Summer School 2016 - Register before 31 January 2016 and save!

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 18:21

Speak English Round the Clock at Summer School!

Do you find yourself only using English in the classroom?  No contact with native speakers?

Then come to Raach and join other English teachers for a great time with native-speaker trainers and organizers.

A unique opportunity in Austria

TEA's 22st Summer School

REGISTER NOW at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  If you register before 31 January and pay a €50 deposit you pay 10% less!


Bank account: Teachers of English in Austria, Bank Austria, BLZ 12000, IBAN AT94 1100 0084 3300 1800, BIC BKAUATWW

Please note: Cancellations after 10 July 2015 will incur a cancellation charge of €50.

For cancellations after 6 August 2015 course fees cannot be refunded.



22 - 26 August 2016 (Monday 14:00 – Friday 12:00)


Bundesschullandheim Saalbach

Dorfstraße 38, 5754 Saalbach/Hinterglemm

Accommodation is on a first-come-first-served basis and should be booked through TEA but paid at the venue.


Course fees

180 TEA members (€160 students)

240 non-members (€180 students)

(includes TEA membership for one year)

Please see important information overleaf concerning deposit and early bird discount.


Single: €52 per person per day, including full board (if staying a minimum of 4 nights)

(some double or family rooms available)

Trainers and Programmes

Sinéad Laffan is a teacher and teacher trainer, based in Budapest. Originally from Ireland, she moved to the Czech Republic in 2008 where she worked on both initial teacher training courses and with more experienced teachers on TESOL Diploma and provided inset training.  She has worked with teachers in the Czech Republic, Spain, India and the UK.  She is currently the Coordinator of the IATEFL Teacher Development Special Interest Group.

Beyond the Coursebook

In this series of workshops, we will explore ways to bring the coursebook to life for our students, both by exploiting its content in new and interesting ways and by moving beyond its limitations, for example, with the use of technology (video-making, authentic film, music and images) in order to motivate and excite students.  We will focus mainly on speaking and listening, helping students to feel a meaningful connection to the English language as a real life skill, rather than just an academic subject.

Edmund Dudley is a teacher trainer, materials writer and teacher of English with more than 20 years of classroom experience.  Originally from the UK, he is based in Budapest.  He has considerable experience of teaching EFL at both primary and secondary levels. He has worked with teachers of English from around the world as a freelance teacher trainer  delivering seminars and courses, speaking at conferences and presenting webinars.  He is also a tutor at the English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar held at Exeter Colelge, Oxford.

Nuturing a positive learning environment

This course will tackle some of the day-to-day classroom challenges faced by teachers at both primary and secondary levels, such as working with mixed-ability groups and dealing with unmotivated students.  We will consider the benefits of a learner-centred approach, and see how it can be applied in practice.  We will also be exploring ways that topics such as literature and culture can be made accessible and relevant to learners of all ages and abilities, bringing lessons to life in the process.


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