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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
Effective Memory Techniques for Learning a Foreign Language:
help your students learn a foreign language faster and easier
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A GRUNDTVIG GRANT (ADULT EDUCATION)

TYPE AND ORIGIN OF THE TRAINING:
COURSE
(training not resulting from an llp or previous socrates project)
IN-SERVICE TRAINING IN THE FIELD OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
THE TRAINING IS
  IN LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODOLOGY
English
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
English
ADULT EDUCATION
Adult education provider
Second chance or remedial education
Adult education for disabled persons
Higher education institution offering outreach courses for adults
Organisations working with migrant groups/ethnic minorities
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
GLOTTA NOVA d.o.o.
Poljanska 95
1000 -
Ljubljana
Slovenia
www.glottanova.si
 
Ms Bernarda Potočnik
+386 1 5200 673
+386 1 5200 676
bernarda.p@glottanova.si
Tomaž Petkovski
+386 1 5200 670
+386 1 5200 676
tomaz@glottanova.si
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
A questionnaire is sent to all the participants prior to the training by the organizer in order to collect their needs, expectations, background etc...
Who does not want to have a brilliant memory and save some time for learning and to be able to recall already learnt knowledge? The fact is: we all forget! Only small part of the knowledge that we learn stays in our memory for a longer time. But is it possible to overcome this? What is the key for better memorizing?

Effective memory techniques are very helpful especially when learning a foreign language: how to memorize all new words, how to memorize all grammar rules, how to take notes at foreign language classes to be the most efficient? And how can you as a foreign language teacher help your students (learners, participants) to be able to learn a foreign language faster and easier?

In “Effective Memory Techniques for a Learning Foreign Language” programme you will get to know how our brain works and how brain biology can help you and your students learn faster and easier. You will personally experience a lot of memorizing techniques which you will be able to transfer to your teaching practice. And you will exercise your memory as well.

The main objectives of the programme are:
- To know how our brains work and how brain biology can help you and your students to learn faster and easier
- To practise using memory techniques, especially those that are helpful in learning a foreign language
- Get practical tips and tricks how to transfer memory techniques to your teaching practice
- To exercise your memory (by using memory techniques – remembering numbers, faces etc.)
Intensive experiential face-to-face training, providing plenty of opportunities for the trainees to incorporate the theoretical and scientific knowledge and practical skills.

The training is designed as a workshop using methods that enable interactivity among participants and experiential learning: presentations, discussions, team work, role play, individual and pair work, analysis of examples from participants’ practice, coaching etc...
During the training each participant will receive other participants' and trainer’s feedback, comments and advice for future work.

The course participants are supposed to send feedback on how they used the obtained knowledge in their educational institutions. Their feedback with lesson plans and "useful hints" is going to be published and sent to all participants as a case-studies book.
 
PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
DAY 1
Biology of brain:
- Brain – how they work
- Brain and memory
- How can brain biology help us learn faster and easier
- Brain: left and right hemisphere and alpha state for accelerated learning
- NLP and VAKOG – different learning types

DAY 2
Memory techniques – visual aspect
- Mind mapping – for understanding structures, global concepts, big picture, grammar etc.
- Association network, pictures and images as memory aid
- Memorizing grammar rules: how to draw grammar rules
- Memorizing words with a help of pictures and drawings: visualization and memory

Visualisation and relaxation for enhancing the memory
- The bandwidth of consciousness
- Types of visualisation
- The use of visualisation

DAY 3
Memory techniques – auditory aspect
- Suggestopaedia and alpha state for accelerated learning
- How to use storytelling for easier memorizing
- How to prepare and electronically edit texts for audio materials on the basis of suggestopaedia

DAY 4
Memory techniques – kinaesthetic aspect
- How to prepare, use and sort didactic cards
- Memorizing grammar rules: how to draw grammar rule.
- Memorizing irregular verbs, nouns: making clusters and using them in practice
- How to take and make notes in a foreign language course
- Brain gym and organized revising for more effective learning
- Clusters

DAY 5
How can your students (adult learners) learn a foreign language faster and easier:
- Organized revising

Project work
- Using memory techniques in your teaching practice
- Presentations and feedback by other participants and trainer

Evaluation of the training
- Oral and written feedback
 
TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
 
Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
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