Teacher Training Certificates

Continuing professional learning is today an absolute requirement for teachers, trainers, and academic directors. Our training programs are designed to equip you with the skills you need in changing and complex times. We help you to develop your practical work skills quickly and effectively in a supportive and inspiring atmosphere. Our trainers are experienced in working with teachers from many countries, and are continually updating their own expertise. Our social program is integral to the experience of learning, and enables you to meet teachers from around the world, practice and update your English further, explore the culture and enjoy yourself.

The programs cover preparation for industry standard qualifications, language development and a wide range of in-service methodology and specialist courses. The programs are offered in the UK at the Hastings, Cambridge and London centers and in the USA at the New York centre.

 

Career stages

Whatever your stage of professional development we have programs to suit you.

Pre-service

  • Brush up your English
  • Advanced Language and Culture
  • Practical Methodology
  • CELTA

 Novice teacher

  •  Brush up your English
  • Advanced Language and Culture
  • Practical Methodology
  • CELTA

 Teaching Pronunciation and Intonation

  • Teaching Business English
  • IT in the ELT classroom
  • Teaching Young Learners

Experienced Teacher

  • Brush up your English
  • Advanced Language and Culture
  • Teaching Pronunciation and Intonation
  • Teaching Business English
  • IT in the ELT classroom
  • Teaching Young Learners
  • New Trends
  • The Art of Facilitation
  • DELTA (full-time) / DELTA (part-time)

Teacher trainer

  • New Trends
  • The Art of Facilitation
  • Becoming a Teacher Trainer

 Manager

  • The Art of Facilitation
  • Tailor made program

Any stage

  • Tailor made program
  •  Pre-course Preparation

 On submission of an application form, you will be asked to complete a pre-course questionnaire describing your teaching background, experience and teaching context; the topics of areas which are of particular interest to you on this course, and the outcome with which you hope to leave the course.  You will be invited to bring a selection of your own materials so that the course can, where possible, be directly related to the needs of your work.

              

Teaching Methodology
The courses are experiential and practical. Methods of work include demonstration and discussion of techniques, workshops on task and materials design, discussion and reflection, and interactive tutor led lectures. Courses take place in a working school and opportunities exist to observe experienced teachers.

 

Follow-up
At the end of the course you and your colleagues will be asked to agree on whether or not to:

Continue the e-mail group with or without tutor support beyond the course for an agreed specified time.
Complete a post-course assignment, describing and commenting on how the course has influenced your teaching practice. To be submitted within 3 months of the course ending.

 

Social Program
Our centers provide a social program of evening activities and half day and full day excursions at weekends to enable you to make the most of your stay with us. Your course tutor will often accompany you on evenings out and you will have ample opportunities to socialize with other teachers and practice your English.