Programmes

Language games

Language Games for all language classes

2018:
24-28 August 2018, Megalochori, Santorini Island, Greece

Working Language: English and Greek

SEMINAR PROGRAMME

Day 1
- Presentation of the participants and their organizations. Presentation of the seminar’s programme and the trainers (educational contract)
- Ice breaking games for all language levels (PART A)

Day 2
- Ice breaking games for all language levels (PART B)
-myths about language games - debate
-language games for the vocabulary
- how to select the suitable language games
- how to organize a language game - principles

Day 3
- teaching Grammar to all levels through language games

- language games for reviewing knowledge – developing all language skills (part a)

- Coping with practical problems in using language games

Day 4

- language games for reviewing knowledge – developing all language skills (part b)

- Coping with practical problems in using language games

Day 5

- Visit to a Greek Language School for adults: Observation of the courses’ place, discussion with administration and trainers, discussion on the games used

- Reports: Presentation of participants’ remarks, thoughts and conclusions

- Evaluation of the seminar - Goodbye activities - Creating a communication network

 

Fees
Tuition fee: 70 €/ day/ person, which includes tuition and training materials. 
Organizational costs: 100 €/ person, which includes administration costs, organizational costs and VAT.
Special discounts for non Erasmus Plus grant holders.

 

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the seminar, participants are expected to have acquired the skills that will enable them to:
- select the language games suitable for organizing an efficient course
- adjust, produce, apply and evaluate the appropriate language games
- cooperate with each other and exchange teaching experiences, ideas and materials on language games
- cope with different practical problems in organizing the language games, through the exchange of experiences and ideas with their colleagues


Methodology
The course is based on the principles of participatory adult education, by embodying participants' experiences and fostering the exchange of their ideas, proposals and materials. Its focus is not merely on the didactic aspect of language games but also on the participants' social and cultural knowledge gained through education and teaching to different target groups throughout Europe. During the course, the following techniques will be implemented: working in subgroups and pairs, role play, lectures, guided conversation, brainstorming, language and educational games and experiential activities.
Participants will also be given hand-outs, original materials, lists of language games and websites for teaching tools.

 

Follow-up
Upon completion of the course, participants will be encouraged to form a network which will function as a meeting point. Within this network, they will be able to exchange didactic materials and language games and proposals as well as useful ideas for promoting language learning in different European countries.