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Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 11:16
The first Preparation of Teachers course announced


Dear Member Federations, 

FIDE and its Chess in Education Commission are pleased to announce the first Preparation of Teachers course. 

The course will be held in the English language online 21-23 May, 15:00-20:00 CET each day. The target audience is teachers who have a good knowledge of chess basics and experience of working with children. It is recommended that you have at least a level of B1 in English. 

It is a 3-day (15 hours) course with 2-3 breaks each day, that will help develop participants’ knowledge and skills in educational chess, help them find new digital tools and platforms for online learning, and get ideas on the application of important pedagogical approaches to the teaching process of chess basics. 

The last hour of the course will be devoted to an exam (multiple choice questions) with a pass mark of 65 %. Candidates who achieve the pass mark will qualify for the FIDE title of School Instructor, subject to paying the title fee of €50. 

Candidates who wish to attend the course must complete and return the following registration form. 

Registration form:

The cut-off date for applications is May 15. However, please note that applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and the absolute maximum number of places on the course is 30. Those who are ‘late’ will be placed on a waiting list and will thus be at the head of the queue for the following course.

Candidates must also pay the €100 course fee by May 17 at the latest.

Candidates should note that several pre-course emails will be sent to them, containing links to material that they will be expected to be familiar with. These will generally be sent out starting on May 14, so those who leave the application until the last minute are likely to find themselves at a disadvantage.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at edu.secretary@fide.com.


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