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Mediteranski institut za istraživanje života – MedILS je institut za prirodne znanosti, zamišljen kao međunarodni centar izvrsnosti za molekularnu biologiju. Smješten je u park šumi Marjan, na jednoj od najljepših obala Jadranskog mora. MedILS nudi jedinstvene preduvjete za održavanje radionica i konferencija visoke kvalitete. Institut ima nekoliko potpuno opremljenih dvorana.

Gosti su smješteni u udobnim sobama s kupaonicom. Sve sobe su klimatizirane, imaju telefon i high-speed Internet pristup. Tri obroka dnevno (doručak, ručak i večera) i kava u pauzi kod predavanja mogu se organizirati u Institutu.

Grupni rad se može održati izvan Instituta, u parku gdje su dostupne klupe, stolovi i bežični pristup internetu. Okoliš pruža mnoge mogućnosti za različite aktivnosti u slobodno vrijeme, uključujući i kupanje na obližnjim plažama, trčanje i planinarenje u park šumi Marjan, ili igranje košarke na košarkaškom igralištu Instituta. Grad Split, sa svojom slikovitom starom gradskom jezgrom, nudi obilje restorana, barova i trgovina, a nalazi se na 20 minuta pješice ili 5 minuta autobusom od Instituta.

English for Educators: advance your career (Level II)

English for Educators: advance your career (Level II)

This course is ideal for all educators (primary, secondary and university teachers, university staff (academic & admin), adult educators, trainers & coaches) who want to improve their level of spoken and written English. It is designed to provide the participants with speaking, reading and writing practice for both academic and professional purposes and to improve their overall proficiency in English language in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work.

It focuses on enabling the participants to speak and write accurately and fluently about various (general and business) topics and use appropriate language in both informal and formal settings. The course will place emphasis on strategies for effective speaking and writing and the use of these strategies to improve the participants’ analytical, as well as presentation skills. It will empower them to use a range of different ways to express and connect their ideas.

Upon completion participants will gain the knowledge of lexical and grammatical structures that will improve their academic and business communication. They should be able to demonstrate improved proficiency and built confidence in order to effectively participate in activities appropriate to academic and professional settings, which include making and delivering presentations, as well as participating in business meetings and other corporate events.

This course, although structured, is designed to be flexible and can be adapted to suit the specific needs of the participants.

Important note: ‘English for Educators (Level II): advance your career/business communication’ course is for teachers/educators who have an upper-intermediate to advanced (B2-C1) level of English, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Main Aims

• Improve communication skills in English
• Gain better understanding of English language and increase vocabulary and fluency
• Enhance self-confidence in spoken, as well as written English in both educational and business settings
• Seize opportunities for cooperation with peers at an international level

 

 

 

 

BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS – SKILLS & COMPETENCES

The course is ideal for a wide range of educators/teachers and professionals who wish to improve their English language skills.  ‘English for Educators: advance your career (Level II)’ course is for teachers/educators who have an Intermediate (B1) level of English and wish to improve their oral fluency in English as well as their capability to participate actively in business meetings, where English is the official working language.

Upon completion, participants in this course will be able to:

  • Improve their oral fluency in English including phrasing, intonation and rhythm
  • Speak English more articulately
  • Be capable to participate in business meetings where English is the official language
  • Gain self-confidence in speaking in formal settings where English is the working language.
  • Lead/manage effectiveyly multi national working environments
  • Present working papers & presentations in seminars, conferences & symposia

 

The methodology of the training is based on a combination of three important elements:

  • Provision of knowledge required (theory)
  • Use of training tools, such as case studies, videos, games, animations & exercises (practice – hands on experience)
  • Feedback/reflection (review)

 

PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)

Monday

– Introduction and course overview

– Individual expectations – setting up the course goals

– Soft skills and successful interaction in modern society

– Short presentation about general vs. business English

– Expanding professional vocabulary; discussing the need for business skills and knowledge of business terminology in education

– Setting up the task for individual or group presentations for the final day


Tuesday

– Question and Answer session for clarification of methods and language structures discussed on day 1

– Most common grammar structures used in formal writing and speaking (formal vs. informal style)

– Sentence and text formation

– Learning techniques and methods: developing speaking skills for workplace while practicing collaboration and teamwork

– Professional development

– Expanding professional vocabulary; discussing individual learning styles and teaching approaches – what kind of a learner/educator are you


Wednesday

– Question and Answer session for clarification of methods and language structures discussed on day 2

– Business correspondence

– Learning techniques and methods: developing writing skills for workplace; coherence and cohesion

– Learning techniques and methods: developing listening skills for workplace; using recordings of meetings and presentations

– Listening session (exercise)

– Expanding professional vocabulary; discussing do-s and don’t-s of business communication


Thursday

– Question and Answer session for clarification of methods and language structures discussed on day 3

– Learning techniques and methods: developing reading skills for workplace – skimming and scanning

– Reading session (exercise)

– Practicing business vocabulary (exercise)

– Focus on pronunciation; the most common sounds of English language

– Expanding professional vocabulary; discussing creative and critical thinking and problem-solving

– Carrying out the week’s task: Developing one’s learning plan including methodology and materials


Friday

– Building self-confidence; using English in formal settings – i.e. business meetings, business correspondence, lectures, conferences,

– Body language (exercise)

– Delivery and Feedback

– Summary – goals review

– Reflections – Evaluation

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Kontakt

Irena Rajić

Tajnica

tel: +385(0)21555600
fax: +385(0)21555605
e-mail: irena.rajic@medils.hr

 

 

 

 

 

Jelena Ružić 

v.d. ravnatelj

tel: +385(0)21555600 (616)
fax: +385(0)21555605
e-mail: jelena.ruzic@medils.hr

 

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