In this training course that has already been done in five editions with Catalan teachers, we will explore different storybooks, getting to know the stories and doing some activities related to them: pre-reading, while-reading and post-reading.

These activities will have a double aim: on the one hand they will try to be examples of activities we can do in the classroom and, on the other hand, they will try to be a starting point for using English, practicing it and, therefore, improving it.

It will be essentially practical and we will be expecting the trainees to infer the theory.


Overall objectives of the course:

  1. To know a wide range stories to be used in the primary English class and to reflect on their possible use.
  2. To use different types of activities and to consider their application to the own reality.
  3. To be more competent in the use of the oral English, doing so in a fluent way and to being able to show it both in classroom-related activities and in communicative ones.

Course outline / Contents:

  • Outstanding storybooks for the primary English class
  • Classroom management techniques for improving behavior and language acquisition
  • Pre-reading, while-reading and post-reading examples to be adapted to each own realities.
  • The use of English in communicative situations.

Course evaluation

Apart from getting to know about 30 different storybooks by authors like Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks, Oliver Jeffers, Eric Carle or David Mckee, amongst others, the trainees will get practical ideas of how to exploit those stories through communicative and interactive activities that involve handicrafts, physical involvement, group work, information-gaps…

Every session there will be a part in which, in groups, they will have to share ideas and knowledge: think about derivate activities to the stories told that day, take a storytelling game originally designed for native adults and adapt it to EFL children, share some stories they think appropriate for working in primary education…

All this to make them more competent in their use of English, their capacity as storytellers and their teaching abilities.



The course will be practical. We will work from the examples and we expect the trainees to do an effort outside of the training course and reflect upon the activities we develop in the class so they can understand the theories and techniques behind the examples we will have experienced.

Price of the course


*10% discount for 3 or more teachers from the same school.