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Social and Emotional Intelligence in Language Teaching

On this course teachers learn why social and emotional intelligence is particularly important in language teaching and how social and emotional competences can be developed among both language teachers and learners. There will be an emphasis on the role of empathy in language education and how it can be fostered. There are a total of twenty contact hours. The course language is English but the course is suitable for teachers of other languages.

Course content
Sessions deals with the following themes:

  • Research findings on social and emotional intelligence among language teachers, with special reference to the work of Sarah Mercer and Christina Gkonou.
  • The ‘social and emotional intelligence’ brain and how it works.
  • Using techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy to develop social and emotional competences.
  • Using techniques from humanistic teaching to develop social and emotional competences.
  • Using techniques from Slow Education to develop social and emotional competences.
  • Barriers to empathy and how to overcome them..
  • How to use art to foster empathy
  • How to use Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) to foster empathy in the language classroom
  • How to use Visual Thinking Routines (VTR) to foster empathy in the language classroom
  • How to use literature to foster empathy in the language classroom
  • How to teach ‘active listening’ to foster empathy in the language classroom

Dates for 2020

Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July

Monday 24th to Friday 28th August

Monday 14th to Friday 18th September 

Timetable

Monday to Friday, 9.30 – 11.30 and 12.00 – 14.00

Place 

Carrer Castillejos 326, Barcelona

Price

€490. You can download these payment details.

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