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Improve your language analysis for teaching purposes

Course aimed at:

Secondary and EOI teachers who want to look at some of the issues involved in teaching language to teenagers, in the areas of English grammar, discourse and lexis.

The course will be taught entirely in English.


  • When: July 3—7, 2017
  • Where: To be confirmed
  • Timetable: 09.00—14.00 plus personal study time
  • Duration: 30 hours
  • Places available: 18

Course content

During the course major language areas will be discussed with reference to both published teaching materials and authentic English. Particular reference will be made to common problems encountered by Catalan & Castilian speaking students learning English in a secondary school environment.

Topics include:

  • Time, Tense and Aspect
  • Modality
  • Mood: Indicative, Subjunctive and Imperative
  • Voice: Active and Passive
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Syntax: word order, sentence structure
  • Lexis and the grammar of lexis
  • Course-book approaches to language analysis
  • Common errors caused by first language interference

We will also look at ways to integrate the language items above through practical activity types aimed at developing linguistic and communicative competence in the classroom. Specific reference will be made to adapting and supplementing coursebook material.


  • To improve teachers language analysis 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 competenc

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 coursebook Fountain; the author of "TKT: a Preparatory Course" (McGraw Hill).

Previously Head of Teacher Training at IH London, Roger also trains on our Director of Studies and Trainer Training courses, among others.


Per a qualsevol informació, els interessats poden adreçar-se a la Secció de Serveis Educatius i Formació Permanent de la delegació territorial corresponent.

També es podrà consultar la convocatòria i obtenir el full de sol.licitud en XTEC.

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