Advanced English Teaching Methodology and Language Course

The Advanced English Teaching Methodology and Language course, in Oxford, England, is designed to raise and consolidate awareness of the principles and practice of teaching English to secondary school students and adult learners. It gives students an excellent opportunity to learn new methods as well as discuss best practice

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If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.

Study

Minimum entry requirements

Course format

  • Length of study: 2 weeks
  • Lessons per week: 25
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Typical student age: 22-50
  • Typical student mix:
    43% European, 17% Japanese, 16% Middle Eastern, 24% South American

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 10 Aug 2015
    • 24 Aug 2015
    • 26 Oct 2015
    • 27 Mar 2017
    • 3 Jul 2017
    • 17 Jul 2017
    • 31 Jul 2017
    • 14 Aug 2017
    • 23 Oct 2017
  • Tuition fees: 785.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
    • Enrolment fee: 90.00 GBP
  • Other expenses:

Course objectives

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 the  aim is to have built participants' confidence of their own English language skills and to increase their knowledge and awareness of English language teaching and methodology. 

This is a very practical and useful course designed to equip participants with the ideas and materials which they can use in the classroom once they return to their respective countries.

Methodology

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 
  • In depth approach to teaching speaking and listening skills 

Participants are actively encouraged to share ideas with their peers and the school’s trainers. 

In addition, all participants are welcome to use the comprehensive range of materials and resources including student library, computer room, wireless and interactive whiteboards.

 

Pre - Course Preparation

Participants are asked to complete a detailed pre-course questionnaire about their background, experience, language level and current teaching or teaching related position. 

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 the school to prepare a bespoke programme.

Social programme

The school arranges 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.

At the beginning of each month students receive a monthly social programme. The weekly social programme is packed with cultural, sporting and leisure activities, including visits to a University college, film club, conversation club, theatre trip, greyhound racing, football, 'punting', museum visits and many, many more. 

A small charge (£3 to £10) is made for some activities, while others are free of charge.

Weekend excursions

Weekend trips are also available to places of interest, such as Bath and Stonehenge, Cambridge, and even Paris, Scotland or Amsterdam. Trips are reserved through the school’s tour providers Anderson Tours, International Friends, Universal Student Tours and Lil Adventure Tours. 

The cost is between £25 to £45 for one day trips and £125 to £229 for one, two or three night stays. When you get to the school ask at Reception if you need more details or would to book a trip.

Sample timetable – Week 1

Day → Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri    

Notes: This is a sample timetable only. Course content and timings subject to change / amendment

 

09:10 to 10:25 Orientation and introduction Teaching grammar communicatively Designing projects Advanced lexis Classroom observations    
 10:45 to 12:00 A reflective approach: learning journals Lexis: collocation, connotation and conext Exploiting authentic materials

An inductive

approach

to grammar 

Receptive skills: reasons to read    
12:20 to 13:10 Speaking and listening: practice and methodology Speaking and listening: practice and methodology Speaking and listening: practice and methodology Speaking and listening: practice and methodology Speaking and listening: practice and methodology    
               
14:15 to 16:35   Social programme with tutor   Social programme with tutor      
               

Sample timetable – Week 2

Day → Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri    
Notes: This is a sample timetable only. Course content and timings subject to change / amendment
09:10 to 10:25 EAP and ESP Narrative structures Testing: what, how and why? Needs analysis Learner autonomy    
 10:45 to 12:00 Writing as a process Exploiting literature for the classroom Materials evaluation Syllabus design Recycling lexis    
12:20 to 13:10 Speaking and listening: practice and methodology Speaking and listening: practice and methodology Speaking and listening: practice and methodology Speaking and listening: practice and methodology Speaking and listening: practice and methodology
               
14:15 to 16:35   Social programme with tutor   Social programme with tutor      
               

All BSC Teacher Training courses are eligible for Erasmus+ funding. Erasmus+ will have a new structure that combines current funding programmes in the sector including the Lifelong learning Programme (Comenius and Grundtvig) from 30 April 2014. Funding is available to help teachers to follow accredited training courses.

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