Invite Us to Your School for a Workshop
As part of our commitment to Qatar’s National Vision of developing and promoting education among all, IH Doha is offering schools in Doha a free 90-minute teacher training workshop.
The content of this workshop is taken from the International House Certificate in Teaching Younger Learners and Teens (IHCYLT), a IHWO certificate course which is moderated by Cambridge English Language Assessment. Starting October 2015, the full face-to-face version the IHCYLT is offered at IH Doha’s centre at Duhail, Doha.
This workshop will be held at your school premises for a group of no less than 10 teachers. You can choose one among the following topics:
The Principles of Using Games
In this workshop, teachers will investigate what constitutes a ‘game’ (compared to an activity) and why games can be an effective medium for presenting, practising or consolidating language, as well as promoting useful skills development.
The age and/or stage of development of young learners is a significant factor when selecting games in order for them to be positive, enjoyable and motivating language learning.
This workshop aims to expose teachers to the various factors that need to be considered when selecting, preparing and using games with children’s classes, as well as a repertoire of different types of games that could be adapted to suit the needs of the lesson.
Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences
Teachers will look at what learning styles (VAK) and multiple intelligences (Gardner) are, as well as the difference between the two. Participants will first look at learning styles and how we receive information including two practical examples (running dictation/TPR picnic). They will then look at multiple intelligences and the different ways that we can process the information.
This workshop aims to give the participants a solid understanding of both learning styles and multiple intelligences and provide practice in considering it when planning lessons. By the end of the workshop, teachers should be able to recognise preferred learning styles that their students have.
Classroom management with younger learners is a very wide subject, and its issues and problems differ with different age groups. It is the use of classroom instructions, therefore, that aids management. There is also a lot of natural, genuine communication that takes place during classroom instructions as well as providing learners with comprehensible input.
This workshop focuses on ‘critical’ moments in the lesson where teachers are encouraged to identify stages of a lesson when we need to establish firm routines and patterns of behaviour.