ENGLISH SKILLS OFF THE BEATEN TRACK:
Explore Berlin's creative scene
with its native English speaking artists
Teacher Training Course
Key Action 1
Language Level A2-C2
“Berlin, the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine.” - David Bowie -
Are you a teacher, an educator, a school administrator or school staff looking for a unique and exciting way to improve your English language skills? Are you looking for a course that will prepare you to immerse yourself confidently in an international setting with international colleagues? Then "English Skills Off the Beaten Track" (A2-C2) is exactly the course for you! Our one week language course offers both in-class language study and a cultural or artistic activity to engage your language skills directly each day. Khudéla will expose you to some of Berlin's iconic and world renowned sites whilst also introducing you to some of the real gems that Berlin's underground art scene has to offer. Our class time will hone your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills whilst our outings will immerse you in personal stories paired with assignments which will keep you on the learning curve. This course aims to sharpen your english skills in an international environment by engaging with native speaking people from all over the world. Our course objective is to have you speaking with confidence and ease in a multitude of different settings and environments whilst learning about the art and culture scene in Europe's creative capital.
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Did you know that 56% of germans speak English fluently? And it has been estimated that around 80% of Berlins population speaks English with an increasing number of English speaking expats making Berlin it’s home each year. No wonder Berlin has been called the most international city in the world, and is Europe’s number one cultural metropolis.
In Berlin there’s an exhaustive amount of English speaking cultural activities to partake in.
What better way to improve your English skills than taking the classroom out into Berlin’s English speaking artistic playground? We believe that when immersing oneself in an interactive way through cultural activities and storytelling, ones learning curve develops exponentially. It’s precisely these engaging experiences that enables the learner to absorb a language with more efficiency and ease.
During our course, you will be challenged with assignments that will ask you to apply the four basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Each day has an in-class component that will prepare you for the day’s activities (comprehension, vocabulary, grammar). These activities will include: an art exhibition at Berlin's Jewish Museum, a guided tour that’s off the beaten track, an interview with a local native English speaking poet, a theatre performance at one of Berlin’s English speaking theatres, live music with back stage interview with a world renowned Jazz musician and a lecture by an English teacher who dedicated 30+ years of her life incorporating sustainability into creative Erasmus+ projects.
Learning a language should be engaging and motivating. Even though these cultural activities will be thrilling, we never lose sight of the objective to improve your English skills.
Not only is Khudéla comprised of educators, facilitators and trainers, we are also professional native English speaking artists who are deeply embedded in Berlin's arts scene.
Because of our extensive network, Khudéla will give you the opportunity to meet some of Berlin’s most colorful and creative characters who keep the pulse of the city alive with their vibrant art.
We are able to offer an eclectic and unique language learning experience that you simply won’t find anywhere else!
Come and join us on an English learning cultural extravaganza!
Duration and workload
Start date: Our courses will usually start on a Sunday
End date: Our courses will usually end on the following Saturday
Place: Our workshops take place in Berlin, Germany
Duration: 7 days
Workload: 35 hours in total
Free time and activities offered: Free time is allocated every day from either 9:00 - 14:00 from 9:00 - 17:00 or from 14:00 onwards (depending on the cultural activity of the day). Please take a look at our provisional schedule. Khudéla will recommend cultural activities for those free afternoons and also for the evenings. Activities may include visits to museums, places of interest, theatres and music events.
DAY 1 (Sunday) - Welcome & course introduction (9:00-14:00)
Weekly overview of in-class and cultural activities.
Reading comprehension assignment to prepare for Monday’s themed guided tour.
Day 2 (Monday) - Themed Guided Tour (Bowie/Street Art etc.) (9:00-14:00)
Guided tour writing exercise.
Day 3 - (Tuesday) - Jazz club and backstage talk with renowned jazz drummer (17:00 - 22:00)
Reading comprehension and questionnaire on iconic jazz figures and the history of jam sessions.
Jazz jam session and backstage talk.
Day 4 - (Wednesday) - Interview with a local poet in Berlin’s cafe culture. (14:00 - 19:00)
Morning cafe meeting to prepare for interview with poet
Life story, interview and poetry reading with questionaire and comprehension exercises afterwards.
Day 5 - (Thursday) - Jewish Museum (9:00 - 14:00)
Art Exhibition "Jewish Life in Germany: Past & Present"
Interactive reading and writing activities in museum
Day 6 - (Friday) - English theatre performance (17:00 - 22:00)
Researching in preparation (on tablet) the play: synopsis, characters, plot, genre.
Using simple theatrical techniques (role play) in order to familiarize oneself with the evenings theatre performance.
Day 7 - (Saturday) - Lecture on sustainable creative school projects & course evaluation (14:00 - 19:00)
A lecture with Ulla Ondratcheck: English teacher of 30+yrs, Erasmus+ course developer, advocate and practitioner for sustainability in creative school projects.
Evaluation 1: In-formal evaluation activity with weeks reflection.
Evaluation 2: Formal EU evaluation form
Khudéla certificate of attendance and completion
Europass certificates are provided upon request.
IMPORTANT: During this interactive language course all our learning material will be digital. We will also be using the digital archive platform EUROPEANA to use as reference material for some of our cultural activities. Please make sure that each participant will have access to a phone/tablet/laptop for the entire duration of the course.
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The course targets all educators and school staff (with A2-C2 level) who are interested in improving their English skills with native English speakers from various parts of the world. If you are looking to refine your English to speak and feel comfortable in international settings with international colleagues and students, then this is the course for you!
Upon completion of the training course, as a participant you are expected to:
Improve your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
Sharpen your listening and communication skills with native speaking artists whilst learning about art and culture.
Build greater confidence in using the English language in an international speaking environment.
Improve your conversation skills and knowledge on a range of creative and cultural themes.
Share teaching resources and experiences in an international environment.
Network and build strong relationships with colleagues from all over Europe.
Explore and visit the 'real Berlin' with English speaking artists who live there.
Language skill presentations
Creative research using EUROPEANA as a digital archive tool
Live interactive activities
During this interactive language course all our learning material will be digital. We will also be using the digital archive platform EUROPEANA to use as reference material for some of our cultural activities. Please make sure that each participant will have access to a phone/tablet/laptop for the entire duration of the course.The language of the learning material will be in English.
Course Language: English
No. of participants: Min. 8, Max. 20
Certification awarded: 2 certificates will be awarded:
1. Khudéla Certificate of Attendance, including description of the course contents.
2.An official EUROPASS certificate will be provided upon request.
Price*: 540€ (INCLUDES: all creative (course) activities, organisation, management, tuition & fees).
Early bird price 480€ (6 weeks before start of course).
*Additional costs such as excursions and cultural activities outside of the course are to be paid by the participant.
*Food, accommodation and travel are NOT included. Please check Erasmus+ funding opportunities here. We advise that each participant buys a 7-day travel card that costs 36€.
Our courses are eligible to be completely funded by the Erasmus+ KA1 funds
Course acronym meanings for registration form
TTHP = Teach to your highest potential
ESBT = English skills off the Beaten Track
All our courses take place in Berlin, Germany
Price: 540€ / Early Bird*: 480€
*Early Bird: valid if you register at least 6 weeks before the course starts, and pay within payment deadlines.
NOTE: If none of these dates suits you please mind that if there are at least 8 participants interested we may organize an additional session ad-hoc for your school.