The book Optimise your Teaching Competences: New Teaching Methodologies and CLIL Applications in ELT introduces innovative teaching methodologies and approaches which are transferable to any thematic area of instruction and can assist foreign language teachers/trainers to optimise their teaching competences and enhance their profile when teaching various modules in L2. These teaching approaches may give an answer to the pressing issue of how the educators can create more high achievers than low achievers.
The book describes and analyses the essential components of a class which create and sustain an ideal learning environment with the purpose to optimise the teaching-learning process.
The courses described in this book were designed to address non-native learners studying modules in L2 and were implemented with great success leading to independent learning, intercultural practices, internationalisation and EU integration.
The effective pair-work and group-work activities described step by step in the Appendices offer a wealth of practice for the activation of networks of concepts in the learner’s brain and the establishment of long-term memory. These tasks can inspire teachers to design many more activities for all types of learners and age groups ranging from young learners to adult professionals.
Finally, teaching a class in place settings other than the traditional classroom focuses on how a place can function as learning environment offering rich teaching material and thus contributing to motor learning.