This course will support your engagement with the contemporary ELT sector’s move towards ‘Global Citizenship’, linking critical theory with the latest issues, approaches and classroom practices. On the course you will develop your ability to facilitate rich, engaging dialogue with and between your students on a range of important social issues.
You will get hands-on experience in selecting, adapting and designing teaching materials that both foster criticality and draw connections between issues relevant to your local context and the wider world - empowering both you and your learners to become active, engaged global citizens.
Is this course for you?
Language teaching professionals who want to develop their learners’ critical thinking skills and understanding of social justice issues, foster their own critical literacy and further integrate global citizenship into their materials and course design
Dates to be confirmed
Registration fee: £175
Course fee: £1125
Residential (half-board): £616
Residential (self-catering): £546
This course consists of 50 hours of tuition, delivered between 09:15 and 16:00, Monday - Friday. You will also take part in cross-curricular workshops on a variety of topics, and each course includes a free evening and weekend programme of social and cultural activities and trips.
Specific course content comes from feedback you and other participants give us through pre-course questionnaires, identifying your needs and priorities.
Time will be built into the course for reflection and for you to consider how to adapt ideas from the course to your classroom in your own professional contexts.
NILE offers homestay accommodation with carefully selected hosts and residential accommodation at the University of East Anglia. NILE’s dedicated student welfare team can be reached 24 hours a day.
All NILE courses involve a significant element of English language improvement and/or the development of language awareness.
Course Leader: Rose Aylett
Rose is a freelance training consultant and CELTA tutor, based in Liverpool, UK. She has been working in ELT for over 15 years, predominantly in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and has a long-standing professional interest in critical pedagogy, global citizenship and social justice education. Her MA thesis (completed with NILE in 2020) explored critical literacy within teacher education, and was awarded a commendation in the 2020-2021 British Council Master’s Dissertation Awards.
Rose is the current IATEFL Global Issues SIG Coordinator. She speaks regularly at national and international conferences on how to teach controversial issues, and the integration of critical perspectives into ELT.