Description

If you or your client are already teaching, or would like to teach English as a foreign language, and /or need training in the methodology of teaching English, then look no further than the ACE English Malta courses for English language teachers. This teacher training will develop and broaden an ESL teacher's skill-set, confidence and knowledge of teaching methods grounded in learner participation, contemporary and traditional methodology, and technology usage. We pride ourselves on the high standard of training provided to our own academic staff, and also on setting a new standard for teacher training in Malta.

Teacher Training Courses

Practical Methodology - Primary

The goal of this course is to further equip and improve the practice of English language teaching at primary levels. Importance is given to methods that help to motivate young pupils and engage their versatile imaginations. Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and personal experiences in an environment where different approaches to primary level language teaching can be discussed. Participants will be able to do important research into modern methodology using these approaches, and will also have the chance to having the chance to put all this into practice.
 
The sessions are in English, presented through interactive whiteboards, covering the following:
  • A practical look at current teaching ideas and materials.
  • Improving of participants’ English teaching terminology for the primary classroom.
  • A comparison of teaching methods in different countries represented in the class, including Malta.
  • Cultural background to children’s lives in Malta, their upbringing and educational expectations.
  • Motivating and encouraging young learners.
  • Instruction, suggestions and encouragement on how to design own-made materials.
  • The provision of practical, up-to-date teaching ideas using new technology (IWB) specifically aimed at young learners.
  • Creativity in the classroom using music, songs, story-telling, drama and art for presenting simple grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and all four skills.
  • Use of the internet as a learning tool (introduction to websites).
  • Meeting new colleagues from different cultures to share ideas and experiences.
  • Self-assessment, improvement and continuing professional development through reflection and analysis

Practical Methodology - Secondary

The goal of this course is to further equip and improve the practice of English language teaching at secondary levels. Importance is given to methods that help to motivate young pupils and engage their versatile imaginations. Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and personal experiences in an environment where different approaches to secondary level language teaching can be discussed. Participants will be able to do important research into modern methodology using these approaches, and will also have the chance to having the chance to put all this into practice.

The sessions are in English, presented through interactive whiteboards, covering the following:

  • A practical look at current teaching ideas and materials.
  • Improving of participants’ English teaching terminology for the secondary classroom.
  • A comparison of teaching methods in different countries represented in the class, including Malta.
  • Cultural background to children’s lives in Malta, their upbringing and educational expectations.
  • Motivating and encouraging young learners.
  • Instruction, suggestions and encouragement on how to design own-made materials.
  • The provision of practical, up-to-date teaching ideas using new technology (IWB) specifically aimed at young learners.
  • Creativity in the classroom using music, songs, story-telling, drama and art for presenting simple grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and all four skills.
  • Use of the internet as a learning tool (introduction to websites).
  • Meeting new colleagues from different cultures to share ideas and experiences.
  • Self-assessment, improvement and continuing professional development through reflection and analysis

Practical Methodology - Dyslexia

This course is aimed at developing and improving the methodological and pedagogical skills of non-native teachers of English who are teaching or want to teach children or young students with learning disabilities. All sessions are in English, presented through interactive whiteboards, and present a practical look at current ideas regarding the best ways to teach students with dyslexia. These latest methodologies for young learners with learning disabilities will be presented in interactive sessions and workshops. While learning about new teaching tools, participants will be able to do important research into modern learning disability methodology. By the end of the course, participants will feel confident in their understanding of and ability to adapt to the needs of these students.

The course consists of:

  • A practical look at current best practice in teaching students with learning disabilities.
  • Increasing participants’ understanding of English teaching terminology.
  • Practical ways of ensuring learners’ comfort and developing their confidence and self-esteem.
  • Ideas that motivate and encourage learners with poor auditory short-term memory.
  • Techniques for getting students with dyslexia to move information from short-term to long-term memory.
  • Creativity in the classroom for presenting grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and all four skills.
  • Use of the internet as a learning tool (introduction to key websites).
  • Using music, songs, drama and storytelling to help learners with dyslexia.

Practical Methodology - Interactive Whiteboard

This course is aimed at developing and improving the methodological and pedagogical IT skills of teachers of English. The Interactive White Board revolution is now sweeping into English language classrooms, but many teachers are still unsure and afraid of the multi-sensory potential of the IWB, or lack sufficient IWB training. The course includes a combination of lectures and practical workshop sessions using the Hitachi StarBoard IWB software. All of the sessions are in English and presented on IWBs, and are designed to simultaneously demonstrate and empower trainees with the methodology and pedagogy behind the IWB. Trainees will learn to incorporate this new frontier into their language teaching and get the most out of the IWB’s powerful interactivity and how it can augment motivation and stimulate students’ learning. Whether you are a complete beginner or have limited experience of the IWB, this course will enable you to resource and prepare multi-sensory lessons and unleash the IWB’s potential in your classroom. It also gives you the opportunity to have practical skills training on the Hitachi StarBoard given by qualified Hitachi StarBoard Teacher Trainers.

The course is designed to:

  • Enable the understanding of IWB methodology and pedagogy so that teachers may incorporate and use the IWB interactively in language teaching.
  • Enable use of the main functions of the Hitachi Starboard (IWB) and to learn appropriate StarBoard software skills.
  • Improve the participants’ knowledge and understanding of English teaching terminology.
  • Enable use of the IWB for the teaching of English language skills: speaking & listening, reading & writing, grammar & vocabulary.
  • Give the teacher the opportunity to begin building some of their own IWB lesson resources using the StarBoard Software, overseen and assisted by the Hitachi Teacher Trainer.

Practical Methodology - CLIL

This course is presented in English using hi-tech, vibrant, audio-visual presentations on Interactive White Boards. The course gives trainees an overview, analysis and practical knowledge about teaching curricula based in CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning). The course is for teachers who teach subjects such as geography, history, mathematics, etc. through the English language to non-native speakers of English whether primary or secondary students.

Project workshops are set up with materials presented to be analyzed, and then participants collaborate on producing new materials or adapting existing ones for their own teaching environments. Successful and accurate assessment of learners will be discussed with various methods presented for participants to analyze. Participants will be presented with suitable websites to further enhance their teaching skills and their ongoing professional development, and in other workshops participants are given the opportunity to share their own stories, knowledge and tips based on their successes and difficulties with teaching CLIL. They will also be directed to CLIL-based blogs where they can share their experiences and activities with other teachers and trainers.

Aim of the Course:

  • Introduce the main principles of CLIL.
  • Create awareness of current trends in English language teaching, specifically with regard to CLIL.
  • Develop teachers’ awareness of where they stand in their own CLIL teaching experience.
  • Convey new and practical ideas for teachers to work with.
  • Allow teachers to design their own teaching materials and share them.
  • Help improve the teacher’s command of English in the area of classroom management

 

   
  • Group English Lessons
  • Course subject
  • Student's Age
  • Level Required
  • Minimum Students Required per Group
  • Minimum Length

Practical Methodology

Teacher Training
  • Group English Lessons 30 lessons per Week
  • Course subject One of the above-listed subjects
  • Student's Age 18+
  • Level Required Minimum B1
  • Minimum Students Required per Group Minimum 5
  • Minimum Length 1 Week

The duration of course is measured by the number of weeks so as to allow students to tailor the length of their study period to fit their particular needs.

Personalised or Group Options

The ACE Teacher Training courses can be booked as Personalised 1 to 1 lessons, or can be booked for a group of teachers (colleagues, co-workers, or just friends who work together in the field of education) who would like the opportunity to take the course together to experience the training as a kind of team-building exercise, or simply to make the training more enjoyable and effective by working with friends and acquaintances. Our closed group option allows for a syllabus that can be shaped to more closely suit your group’s needs, with the session content tailored accordingly. Group courses can start classes any day of the week at any time of the year.

Booking options:

  • Personalised 1 to 1
  • Closed Group Minimum 5 Students

Your group will take away new professional knowledge and have the bonding experience of helping each other to learn through teamwork, as well as a new-found confidence and pride in their expanded range of skills.

Lessons Timetable

Morning

  • 9:00 to 10:30
  • Break
  • 11:00 to 12:30
  • Break
  • 13:00 to 14:30

Afternoon

  • 13:00 to 14:30
  • Break
  • 14:45 to 16:15
  • Break
  • 16:30 to 18:00

Our prices include

  • Course as booked
  • Course Materials
  • Online Placement Test
  • Welcome Pack
  • Student Card
  • Student Map
  • Mobile Phone SIM Card
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • School Internet Café
  • Weekly Student Welcome Party
  • Monthly Individual Academic Assessment
  • Monthly Progress Test
  • Course Certificate
  • Europass Mobility Certificate
  • 24/7 Welfare Assistance

FAQ - Frenquently Asked Questions

How long is one lesson?

All our lessons are 45-minute lessons.

What is the minimum reservation period for this course?

You can book as many weeks as you want for this course.

Can I decide the time of my lessons?

The time of the lessons is decide by the school, but we are happy to discuss the needs of our students in order to accommodate their requests as much as possible.

Do you need accommodation?

Have a look at our accommodation options

#ACEExperience

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Elena

Russia

Good value for the price and quality. The school is new with very good equipment, all classes are modern and have media boards, and WiFi it’s also very important. The system of education is including the speaking, grammar and extra conversation classes which are free. Teachers' explanation is very understandable. The location of the school is comfortable, because near is a lot of cafes and restaurants for lunch, shops and supermarkets. I’m looking forward to come back again!

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Marc

Switzerland

At the beginning I was a little bit afraid about the school. But shortly after I arrived I saw that my fear was without any reason. They picked me up exactly on the level I was and helped me with passion to reach the level I wanted to be. You help each other, you laugh together, you spend time together and explore the island and its culture as well as the cultures from the other students all over the world.

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Stephany

Venezuela

This English language adventure in Malta has changed my life. My teachers at ACE helped me to improve my English and successfully complete one of my goals. The school is really modern, and the location is just perfect. I have made new friends from all around the world and they have become part of my family.

 

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He Mian

China

Came to this school and I gain a lot, It’s not only to learn English, but also for friends and happiness. I feel happy every day for this. I like to communicate with classmates and teachers, they are very enthusiastic. I enjoy study in here.

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Marianna

Colombia

My experience as a student at ACE English Malta has been amazing because i met people from different countries. Even the school has a wealth of activities that helped me to improve my english, like free conversation class, afternoon movies or social clubs. Also the great life in Malta with the spectacular views and picturesque beaches make your adventure out of this world.