Description and main aims
Draft proposed program
Joyful English, as it says the same title, wants to be a pleasant moment to learn English and enjoy learning even learning a language can be like hiking a mountain for many people. Especially for those who feel that is an obligation and don't understand so much the need to "come back to be able to speak" using English as a second language.
Another important aspect is the "communication skills" which can be developed through learning a language and widening the perspective to a bigger and more complex world characterised today by multiculturalism and by a continuous exchange and influence by other cultures.
Joyful English expresses the spirit of the proposed program structured in short sessions and animated with non formal education and outdoor education activities.
Depending of the level of participants, the course is designed for teachers, students, school directors or adults in general with short intensive sessions lived in different contexts, indoor and outdoor, in formal learning spaces and in totally informal environments.
The core content remains the language divided in
- grammar (lexicon, phonetics and phonology, syntax and contest)
JUMP counts with a local context, Soverato, which offers indoor and outdoor spaces, including natural spaces, partner public schools and other working environments stimulating a "different" and more natural learning. Learning has to be a joyful experience.
Participants will be involved in workshops and group activities (Project Based Learning) facilitated by trainers, native English or with an English proficiency level, using a captivating attitude and a smart approach.
Working together and using colours, paper, didactic tools, new media and technologies the class will be an active player of the training being asked to take the leadership and be creative. The flow of the training is liquid and flexible permitting to all participants also to express themselves and share learning and teaching experiences.
Teachers can be any kind of teacher working in a public or private school or educational institutions.
Like all our programs, the present one is flexible and adaptable to special requests, depending on the subject taught or on the starting level of the participant.
Furthermore, in line with the JUMP Academy method, our courses are based on a strategic balance between formal and non-formal education, indoor and outdoor education and the team takes care of a very important aspect of international mobility which is the intercultural learning which we develop with short excursions and facilitating the interaction with local partners, especially schools of the territory.
We always try to connect our learners to local teachers and students to cooperate in developing innovation and networking for future projects. If possible, inside the program, a morning is spent inside a local school, visiting, observing, and cooperating in the realization of one or more lessons. The proposed program JUMP works, in European dimension and with an international spirit, at the local level and, according to the period of the training along the year and the weather, it is possible to change some sessions and add visits and meetings, in cooperation with our network of partners including schools involved in European projects).
Day 1 - Travel day (Generally Sunday): arrival day and welcome by organizers. Lodging in the structure
Day 2: Meeting point by Villa Gabriella International. Presentation of the training team, briefing of the proposed program. Walking to the city center (Outdoor social activity). Icebreaking games with sea view. Getting to know each others.
Observing Soverato. Landscape and urban development. Public description and self expression of feelings and emotions. The Mission Impossible Game. Final debriefing.
Day 3: Indoor lesson. English from the basic rules to the actual worldwide use.
Grammar while moving. Use of theater and music. Video-learning. The wall of expression.
Day 4: Sintax and language building. Learning while reading and singing. Use of media and ICT tools to learn languages.
Day 5: Outdoor consolidation of learning. Increase lexicon while moving around, checking translation with mobile devices, taking notes, making pictures, team work and game based learning. Group competition. Exploring and discovering Soverato.
Day 6: Listening and repeating. Key words and creativity in language learning. Communication exercises. Impro-workshop (Improvisation). Excursion in group: listening to the guide. Participants make foto and video reporting creating final products with mobile apps.
Day 7: Embed learning: video evaluation and non formal group outdoor evaluation. Social moment and free time. Shopping time in Soverato.
Day 8 - Travel day (Next Sunday): Departure of participants.
Certification and number of days
JUMP certifies or 36 hours for 6 days course (6*6) or more if needed adding extra hours per day. Or 30 hours for a 5 days course (6*5).
The course can be also extended to a 2 weeks course with the options 10 days or 12 days course if asked and agreed, depending on the project of the sending organization.
10 days are excluded the weekend (5+5), 12 days are from Monday to Saturday morning (6+6).
At the end of the training, JUMP delivers a formal certificate of attendance and the team is at disposal to fill the Europass certification document according to the EU model template and other needed documents for reporting of the sending institution.
Costs: the cost is fully covered by the Erasmus grant. Write to to ask for information on costs and the services provided to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP.