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JOYFUL ENGLISH. English basic course or upgrade English language course for teachers and educators

ERASMUS K1 PROJECT

Joyful English, as its name suggests, aims to provide an enjoyable experience while learning English, recognizing that mastering a language can often feel like scaling a mountain for many. It holds especially true for individuals who perceive it as an obligation, lacking an understanding of the necessity of acquiring English as a second language.

One pivotal aspect is the development of “communication skills”, which can be cultivated through language acquisition, broadening our perspective of an increasingly multicultural and interconnected world. Joyful English embodies the spirit of this program, structured in concise sessions enriched with non-formal educational activities, often conducted outdoors.

Tailored to participants’ proficiency levels, the course caters to teachers, students, school administrators, or adults in general. It offers short yet intensive sessions in diverse settings—both formal classrooms and entirely informal environments, indoors and outdoors alike.

The core content remains language, divided into:

– grammar (lexicon, phonetics and phonology, syntax and context)

– reading 

– writing

– listening

– speaking

– communication

Learning should be an enjoyable journey. Hence, JUMP leverages Soverato’s picturesque landscape, integrating indoor and outdoor activities, which include natural settings, collaborations with public schools, and other workspaces conducive to unconventional, more organic learning experiences.

Participants engage in workshops and group activities (Project-Based Learning) led by trainers who are either native English speakers or possess advanced proficiency, employing captivating teaching methods and an intelligent approach. Collaboration, aided by ‘special’ didactic tools made from recycled materials like paint and paper, and using new media and technologies, transforms the classroom into an interactive space. Here, every participant is encouraged to take the lead and express creativity. 

The course maintains a fluid and enjoyable pace, allowing everyone to share their learning and teaching experiences openly.

 

LEARNING GOALS

  • Strengthen English language skills using interactive methodologies to make learning a joyful experience, integrating indoor and outdoor activities
  • Develop a deeper understanding of English grammar and its application across various contexts
  • Enhance English language fluency through non-formal classes and interaction with native speakers
  • Acquire proficiency in using media and ICT tools for language learning while enjoying the process
  • Explore outdoor learning and diverse non-formal education methods, powerful tools for small-group learning, and foster socialization

INFORMATION

Duration
5-12 days
Location
Soverato
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Target group

Participants are any teacher at any level of education working in a public or private school or educational institutions.

 

Program / Objectives

INTRO/METHOD

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, businesses and citizens of our territory. Each local context has its own economy so it’s always useful, in training programs, to get in contact with concrete examples (experiential learning and real based learning).

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).

 

WEEK DAILY SCHEDULE 

Sunday: arrival of participants, transfer and welcome. Lodging. Depending on the time, support for a quick dinner in the city, free time and rest

Monday: 09:30 am Meeting in the lobby of Villa Gabriella International, welcome, first briefing by the organizers, presentation of the team, logistics information, gadgets distribution and start of the program. Walking down to the city center. Outdoor team building game “The Mission Impossible in Soverato by JUMP”. Getting to know the important places of the city, orientation points, traditions and cultural elements, getting in contact with local citizens.

12:30 end of the morning activity

Free time for lunch or to enjoy the beach

Organized lift from the city center to the Villa.

Monday afternoon free time to recover from long trips and continue exploring the local context.

Dinner organized for all the groups in a local restaurant.

Tuesday morning. 9:30 meeting on the terrace of Villa Gabriella. First outdoor ice breaking game to get to know each other and create a good working climate.

Division in small groups and start of the indoors or outdoor sessions with the JUMP trainer.

Introduction to Module 1: English from basic rules to actual worldwide use. Grammar in motion. Use different Non Formal Activities to break the ice and speak in English. 

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson. Module 2: Syntax and language structure. Learning while reading and singing. Use of media and ICT tools for language and learning.

Tuesday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson. Module 3: Consolidation of what has been learned outdoors. Expanding the lexicon while exploring, checking translation with mobile devices, taking notes, taking pictures, teamwork and learning through play. Group competition. Experiencing and discovering Soverato. 

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 1st excursion to develop cultural knowledge, strengthen team building and socialization among participants. “Walking tour to the old village of Soverato Superiore, visit to the Church of “La Pietà” of Gagini and exploring the narrow streets. Interacting with local people.

Wednesday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson.

Module 4: Listening and repeating. Key words and creativity in language learning. Communication exercises. Impro-workshop (improvisation).

Module 5: Developing ice-breaking games, indoors and outdoor activities to practice the language, widening the vocabulary and feeling more comfortable interacting with the others using English as a communication channel.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson.

Continuation of the Module 5. 

Thursday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson. Module 6: Developing a wider knowledge about the culture, the traditions, the places and the Greek and Latin roots of the Calabria region. Visits, outdoor team building activities and excursions.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson. Continuation of the Module 6

Friday: 09:30 – 11:00 shorter morning lesson. Module 7: Designing my own learning and teaching pathway.

11:00 free time to visit the local market which is nice and folkloristic. 

On Friday it’s organized an excursion in a beautiful and unique old village and we spend there or the lunch or the dinner. The staff enjoys it and there’s a professional guide with us. 

Depending on the season the excursion starts in the morning or in the afternoon. From July to September it’s usually in the afternoon-evening for the high heat. 

Saturday: 09:30 – 12:00 lesson. Closing the course: Evaluation and delivery of formal certificates/Europass and admin documents.

Saturday afternoon, free time and last moments all the participants together for socialization.

Sunday: departure of participants.

Training Modules / Learning Outcomes

TRAINING MODULES

Module 1: English from basic rules to actual worldwide use. Grammar in motion. Use different Non Formal Activities to break the ice and speak in English. 

Module 2: Syntax and language structure. Learning while reading and singing. Use of media and ICT tools for language and learning

Module 3: Consolidation of what has been learned outdoors. Expanding the lexicon while exploring, checking translation with mobile devices, taking notes, taking pictures, teamwork and learning through play. Group competition. Experiencing and discovering Soverato. 

Module 4: Listening and repeating. Key words and creativity in language learning. Communication exercises. Impro-workshop (improvisation)

Module 5: Developing ice-breaking games, indoors and outdoor activities to practice the language, widening the vocabulary and feeling more comfortable interacting with the others using English as a communication channel

Module 6: Developing a wider knowledge about the culture, the traditions, the places and the Greek and Latin roots of the Calabria region. Visits, outdoor team building activities and excursions. 

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the participants will have 

  • strengthened English language skills using interactive methodologies that makes learning a joyful experience, integrating indoor and outdoor activities
  • developed a wider understanding about English grammar and  and its application in a variety of contexts
  • improved English language fluency through non-formal classes and the experience of speaking with native English speakers
  • learned how to use media and ICT tools for language learning while having fun
  • experienced learning outdoors and the use of different methods like non formal education which is a powerful tool to learn in small groups and fostering socialization

Certification and number of days

JUMP certifies 36 hours for 6 days course (6*6) or more if necessary by adding extra hours per day. Or 30 hours for a 5 days course (6*5). 

The course can also be extended to a 2 weeks course with the option of 10 days or 12 days if desired and agreed, depending on the sending organization’s project. 

10 days are without weekend (5+5), 12 days are from Monday to Saturday morning (6+6) 

At the end of the training, JUMP issues a formal certificate of attendance, and the team is available to complete the Europass certification document according to the EU template and other documents required for reporting by the sending organization.

 

Certification details

Costs

The costs are fully covered by the Erasmus grant. Write to us info@associazionejump.it to request information about the costs and the services offered and to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP.

Services / Registration

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How to apply

If you are school leader, an Erasmus coordinator or the same participants there are many ways to pre-register or ask for information.
You can directly write an email to associazionejump@gmail.com and write your needs and request. 
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Locations

JUMP is based in Soverato (Catanzaro province), on the Jonian coast but the association cooperates with local partners and institutions of the surroundings towns and cities. Calabria region represents the deep South of Italy, known for the tropical climate and sandy beaches but also famous tall and green mountains.

During our trainings we also aim to make participants discovering the region, especially those old towns rich of culture, traditions, castles, small churches, narrow streets, colourful balconies, tropical flowers and local farms.

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The nearest airport to Soverato is Lamezia Terme (SUF), 30 minutes far away from Soverato. 

Our pick up is organized ONLY from and to this airport which is the biggest and the most important, connected to all the other cities in Italy and in Europe.

Many people like to stop in Rome or in Naples and take a train which is also comfortable and the journey along the coast is also pleasant (you see all the South). 

Villa Gabriella Internation

JUMP proposes to participants to be lodged by Villa Gabriella International B&B managed by our local partner C.T.E. CENTRO TERRITORIALE EUROPEO company (https://closertoeurope.com/). The Villa has 7 big and comfortable rooms continuously renovated but also preserving the typical “old times” atmosphere of a very local house of Southern beach place. The Villa has many spaces for activities, a training room, the breakfast room, the terrace and flowers all around. It’s located in a peaceful and safe district called “Cittadella” surrounded by hills of olive trees and other Villas. JUMP created a network of other similar b&b for when participants are more than 12, in order to assure the same quality with an amazing breakfast, all comforts and an international environment. Villa Gabriella is also the JUMP headquarters for the general management of our activity. The Villa is the meeting point for all guests during all trainings and it’s where we realize all project activities. 

LODGING WITH US IN SOVERATO

Thanks to the cooperation with the C.T.E. company Jump provides lodging in 2 villas and if the groups are big, we have cooperation with all the owners of b&b and bigger hotels.

A brand new local partner, an innovative company offering touristic services with another vision and perspective. Discover Calabria and enjoy the local culture making experiential learning and practical labs with local people, but also simply a more sustainable tourism at local level.

The transfer from and to the airport is provided by C.T.E

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

During our trainings and mobility projects, while hosting our international guests from all over the world, JUMP involves the local network of partners and organizes different types of activities. This is not simply tourism, this is local development. This is JUMP Educational Tourism in Calabria region!

BADOLATO
VISIT TO THE OLD TOWN
SOCIAL DINNERS
IN A OLD CELLARS WITH TRADITIONAL FOOD
CHEESE MOMENT
MAKING FRESH CHEESE
OIL PRODUCERS
GERACE
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE "LOCRIDE"
PAINTING
IN THE CLOSLIEU WITH TRACCIALIBERA
VISIT TO
SCILLA, PIZZO CALABRO AND TROPEA
SQUILLACE
VISIT TO THE CASTLE WITH APERITIV AND AN ACTOR PLAYING MIDDLE AGE STORIES
CERAMIC
WORKSHOP WITH LOCAL ARTESANS
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WATCHING THE BEAUTIES UNDER WATER
HORSE RIDING
ON THE BEACH
PHOTOGRAPHY
WORKSHOP
HANDMADE SOAP
WORKSHOP
BREAD-PIZZA
WORKSHOP
PICKING OLIVES
BY LOCAL OIL PRODUCERS
SUNRISE
VIDEOMAKING AND BREAKFAST
BIKE RIDING
FOR EDUCATION
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