English Language Teaching Training Regional Workshop

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2012-08-25 - 2012-08-25


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In the UK, Hornby Schools are recognised as one of the most prestigious activities in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT). Each year these schools have enabled teachers to develop their expertise and upgrade their English teaching skills. Hornby schools have been running since 2000 and have helped directly train many teachers, who have gone on to cascade the workshops to hundreds of teachers across the region.


The British Council Nepal will cover all costs (except personal expenses) of two participants to this workshop in Sri Lanka.Applications from NELTA members are especially welcome.

Hornby Regional School 2012 (Teacher educators and experienced teachers)

  • Date                   25 – 31 August, 2012 (5 day workshop)
  • Time                        9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
  • Venue                   Nagarodaya Centre, 155a Dr Danister de Silva Mawatha, Colombo 8
  • Topic                   Essentials for the Starter Teacher
  • Course Director       Adrian Tennant, Teacher Trainer ELT

The course will be led by Adrian Tennant, who has over 20 years’ experience of teaching and training.  He has also written or contributed to a number of course books, including Inspirations, Move, Move Ahead, Synergy, Inside Out and Straightforward.   Adrian has previously worked on short and long-term programmes in Asia, Africa, Europe the Middle East and South America. He was course director of the 2010 Hornby School in Sri Lanka and India on “Bringing Grammar To Life.”


Hornby School Objectives

By the end of the 5 day course, the participants will:

1.Be more aware of (i) the essential strategies and approaches novice teachers of English need to use when teaching skills and language ; (ii) exploiting classroom space and resources, the course book and supplementary materials

2.Have shared, practical low resource classroom experiences and examples from their personal work contexts on (i) how to build inclusivity and trust in the classroom, (ii) how to use the learner as a resource and (iii) how to encourage the use of critical and creative thinking skills

3.Practised how to design training materials for use with starter teachers, including writing of rubrics for lesson plans and materials

4.Have planned appropriate sample lessons using local (country) textbooks as models for the starter teacher

5.Have increased confidence and build skills of participants in materials design and development

6.Have collated ideas, samples, lesson plans and materials into a booklet for use with starter teachers.


Hornby Trust

The Hornby Schools are run with the support of the A. S. Hornby Educational Trust, UK. The Trust was established in 1961 by A. S. Hornby, popularly known for the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary.


For registration: Fill in the application form (download from here) and submit it to British Council, Lainchaur, Kathmandu; or you ca email it to jovan.ilic@britishcouncil.org.np.

Deadline for registration is 3 August 2012.  Register early as places are limited.