Teacher training courses within the framework of the ERASMUS+ Program

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Participants can choose between two course languages: English or German.

Teacher training courses are held at two different locations: Vienna (Austria) and Budapest (Hungary).

About the course leader

You can find the most important pieces of information about course administration and application procedure in the FAQ section.

PIC Code Multilingual Kids : 905 42 09 90

 Budapest (Hungary)

Budapest (Hungary)

 Vienna (Austria)

Vienna (Austria)


 

Dealing with linguistic diversity in your classroom successfully

Course dates and locations:

Vienna, 23 – 27 September 2019
Vienna, 2-6 December 2019

Budapest, 23-27 March 2020
Vienna, 26-30 October 2020

This five-day teacher training course focuses on the linguistic diversity of today’s classrooms and the challenges teachers have to face to find the most suitable way to cope with this situation. (This equally applies to teachers of any subject, not only to language teachers.) Diversity challenges both traditional teaching strategies and curriculum content and asks for innovative solutions.

According to the current multilingual approaches, the different linguistic background of the pupils could be perceived as a valuable pedagogical resource instead of a problem. How could teachers better understand and utilise the linguistic diversity existing in their classrooms? We will examine how these innovative pedagogical approaches work in the practice and how they can meet the teachers’ daily needs.

Through various engaging individual and group activities, discussions of case studies, and sharing of best practices across Europe, course participants will explore different tools, resources and practices for a more efficient teaching of linguistically diverse groups. This new perspective will help you to work more effectively in a multilingual environment.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

During the course you will…

  • learn about the various aspects of bilingualism / multilingualism in children and adolescents.

  • understand the importance of “language awareness” as a key component for effective communication.

  • find out how to adapt the learning content and how to modify your role as a teacher to make it more suitable for both native and non-native pupils of your class.

  • be encouraged to “open up” the classroom practice to allow non-native students to use their home languages during class.

  • explore CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and become familiar with a range of multilingual activities and classroom projects.

  • be able to enhance your students’ motivation for learning and thereby support their school achievement more effectively.

COURSE DATES AND LOCATIONS

Vienna, 23 – 27 September 2019
Vienna, 2-6 December 2019

Budapest, 23-27 March 2020
Vienna, 26-30 October 2020


Managing multicultural classrooms effectively

Course dates and locations:

Budapest, 11-15 Mai 2020
Vienna, 21-25 September 2020

Cultural diversity has become a prominent feature of the 21st-century classroom. This five-day course aims at helping teachers to develop intercultural competence, a set of skills that are vital to communicate effectively with people of other cultures (school children and their parents). The workshop helps educators to build the intercultural communication skills and cultural awareness they need to succeed in culturally diverse classrooms.

Through various engaging interactive individual and group activities, discussions of case studies (video), and sharing of best practices, course participants will explore different tools, resources and practices for a more efficient teaching of culturally diverse groups. Participants are asked to reflect on the activities, inviting discussion with regard to their own pedagogical knowledge and teaching methods, and on the adaptation of their newly acquired knowledge to their teaching and learning situations.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

During the course you will…

  • learn about concepts, such as cultural behaviour, values, expectations, stereotypes, communication across cultures, cultural differences, cross-cultural communication problems, culture shock, and non-verbal communication

  • increase your knowledge of how one’s own culture determines one’s behaviour

  • identify barriers to communication that exist in inter-cultural communication situations

  • learn how to interact and cooperate with parents of other cultures more effectively

  • foster basic knowledge about conflicts in a multicultural environment and propose methods to solve them

  • examine teaching practices from a multicultural perspective and put in place new educational practices

  • become aware of the different background of your pupils and work more effectively with culturally diverse group of pupils

COURSE DATES AND LOCATIONS

Budapest, 11-15 Mai 2020 (Mo-Fri)
Vienna, 21-25 September 2020 (Mo-Fri)


Dr. Rita Csiszár, PhD

Applied Linguist, Sociologist and English Teacher

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I have, throughout my career, always focused on the linguistic and social aspects of international migration. I have spent part of my working life in academia; taking up teaching assignments, working on various research projects in different countries and writing scientific articles.

In 2014, I published a handbook for parents and teachers on raising and educating multilingual children. In this volume, I combined my many years of research experience in the field of bilingualism with my personal insights into the topic being an expat and a mother of bilingual kids.

Having moved to Switzerland, I have started a consultancy for parents and educators of multilingual children. I enjoy giving workshops and holding lectures to an interested audience Europe-wide.

I hope to welcome you in any of my courses about linguistic and cultural diversity in the classroom. I am passionate about discussing best practices in teaching and exchanging views on various questions about the future of education. See you soon either in Austria or in Hungary!

Multilingual Kids
Switzerland


Frequently Asked Questions – Erasmus+ KA 1 Mobility Project

What is the PIC number?

PIC stands for Participant Identification Code. Each organisation or educational institution has a specific PIC code. You always need this nine-digit number to identify your organisation.

The PIC number for Multilingual Kids is: 905420990

What does the price include?

The price includes the course fee and the course material. It does not however include accommodation and travelling costs.

Nevertheless, travelling costs and daily subsistence, which can be used for accommodation, food and other minor expenditure, can also be covered from your Erasmus+ grant (see organisational support and travel support). The amount varies according to your home country and your country of destination, in our case Austria and/or Hungary. For further information about financing your training program, please contact either the person responsible for Erasmus+ at your institute or your National Agency.

The course is also open to participants who pay for their own fees (participants with no grants).

How do I find accommodation?

Upon request, we will provide you with a list of various accommodation opportunities (e.g. hostel, rbandb, hotel, etc.) in the close neighbourhood of the course location. We kindly ask you to book your accommodation on your own.

How do I apply for a course?

Please fill out the registration form with all the relevant information. You can apply for one person only or for a group of people belonging to the same institution. We will check the availability of the requested course and get in contact with you within 48 hours.

How and when do I pay the course fee?

Participants are kindly asked to transfer the full amount of the course fee to the course provider’s bank account at least 6 weeks prior course start. As soon as we have received the full amount, your place in the course is secured.

Please transfer the course fee to the following bank account:

Name: Rita Agnes Laszlone Csiszar, Multilingual Kids
Account number: 0313.3846.2120.001.02
IBAN: CH25 0851 5031 3384 6200 3
SWIFT: BAERCHZZ
Bank Clearing (BC): 8515
Bank Julius Baer & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 36, CH-8010 Zürich

Will the course of my choice definitely run?

4 weeks before your course starts you will be informed whether we have enough participants to run the course. Please buy your plane or train tickets and book your accommodation only after you have received your Booking Confirmation from us. At that point you can be 100% sure that your course will run.

What is the minimum number of participants a course runs with?

Each course starts with a minimum number of 5 participants.

The suggested course dates do not suit me. Is it possible to start a course at another time?

As soon as your school/institution has a minimum number of 5 participants to attend a course, please contact us for a course date individually set up for you and your colleagues. You are free to decide about the course location as well (Vienna or Budapest). Please send us your request well in advance so that we can make arrangements accordingly.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations must be at all times communicated via E-Mail.

  • If participants cancel at least 4 weeks before the beginning of the course, Multilingual Kids will refund the entire amount, minus 50 Euro administrative costs. (Whereby the bank transfer costs of the refund have to be paid by the course participants.)

  • If participants cancel less than 4 weeks before the beginning of the course, Multilingual Kids will retain the entire amount and the participants will be allowed to join another course in the following 12 months.

  • Once courses have begun, Multilingual Kids will retain the entire amount paid.

If the course has to be cancelled due to the failure of the course provider (e.g. health problems of the instructor), participants will be refunded the entire amount of course fee.

Absence from lessons

Absence for personal reasons, early departure and late arrivals, are no reasons for making up lessons or reimbursements.

Do I have free time to discover the city where my course takes place?

Yes, definitely. We are organising various optional programs for you to discover Vienna or Budapest. (You will receive the final program with all the necessary information about the course time table and optional programs along with your Booking Confirmation.)

How about meals?

Meals are not included in the course fee. There is a wide variety of casual and family- style dining opportunities (restaurants, coffees and bars) in the close neighbourhood of the course venue. Participants can have lunch together as a group, if they wish to.

Where is the course venue?

Both in Vienna and in Budapest, the course venues are centrally located, in the very heart of the capital city. The address will be sent to you along with your booking confirmation.

Do I receive a certificate of attendance?

Yes, you do. In order to receive a certificate of attendance for a course, it is necessary to participate in at least 80% of the classes.