Sharek Centre provides teacher training and professional development programmes for Arabic teachers, lecturers and educators in other contexts. We create bespoke solutions for newly qualified as well as experienced teachers, across a number of professional fields.
At Sharek Centre we believe that reflection on the professional practice of teaching is as important as developing new and engaging approaches that make language more memorable, ready to use and inspired to real-life situations. In order to achieve these objectives, our staff are not just teacher trainers; they are also experts in the Arabic language, language teaching and Arabic studies.
Our 60-hour courses, spread over three weeks, are practical in nature and focus throughout on the skills, activities and knowledge required by teachers to work effectively with students in a language classroom. Incorporating group discussions, demo lessons and microteaching, we prefer to avoid top-down, lecture-based approaches, preferring to acknowledge that trainee teachers themselves have much to add to the process, regardless of level of experience and qualifications.
The workshops focus on key areas, such as: expanding teachers’ language awareness; teaching grammar instruction; and demonstrating how to develop learners’ speaking skills. Following training, participants have the opportunity to put their learned skills into practice by teaching actual students. Experienced trainers observe these classes, while providing supportive and constructive feedback.
We can tailor our teacher-training courses for part-time and full-time schedules, and we offer also online teacher training classes.
If you’re a language teacher, and you think you might be intersted, please call us at +44 (0)2034 57 02 35 for more information.
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