Teacher Development course

These courses are aimed at non-native teachers who are teaching English to children, adolescents or adults.

Courses are specifically designed to help teachers improve their language and develop their professional skills. The programme includes dissemination and transfer of teaching experiences as well as different theories to investigate and discuss.

Who this is forNon-native English teachers
Start dates01 July – 15 July
15 July – 29 July
29 July – 12 August
Duration2 weeks (intensive course)
Class sizeGenerally 8-10 teachers, maximum 12
Hours per week25 hours per week

The summer courses take place at a University College, in the centre of Canterbury. During the morning, emphasis is placed on language improvement and in the afternoon there are Teachers' Workshops.



Morning classes include:

  • Looking at tenses
  • Appropriacy
  • Functional language
  • Language awareness
  • Improving listening
  • Spoken English


Afternoon workshops include:

  • Focus on songs and games
  • Topic vocabulary
  • Listening task
  • Dictogloss/student-centred dictations
  • Motivating learners
  • The lexical approach


Your day

TimeActivity
09:00 - 10:30Language Development (for higher levels this may include a focus on teaching approaches)
10:30 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 12:30Language Development (for higher levels this may include a focus on teaching approaches)
12:30 - 13:30Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:00Seminar, chosen from list below
15:00 - 15:15Break
15:15 - 16:15Seminar, chosen from list below

Examples of seminars available

  • Teaching at Primary/Secondary levels
  • Vocabulary (collocation, idiomatic language)
  • Exploring British life and culture + changing customs
  • Approaches and material for teaching Business English
  • Communicative grammar practise activities

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