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.

What will you achieve?

Take this course to:

  • Select, adapt and design materials for different contexts
  • Build your confidence in using a variety of teaching techniques
  • Understand ways to motivate and engage learners
  • Share teaching experiences with other professionals

Course outline

Our Practical Teacher course will introduce you to new techniques and approaches that you can use in the classroom.

The course is an activity- based programme and examples include:

  • Activities to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Selecting and exploiting materials
  • Activities for teaching pronunciation
  • Teaching using a task-based learning approach
  • Using student mistakes to aid understanding
  • Dealing with emerging language and reformulation
  • Introducing and practising new language: grammar, vocabulary, function
  • Integrating new technologies into language learning
  • Using songs, games and videos
  • Preparing students for examinations
  • Dictogloss and dictation activities

The course content will be chosen between your course group and tutor. You can include other topics not mentioned above. 

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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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Accommodation

Superior homestay

Superior Homestay

From £245 per week

Live with an English-speaking host, practise your English and immerse yourself in British culture. Very good homes, in zone 2-4, with great homecooking. Larger rooms with extra comfort and a shared bathroom.

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Chapter Kings Cross IH London accommodation

Chapter Kings Cross

£435* per week

Close to the central King’s Cross St Pancras train station, Chapter was completely refurbished in 2017 and has great modern facilities. Studio with private bathroom and kitchenette. On-site gym, cinema room, games area with table tennis, pool table and table football, study areas, social spaces and courtyard.

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Chapter Highbury

Chapter Highbury

£330* per week

A modern student residence located in vibrant north London. It is moments from Holloway Road and is just two tube stops away from King’s Cross, making it the ideal location for easy connections across the city. Cinema, on-site gym, great study space, games and karaoke room, social space, study booths and TV area. Single rooms with private bathrooms.

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Accommodation Homestay

Standard Homestay

From £200 per week

Live with an English-speaking host, practise your English and immerse yourself in British culture. Good homes, in zone 2-4, with homecooking and single rooms with a shared bathroom.

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Executive Homestay

From £290 per week

Live with an English-speaking host, practise your English and immerse yourself in British culture. Excellent homes, in zone 2-3, with large rooms, high standard of comfort and a private bathroom. Enjoy excellent home cooked meals.

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Accommodation Chapter Islington

Chapter Islington

£330* per week

A modern student residence in vibrant north London, moments from Caledonian Park and one tube stop away from King’s Cross St Pancras station. Single rooms with private bathrooms. On-site gym, cinema room, art studio, games area with karaoke, study areas, social spaces and TV lounge.

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Accommodation

We have a range of accommodation options to suit you, including homestay with a host, one of our modern student residences, a boutique-style guest house, or even a hotel if you prefer.

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Why train with us?

At IH London, we really believe in the best teaching and always have. We are a charitable trust and our founders created the very first EFL qualification, now known as the CELTA.

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