The Learner-Centred Approach

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This course is an integral part of the common Learn&Lead strategy of continuing professional development of language teachers and trainers (the PROLANTCAP Trainer Development Framework) within the Learn&Lead Section of the Slovak Association of Language Schools and the Learn&Lead Network of Trainers and Schools. The complete Learn&Lead program consists of the following:

A foundation course

1st course    The Learner-Centred Approach, 30 lessons

Two specific courses

2nd course   The Essentials of Communication in a Team, 20 lessons

3rd course   The Essentials of New Leadership and Management, 20 lessons

Target group: Teachers, Trainers, Team Leaders, Director of Studies, Heads of Departments, Managers, Business Owners
Required level of English: B1 (intermediate)
Number of participants: 8 to 15
Duration: 5 training days
Price 490 Euro (20% VAT included)
Date: 10th - 14th August 2020

Halenárska 7, Trnava, Slovakia


Monday to Friday

09,00 – 10,30

Coffee Break

10,45 – 12,15

Lunch Break

13,30 – 15,00

Language: English, min B1
Main aim:
  • To maintain and up-date teachers´and trainers´professional competencies and skills. The main focus is on the development of their pedagogical and psychological thinking rooted in the principles of learner-centred approach. Based on the knowledge, they will develop their creativity, flexibility, empathy, and teaching skills needed for more effective developing learners’ communicative competence.
Specific aims:
  • develop the understanding of language learning mechanisms and their practical application
  • improve the knowledge of the developmental differences of learners relevant for foreign language learning
  • deepen the understanding of learners´ individual differences and the possibility of respecting them in languages teaching
  • enhance trainers´ empathy enabling them to better understand learners´ emotions, thoughts, needs, and behaviours, and adjust the teaching process accordingly
  • develop skills to teach foreign languages in meaningful and relevant situations
  1. Needs analysis: Discussion on the participants´ problems related to the effectiveness in foreign languages teaching.
  2. Learner- centred Approach: Development, general characteristics, application in our country and abroad, basic principles.
  3. Learner developmental differences – implication for foreign languages teaching.
  4. Individual differences in learning foreign languages: Respecting individual differences, aptitude, Gardner´s intelligences, learning styles and strategies, brain, affective states and personality.
  5. Classroom problem – analysis: Case studies, solving problems raised by participants.
Trainer and Course Leader: Gabriela Lojová
Course Developer: Jana Chynoradská