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.

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Location: Norwich
 
Experience:

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

 
Language Level: B1/B2 or higher
 
Course dates: 17-28 July 2023
 
Certification: NILE Certificate
 
Course Length: 2 weeks
 
Course fees:
Registration fee: £175
Course fee: £1125
 
Accommodation (2 weeks):
Homestay (half-board): £546
Residential (half-board): £658
Residential (self-catering): £546
 
Minimum age: 18
 
Max class size: 16
 
Free social and cultural programme
 
Cross-curricular and cultural workshops
 
Specialist ELT Library
 
Complementary eLearning platform

Course content

 
Global Citizenship Education (GCE) / Global Learning (GL)
 
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
 
Critical pedagogy and critical literacy
 
Social justice issues in language education
 
Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) and the relationship between language and power
 
Digital literacy, digital citizenship and media literacy, e.g. identifying credible sources and combating misinformation, disinformation and ‘fake news’
 
Critical materials analysis (including published coursebooks and authentic texts)
 
Language use, and how it shapes socio-cultural perspectives
 
Participatory approaches to language education and course design
 
Dialogue facilitation skills, including supporting equal participation, empowering under-represented voices, and challenging intolerance and discrimination
 
Inclusive classroom practice - building empathy, and a respect for diversity and difference
 
Forum theatre as a rehearsal for real-life action to address injustice
 
De-centring ELT and promoting contextually-situated teacher expertise

Timetable

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.

Sample Timetable

Further Information

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 Aylett NILE 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.


Available dates:

Course dates Location Course length
17 - 28 July 2023 Norwich 2 weeks