We finalized the second week of the course using images, pop songs and imagination for languages development. It was a funny lesson before giving and receiving positive feedback on our work. We also exchanged telephone numbers in order to keep in touch and share experiences in the near future.
As far as we're concerned, sessions have been carefully planned to suit the needs, interests and learning preferences of the participants and to provide the right balance of skills, content and structure. They've been practical and communicative and based on the needs of the participants. They've included lively, interactive methodology sessions, so teachers can learn how to make their classes more communicative and effective and improve their learners’ motivation to learn another language. Inspiring language improvement sessions have been designed to develop teachers’ confidence in English and discover strategies for self-directed learning.
In language improvement sessions, Catherine has demonstrated us, through loop input, how teachers can improve and update their students’ grammar, lexis and pronunciation, as they improve their own.
In all sessions she has indicated recently published subject-specific materials for further reading and/or classroom activities, also online and offline resources for further research and/or cultural background.
Our last excursions were visiting the magnificent Blenheim Palace and its fabulous gardens and Stratford-upon-Avon, the town where William Shakespeare was born. A charming Tudor village built on the banks of the Avon river.
To sum up, we would like to say that this Erasmus grant has been a fantastic experience plenty of opportunities to improve our work and our English language skills. It was an amazing summer!