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At Alpha School we offer job shadowing placements in one or more of the following departments: Academic, Administration and Accommodation / Welfare. We also organise job shadowing for other schools (secondary and primary) and educational institutions in Malta.

Job shadowing describes a type of work experience where participants learn about an occupational area of interest by following a competent worker closely in their day-to-day tasks. Participants of this work-based course basically act as a shadow to a number of key workers across a few organisations, learning the daily practices of the company as well as improving their English skills in real-life situations along the way. 

Alpha School can also offer formal English lessons to people involved in the Job Shadowing placement if they wish to immerse themselves further in their language development.

The sample programme below describes a one week job shadowing placement in Alpha School’s various departments as well as two familiarisation visits to other schools where participants will have the opportunity to meet school staff. 

Job Shadowing placements are for a minimum of one week to a maximum of two months. Teachers who select a job shadowing placement longer than two weeks will be encouraged to take an active role in the classroom where they will be paired with a senior Alpha School teacher at all times. 

Course scheduleContent
Day 1Welcome and introduction to Alpha School and its staff • Office Task 1 - The morning session will be spent shadowing one member of administrative staff who will discuss their role within the organisation and go about their normal daily work routine with you • Office Task 2 - The afternoon session will be spent shadowing another member of the admin team who will introduce you to their work day • Please feel free to ask questions at any time, both about the work you are observing and also about the English language - i.e. key vocabulary
Day 2Office Task 3 - The morning session will be spent shadowing a third member of our team and learning about key aspects of their role • Office Task 4 - The afternoon session will involve spending time with a range of employees, including those who you have met already. There may be office tasks that you can undertake yourself. • Please feel free to ask questions at any time, both about the work you are observing and also about the English language - i.e. key vocabulary
Day 3Day 3 will involve spending time working in another organisation and shadowing employees within this workplace • Please feel free to ask questions in this organisation too
Day 4Day 4 will see you shadowing employees in yet another organisation • Please feel free to ask questions in this organisation too
Day 5You will be back at Alpha School where you will discuss your experiences within the other organisations, considering what you have found out and what English skills you have developed • You will continue to spend time with members of our team, carrying on with the shadowing programme • Finally you will assess your week, telling us about your whole experience
Duration:Minimum 1 week, Maximum 8 weeks
Language level:Minimum B1
Suitable for:School Principals, Subject Department heads, teacher support / development staff, Administrative Staff, primary & secondary-level teachers (all subjects)
COURSE prices
Job shadowing placement fee€300
Cultural excursion programme (Optional)€125
Total Programme fee€425

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All courses require a one-off €100 registration fee per trainee and includes: Course resources • WiFi on school premises • Europass Mobility Certificate • Alpha School CEFR Certificate of Attendance • Free full day activity • Free entrance ticket to the Malta National Aquarium. This extra fee will be added to your final invoice.

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Please note we require a minimum of 6 participants to hold any course. Please check with us first that we have the minimum number of participants for your desired dates. We can also hold any of our Teacher Training courses on request outside of the dates in our published calendar for closed groups. To discuss your training needs please contact our Academic Director Mary Abela

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