Virtual Cultural Exchange: Real-World Language Application.
  • Final Project: Developing a Cross-Cultural Speaking Lesson.
  • Course evaluation and Feedback.
Next Dates
LocationStarting DateStatusEnrol
Braga19 February, 2024Pre-Confirmed
Madeira13 May, 2024Pre-Confirmed
Barcelos7 October, 2024Contact Us

Price

All expenses can be covered through a Knowledge Acquisition (KA) subsidy within the Erasmus+ initiative. This is a 5-day training course in which Mobility Friends imposes a fee of 450 euros per attendee, in courses located in the cities of the continent. For the Madeira and Azores, the price will be 480 euros. The price includes the training course, a coffee break, and a cultural visit to the city where the course is held.

Important Info

Certificate

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who attend a minimum of 80% of the course.


Schedule

The time of classes, whether in the morning or afternoon, is determined by the provider. The schedule may vary considerably based on participants’ preferences and the trainer’s discretion regarding any modifications.


Cultural activities

The participants will have the opportunity to visit the most emblematic cities of Portugal (Porto, Braga, Guimarães, Aveiro, Viana do Castelo, and others). The cultural activity program may differ according to the participant’s choice. One cultural visit to the city, where the course is located, is included in the price.


Equipment

For certain courses, it may be necessary for you to bring your own laptop. Our team will inform you in case of need.

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