WOULD YOU LIKE TO…

design and deliver training sessions that thrill audiences large and small

engage, motivate, and inspire your session participants

learn a range of highly attractive presentation formats, face-to-face and on-line

take full advantage of modern presentation software & tools of persuasion

overcome any fear of public speaking & thrive in front of your audiences

network with the very best in the teacher training profession

build your professional brand & monetize your newly acquired skills

YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!

a unique programme concept

an international team of teacher trainers and mentors

nominated for British Council ELTON Local Innovation Award


a unique programme concept

an international team of teacher trainers and mentors

 

nominated for British Council ELTON Local Innovation Award

The ELTons are international awards given annually by the British Council that recognise and celebrate innovation in the field of English language teaching

WATCH ACADEMY CO-AUTHOR EXPLAINING PROGRAMME CONCEPT

SO, WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

maximum impact: all our sessions are live – we really want you to interact with our trainers, mentors, and other course participants, on our lively online chat forums and break-out rooms

maximum convenience: you can take part in all sessions in the comfort of your home, and you’ll have unlimited access to all session recordings – for life!

maximum support: you’ll take advantage of individual, fully personalized feedback on each and every task and session draft; you’ll enjoy the safe, supporting environment of a small, closed community of our course participants

maximum benefit: you’ll see your own session concept develop from an early draft to a complete, ready-to-deliver version, through on-going online sampling – we’ll be with you every step of the way

 OUR GRADUATES SEEM TO AGREE…
HERE’S OUR FULL PROGRAMME:

Session 1:

OCT 25, 10:00 – 16:00

 

Marta Rosińska & Grzegorz Śpiewak

How to Power Your Point – and why this is crucial for you as a trainer

You’ll learn how to:

design a truly powerful, visually attractive slide

compose a cohent, engaging slide sequence

exploit the persuasive potential of modern presentation software

engage your session participants from the very beginning …

… and hold their attention throughout your presentation

walk our walk!

→ Don’t just listen or watch: do the tasks assigned after this session – and get
personalized comments & suggestions for improvement

→ Don’t work alone: share your work with other Academy members in a
closed, exclusive online space – and enjoy their supportive feedback

Session 2:

NOV 4, 18:30 – 20:00

 

Grzegorz Śpiewak

How to make your message STICKY: appealing, memorable & persuasive

You’ll learn: 

what distinguishes an average presentation from a truly outstanding one

why you can’t do without a powerful metaphor or analogy if you want your message to STICK for good

how to select truly effective metaphors or analogies –
and avoid bad ones …

where to seek inspiration, great visuals and inspiring quotes

how to use metaphorical thinking to write a super-catchy session title

… or a killer conference abstract!

walk our walk!

→ Don’t just listen or watch: do the tasks assigned after this session – and get
personalized comments & suggestions for improvement

→ Don’t work alone: share your work with other Academy members in a
closed, exclusive online space – and enjoy their supportive feedback

Session 3:

NOV 18, 18:30 – 20:00

 

Marta Rosińska

How to Power Your Point – and why this is crucial for you as a trainer

You’ll learn:

what it takes to build suspense when you deliver your session

and make your participants sit at the edge of their seats till the very end

how to divide your material into meaningful and manageable portions

why you need to navigate your session participants through your slides

what are the symptoms of your session dynamics falling

and how to troubleshoot if necessary!

walk our walk!

→ Don’t just listen or watch: do the tasks assigned after this session – and get
personalized comments & suggestions for improvement

→ Don’t work alone: share your work with other Academy members in a
closed, exclusive online space – and enjoy their supportive feedback

Session 4:

DEC 2, 18:30 – 21:30

 

Marta Rosińska & Grzegorz Śpiewak

On-line swapshop session 1: participants’ presentation samples – presentation & feedback

During this special, super intensive session – one of three – you will have a chance to really walk the walk – and see the other Academy participants do the same! You will have about 5 minutes to present a sample of the session that you will have been working on for the past few weeks. This will be done in a closed, supportive environment – an ideal opportunity to take the first step, receive a lot of constructive feedback, and make your next attempt in a few weeks an even greater success!

You’ll learn:

how it feels to deliver a short sample of your session to a live audience

how to accept and exploit supportive feedback from course mentors and other Academy participants

how to give helpful feedback to other Academy participants

Session 5:

DEC 16, 18:30 – 20:00

 

Marek Stączek

The secret language of storytelling – and how you can master it

You’ll learn:

why storytelling is one of the most powerful presenter’s tools

what are the key micro-skills involved in effective storytelling

when to use stories when you develop your presentation

where to seek great stories, and how to adapt them to suit your needs

how to exploit the potential of storytelling to build your personal brand

walk our walk!

→ Don’t just listen or watch: do the tasks assigned after this session – and get
personalized comments & suggestions for improvement

→ Don’t work alone: share your work with other Academy members in a
closed, exclusive online space – and enjoy their supportive feedback

Session 6:

JAN 6, 18:30 – 20:00

 

Sarah Mercer

How to effectively apply the psychological principles of engagement to your teaching and teacher training

You’ll learn:

what are the psychological principles of language learner engagement and why they matter so much in education

how to trigger learner engagement, and what concrete actions can be taken to achieve this

how to create and sustain engagement online as opposed to face- to-face teaching

how to apply the principles behind learner engagement to teacher training contexts

Session 7:

JAN 20, 18:30 – 21:30

 

Marta Rosińska & Grzegorz Śpiewak

On-line swapshop session 2: participants’ presentation samples – presentation & feedback

This is our second super intensive swapshop session. Each participant will now have about 10 minutes to present a more extended sample of his or her session. As before, everyone will receive a lot of valuable feedback, from the two mentors and all Academy participants. And so you will have a chance to spread your trainers’ wings a lot more!

You’ll learn:

how it feels to deliver a short sample of your session to a live audience

how to accept and exploit supportive feedback from course mentors and other Academy participants

how to give helpful feedback to other Academy participants

Session 8:

FEB 3, 18:30 – 20:00

Laura Patsko

How to manage a live, synchronous, on-line training session

You’ll learn:

how to identify and select appropriate platforms and features for training in a live synchronous setting

how to design original materials – and adapt old favourites – for appropriate use online

how to raise levels of energy and interaction in a virtual classroom

how to maintain a sense of personal connection despite the physical distance

how to apply these tips, techniques and activities in your own teacher training – and teaching

walk our walk!

→ Don’t just listen or watch: do the tasks assigned after this session – and get
personalized comments & suggestions for improvement

→ Don’t work alone: share your work with other Academy members in a
closed, exclusive online space – and enjoy their supportive feedback

Session 9:

FEB 17, 18:30 – 20:00

Grzegorz Śpiewak

How to motivate your participants to interact with you on-line

You’ll learn:

what is the crucial difference between a live webinar and a session video-recorded in advance

how to engage your session participants right from the start – and keep them active throughout

how to design slides that will look great in a webinar window …

… and which will truly help your session participants stay focused

how not to make the five most common trainer’s mistakes that will kill your participants’ interest

Session 10:

MARCH 3, 18:30 – 21:30

Marta Rosińska & Grzegorz Śpiewak

On-line swapshop session 3: participants’ presentation samples – presentation & feedback

This is your third opportunity to see your session come to life in front of a supportive group of Academy participants. In our third swapshop session you will have about 15 minutes to present a new, much longer sample of your session. Lots of valuable feedback guaranteed, as well as a wonderful sense of achievement!

You’ll learn:

how it feels to deliver a longer sample of your session to a live audience

how to accept and exploit supportive feedback from course mentors and other Academy participants

how to give helpful feedback to other Academy participants

Session 11:

OCT 25, 10:00-16:00

 

James Egerton

Zoom In, Zoom Out – how to build your personal digital teacher trainer toolkit

You’ll learn:

how to combine personal rapport and convenience to strive for the best of both teaching worlds (physical and online).

how to use the Zoom platform as  a launch pad to motivate and engage your session participants.

how to go beyond standard Breakout Room techniques to boost meaningful session veracity and variety.

how to make the most of the webcam for teaching techniques and activity ideas.

how to incorporate these principles into your personal Teacher Trainer tool kit.

walk our walk!

→ Don’t just listen or watch: do the tasks assigned after this session – and get
personalized comments & suggestions for improvement

→ Don’t work alone: share your work with other Academy members in a
closed, exclusive online space – and enjoy their supportive feedback

Session 12: PART1

MAR 28, 10:15 – 11:45

Lindsay Clandfield

What next – for a teacher trainer – after a very tumultuous 2020…?

You’ll learn:

what next for you: what are some (new) career opportunities in ELT? 

what next for EFL materials? Is the end of the course book coming? 

what next for teaching? Has the pandemic changed teaching of languages – and if so, what does this mean for you?

what is the ‘new normal’ going to look like – in ELT in general and in teacher training in particular? 

what next for English as the global lingua franca? 

Session 12: PART 2

MARCH 28, 12:00 – 13:30

Marta Rosińska & Grzegorz Śpiewak

How to be smart about building your brand as a teacher trainer

You’ll learn:

how to take advantage of success stories of past Academy graduates 

who else is worth reading, watching, or following o SM channels to give you constant inspiration and motivation

what steps you can take to start building your personal brand

what sort of continued support from our professional network you can count on when the Academy is over

 DO YOU NEED MORE INFO?

Marta Rosińska

E: marta@e-dos.org

T: 501 037 652

 

Grzegorz Śpiewak

E: grzegorz@e-dos.org

T: 663 556 677

Marta Rosińska
E: marta@e-dos.org
T: 501 037 652


Grzegorz Śpiewak
E: grzegorz@e-dos.org
T: 663 556 677

WHAT ABOUT THE PRICE?

You know what they say: the early bird catches… the best deal!

early bird course fee

by AUG 31 3450 PLN (or: 795 Euro)

regular course fee

from SEP 1 3850 PLN  (or: 885 Euro)

And yes, you can pay in instalments – just let us know when you send in your application.

So, time to…

NUMBER OF PLACES LIMITED – GRAB YOURS TODAY!