GCI 16 Lifestyle and English Plus Course Code & TitleLessonsDetails Timetable LC Language & Irish Culture 30 G20 with 10 afternoons lessons of Irish Culture Minimum numbers required Intermediate + 9.00 - 12.30 + 5 afternoons LCK Language & Cookery30 G20 lessons in the mornings 6 lessons of culinary English 1 ' Taste of Ireland'which is a 3 course meal demonstration, sampling & recipes 2 week programme 4+ participants 9.00 - 12.30 + 4 afternoons EFM English & Film20 4 week programme 3 weeks G20 + 1 week film production Minimum 8 students 9.00 - 12.30 3 weeks Week 4 - Film Week Take Time Programme TAP 20 + host family + programme 2 week programme Available at any time for Closed groups Minimum numbers required 9.00 - 12.30 includes Host family & programme Specialist English Programmes Language & Irish Culture offers afternoons of Irish culture including aspects of history, the arts, the Irish language, social and economic development as well as practical culture workshops in dance, music or song. Language & Cookery explores the language of cooking and the kitchen. There is an introduction to local ingredients and recipes and a look at the evolution of modern Irish cuisine. The ' Taste of Ireland' demonstration is practical and fun and the highlight of each week. English and Film introduces students to the practical experience of film production during their final week. Students gain hands on experience of all the major aspects of film production from the planning phase, to acting and shooting and finally editing. Students receive a 3- 5 minute DVD of their masterpiece to take home. Take Time Programme is designed exclusively for students with experience and ' who are not young enough to believe that they know everything'. The programme is aimed at people who want to refresh or relearn their English and have a social and cultural experience. The programme combines exciting language practice with a range of cultural and social activities with a focus on Ireland's cultural heritage. English Plus Options include falconry, festival programme, fishing, golf, horse- riding, sailing, spa treatment or windsurfing & kayaking. Choose your preferred option in advance or on arrival at GCI.
GCI 17 Teacher Training Programmes This programme is aimed at non- native teachers of English who wish to access teaching materials and methodologies and who want to increase their own language awareness. Participants require a B2 ( Upper Intermediate) level of English or above. Programmes are for two weeks and run four times per year - January, April, July & August and minimum numbers required. Objectives & Pedagogical Outcomes . Focus on authentic materials development and assessment . Interesting tips to motivate students . Introduction to Irish culture and uses in the classroom . To refresh the participants' knowledge of English . Teacher observation and micro teaching Sample timetable TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday 9.00- 10.30 Ice- breakers Warmers & finishers Grammar & vocab Future time / the natural world Master Class Using the web as a language learning tool Creating, adapting & evaluating activities for language learning Children as language learners 11.00- 12.30 Passive Voice Health & Beauty Master Class Getting your tongue around pronunciation Master Class Using music & song as a learning tool Learning to learn language pathways Master Class Correction - when to correct & how to correct 12.30- 13.30LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch 13.30- 15.00Micro Teaching Culture - an overview of Irish Culture The internet as a language teaching tool Culture - an overview of Irish literature Observations - a chance to see a class in action