Scuola di Lingua Italiana a Firenze

Computational thinking, coding and Maria Montessori’s Method - ERASMUS + ICT.1.CTC

A 1 Week ERASMUS+ Teacher Training Course about coding and Maria Montessori’s educational approach. 

The course has been created for teachers from elementary and primary education, for educators of the non-formal teaching sector, and for all those working in the field of education. Nowadays we live in a world invaded by technologies; therefore, there is an imminent need for schools to guide students on the careful and appropriate use of technologies, considering them like a methodological process – the same as other teaching material (i.e. these mentioned by Montessori) – and not the final purpose in the children’s learning.

Teachers should always instruct and guide students on the use of new technologies at school, allowing them to reach their own interests according to their individual learning style, and to become autonomous students throughout their lives. 

Participants will learn 

- all the analogies between the concept of ‘coding’ and Maria Montessori’s educational approach:

Experimenting by yourself

Handling material directly, checking and controlling mistakes

Monitoring attempts and mistakes and trying to look for new solutions

Learning through discovery

Working and learning autonomously without requiring help from adults

Developing Autonomy and self-evaluation in the learning process

Developing and fostering creativity and logical processes 

Developing concentration, attention and precision skills

- how to develop, design and coordinate coding activities to foster computational thinking, taking as a reference the structural material inspired by Maria Montessori.

Participants will be involved in an active learning process, also focusing on personal experience and self-reflection to make the learning process easier and ensure long-lasting retention of the new knowledge.

Participants will learn how to combine theory and practice in a productive way, to actively maintain students’ attention and motivation throughout the computational thinking and coding experience. They will also be invited to improve their own creative attitude though a simple series of group and individual exercises that stimulate lateral thinking.

Guided city tours and a one-day excursion (usually on Saturday) will also be part of the programme.

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target audience

- Teachers primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs; Teacher trainers; Headteachers; Principals; Managers of schools/organisations offering adult education;

course details - Florence - FI.CTC
  • Lenght of the course: 1 week Mon -Sat;  
  • Number of participants: max. 12;
  • Set Dates 2017: 24 - 29 April; 22 - 27 May; 26 June - 1 July; 25 -30 September; 23 - 28 October; 27 November - 02 December;
  • Other dates available upon request.
  • Extra curricular activities included: 2 Florence Guided Tours and 1 day Tuscan Excursion (usually on Saturday);
  • Full Package Price: from € 780,00 (Course + Free time activities + Accommodation)
course details - Lecce - LE.CTC
  • Lenght of the course: 1 week Mon -Sat;
  • Number of participants: max. 12;
  • Set Dates 2017: 3 - 8 July; 7 - 12 August;
  • Other dates available upon request.
  • Extra curricular activities included: City Guided Tour and 1 day excursion (usually on Saturday);
  • Full Package Price: from € 780,00 (Course + Free time activities + Accommodation)
course details - Barcelona - BA.CTC
  • Lenght of the course: 1 week Mon -Sat;
  • Number of participants: max. 12;
  • Set Dates 2017: 04 - 09 September; 
  • Other dates available upon request.
  • Extra curricular activities included: Barcelona Guided Tours "Modernist route" + Visit to Museum of Modernisme de Barcelona + Special discounts in selected museums;
  • Full Package Price: from € 780,00 (Course + Free time activities + Accommodation)
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TEFL / TESOL English Teacher Refresher Course - ERASMUS+ TEFL.REFR

1 week refresher course for English Language Teachers whithin the framework of the ERASMUS + Program

The course has been created for English language teachers and teachers of other languages who want to learn more about effective student centered teaching methods and develop their knowledge about current language teaching approaches.

Participants will learn more about incorporating Communicative Language Teaching  (CLT) methodology into their lessons and participate in pair and group work. Emphasis will be placed on Task Based Learning, the use of authentic materials and realia, student versus teacher roles, group and pair work, class management.

By the end of the course participants will have learned how to maintain student motivation and how to create and maintain an effective learning environment in the classroom. Particular attention will be given to the sharing of different teaching experiences and practices.

 

target audience

- Language Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs);
- Language Teacher trainers; Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors;
- Headteachers; principals; managers of schools/organisations offering adult education;
- Other (Paid or voluntary) management staff in the institution/organisation;

 

course details
  • Schedule: Mon - Sat 09:00 - 15:30;
  • Lenght of the course: 1 week;
  • Number of participants: max. 12;
  • Set Dates 2015:  
  • Set Dates 2016: 7 – 12 March, 4 – 9 April, 2 – 7 May, 6 – 11 June, 4 – 9 July, 1 – 6 August, 5 – 10 September, 3 – 8 October, 7 – 12 November
    Other dates available upon request;
  • Extra curricular activities included: Florence Guided Tours, aperitivo and other social activities;
  • Price: €420,00
  • Enrollment fee: € 80,00

 

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Weekend TEFL Course - TT.WE

a 20 hour TEFL workshop for English Language Teachers in collaboration with Teaching English in Italy

The Weekend TEFL course has been created for those interested in becoming English language teachers or those pursuing professional development to improve upon their current teaching practices. It is also useful for finding out additional information about how to go about finding job opportunities in Italy. 

In just one weekend, you'll learn how to prepare lessons, create interactive and engaging activities, manage your classroom, and develop tasks based on your students' proficiency levels. You'll also learn more about the teaching of English grammar tenses and gain an understanding of what life in the classroom is really like for language learners.

If you are considering teaching English or you'd like to pursue professional development and improve your existing skills in language teaching, the 20 hour Weekend TEFL in Florence is the best place to start!

 Get a glimpse of our Weekend TEFL course in Florence

 10 reasons to sign up for the Weekend TEFL in Florence course:

• Earn a TEFL certificate (20 hours)

• Learn more about language teaching

• Engage in teaching practice with peers

• Improve language teaching skills

• Gain access to materials and resources

• Meet highly qualified and experienced
trainers

• Receive valuable advice on teaching
in Italy and abroad

• Pay an affordable price for great training

• No prior teaching qualifications necessary

• Convenient downtown Florence location

Follow the calendar of the upcoming confirmed course sessions on our Facebook Page

course details - Florence
  • Schedule: Friday 14:00 - 18:00; Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 18:00;
  • Lenght of the course: 20 hours;
  • Number of participants: max. 12;
  • Next Dates 2016: February 17-19; March 24-26;
  • Price: € 225,00
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TEFL - Teaching English Internship

A teaching practice and language teaching observation experience for English language teachers in collaboration with Teaching English in Italy


The internship starts with 20 hours of training as a English language teacher with our Weekend TEFL course

 

Get a glimpse of our Weekend TEFL course in Florence

 

According to your schedule and availability engage yourself in:

  1. Teaching Practice with an English language learner in One-to-One English lessons (50 minutes each). You'll also have the possibility to teach English to language teachers and be observed by teacher trainers who will provide you with feedback on your lesson(s).
  2. Language teacher Observation - observe experienced language teachers manage a classroom of language learners and complete observation tasks.
  3. School administration + marketing - learn about school management (class and student management, enrolments, extracurricular activities) and school marketing strategies (aprox. 5 hours/week)
  4. Enrol in Italian language lessons yourself to build empathy for language learners you'll be teaching in the future.


During your internship you'll gain hands on experience with real English language learners and teach them what they need to know. You will prepare lessons, create interactive and engaging activities, manage your classroom, and develop tasks based on your students' proficiency levels and needs. You'll also learn how to teach English vocabulary, grammar, and try out reading, listening, speaking, and writing activities.


Some reasons to sign up for the teaching practice and teacher observation Internship in Florence:

 

• Along with your TEFL certificate (20 hours), earn a TEFL teaching practice certificate
(which will state the number of hours of teaching and observation completed)

Learn more about language teaching through doing

Improve language teaching skills with hands on experience

 

Receive valuable feedback on your practice

 

 

Meet and observe highly qualified and experienced language teachers and trainers

 

 

Add teaching experience to your resume/CV

 

 

No prior teaching qualifications necessary

 

• Spend time at a real private language school in a convenient downtown Florence location

 

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course details
  • Schedule: Flexible
  • Length of the internship: Flexible.(minimum 10 hours of teaching practice and 10 hours of teaching oservation)
  • Starting Dates 2015:July 17; September 25th; 27th November. 
  • Starting Dates 2016: January 15-17; February 19-21; March 18-20; April 15-16; May 27-29; June 24-25; July 22-24; August 26-28; September 23-25; October 28-29; November 25-27; December 16-17
  • Other starting dates available upon request
  • Price: Upon request
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