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Languages Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) Online Course

Duration: 8 weeks

Overview

SKE programmes are designed to help potential Initial Teacher Training (ITT) trainees gain the depth of knowledge needed to train to teach their chosen subject.

The SKE courses are designed for students due to embark on their Initial Teacher Training (ITT) who need to strengthen their existing subject knowledge. A certificate of completion is provided to forward to your training provider when you have finished the course.

For further information download the Languages Subject Enhancement Leaflet

Curriculum

Our language SKE courses are tailored to your individual subject knowledge needs, with the flexibility of studying online for 8 weeks (or equivalent to 200 learning hours). The course offers broad content areas focused on everyday situations, culture, and business, as well as workshops addressing unique academic subjects.

Why a languages SKE?

The languages SKE online courses are designed to:

• strengthen and enhance your existing knowledge

• prepare you for your future training

• give you confidence in another subject area

Study is flexible and can fit around your lifestyle and commitments. The course will help you to:

• upgrade and expand your subject knowledge in a specialist area;

• develop an understanding of how your subject works;

• promote and develop independent learning skills;

• improve your ability to identify and address your learning needs.

Course Details

What will I study?

The SKE course is delivered using an online interactive system, through Rosetta Stone, which has an excellent international reputation.

The course is taught up to Level C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, but the focus is on language acquisition for everyday situations. Exercises in vocabulary and grammar are enhanced with voice recognition software. The software will enable you to adjust your accent and pronunciation in the context of everyday situations.

You will be provided with a headset with an inbuilt microphone to use with your computer.

Assessment

You will be continuously assessed through monitoring software, capturing your engagement with online activities, tutorials and progress/achievement tests.

Test results are comparable with the Common European Framework levels and evidence of your learning can serve as evidence towards Standard 3 of the QTS Teaching Standards.

A certificate of successful completion is given to those who show progress and engagement throughout the course.

Entry requirements

Pre-ITT: You must have accepted a conditional offer of an ITT place where the conditions indicate an SKE course must be completed.

Date and Fees

Course Dates

  • 31st January 2017 - 31st May 2017
  • 31st May 2017 - 31st August 2017
  • 31st August 2017 -30th November 2017

Course Duration

You will be required to complete 200 hours of online study over a 3 month period (See Course Dates).

Please note that this course is part time, however, your bursary will be paid over 8 weeks.

Location

This is an online course, you will need the following:-

• A desktop or laptop personal computer (Windows PC or Mac);

• A reliable broadband internet connection.

NB: You will be provided with a headset which incorporates a microphone for this language course.

Please note: if you do not have the equipment listed, you will need to purchase it as funding is not available for IT equipment. Cont

Overview

SKE programmes are designed to help potential Initial Teacher Training (ITT) trainees gain the depth of knowledge needed to train to teach their chosen subject.

The SKE courses are designed for students due to embark on their Initial Teacher Training (ITT) who need to strengthen their existing subject knowledge. A certificate of completion is provided to forward to your training provider when you have finished the course.

For further information download the Languages Subject Enhancement Leaflet

Curriculum

Our language SKE courses are tailored to your individual subject knowledge needs, with the flexibility of studying online for 8 weeks (or equivalent to 200 learning hours). The course offers broad content areas focused on everyday situations, culture, and business, as well as workshops addressing unique academic subjects.

Why a languages SKE?

The languages SKE online courses are designed to:

• strengthen and enhance your existing knowledge

• prepare you for your future training

• give you confidence in another subject area

Study is flexible and can fit around your lifestyle and commitments. The course will help you to:

• upgrade and expand your subject knowledge in a specialist area;

• develop an understanding of how your subject works;

• promote and develop independent learning skills;

• improve your ability to identify and address your learning needs.

Course Details

What will I study?

The SKE course is delivered using an online interactive system, through Rosetta Stone, which has an excellent international reputation.

The course is taught up to Level C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, but the focus is on language acquisition for everyday situations. Exercises in vocabulary and grammar are enhanced with voice recognition software. The software will enable you to adjust your accent and pronunciation in the context of everyday situations.

You will be provided with a headset with an inbuilt microphone to use with your computer.

Assessment

You will be continuously assessed through monitoring software, capturing your engagement with online activities, tutorials and progress/achievement tests.

Test results are comparable with the Common European Framework levels and evidence of your learning can serve as evidence towards Standard 3 of the QTS Teaching Standards.

A certificate of successful completion is given to those who show progress and engagement throughout the course.

Entry requirements

Pre-ITT: You must have accepted a conditional offer of an ITT place where the conditions indicate an SKE course must be completed.

Date and Fees

Course Dates

  • 31st January 2017 - 31st May 2017
  • 31st May 2017 - 31st August 2017
  • 31st August 2017 -30th November 2017

Course Duration

You will be required to complete 200 hours of online study over a 3 month period (See Course Dates).

Please note that this course is part time, however, your bursary will be paid over 8 weeks.

Location

This is an online course, you will need the following:-

• A desktop or laptop personal computer (Windows PC or Mac);

• A reliable broadband internet connection.

NB: You will be provided with a headset which incorporates a microphone for this language course.

Please note: if you do not have the equipment listed, you will need to purchase it as funding is not available for IT equipment. Cont

Course Contact Details

The CPD Team

Faculty of Education

t: 0151 291 3093

e: cpd@hope.ac.uk