Our teacher development courses offer you the opportunity to update and broaden your knowledge of teaching methodology and practical teaching techniques, whilst extending your English language skills. We welcome applicants from all teaching backgrounds including Primary and Secondary teachers, Tertiary and Higher Education.
The course is designed to enhance your confidence in teaching in English whatever your context and to try out new approaches with expert guidance and feedback to support you. Included in the course is 22 hours per week of training sessions, class observations and visits to educational establishments. You’ll attend interactive workshops and seminars and be supported by an online classroom, which you can also access after the programme.
To provide you with you practical hands on teaching, you’ll participate in micro and peer teaching practice and feedback, observations and presentations. You’ll be expected to discuss your work and will receive feedback in a supportive environment. You’ll explore a range of different teaching methodologies and creative approaches and consider how to apply these to your own teaching context. You’ll also examine new approaches in a hands on style, including flipped classrooms, effective use of technology and blended learning.
During the course you’ll have the opportunity to build up a portfolio of all the training sessions and on-line materials to utilise when you return home.
As you develop your language skills during the course, there may be some additional classroom-based language development sessions. These will help extend your skills in contemporary vocabulary and grammar, pronunciation, fluency and receptive skills to build up your confidence in communicating and teaching in English.
You’ll also have the opportunity to practice your general English skills on the social programme, which includes weekly day trips to popular cultural attractions.
The Teacher Training Development programmes, is a full-time course and comprises of 22 hours study a week.
The course content includes the following:
As part of the course we also include a weekly one day excursion and a half day visit, so you have the opportunity to mix with other students from LSU and explore part of the UK during your course.
The full day and half day trips may include some of the following::
Half day visits:
Sample Timetable: Teacher Training and Development – Language and Methodology
|9.00-10.00||Welcome and Registration||Language from teachers: Classroom Language||Language for teachers: Working with vocabulary||Language for teachers: Tasks and techniques||Languages for teachers: Metalanguage||Excursion||Free|
|10.00-11.00||Introduction to the course||Methodology: Observation etiquette||Methodology: Teaching spoken fluency||Methodology: Creative student centred practice||Methodology: Text based lessons|| Excursion
|11.00-12.00||Language development: Contemporary English Usage||Lesson observation||Methodology: Fluency activities & managing error in the calssroom||Micro teaching and feedback||Engaging ideas for using texts- online and off|| Excursion
|13.00-14.00||Methodology: Communicative language teaching||Language development: New language|| Language development: Connected speech
||Observation of lessons||Visit to Educational Centre|| Excursion
|14.00-15.00|| Cambridge City Tour
|| Free afternoon
|| Visit to (Cathedral) Ely city
|| Free afternoon
|| Visit to Educational Centre
|15.00-16.00||Cambridge City Tour||Free afternoon||Visit to (Cathedral) Ely city||Free afternoon||Free afternoon|| Excursion
We run our course in the summer and you can choose from attending a two or four week course.
We welcome both individual and group bookings. (For group bookings we can run the course at other times of the year, for a minimum of 2 weeks or longer and can develop a course that suits your groups needs/interests).
|Course length||Start date||End date||Course fee|
|2 weeks||17 July 2017||28 July 2017||£1,475|
|4 weeks||17 July 2017||11 August 2017||£2,950|
The course fee includes:
The course fee does not include meals but you’ll have access to a fully equipped kitchen (provided in our campus accommodation) and there are plenty of restaurants and cafes on campus and close to the university.
Whether you aim to work in the creative industries or the social sciences, the legal profession or public service, the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for professional life.
Our lively, diverse community and ambitious academic environment will broaden your horizons and help you develop your full potential - many of our courses give you the chance to learn another language, study abroad or undertake work placements as you study.
If you’re interested in art, music, drama or film, check out our packed programme of events. Together with our partners in the creative and cultural industries, we’re always working to enrich the cultural life of the university and the wider community.
Our research is groundbreaking and internationally recognised, with real social impact. We support the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE), whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, as well as nine international research clusters, such as the Centre for Children's Book Studies and the Labour History Research Unit.
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, six of our subject areas were awarded world-leading status: Law; Art and Design; English Language and Literature, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies; History; Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.
To apply for this course you will need to complete the application form and email this to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are applying using Erasmus + funding please contact us for further information.
Once we have received your application form you will be sent an offer letter by email. You will need to return the acceptance slip included in the offer letter and pay for the Teacher Training and Development course fee in full.
Before the start of your course, we will send you a pre-arrival guide with information to help you prepare for visiting the UK and how to arrange your free airport pick-up.
Please note we will not be able to confirm your place and book your accommodation on the Teacher Training and Development course, until we have received the acceptance slip from you offer letter and received full payment.
This course is open to English language teachers and trainee teachers. Your English should be at intermediate level or above. To join this course (if you are applying as an international student) you may need to apply for a Short Term Visitor visa.