TESL - The English School Lugano, Via C. Maderno 9, 6900 Lugano   +41 (0)91 922 24 93   Lun - Ven. 8:30 - 18:00

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TESL Workshops for English Teachers
Are you an English teacher working in Ticino? Would you like to invest in your own professional development, but find it difficult to identify and attend suitable courses? If your answer is yes, then TESL workshops for English teachers are the solution that you’re looking for. As part of its commitment to English teaching in Canton Ticino, TESL is organizing cost-effective and convenient monthly teacher workshops for English teachers from January 2020. The workshops are aimed at teachers who have completed their pre-service training (e.g. CELTA) and/or have a minimum of 12 months previous teaching experience. In addition, the workshops are particularly useful for teachers who are considering embarking on further training in the near future (e.g. DELTA or a Master’s) and who wish to have an introduction to many of the concepts included in such courses. Finally, the workshops are also intended for teachers who have already gained such qualifications and wish to maintain and further develop their knowledge and skills.
Places on the workshops are extremely limited and assigned on a first come, first served basis so teachers who are interested are advised to enrol early to avoid disappointment. Information about forthcoming workshops will be posted on this page in advance.
Wednesday 5th February 2020 10.00-12.00
Enlightened Eclecticism: A Metaphorical Toolbox
Teachers of English as a foreign language have certainly witnessed a rich history of different methods and approaches over the years, the influence of which can still be found in our modern-day coursebooks and resources, even in the age of communicative language teaching and enlightened eclecticism. In this workshop we will focus on five of the most influential approaches in the past and present  of TEFL – grammar translation, the audiolingual method, the lexical approach, task-based language teaching and communicative language teaching – critically analysing and revisiting the principles underpinning each one before shifting our attention to practical classroom activities which have been strongly influenced by each approach. The aim of this workshop is to enable all teachers, regardless of their experience, to sharpen the theoretical instruments at their disposal in their metaphorical toolbox, thus feeling a greater sense of empowerment in meeting their learners’ needs.
Workshop venue: TESL, Via C. Maderno 9, Lugano
Cost: CHF 25 per attendee
Note: Places on the workshop are extremely limited and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. To enrol, request a place by email to info@tesl-lugano.ch with ‘Teacher workshop 05.02.20’ in the subject line. 
Further workshop dates (10.00-12.00)
Wednesday 4th March 2020
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Wednesday  6th May 2020
Wednesday 3rd June 2020


Via C. Maderno 9, 6900 Lugano

+41 (0)91 922 24 93

Lun - Ven. 8:30 - 18:00

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