Offering international teachers of English the chance for high-quality professional development and a unique community to join.
The past year has tested many of us, and alongside our doctors and nurses, teachers continuing to educate remotely should be applauded. In many cases with little or no experience or training, around the world teachers had to adapt to online lessons and a completely new style of delivery.
The Verbalists Education & Language Network, which is owned by PRODIREKT, is committed to, and focused on, delivering continuous support and development to teachers where we can, and to that end, we are very excited to share the news about a partnership we have forged with UKLC’s new project – iteach.
Our long-standing partner UKLC is a reputable provider of UK-based residential language courses for young learners aged 8 to 18. This British company is ranked 4th as a year-round English learning programs provider for juniors with the EL Gazette and are one of their Centres of Excellence. They have always been known for the excellent relationships they create with teachers who accompany students to their centers. For many years, UKLC has been sharing their methodology and organizing teacher training sessions, while working with organizations, such as the British Council and the EU’s Erasmus+, to deliver specific teacher training projects in person in the UK and online.
The idea for the “Inspire Teach – iteach” project came from Céline Aloé, UKLC Managing Director, and Raff Cutolo, Academic Director, who felt they should offer some help to English teachers when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. They organized a free series of webinars with themes such as: Not all about Grammar, Digital Spoken Interactions, Lexis in Context, STEM and CLIL and Online Assessment, and invited anyone to attend. Word got out quickly and soon more than 250 people were enrolling. The partnership with the Verbalists Language Network followed as the logical step forward in enhancing the global reach of the project.
As a leading internationally accredited language network, with more than 5,000 language teaching professionals worldwide as members, many of them from the emerging markets, Verbalists Education can offer great support to both our members and the iteach community.
We are glad that we have agreed with UKLC and iteach the series of free webinars, which will be exclusive to our member teachers and education professionals.
FREE Webinar: Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 19:00 GMT (Time in London)
Crossing the Subject Border
How to create emotionally charged events in your lessons.
Register for this exciting event here. After registering, you will receive a link, which will allow you to participate in the webinar.
We at PRODIREKT and the Verbalists Education & Language Network are not only happy to have been a part of this progressive project from the very start, but also because of our strong ‘match’ to the iteach objectives – to inspire teachers to improve and be the best!
iteach offers teachers a low-cost platform where they can access high-quality interactive development sessions and asynchronous resources.
There are two subscription options available: 1) yearly, which costs £160, or 2) monthly – £15.00.
Teachers with a monthly subscription gain immediate access to:
- One live session per month on a theme (i.e., Crossing the Subject Border, Teaching as Performing: voice engagement, Assessing students: What’s on the test?)
- One live Q&A session per month where teachers are able to submit questions in advance to be answered.
- Access to the “Way of Inspired Teaching” videos which is a 6-part program that takes teachers on a journey of discovery to become the best teacher they can possibly be.
- Access to a private Facebook group with an engaged teacher community sharing ideas, wins, stories and support.
- Lots more bonuses and resources along the way!
iteach sessions are delivered by Raff Cutolo, an expert teacher trainer and Creative Learning Experience Designer. Raff has 15 years’ teaching experience in primary, secondary and tertiary education. He holds a PhD in English Studies and has published extensively in the fields of English Language, Literature and Culture.