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About the course

The course is intended to update teachers with new teaching ideas designed to engage and motivate learners and to bring purpose to their learning via interactive task-based approaches to teaching and learning.

The practical ideas demonstrated on the course put the focus on language learning via student involvement in creative tasks which cause the need for specific language items at different levels of ability and ages and these will be referenced using communicative competence descriptors from the CEFR.

Particular reference will be made to common problems encountered by Catalan & Castilian speaking students learning English in a secondary school environment.

The course will be taught entirely in English.


  • When: July 2—6, 2018
  • Where: Barcelona
  • Timetable: 09.00—14.00 plus personal study time
  • Duration: 30 hours
  • Places available: 18

Course content

Topics will include:

  • Demonstrating task-based approaches to language and creative approaches to learning
  • Integrating language items through practical activity types aimed at developing linguistic and communicative competence in the classroom
  • Common classroom errors caused by first language interference
  • Adapting and supplementing course book material
  • Teaching and evaluating communicative competence

Participants will be designing classroom application tasks, with guidance from the tutor, then trying these out on fellow participants as a type of task rehearsal before implementing the approaches demonstrated and discussed in their own classrooms.

Participants will research online text relevant to their students’ needs and syllabus considerations which can then be used in their classrooms following any adaptation deemed necessary. They will also research visual sources that can be used to supplement text-based learning approaches.


  • To improve teachers repertoire of teaching approaches with practical applications to the classroom
  • To help teachers to share experiences and learn about up to date methodologies through group work – to be applied in the classroom.
  • To explore ways for teachers to help students’ communicative competence.
  • To explore motivational factors in classroom activities and how these can enhance learning

Your course tutor...

VickiYour tutor on this course is Roger Hunt (photo, right).

Roger is Head of Education at IH Barcelona and is a tutor on both CELTA and DELTA courses. He is also one of the authors of the course book Fountain; the author of "TKT: a Preparatory Course" (McGraw Hill); and author of, and tutor on, most of the IH Barcelona online teacher training courses.

Previously Head of Teacher Training at IH London, Roger also trains on our Director of Studies and Trainer Training courses, among others. He has over thirty years’ experience as a teacher, teacher trainer and educational manager and has trained teachers in many parts of the world.

His current ELT interests include the notion of efficacy in evaluation of learning outcomes as a result of teacher input and how these outcomes represent the starting point of course and materials design.


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