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Those that can, teach! | Print |
Sunday, 04 March 2018

So, a slight paraphrasing of the original quote, but the words are very true.  People who can use the English language to a high level, whatever their nationality, are ideal candidates for the teacher training courses we run at Active Language.   

Those that can Teach  

In order to join our Trinity Certificate in TESOL course, you are required to have a C1 level in English - this will be assessed during your interview and through a written task following it. Your use of English is also assessed throughout the course: both in your ability to coherently deliver and reflect on lessons and provide feedback to your peers.  There are also a series of written assignments focussing on different aspects of teaching which will be evaluated both on their content and the quality of the writing.

However, many of you reading this probably have English as your first language and this gives you a certain advantage in terms of dealing with the difficulties of pronunciation in English.  During the course, you'll also learn about other aspects of the language, such as how to teach lexis and grammar, how to develop the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and as well as how to evaluate learners' abilities in these different areas.

 

To find out more information about the course, check out our website.

 
 
The next generation of ELT teachers | Print |
Saturday, 17 February 2018

 When Active Language first opened its doors as a teacher training centre in 2005, we ran courses throughout the year for people to become qualified English language teachers.  Over the years, the focus of the business became much more on our work as a language school and we found there was less demand to run year-round courses. 

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In October 2017, we were pleased to welcome our latest team of full-time trainees to the school and, after an intense five weeks of teaching, learning and writing assignments, they left with an internationally recognised Trinity Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Other Language. A month later, we also started a part-time course and were very pleased to welcome the children of former trainees onto the course. It's wonderful to see how the next generation are becoming interested in ELT and can see the benefits of taking the course in order to find work and enjoy the Spanish lifestyle. 

Although it's too late to join out part-time course, our next full-time course will be starting on April 9th. If you are interested in training with us, please check out our website for more information about the courses and remember that if you come to us on the recommendation of a former trainee, they will receive 100€ if you complete the course with us.

Also, if you sign up and pay in full before March 12th, you can take advantage of our Earlybird Discount and receive another 100€ off the price of the April full-time course!

 

 

 
What’s new at Active Language? | Print |
Wednesday, 06 March 2013

So much has happened since our last update, it’s difficult to know where to start!

Community Action:  “Giving something back to the community”

We’ve really stepped up our voluntary work within the community, thanks largely to the efforts of our staff who give up their free time to set up and run our current projects. It is clear that in these seemingly endless days of recession, there is a great deal that people can do to help each other out.

At the moment we offer a free CV service and advice service for local people who might be looking to go abroad to work or to live.

We’re working with a youth group in Cádiz to help them engage with English in a different way.

There are plans afoot for celebrations in Plaza Mina in Cádiz to celebrate the “international book day” in May; we’ll have a stand there full of British goodies to share, so far thoughts include flapjacks, fairy cakes and the like, we’re also hoping for some beer tasting!

We’d also like to set up an international quiz night here in Cádiz.

If you’re interested in getting involved in these events, please do get in touch call 956 22 14 26 and ask to speak to Simon or email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Nearer the time we’ll let you know the dates so you won’t miss out on any of the fun!

Teacher Training: “The part time course is back!”

Teaching is becoming a more and more popular choice for “ex pats” living in the area, it’s a great way to earn some extra money and perhaps more importantly it’s a great way to become connected with your community and use your English speaking skills. We run the international recognized Trinity Certificate in TESOL (see www.trinitycollege.co.uk/site/?id=201  for more info) full time in the summer and this year we are delighted to report that the part time course is back. Thanks to popular demand, the part time course is kicking off in October.

In other exciting developments, we are offering the Trinity Diploma in TESOL for teachers with more experience. (www.trinitycollege.co.uk/site/?id=202 )

For more info on all our teacher training courses do have a look at our website www.activelanguage.net and then call if you have any further questions. Just so you know, both the summer courses and the part time course are filling up; don’t leave it too late to apply! We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon.

TEFL del Sur: “A teachers’ association run by teachers for teachers.”

We are also really happy to offer a home whenever necessary to TEFL del Sur, a teachers’ association run by teachers for teachers throughout Cádiz province. The association holds regular meetings and workshops providing the best, most relevant professional development available. So far the road show has been to Cádiz, El Puerto de Santa Maria and Tarifa, for upcoming events check out the blog (tefldelsur.edublogs.org) or the facebook page  (www.facebook.com/groups/207522516005783/)  If you’re working as a teacher in any context or are thinking of becoming one, TEFL del Sur is a great way in.

Whether it’s through Community Action, teacher training or TEFL del Sur, hopefully we’ll see you soon. In the meantime for anything related please do feel free to contact us by phone, email or carrier pidgeon!

Simon Pearlman, Active Language, Plaza Mina, 15, 2º, Cádiz, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , 956221426.

 
About Active Language | Print |
Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Dear ChiFRA member,
We at Active Language are delighted to be involved with the Chiclana Foreign Residents Association and are looking forward to playing an active part in the association.

We share many of the same values and beliefs as the association, especially regarding the promotion of good relations with other members of the community and encouraging integration into Spanish society.

Many people who move to the area may find it difficult to get to know well the people they live alongside. Finding work in a foreign country when you do not speak the language is difficult.  However, the very thing that you think holds you back might be the key to opening the door to a rewarding new career - the ability to speak English.

 
An Outline of the TESOL Course | Print |
Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Below is an outline of the main features of the TESOL course . If you have any other questions please do have a look at our website www.activelanguage.net or feel free to call us 956 22 14 26.
 
Before the TESOL/TEFL course starts

When you enrol for your course (following a successful face-to-face or telephone interview), we will send you a substantial pre-course task, designed to raise your awareness of teaching methodology and the grammar and phonology of English. Depending on your prior knowledge, this can take anything up to 20 hours to complete. You will be asked to buy (around 30 euros) “How to teach English" by Jeremy Harmer (Longman), an excellent introduction to English language teaching, and complete some tasks which will be handed in (but not assessed) at the start of the TEFL course.

 
 
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