lunes, 1 de septiembre de 2014


Advanced Language & Methodology

The course is designed to raise and consolidate awareness of the principles and practice of teaching English to secondary school students and adult learners.

Available in Oxford, Brighton, London
Course code ALM
Start dates Please see Fees & Dates for Oxford, Brighton or London
Course duration 2 weeks
Lessons per week 25
Lesson duration 50 minutes

Participants are asked to complete a detailed pre-course questionnaire about their background, experience, language level and current teaching or teaching related position. As each course is tailor made to the needs each group so that maximum benefit is gained by each participant, the pre-course information forms a crucial part of the overall design of the course, enabling us to prepare a bespoke programme.


This two week programme is aimed at non-native English speaking teachers, teacher trainers and educational inspectors. The aim of the course is to raise and consolidate participants' awareness of the principles and practice of teaching English to secondary school students and adult learners. By the end of the course we aim to build participants' confidence of their own English language skills and to increase their knowledge and awareness of English language teaching and methodology. Above all, it is an essentially practical course designed to equip participants with the ideas and materials which they can use in the classroom once they return to their respective countries.


During the course, participants are exposed to wide range of language teaching practices and methodologies. This can include the following: working with advanced lexis; an inductive approach to grammar; developing the writing skill; developing the reading skill; exploiting the interactive whiteboard; testing and syllabus design, as well as an in depth approach to teaching speaking and listening skills. Participants are encouraged to share ideas with their peers and our trainers. In addition, all participants are welcome to use our comprehensive range of materials and resources including student library, computer room, wireless and interactive whiteboards.

We arrange cultural activities such as a walking tour of the city, and various museum trips. Some of these activities require a small fee. Evening activities include theatre and cinema trips and visits to historic pubs in the city. Weekend trips to places such as Cambridge, Bath, Stonehenge, and Stratford upon Avon are available at an extra cost.

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