This very practical course is designed for teachers of English who want to improve their English language, explore methodology, refresh their teaching skills and share lesson ideas and activities with other teachers of English from around the world.
European teachers and those from accession countries may be eligible for Erasmus+ funding. For details see separate page.
The New Ideas for the English Classroom course is designed specifically for overseas teachers of English who specialise in teenage and adult students. Participants should have at least an Upper Intermediate (B2) level of English.
You can enrol for one or two weeks, although 2 weeks is recommended. Each week there are 22.5 hours of sessions including one excursion into central London. You can also join our guided self study sessions and take part in our regular programme of cultural and social activities.
The course will improve your English and is designed to demonstrate a range of activities for use in the English language classroom. You will take part in small group and pair work activities, open discussions, seminars and workshops in order to increase your language level and experience a range of modern communicative language teaching techniques as well as considering other methodologies. The language enhancement element of the course is based on the linguistic levels and needs of the group.
The combined experience of the participants is an important part of the programme, with everyone encouraged to reflect on and share their problems and ideas in order to develop a better understanding of teaching English. All sessions will include error correction to further enhance your knowledge of the language. By the end of the course, you will have improved your English and increased your confidence and skills as a classroom practitioner.
Although the course is adapted to the needs of each group, sessions could include –
We also include some themed lessons to help you improve your knowledge of modern Britain.
|08.30 – 10.00||Lesson|
|10.00 – 10.20||Break|
|10.20 – 11.50||Lesson|
|11.50 – 12.50||Lunch Break|
|12.50 – 14.20||Lesson (*Not Friday) Excursion afternoon 12.50 – 15.50|
Please note: in summer and at busy times we operate a zigzag timetable where all students have a mixture of morning and afternoon lessons. Click here for full details. Your timetable will be confirmed at the start of your course.
|Minimum Level of English||Upper Intermediate (B2)|
|Minimum Class Size||None – Courses are guaranteed to run regardless of the number of participants! Where there are fewer than 3 participants, you will have 15 hours of general group English and 6 hours of teacher methodology, 1:1 or 2:1.|
|Maximum Class Size||12 participants|
|Course Length||1 or 2 weeks|
|Hours per week||22.5|
|Availability 2018||January 08 – January 12 ; January 15 – January 19|
|April 03 – April 06; April 09 – April 13|
|July 02 – July 06; July 09 – July 13|
|July 30 – August 03; August 06 – August 10|
|October 08 – October 12; October 15 – October 19|
|EU Erasmus Plus Funding||Eligible (see separate page for more details)|
|1 week||£360 per person|
|2 weeks||£695 per person|
|3 weeks||£1035 per person|
Registration Fee: £99
Learning Materials Fee: £35
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