No more seminars until term 1 of the next academic year, 2014-15

Have a great summer!

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Reserving your place on courses and seminars
Read the information below carefully and contact Cathy Harris if you have any questions. There is a range of courses available for teachers this term and they are all FREE! To ensure a place on courses, you must contact Cathy Harris directly. Places are limited so contact Cathy soon! 

Introduction to Phonolgy for new teachers
This course runs on Friday mornings from 10:00-11:00 and is repeated from 12:30-13:30. This programme is strongly recommended for all new teachers with less than one year's teaching experience. The course includes all aspects of phonology related to the English sound sytem. If you choose the 10am session, you can also attend any of the seminars that begin at 12:30. To confirm a place on this course you must contact Cathy Harris directly.  

IH Madrid Language Awareness Certificate course 
Given over 7 one-hour sessions for experienced teachers who wish to sharpen their language awareness. Teachers who attend the full course will receive a certificate. This is a very thorough course and well-respected by the International House network. To confirm a place on this course you must contact Cathy Harris directly.  

Discourse for experienced teachers
This four-session mini course offers teachers both a theoretical and practical understanding of the key concepts associated with discourse analysis. The course explains how discourse analysis is essential for effective language teaching and learning, and gets learners to think beyond the level of sentence. To confirm a place on this course you must contact Cathy Harris directly.  

IH Very Young Learner course
The IH Very Young Learner course (3-6-year olds) Given over 7 Fridays, this course is designed for teachers who have limited experience of teaching very young learners or need to develop their current skills to teaching infants and early primary children (3-6 year-olds). To confirm a place on this course you must contact Cathy Harris directly.  

Teaching Teenagers course
A relatively new addition to our mini-course range, the Teens course is given over 7 Fridays and is specifically focused towards teaching 13-17 year-olds. Session included motivating teens, dealing with difficult teenagers and exam preparation. To confirm a place on this course you must contact Cathy Harris directly. 

Cambridge YL Exams Preparation Course 
This course provides advice and training for teachers who are interested in learning more about the Cambridge Starters, Movers and Flyers exams and how to prepare their learners for these exams. There are strategies for tackling all parts of the exam and useful practice and revision activities. The course runs over 6 one-hour sessions. To confirm a place on this course you must contact Cathy Harris directly.  

Big Screen mini-course
3 one-hour sessions on how to exploit the video projector more effectively in class. The overriding message will be using PowerPoint and other IT apps to engage students. We'll look briefly at using iPads and tablets too. Please note this is not a beginner's guide to PowerPoint. It's for teachers who are comfortable using the big screen in class and who would like to use it better.  To confirm a place on this course you must contact Cathy Harris directly.  

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MINI COURSES
Your place on the these courses must be confirmed by contacting charris@ihmadrid.com

Friday 10 April IH Madrid Teaching Teens Session 1 at 11:00
  Very Young Learners course Child Development and Implications with Cathy at 12:30   
  Big screen - Mini course Session 1 with Steven at 12:30
  Language Awareness course for experienced teachers session 1 at 12:30
   
Friday 17 April Guest Speaker Tom Spain
   
Friday 24th April Phonology for new teachers Session 1 Overview & Connected Speech with Alex at 10:00
  Phonology for new teachers Session 1 Overview & Connected Speech with Alex at 12:30
  YL Exams Preparation course  Introduction & Overview with Cathy at 12:30
  IH Madrid Teaching Teens Session 2 at 11:00
  Very Young Learners course Routines, Reward, Behaviour Management with Faye at 12:30     
  Big screen - Mini course Session 2 with Steven at 12:30
  Language Awareness course for experienced teachers session 2 at 12:30
   
Friday 01 May No Seminars
   
Friday 8 May Phonology for new teachers Session 2 Sounds 1 with Christina at 10:00
  Phonology for new teachers Session 2 Sounds 1 with Christina at 12:30
  YL Exams Preparation course Listening (all levels) with Paula at 12:30
  IH Madrid Teaching Teens Session 3 at 11:00
  Very Young Learners course Introducing & Practising Language with Cathy at 12:30  
  Big screen - Mini course Session 3 with Steven at 12:30
  Language Awareness course for experienced teachers session 3 at 12:30
   
Friday 15 May No seminars
   
Friday 22 May No Seminars
   
Friday 29 May Phonology for new teachers Session 3 Sentence Stress & Rhythm with Kate at 10:00
  Phonology for new teachers Session 3 Sentence Stress & Rhythm with Kate at 12:30
  YL Exams Preparation course Starters Speaking with Cathy at 12:30
  IH Madrid Teaching Teens Session 4 at 11:00
  Very Young Learners course Using Songs with Faye at 12:30    
  Discourse for experienced teachers 1: Introduction to Discourse Analysis at 12:30
  Language Awareness course for experienced teachers session 4 at 12:30
   
Friday 05 June Phonology for new teachers Session 4 Sounds 2 with Christina at 10:00
  Phonology for new teachers Session 4 Sounbs 2 with Christina at 12:30
  YL Exams Preparation course Reading & Writing (all levels) with Paula at 12:30
  IH Madrid Teaching Teens Session 5 at 11:00
  Very Young Learners course Stories with Cathy at 12:30    
  Discourse for experienced teachers 2: Discourse Analysis and Grammar at 12:30
  Language Awareness course for experienced teachers session 5 at 12:30
   
Friday 12 June Phonology for new teachers Session 5 Word stress with Alex at 10:00
  Phonology for new teachers Session 5 Word stress with Alex at 12:30
  YL Exams Preparation Movers Speaking with Cathy at 12:30
  IH Madrid Teaching Teens Session 6 at 11:00
  Very Young Learners course Creative activities with Faye at 12:30    
  Discourse for experienced teachers 3: Discourse Analysis and Speaking at 12:30
  Language Awareness course for experienced teachers session 6 at 12:30
   
Friday 19 June Phonology for new teachers Session 6 Intonation, drilling and round up with Kate at 10:00
  Phonology for new teachers Session 6 Intonation, drilling and round up with Kate at 12:30
  YL Exams Preparation Flyers Speaking & Review with Paula at 12:30
  IH Madrid Teaching Teens Session 7 at 11:00
  Very Young Learners course Starting to Read and Write? at 12:30     
  Discourse for experienced teachers 4: Discourse Analysis and Writing at 12:30
  Language Awareness course for experienced teachers session 7 at 12:30