Are you interested in offering your staff the opportunity for some teacher development? CELT Athens can organize a workshop, a one-day seminar, or even a whole course especially for you and your teachers.
We have run a multitude of INSET* (in-service training) courses for some of the finest foreign language centres throughout Greece and abroad. We pride ourselves on having contributed to their excellent reputation for quality in foreign language education.
IMPORTANT NOTE – Technology now allows us to organise webinars, so wherever your school may be, we can run a short refresher workshop or series of online workshops at a cost much lower than a face-to-face event.
*INSET stands for in-service training, i.e. the teachers are training while working and the training is offered as part of their continuous development. Sessions are usually held at the premises of the school or association or group of teachers, lthough it is possible to run them at CELT Athens if requested. CELT is centrally located and has excellent facilities, including an extensive ELT library for teachers, teacher trainers and researchers. CELT Athens has extensive experience of running such programmes. Read below to see the names of just a few of the foreign language centres we have run such programmes for and also view some of the comments of the Directors of Studies/School Owners.
How will your school benefit?
Apart from the fact that the seminars and workshops are tailor-made to cater to the needs of your institution and your staff, students and course books you are using, these opportunities for teacher development generate motivation, enthusiasm and a team spirit. Teachers develop closer collaborative bonds, a desire to excel and the overall effect is an improvement in the quality of teaching and materials.
Who are the trainers?
The trainers are all highly qualified professionals with extensive teaching and teacher training experience. All hold postgraduate qualifications at M.A. level in TEFL, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics or both. All tutors are RSA Diploma holders themselves and train on all CELT courses including the the Cambridge DELTA Diploma and CELTA, as well as programmes offered to the PALSO teacher training programmes and to foreign language centres. Click read the comments of two school owners we have run INSET courses for and here to view the profiles of the CELT Athens tutors.
How to select topics
Click to download this Seminar Checklist – a list of topics for your teachers to choose from.
Topics can be selected by the Director of Studies, a teacher supervisor, the teachers, or, ideally both! There is also space for you to add your own topics or to ask for specific book training, i.e., how to best use and adapt a course book you have already selected.
One of the CELT Athens tutors can also assist you and your staff by discussing issues and problems with groups and individuals, or by being invited to visit a number of classes (in person or remotely) to identify areas of difficulty and possible topics for workshops.
Some CELT Athens Clients
- PALSO – Panhellenic Federation of Foreign Language School Owners
- PALSO Rodopi-Xanthi Association
- PALSO Corfu Association
- PALSO Dodecanese Association
- Varvara Varthaliti Schools, Gerakas
- Elpida Papadantonaki, Scholars, Perama
- Maria Papavarsami, Ilissia