Teacher Development Course

The Teacher Development programmes run twice a year in January and in June. The aim of the course is to develop the teachers’ ability in English and their pedagogic skills; working on areas such as general English, issues faced when teaching ESL, pronunciation, methodology and develop teaching skills in your own classroom.

 Our classes are in organised small groups to encourage maximum interaction between teachers and teacher trainers. We want to help you to:

  1. Develop new language skills;
  1. Build confidence and take on new challenges
  2. Feel re-inspired and discover some alternative activities, strategies and approaches to teaching & learning.
  3. Re-evaluate your teaching ethos and learn about new methodology.
  4. Recycle and build up lexical & grammatical areas and work on error correction.
  5. Look at English phonology including sounds, stress, rhythm and intonation.
  6. Discover British culture and its effect on the language
  7. Develop English through authentic materials.
  8. Find new ways of using online resources
  9. Build confidence in listening to spoken English, including a wide variety of accents
  10. Build fluency and confidence in spoken English
  11. Learn aspects of English that are traditionally “untaught”
  12. Take part in our ‘Language workshop’ in which you can ask questions and have your mistakes corrected
  13. Meet new and like-minded teachers to exchange ideas with.

Course requirements: participants must be at least:

  1. an intermediate to advanced level of English (B1 or above);
  2. 20 years old;
  3. have at least 2 years’ teaching experience;
  4. familiar with basic computer skills.

Please note: The course is of a very practical and participants are required to be involved in all aspects of the study sessions. You will be engaged in and challenged by a variety of engaging activities. We hope this will not only be an opportunity for language improvement but also benefit your own teaching. This course provides a large amount of English practice throughout.

Objectives The course aims to provide the participants with opportunities to:

  1. Reinvigorate your knowledge and use of English and to reinforce your confidence in using the language.
  2. Introduce topics such as drama and improvisation techniques
  3. Improve and increase your communication skills and to provide you with the confidence to use these new skills.
  4. Understand the state of the art theories and practice in teaching children and adults.
  5. Build your confidence in teaching through English, to inspire you, as teachers, to provide you with useful and practical ideas.

 Expected results As a result of attending this course, you will be more a creative professional who will be able to:

  1. be more knowledgeable, confident and fluent users of English;
  2. develop a comprehensive variety of engaging and productive activities;
  3. be more knowledgeable, confident teachers of YL and adults as well as more fluent users of English;
  4. design lessons and materials that are motivating, challenging and valuable;
  5. use basic computer skills learn and know how to use a variety of free applications for educational purposes;
  6. use awareness of present day British culture and gain a wider understanding of key issues in teaching culture in an ELT setting.

Type of certification awarded: Attendance certificate detailing topics covered, course content and the number of training hours.