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2017 Course dates

October 08-14, 2017

2018 Course dates

March 11-17, 2018

April 07-14,2018

May 06-12, 2018

June 24-30, 2018

July 15-21, 2018

August 19-25, 2018

October 14-20, 2018

Choose from one of our Teacher Training Courses:

Course 1: Teaching the Fun Way

Course 2: Enhancing Motivation Strategies in the Contemporary Classroom

Course 3: Improving English Language Skills

Course 4: Using Technology in the Classroom

Course 5: Creativity in the Classroom and Different Ways of Displaying It

Course 6: Stress Management and Burnout Prevention

Course 7: Special Needs in Education

+ Tailor Made Courses at your request

NEW! KA1 Mobility of individuals in the field of education and training – project proposals due 2 February 2017 check funding deadlines for more

Maksima Traning Center
Address: Teslina 16A, 21000 Split, Croatia
PIC number: 932905455
The courses are organized in cooperation with Pappagallo Foreign Language School


Teacher training course venue 1 at Pappagallo Foreign Language School (M. Gupca 12, Split)

Teacher training course venue 2 at Pappagallo Foreign Language School (Žnjanska 4, Split)


General objectives of the Erasmus+ KA1 Teacher Training Courses

  • Encouraging professional development and Life Long Learning
  • Introducing innovative and practical skills
  • Exchanging experiences between educators in Europe
  • Adapting to specific participants’ needs
  • Demonstrating new theories and practices
  • Improving English language skills
  • Introducing new technologies in foreign language education
  • Implementing team work skills
  • Gaining a wider understanding of education in Europe


Course methodology

  • Small groups
  • Active teamwork
  • Appropriate balance between theory and hands on activities
  • Objective and critical analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Strategies for dissemination


Course Fee 700,00€

The teacher training course fee includes welcome event, guided walking tour of historic Split, Trogir field trip (including lunch), full programme of study sessions, course materials and certificate!

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The course fee should be paid at least 2 months prior to start of the course. Teachers awaiting funding are to pay as soon as the grant is received.

Cancellation charges: 6-3 weeks before the start of the course = 380,00€; there will be no refund for cancellations within 3 weeks of the start of the course (we advise you to take out cancellation insurance).


A certificate of attendance will be presented to teacher training participants upon successful completion of the course. We’ll be happy to help you with obtaining an Europass Mobility Document as well.

Course Trainers

Course teacher trainers have a vast teaching experience. Educated at European (Croatia, Italy and Germany) UK and US Universities with international working experience, the teacher trainers have constantly been attending fresh-up courses in Croatia and the EU to stay up to date in their fields. They will present an abundance of practical ideas and encourage participants to actively join the discussion by adding their own experience as well as presenting real life challenges.

Pre-Course Preparation

Teacher training course 03 participants will be asked to do a diagnostic test in order to determine their level of English. Participants will also be asked to prepare a short Power Point presentation on a given subject (ie. introducing your school, yourself, etc.), prior to arrival. The presentations will be demonstrated at the beginning of the teacher training courses.

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Course Follow-up

A follow-up communication strategy will be set up in order to monitor and further help and inspire the implementation of good practices, knowledge, competences and skills acquired during the courses thus networking the teacher training participants in support groups across Europe. The teacher trainers will be available for online communication after the course is finished.


We will be happy to help you find suitable accommodation for your stay. There is a variety of accommodation types at your disposal (hotels, hostels, private accommodation) in Split and the nearby area within reach of local transport lines. One way bus ticket for Zone 1 (within Split city limits) is 11 Croatian Kunas, multiple ticket packs are also available.


Split Airport is the most convenient for teacher training participants coming in by plane, at 20km from the city, it’s very well connected and coaches and taxis are available at all times. For more info visit Split Airport website. Participants arriving by bus or rail will be happy to know both the bus and train stations are in the centre of Split (Split Bus Terminal, the railway station is in the same place).

Funding Opportunities

Teacher training courses are eligible for Erasmus+ Key Action 1 funding which should be enough to cover almost all expenses. We will gladly help with the KA1 application process. Local governments and Education Ministries often have funding set aside for teachers’ professional development and we recommend looking into that, too.


For all additional information on any teacher training course and pre-registration forms, please contact us at

About Maksima Traning Center and Pappagallo Foreign Language School

Maksima Training Center was founded by Pappagallo Foreign Language School, an institution with a tradition in teaching languages spanning more than 25 years. Our staff was educated at both Croatian and international universities giving them a multifaceted perspective on education methodologies. We have an ongoing mentorship programme, hosting students from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Split) and also international students from all over Europe coming in through the Erasmus+ mobility programme. Maksima Training Center and Pappagallo Foreign Language School have been successful preparation centres for Cambridge ESOL exams of all levels. We take pride in being British Council’s Gold Partner for years.

About Split

Split is the second-largest city in Croatia and the largest urban centre in the region of Dalmatia with a population of 180000. The story of Split is already 17 centuries old, dating to the time the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to spend the rest of his life in a palace he had built right on the peninsula near the great Roman city Salona. The Palace slowly turned into a city, which to this day lures with its rich tradition, glorious history and beauty of its natural and cultural heritage. Diocletian’s Palace and the entire historical centre of Split have been on the World Heritage UNESCO list ever since 1979, not only for the extraordinary preservation of the Palace, but also because the Palace continues living a full life. All historical layers from ancient Rome, middle ages till today are still visible and alive! Such stratification is mirrored in everyday life of Split – locals sit in the same cafes, restaurants, shop in the same stores as visitors, giving them the impression that, by arriving in Split, they became part of the city and its rhythm. Split is much more than glorious architectural scenery – Split is also a venue for excellent gourmet and vine experiences, numerous cultural happenings like film and theatre festivals, exhibitions, excellent museums and concerts, a city which offers eclectic modes of entertainment starting with numerous clubs and bars, through street festivals to events such as Ultra Europe Festival visited each year by up to 100 thousand young people from around one hundred countries of the world.

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Key words:

Erasmus+, Key Action 1, KA1, Teacher Training, Professional Development, Life Long Learning