Pedagogy Workshops

Becoming a better teacher

Becoming a better teacher

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Pedagogy Workshops


Pedagogy Workshops 2021/2022

A series of workshops run over the academic year online on Saturday mornings for practising teachers, CELTA graduates and  those considering taking a Celta course and for all those interested in the English language. ​

You can choose to take the full series of workshops or just select those which interest you most.

The sessions are interactive and hands-on. You will acquire skills and understanding to deliver dynamic English lessons for your students to allow for engaging and effective learning to take place. ​

It is also a great opportunity to connect with fellow English language practitioners. ​

A certificate of attendance is provided for all workshops. 




Grammar analysis 

Saturday, 18 September

11:30 – 1:30




This workshop will equip you with a better understanding of all aspects of English grammar. Through a series of guided interactive activities with fellow attendees you will acquire skills to deal with the clarification of grammar. ​


Grammar pedagogy 

Saturday, 09 October

11:30 – 1:30




Grammar teaching can be fun for both the teacher and the students. We will provide you with a variety of ways to create dynamic, engaging and effective grammar lessons for your learners. You will leave with a better understanding of all aspects of English grammar and be looking forward to getting back into the classroom to meet the grammar teaching head 


Vocabulary analysis and teaching: How to make vocabulary learning engaging, personalised and effective for your students 

Saturday, 30 October

11:30 – 1:30



The workshop will provide you with a variety of ways to create enjoyable and learning-centred vocabulary lessons for your students resulting in successful vocabulary acquisition and more effective strategies for acquiring vocabulary. 


Tools and techniques for effective and engaging pronunciation lessons 

Saturday, 13 November

11:30 - 1:30



We will dive deep into the English language sound system and explore aspects of stress, rhythm, intonation and pronunciation of individual sounds and words, and discover how to help your learners improve their overall pronunciation skills in a series of fun and engaging classroom activities. 


How to integrate technology effectively into your teaching  

Saturday, 11 December

11:30 - 1:30




This workshop will present an overview of the array of technology at our disposal for teaching English today. We will provide a variety of ways to successfully integrate technology into face-to-face teaching, and also how to teach with more confidence and achieve effective student engagement in an online context. 


Teaching for understanding 

Saturday, 22 January

11:30 - 1:30


Convey, clarify and check; how can it be done? How can we ensure our teaching is resulting in understanding and our learners are learning? This workshop will provide you with effective teaching techniques to ensure your teaching is resulting in learning.    


Materials evaluation and development 

Saturday, 05 February

11:30 - 1:30



Is your coursebook boring? Do your students relate to it? Do you, as a teacher, like it?​

There is so much authentic material we can adapt for the classroom. But how to do it? This session is hands-on and you will leave with so many ideas on how to bring your coursebook to life and to adapt and create materials that meet the real needs and interests of your students. ​


Empowering learning and learners and you as a teacher 

Saturday, 26 February

11:30 - 1:30

Learn how to extend learning beyond the classroom and empower accelerated learning when in the classroom. ​


Receptive Skills 

Saturday, 12 March

11:30 - 1:30


Join this interactive workshop to discover what skills are needed for effective reading and listening and how we can provide engaging texts and tasks for our learners to enable them to develop effective receptive skills strategies. ​


I want to be fluent in English! 

Saturday, 02 April

11:30 - 1:30


Fluency is the goal of all learners. But what does fluency actually mean when speaking and writing? What can we do as teachers to ensure our learners achieve fluency in the productive skills? Discover how to help learners of all levels to communicate with fluency. ​


Planning: from lesson to course 

Saturday, 30 April

11:30 - 1:30


Looking at the bigger picture, we step back and consider how to establish the needs of a group of learners and how to plan a course to meet their particular learning needs related to their context.  ​


Lesson management 

Saturday, 21 May

11:30 - 1:30


We have all experienced that time when you realise what you have planned to do in your lesson finishes too early and you still have time to fill. This workshop is all about building up a repertoire of activities to fill time and bring some fun into the learning process.  ​

For more information, please visit

Language Centre

Lárionad Teanga

Main Office, G36, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

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