Oxford Teachers’ Academy, held from 9th April to 11th, was a great experience for everyone. Three days non-stop training programme was quite fun and engaging compared to similar programmes thanks to Meghan Beler, OTA trainer, who had a positive effect on the participants. Being an ice-breaker for experienced teachers and a fresh start for new teachers, the sessions gave practical ideas about the classroom teaching practices and contemporary approaches. I’d like to thank Oxford University Press and Meghan Beler for this successful organization.
After tiring but successful conference organization, it is now time to welcome Oxford University Department of Continuing Education for a three-day-certified teacher training programme called “Oxford Teachers’ Academy” at Beykent University Şişli-Ayazağa Campus. The programme starts on 9th April, 2012 and ends on 11th April. During this intensive programme, 35 ELT instructors will be trained.
What is OTA?
OTA stands for Oxford Teachers’ Academy, a training programme held by Oxford University Department of Continuing Education. Each certified programme lasts three days and on each day, three workshops are given. Each workshop takes one and a half hours. At the end of each day, candidates are asked to write a feedback form. Feedback forms are assessed by Oxford University Department of Continuing Education. If the forms filled in by the candidate are satisfactory, he/she is awarded an OTA certificate. Attendance is also mandatory in this programme.
The workshops to be given in this upcoming event are as follows;
- Classroom Management I
- Student-Centred Learning
- Classroom Management II
- Focusing on Language I
- Focusing on Language II
- Effective Oral Correction