Saturday 17th February 2018
St. James
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Teacher Training Day Programme

Saturday 17th February 2018

09.00 - 09.45 - REGISTRATION

10.00 - 11.00 - 1st SESSION
Get The Hooked Without the Book How to Unleash the Maximum Potential of a Little One Keep on Falling after all these Years ALL are
welcome
Joel
Eriksen
Ruth Hudson
& Emma Griffiths
Miguel
Bolaños
Borja
Uruñuela
11.30 - 12.30 - 2nd SESSION
Box of Tricks How NOT to reinvent the wheel: Teaching teens, learning from others Exam Wizardry 101 Speaking English-ly
Chris
Hudson
Stine Fox
& Marla Trusch
Lisa
Hayes
Chris
Johnson
12.45 - 13.45 - 3rd SESSION
Never Work Harder Than Your Students Making CLIL fun, engaging and effective Just about Managing The Picture Box

 Laura
Gibbard
Chris
Johnson
Colin
Robinson
Phil
Thompson

Talk Abstracts

 

1st Session 10.00-11.00

ALL are welcome(Borja Uruñuela)Relevant to all teachers

As teachers we might feel frustrated when some students don’t contribute to the lesson like other more participative ones. The good news is that we can change this situation. In this talk we will look at possible reasons why some students are not fully included in the class and I’ll show some activities we can do to construct a more inclusive classroom where every student counts.

Get Them Hooked without the Book(Joel Eirksen)Relevant to all teachers

Have you ever thought to yourself “How can I make my textbook more engaging?” Well, if you have, this session is for you. We will look at ways to exploit textbook activities by encouraging students to interact through dynamic and stimulating activities. We will demonstrate some activities that will make the class more student centered, participative, communicative and rewarding.

Keep on Falling after all these Years(Miguel Bolaños)Relevant to all teachers

Most of English speakers struggle trying to understand and decode the complexity of Spanish. Although both languages share some common roots, grammar items such as word order, adverbs, omitted pronouns, subjects or false cognates constantly cause problems to our learners. By the end of the session you will be able to understand why your Spanish students struggle as much as you with their English.

How to unleash the maximum potential of a little one(Ruth Hudson & Emma Griffiths)Relevant to teachers of Very Young Learners

Very young learner classes need to be dynamic, fast paced and full of fun, engaging activities. In this session, we will show you just how much you can teach 3 – 5 year olds in an hour’s lesson. We will present lots of our favourite tried and tested activities that maximise English usage. Come and enjoy our out of the box thinking that inspire the youngest of learners.

2nd Session 11.30-12.30

Speaking English-ly(Chris Johnson)Relevant to all teachers

Following on from the ´Writing English-ly´ series, the question now is: How can we help our learners to Speak more English-ly? In this session, we will discuss and explore a range of concepts and I will present my favourite activities that I feel help my students to sound more English-ly. These are mainly centred on aspects of intonation and intonation patterns.

Box of Tricks(Chris Hudson)Relevant to all teachers

This talk is packed with straight-to-the-classroom, easy-to-use activities and ideas to get kids, juniors and adults loving being in English class. From coming in and leaving to transitions and reviewing, this will be a whistle-stop tour of how you can make your classes fun, fun, fun with little or no work on your part.

 

How NOT to reinvent the wheel: Teaching teen, learning from others(Stine Fox & Marla Trusch)Relevant to teachers of teenagers

Most of English speakers struggle trying to understand and decode the complexity of Spanish. Although both languages share some common roots, grammar items such as word order, adverbs, omitted pronouns, subjects or false cognates constantly cause problems to our learners. By the end of the session you will be able to understand why your Spanish students struggle as much as you with their English.

Exam Wizardry 101(Lisa Hayes)Relevant to exam teachers

Getting students exam prepared is both the reality and the challenge. This interactive talk is designed to take a variety of the tasks students find in exams and turn them into practical classroom-based activities that get them involved and enjoying themselves.The activities in this talk will be from a range of levels for the Cambridge exam system.

3rd Session 12.45-13.45

The Picture Box(Phil Thompson)Relevant to all teachers

If you have a box of pictures in your class you'll never be short of activities for quick warmers or longer activities, whatever your teaching context. In this practical session we'll be looking at ideas on how to use different types of pictures and photos for fun vocabulary and grammar practice for all levels.

Just About Managing(Colin Robinson)Relevant to all teachers

Before learning can be achieved, effective Classroom Management is essential and can be viewed as one of the most difficult aspect of teaching. In this session we will look at the process of ensuring that lessons run smoothly from both the teacher’s and student’s perspective. Using different techniques, to address issues of motivation, discipline and respect through communication strategies.

Making CLIL fun, engaging and effective(Chris Johnson)Relevant to all teachers

St. James is well-known for its CLIL programme and in this session I will present some of our favourite fun activities to engage our learners and ensure that they learn the content as well as the language required. The activities are centred around three topics: using pictures, readings and gap-fill exercises. These activities have been adapted from CLIL material but they also work well in General English lessons with 12 or 25 students.

Never Work Harder than your Students(Laura Gibbard)Relevant to all teachers of teenagers

As educators, we are often presented with huge challenges. Do your students seem a million miles away from reaching their objectives? Do you ever find yourself trying to bridge this gap by doing the majority of the work for your students? During this talk, we’ll explore the seven principles of a master teacher. I will share the steps I have taken and suggest some simple yet powerful techniques we can all adapt in our teen classes.

Biodatas

 

Borja Uruñuela

Borja Uruñuela

Borja is the Head of Education at St. James. He is also the Vice-president at ACEIA. Borja has been teaching English for 25 years, he has written CLIL material for Kid’s Box (Cambridge University Press) and he is a Cambridge speaking examiner. In the last few years he has finished an MBA and has been exploring Emotional Intelligence through an Emotional Intelligence Programme which he has implemented at St. James.

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Chris is the DOS at St James Language Center, Seville. He has completed a DELTA and a masters in Educational Management in TESOL. He is also a Cambridge Speaking Examiner for B1, B2 and C1. He regularly speaks at the ACEIA conferences, FECEI and TESOL Spain and runs in-house and external training sessions and courses for both teachers and managers.

 
Colin Robinson

Colin Robinson

Colin is the Assistant Director of Studies at St James Language Center. He has 9 years of teaching experience, ranging from very young learners to advanced examination classes. He is currently mentoring teachers through teacher training sessions and developmental observations and is currently studying for his DELTA.

 
Chris Hudson

Chris Hudson

Chris is a centre manager and teacher trainer at St James who has also given sessions at ACEIA. His passion is the psychology of the classroom and getting the most out of individuals in a group dynamic. He has a wealth of experience teaching all exams and all ages and loves creating new ways of doing boring things.

 
Joel Eriksen

Joel Eriksen

Joel Eriksen has worked in English teaching for 8 years and is currently the Center Manager at St. James Language Center in Mairena del Aljarafe. During this time, Joel has gained experience in teaching levels ranging from very young learners to advanced exam classes.

Phil Thompson

Phil Thompson

Phil is a senior teacher at St James. He has over twenty five years experience of teaching and training in Britain and Spain. He is a Cambridge Speaking Examiner for Key, Preliminary, First and Advanced. He is interested in phonetics and phonology and the Lexical Approach.

 
 
Miguel Bolaños

Miguel Bolaños

Former computer engineer, has been in the TEFL business for 4 years and this is his 3rd year at St. James working as an offsite teacher. He got his CPE in 2016 and is currently preparing DELTA module 1. He is passionate about teaching and giving talks to help other teachers develop.

Laura Gibbard

Laura Gibbard

Laura is a teacher at St. James. She has been teaching for the last 5 years in the UK, Poland and Spain. Having spent the majority of that time teaching teenagers, she has explored and developed strategies and techniques for exam classes, demanding high and doing more with less.

 
Stine Fox

Stine Fox

Stine has an MBA in teaching in Music and P.E. She has been teaching English for three years and prior to this, has years of experience in different school settings. She has taught a wide range of levels and has a special interest in developing engaging activities for adolescents and young learners and using music in the classroom.

 
Ruth Hudson

Ruth Hudson

Ruth is a 4th year teacher at St James. She started teaching as an EFL teacher in a primary school and has worked with challenging mixed ability groups in the U.K, Africa, Australia, and Spain. Having a wealth of experience with young learners she can capture their imagination and maximise the potential of each individual catering to each learning style. Her passion is utilising a creative environment promoting self discovery in classroom activities.

 
Marla Trusch

Marla Trusch

Marla has a long trajectory as an ESL teacher. She began as a middle school ESL teacher in Houston, Texas in 1996 and while she tried on other teaching hats (English / American literature, Spanish) she went back to TOEFL in 2005, working as an EFL business teacher in Madrid. In 2009 she returned to the teaching of children, adolescents and adults of all ages in Seville. While she loves teaching all ages and levels, she finds teaching teens particularly “challenging” and has made a concerted effort over the years to find out what makes them tick.

Lisa Hayes

Lisa Hayes

Lisa has been teaching English for about four years, three of them in Seville. In a previous life she worked with London's homeless and thinks teaching is only slightly less eventful. She teaches a range of levels and has even dabbled in teaching business English to lawyers. What makes her happiest in the classroom is a good exam prep class. No, honestly.

 
 
Emma Griffiths

Emma Griffiths

Emma has been teaching in Andalucía for over 3 years and is currently based at St James in Mairena del Aljarafe. She has a real passion for teaching pre-schoolers and bringing her creativity and inventiveness to each class. Her aim is to give the children a dynamic and English packed class while also tapping into their creative sides. She strongly believes children learn through seeing the information in different ways. Through her artistic ability and originality, she has managed to incorporate many activities into the classroom.

Payment

Saturday 17th February 2018
St. James Ciudad Expo
To sign up please fill in this enrolment form
Deadline to sign up Monday 12th February

You can pay through bank transfer or in cash or by credit card on the day.

Our bank details:
0182-5566-70-0011505282

If you pay through the bank please include the name of the course, the date and the participant’s full name.

If you would like an invoice please send us your billing information before the course so that we can get it ready (name of the company, CIF and address).

If you have any questions about the payment, please contact María Uruñuela at murunuela@stjames.es

Discounts

 

5 teachers or more (20€/teacher)
4 teachers from the same school 100€ (25€/teacher)
3 teachers from the same school 90€ (30€/teacher)
2 teachers from the same school 70 (35€/teacher)
1 teacher 40€

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