Activities, resources and ideas to liven up your classroom


Who is this course for?

One of our most popular courses, this course is for teachers who want a practical programme that covers developing resources, practical ideas and methods to liven up classrooms and motivate students. 

This course is available at our school in London and our summer teacher campus in Oxford

Course objectives

  • To select, adapt and design materials for different contexts
  • To build confidence in using a variety of teaching techniques
  • To understand ways to motivate and engage learners
  • To share teaching experiences with other professionals

Course outline

Our Practical Teacher course will help you broaden and develop your English language teaching skills and introduce you to new techniques and approaches that you can use in the classroom. 

The course is an activity-based programme and focusses on: 

  • activities to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • introducing and practising new language – grammar, vocabulary, function
  • integrating new technologies into language learning
  • using songs, games and videos
  • activities for teaching pronunciation
  • teaching using a task-based learning approach
  • preparing students for examinations
  • using student mistakes to aid understanding
  • dealing with emerging language and reformulation
  • dictogloss and dictation activities

The course content will be negotiated between your course group and tutor. Other areas can be included depending on the needs of a particular group of course participants.

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All the sessions and activities were excellent. The teacher gave me a lot of information about web applications and some good textbooks. I’m going to change my lesson plans drastically next semester!

Daisuke, Japan

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  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
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