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Intercultural Training

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Course Details

  • Course Length 1 week (22.5 hours per week)
  • Course Times 9:30 – 11:00, 11:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 15:30
  • Course Days Monday to Friday
  • Minimum English Level: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)
4 Minimum class size
14 Maximum class size

About this course

Our Intercultural Training course is designed to help teachers or administrative staff in an educational institution to develop their understanding of the meaning, value and significance of cultural diversity in relation to their professional practice.

Course Dates 2020

  • 10th – 14th February
  • 20th – 24th April
  • 25th – 29th May (bank holiday 25th May)
  • 15th – 19th June
  • 17th – 21st August
  • 5th – 9th October


Participants will have opportunities to:

  • explore and become aware of their own identity and value system.
  • think about how to develop empathy and sensitivity towards others.
  • get to know their ‘cultural glasses’.
  • discuss strategies to improve intergroup relations.
  • identify bias and understand the harm that it inflicts upon individuals and society.
  • develop their appreciation of the value and benefits of diversity.

The course will incorporate a mixture of individual work and work with partners, as well as opportunities to reflect upon the issues raised and discussed within a larger group.

The course will last for one week, during which participants will attend classes for a total of 22.5 hours.

Course Details

Course Length
1 week

Course Times
9:30 – 11:00, 11:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 15:30

Course Days
Monday to Friday

Our Trainers

Jill Gambier
Jill has over twenty years of teaching and training experience. She worked for the English Language Support Service at Norfolk County Council for many years and was Joint Secondary Lead Advisory Teacher for English as an Additional Language. Her role was to advise and support schools in developing their provision for EAL pupils. This involved teacher training and developing both language and education programmes for young people from refugee and asylum-seeking communities.

Theo Best
Theo completed a BSc in Psychology, a Masters in Philosophy and most recently a Masters in Creative Writing (Poetry). As well as being an English teacher and teacher trainer, Theo is also the Poet in Residence at The Corporate Theatre, where he seeks a better understanding of how creative images determine structures and behaviour in organisations. He uses his experience and drama skills to help teachers stimulate student motivation.

Bernd Munderloh
Bernd worked for schools in Germany, UK Chile and the US as a Teacher, Teacher Trainer and Deputy Headmaster. He has organised Intercultural learning courses as part of the German-American Partnership programme (GAPP), for future Fulbright Exchange Teachers and also for the central office for German schools abroad. Currently, he is involved in the programme, “A World of Difference” to help participants to improve intergroup relations and build an understanding of the value and benefits of diversity. He has conducted workshops with various school staff and pupils from different backgrounds.

Pricing

£350 per week

What our students say

Darya from Russia

Well, my first time in Norwich and in Flying Classrooms was rather scary because I had no idea how to deal with English people and I had huge language barrier as well. But all the teachers in FC helped me with it, and now I feel absolutely confident about my English skills. I have been to the school 4 times and each time is a new experience in English culture, language and people.  I wish that soon I can come back to school not to study but to meet my friends (who are already best friends) to share with them my achievements which this school helped me with.

Darya from Russia

Daniela from Slovakia

The school is located in the centre of Norwich, which is very useful because all kinds of stores, restaurants and the most popular sights are within walking distance.
Classes were welcoming and always clean. The common room was a very nice place to meet people from different countries, no matter their age.

Daniela from Slovakia

Léa from France

I spent two incredible weeks in this school, you feel immediately very comfortable in the class thanks to the small group. The teachers are irreproachable, it allowed me to meet people of different nationalities! I highly recommend this school which made me progress in English!

Léa from France

Matheus from Brazil

I’m quite happy about my improvements. I know that in the short time that I’ve had (13 weeks), it is pretty difficult to speak fluently without errors of grammar and to listen as well. Flying Classrooms has a great team of professionals and I have nothing to complain about them. Clever strategies of teaching really help when you are sharing the class with students of different cultures and ages.

Matheus from Brazil

Emerson from Brazil

I’ve been studying at the Flying Classrooms for eight months and I’m very satisfied with the choice I made. The teachers are natives and experienced, the office staff are always ready to help and the build is adequate and well located. Every week they offer a social activity, that helps with cohesion between students and introduces Norwich’s culture.

Emerson from Brazil

Gundula from Germany

Our homestay is a very nice person. Her house is clean, breakfast and dinner are excellent and we can have very interesting discussions with her. The school was perfect with really nice staff and wonderful trips.

Gundula from Germany