Language Games for all Language Classes

A teacher training for all foreign language teachers who wish to update their knowledge on language games, share enjoyable and effective language games with colleagues from other countries and practice communicative activities in the students’ role. The Hellenic Culture Centre (HCC) has been awarded the Best Practice for Quality Care GINGO AWARD 2012 for the course “I Teach Greek”. It is a well-known teacher training centre in Greece since 2000 and the first EUROLTA Teacher Training Centre in Greece which certifies foreign Language teachers through the ICC-International Language Network http://www.icc-languages.eu/teacher-training/eurolta . This course can be offered in English or French, but its content could also be adapted into any other language, provided that the participating organizations can bring a teacher – interpreter. Participants will be given information on relevant bibliography on language games as well as on internet resources. They will also receive articles on the subject. Before the course, they will be asked to describe the institution they work for and the basic characteristics of their learners and their own professional background. It is also required to bring and present samples of the language games they use. Participants will also receive some information about the course group (trainers, organizers and organizing institution, other participants). Upon completion of the course, participants will be encouraged to form a network which will function as a meeting point. Within this network, they will be able to exchange didactic materials and language games and (project) proposals as well as useful ideas for promoting language learning in different European countries.
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Language Games for all Language Classes
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A teacher training for all foreign language teachers who wish to update their knowledge on language games, share enjoyable and effective language games with colleagues from other countries and practice communicative activities in the students’ role. This course can be offered in English or French, but its content could also be adapted into any other language, provided that the participating organizations can bring a teacher – interpreter. At the end of the seminar, language teachers are expected to have acquired the skills that will enable them to: - select the language games suitable for organizing an efficient course - adjust, produce, apply and evaluate the appropriate language games - cooperate with each other and exchange teaching experiences, ideas and materials on language games - cope with different practical problems in organizing the language games, through the exchange of experiences and ideas with their colleagues The Hellenic Culture Centre (HCC) has been awarded the Best Practice for Quality Care GINGO AWARD 2012 for the course “I Teach Greek”. It is a well-known teacher training centre in Greece since 2000 and the first EUROLTA Teacher Training Centre in Greece which certifies foreign Language teachers. Ifigenia Georgiadou, the main trainer, is an experienced teacher trainer and researcher on language teaching and learning and a certified EUROLTA Master Trainer.


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City of the Course Santorini Island, Greece or Athens, Greece
Course Website

http://www.hcc.edu.gr/en/are-you-a-professor-2/seminars-5-days/language-games

Target Group Language teachers of any foreign language; Organisers of Language courses; Managers of Language organisations; Cultural Organisations; Adult Educators; Youth Workers
Date/s of the Course

20 - 24 October 2017 (Other dates may also be announced)

This course can also be organised on any date in Santorini or in Athens, Greece, for groups of at least 7 teachers.

Where to apply

HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE www.hcc.edu.gr

Email at vassia@hcc.edu.gr or ifigenia@hcc.edu.gr

Email at vassia@hcc.edu.gr or ifigenia@hcc.edu.gr

Participation Costs

Training fee: 350 euro per participant

Organizational costs: 100 euro per participant

Total cost: 450 euro per participant

Competences Tackled

- Ability to select the language games suitable for organizing an efficient course

- Ability to adjust, produce, apply and evaluate the appropriate language games

- Ability to cooperate with each other and exchange teaching experiences, ideas and materials on language games

- Ability to cope with different practical problems in organizing the language games, through the exchange of experiences and ideas with their colleagues

- Intercultural skills through different cultural and intercultural activities

Badges

This course can be certified as a part of the EUROLTA Certification course and the relevant Certificate can be obtained in case participants wish to go on with the EUROLTA Certification Procedures. In this case participants should take also the online part of the EUROLTA Certification-Level 1 and prepare their Portfolio for Assessment to the ICC-International Language Network http://www.icc-languages.eu/teacher-training/eurolta.


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Competence Oriented Approach

The course is based on the principles of participatory adult education, by embodying participants' experiences and fostering the exchange of their ideas, proposals and materials. Its focus is not merely on the didactic aspect of teaching adults but also on the participants' social and cultural knowledge gained through education, and teaching to different target groups throughout Europe. During the course, the following techniques will be implemented: working in subgroups and pairs, role play, microteaching, lectures, guided conversation, brainstorming, language and educational games and experiential activities.

The course also includes microteaching sessions by the participants. During this, participants will have the opportunity to assess the language games to be presented by applying the techniques of observation, interviewing and group discussion. Participants will also be given hand-outs, original materials, lists of language games and websites for teaching tools. 

Blended Learning Modalities Teachers will share ideas and experiences on Language Games and on Language teaching and learning through a dedicated Facebook group or / and a Moodle platform.
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Assessment Methods The HCC’s evaluation forms and practices as well as continuous support though emailing and social media use ensures that learning outcomes are validated. The trainers keep contact through e-mail with the teachers and they support them in implementing the
Validation System Provided The achievement of the learning outcomes is largely related to the methodology implemented, which in our case is the outcome of a wide research in the field on a theoretic and practical level. As the course is based on the principles of participatory adult education, by incorporating participants’ experiences and fostering the exchange of their ideas, proposals and materials, its focus is not merely on the didactic aspect of teaching but also on the participants’ social and cultural knowledge gained through teaching to different target groups throughout Europe. During the course, the following assessment and evaluation techniques are implemented: microteaching, group discussions, guided conversation, questionnaires, and experiential assessment activities.
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European Dimension Guaranteed

Participants of at least two nationalities should participate in this teacher training course, allowing the exchanging of ideas and experiences from different educational contexts. 

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Organising Institute HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE
Country of the Institute Greece
Institute Website

http://www.hcc.edu.gr

Contact Person

Ms Vassia Kossiva

Email: vassia@hcc.edu.gr

Tel. 0030 210 5238149

Ifigenia Georgiadou

Email: ifigenia@hcc.edu.gr