Practical Teacher and Language Development

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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.

Whether your level is intermediate or advanced, our focus is to provide you with practical techniques and confidence to teach English as a second language, with a minimum entry requirement of B2 level.

You'll look at using technology in the classroom, task-based learning, and different techniques for preparing students for their exams.

This course is available to book with our new Technology for Language Teachers course - Click here to find out more information

Course details

  • English level required: Minimum B2
  • Minimum age: 21
  • Minimum course size: 4
  • Maximum course size: 15
  • Course days: Monday to Friday
  • Cost: £745 (2 weeks)
  • Course length: 2 weeks
  • Study hours: 27 hours 30 minutes
  • Lessons a week: 15
  • Course dates: 7 January - 18 January; 21 January - 1 February, 1 July - 12 July, 15 July - 26 July
  • Lesson times: 13:15 to 16:15

Who is the course for?

This course is primarily for experienced teachers of English who want to update their teaching and take new ideas back to the classroom. 

You'll need an minimum English level of B2 upper intermediate (CEFR) or above to take this course. If you're not sure of your English level, please take our English level test

Course objectives

By the end of this course you will have:

  • learned to use new teaching techniques 
  • shared your current teaching ideas and learned new ones
  • adapted materials for different environments 
  • built your confidence in the classroom

Course content

This course aims to develop your classroom teaching skills and help you learn practical techniques and approaches for teaching English as a second language. The course focuses 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.

Sample course programme

IH Practical Teacher sample programme

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