Language and Methodology Course for Primary school teachers of English

This two week language and methodology course, in Oxford, England, is aimed at non-native English teachers, teacher trainers and inspectors in the Primary Sector (children aged 6-11). It gives you the opportunity to both develop your English skills whilst at the same time discuss and share best practice with other like minded professionals.

Our price promise

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: 17-45
  • Typical student mix:
    12% Middle Eastern, 31% Far Eastern, 16% Asian, 41% European

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 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 aims

The course enables participants to:

  • Gain confidence in using the English language
  • Reflect critically on current language teaching methodology
  • Share ideas and develop as teachers
  • Extend awareness of the principles and practice of teaching young learners
  • Evaluate and explore materials and resources for younger learners

Social programme

Living in England gives students the perfect chance to experience British culture and practice their English. The school has an extensive social programme that is designed to let students get the most out of their stay in Oxford.

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, Oxford 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.

Course content

Morning

In the General English classes you will work with a course book, concentrating on the four main skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing. 

As well as these four main skills we will also work on other key areas to help develop your fluency and accuracy - pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and idioms. Speaking and Listening is an extra opportunity for fluency and pronunciation practice.

Afternoon

The afternoon will vary according to the particular needs, teaching context and interests of the group. 

However, there are standard components that will be taught throughout the course. These are: 

  • ELT methodology
  • Language analysis
  • Language input
  • A visit to a UK primary school (not late July/August). 

Participants will be able to experience and reflect on different activities and techniques used in teaching English to primary students and have opportunities to evaluate and share ideas.

Methodology

Each session employs current language teaching methodology to reflect participants' classroom practice. Each session also contains language instruction and pedagogic practice.

Sample timetable – Week 1

Day → Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri    
Notes: This is a sample programme only. Course content and timings are subject to amendment
09:00 to 10:15 Orientation School visit NB only in term time Using authentic materials A cultural calendar Friendly phrasal    
 10:45 to 12:00 Designing projects School visit NB only in term time Phonology Receptive skills Phonology    
12:20 to 13:15 Speaking and listening Speaking and listening Speaking and listening Speaking and listening Speaking and listening    
               
14:15 to 16:30   Social programme with tutor   Social programme with tutor      
               

Sample timetable – Week 2

Day → Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri    
Notes: This is a sample programme only. Course content and timings are subject to amendment
09:00 to 10:15 The lexical approach Minimal resources Music and song in the classroom Story telling Presentation of projects    
 10:45 to 12:00 Vocabulary task types Story telling and drama. Readers and literature Nursery rhymes and phonology

Teaching

with the internet

Games for learning    
12:20 to 13:15 Speaking and listening Speaking and listening Speaking and listening Speaking and listening Speaking and listening    
               
14:15 to 16:30   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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Accredited by these organisations : ICEF, English UK