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Atlantic IBA Minsk

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Atlantic Language's presentation at 'The Truth of Teaching English' at IBA Minsk, February 3, 2019, as delivered by Robert Hanley and Purva Srivastava.

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Atlantic IBA Minsk

  1. 1. Who We Are
  2. 2. Representing Atlantic Purva Srivastava, ESP Instructor Robert Hanley, Academic Manager
  3. 3. Student life at Atlantic
  4. 4. Where We Are
  5. 5. Where we are
  6. 6. GALWAY - 38 purpose built classrooms - Interactive, smart technology - Options for all the family - Free Wi-Fi access, student computers - Cafeteria, Library, Lounge & Rooftop terrace
  7. 7.  20 purpose built classrooms  Interactive, smart technology  Free Wi-Fi access, student computers  Cafeteria, Library, Lounge  Public Transport Centre near Dublin centre DUBLIN
  8. 8. What We Do
  9. 9. A Cultural Immersion
  10. 10. Accommodation Standard Apartments Executive Apartments Host Family Stay
  11. 11. General English Programmes COURSES FOR ADULTS - GENERAL ENGLISH - CAMBRIDGE EXAM PREP. - IELTS EXAM PREP. - BUSINESS ENGLISH - SUMMER 30+ - TEACHER TRAINING - CORPORATE BUSINESS ENGLISH
  12. 12. Academic Training Courses Erasmus+ Funded Professional Development - CLIL - PUBLIC SPEAKING - ACADEMIC WRITING - PRESENTATION SKILLS - ENGLISH FOR THE WORKPLACE
  13. 13. BESPOKE COURSES - GENERAL ENGLISH - TEACHER TRAINING - TEACHER REFRESHER - ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES - CORPORATE BUSINESS ENGLISH Closed Groups
  14. 14. Family Programme Galway KEY FACTS Dates: 1st July – 23rd August 2019 Age: 5-11 (children), 12-17 (teens) or 18+ (parents) Max 14 students/class (parents) Max 15 students/class (children/teens) WHAT WE OFFER - Package A (morning/afternoon classes, afternoon activities + 1 full-day excursion per week) - Package B (morning classes only) - Accommodation – Self Catering apartments (host family – on request)
  15. 15. Junior Short-Stay Courses • Dublin and Galway schools • 1st Jan - 23rd June & 25th Aug - 15th Dec 2019 • Age 12 to 17 • 15 students/class (closed groups) • Morning or Afternoon Lessons • CEFR A1+ Elementary – C1 Advanced Levels Available KEY FACTS WHAT IS INCLUDED? - 20 lessons (15 hours) per week - Host Family or Residential - Full activities programme available - Free leader per 15 students
  16. 16. Junior Summer School GalwayKEY FACTS Dates: 1st July - 26th July 2019 Age: 12-17 Max 15 students per class All inclusive programme! JUNIOR SUMMER PROGRAMME - Morning lessons, afternoon lessons & afternoon activities - Evening activities, full & half day excursions - Full board – residential or host family stay - Min 2 week booking
  17. 17. How We Teach
  18. 18. Student H and the case of a good 'craic' • "Each student comes to the class on a hobbyhorse". • Pedagogical agenda of the teacher and the learner
  19. 19. Lesson learnt: •Make the pedagogical agenda clear to the learner
  20. 20. Input as opposed to Intake? Student L and the ‘joy of Noticing’
  21. 21. Lesson learnt: Consciousness raising and Enhancement of input
  22. 22. Student F and the task of a ‘task’ Repeating models produced by the Teacher or the Textbook
  23. 23. In essence, the stories taught all of us that learning can be enhanced by : Making the pedagogical agenda transparent Attending to Input Using ‘Tasks’ in the classroom
  24. 24. •Case of Eric Bass
  25. 25. THANK YOU contact@atlantic.ac

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