Teacher Training

Teacher Training


Our Teacher Training English Language courses are tailored for existing teachers or those interested in teaching the English language.

We offer the following Teacher Training English Language courses

NEW Teaching for the 21st Century is designed for non-native speakers who have experience of teaching English overseas and who already hold a teaching qualification in their own country.  Also new for 2020, we now offer a 4-week live online version of this course which you can take from the comfort of your home.

The Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) prepares you for the test from the University of Cambridge designed for teachers of English, to speakers of other languages.

The Teaching with Technology course is designed for qualified teachers at any stage in their career who are interested in maximising the use of technology in the classroom.

The CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) course caters for qualified teachers in primary or secondary education who are currently using CLIL for a range of subjects such as mathematics, English, geography, history or any of the sciences.

The Trinity Cert TESOL will give you an introduction to theory and practice of how to teach English to speakers of other languages. On this course, you will benefit from feedback from experienced trainers and also receive 6 hours of supported and observed teaching practice. 

Our NEW Academic Management course is for teachers who want to further their career by moving in management, or for newly appointed academic managers. 

Also NEW for 2020, we are offering Teaching Business English. This course will help you to understand the specific requirements of business English students, the best ways to teach them and the type of language they need to help them succeed at work.  

Academic Management

New for 2020!  This course is for teachers who want to further their careers by moving into management, or for newly appointed academic managers. Often, teachers who become managers receive very little management training; on this course you will learn the basic principles behind successfully managing a team of teachers, and how to enhance both the teachers’ professional development and your school’s academic standards.

By the end of this course, you will have:

  • Developed an understanding of management theory and techniques, as they apply to the EFL context
  • Increased your awareness of the issues surrounding successful school management
  • Explored various ways of delivering CPD to your staff
  • Developed your understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a management team
  • Analysed the principles of effective recruitment and staff retention
  • Explored ways of improving and monitoring quality 
Academic Management
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Course Name
Academic Management (TAM)
Course Category
Teachers' English Courses (TK)
Minimum Age
20
Lessons Per Week
24
Includes observation of WSE classes
Maximum Class Size (July - Aug)
14
Course Dates
From 10-08-2020 to 14-08-2020
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Course Length (Weeks)
1
CEFR Course Level
B2+ to C2

Pricing

Price (1 week)
£400.00 per week

Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test

This Teachers' English language course prepares you for the Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test – the test from the University of Cambridge designed especially for teachers of English, to speakers of other languages.

  • The English language teaching course concentrates on the study of "teaching knowledge" - it is not a practical course and so there is no actual teaching involved, although course participants will have the opportunity to observe Wimbledon School of English teachers. It is ideal for those who have recently started teaching or are considering it as a career, but it is also useful for experienced teachers
  • The English language teaching course covers a variety of concepts related to language, language use and the background to and practice of language learning and teaching. It is divided into three modules

Module one: Language and background to teaching and learning

  • Describing language and language skills
  • Background to language learning

Module two: Lesson planning and resources for the language teacher

  • Planning and preparing a lesson or sequence of lessons
  • Selection and use of resources and materials

Module three: Managing the teaching and learning process

  • Teachers' and Learners' language in the classroom
  • Classroom management

You can choose to take a written examination, the Cambridge TKT, at the end of the course. You will also be asked to keep a portfolio during your course but this does not form part of your assessment. You need to have at least a good intermediate level of English to take this course and you should be familiar with basic concepts and language related to language teaching. This course follows our standard timetable of 24 lessons per week/20 hours per week.

The fee for the Paper Based Teaching Knowledge Test (per module) is £51.

Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test
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Course Name
Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)
Course Category
Teachers' English Courses (TK)
Minimum Age
20
Lessons Per Week
24
Maximum Class Size (Sept - June)
14
Course Dates
From 13-01-2020 to 24-01-2020
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Course Length (Weeks)
2
CEFR Course Level
B1

Pricing

Price (1 to 2 weeks)
£375.00 per week

CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)

This course is designed for teachers currently using Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Primary or Secondary education for a range of subjects as such Mathematics, English, Geography, History or any of the Sciences.

There has been a significant growth in CLIL programmes throughout the world, yet teachers are frequently put into classes without any formal training in the English language. The aim of this course is to give you a thorough introduction to CLIL. You will develop your language ability to create an effective learning environment for your students, while increasing your own confidence in English.

By the end of this course, you will have:

  •  Analysed different contexts of CLIL use throughout the world
  •  Increased knowledge of CLIL and principles of CLIL
  •  Reviewed effective lesson planning strategies
  •  Identified and adapted resources appropriate to your teaching context
  •  Practised making learner outcomes visible and assessment criteria clearer
CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
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Course Name
CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) (CLIL)
Course Category
Teachers' English Courses (TK)
Minimum Age
20
Lessons Per Week
24
Maximum Class Size (July - Aug)
14
Course Dates
From 03-08-2020 to 07-08-2020
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Course Length (Weeks)
1
CEFR Course Level
B2

Pricing

Price (1 week)
£400.00 per week

Live Online Training - Teaching for the 21st Century

New for 2020! With our Live online training, you have the benefit of face to face teaching, combined with the convenience of online learning. On our 4-week online Teaching for the 21st Century course (4x100min sessions), you will:

  • Keep up to date with new developments in the field
  • Upskill your teaching – learn new techniques and strategies
  • Build on your skills in course design and management
  • Take control of your own professional development
Live Online Training - Teaching for the 21st Century
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Course Name
Live Online Training - Teaching for the 21st Century (TLOT)
Course Category
Teachers' English Courses (TK)
Minimum Age
20
Lessons Per Week
2
100 minutes each week
Maximum Class Size (Sept - June)
14
Maximum Class Size (July - Aug)
14
Course Dates
From 10-08-2020 to 04-09-2020
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Course Length (Weeks)
4
CEFR Course Level
B2 to C2

Pricing

Price (2 to 4 weeks)
£62.50 per week

Teaching Business English

New for 2020!

Business English has always been popular among students, and in an increasingly international world, demand for business English skills growing among both employees and employers.

This course will help you to understand the particular needs of Business English students, the type of language they require, and the best ways to approach teaching them.

By the end of this course, you will have:

  • Explored the motivations and needs of business people who learn English
  • Discovered new activities and approaches for teaching Business English
  • Increased your awareness of the resources available for teaching Business English
  • Developed your knowledge of key target language areas for business people
  • Observed a live Business English lesson
Teaching Business English
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Course Name
Teaching Business English (TBE)
Course Category
Teachers' English Courses (TK)
Minimum Age
20
Lessons Per Week
24
Maximum Class Size (July - Aug)
14
Course Dates
From 20-07-2020 to 24-07-2020
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Course Length (Weeks)
1
CEFR Course Level
B2 to C2

Pricing

Price (1 week)
£400.00 per week

Teaching for the 21st Century

New for 2020!  If you are an experienced teacher, and you wish to develop your skills further, this is the course for you!

We will help you to develop your pedagogical knowledge, your skills in the classroom and help you with some of the latest methodologies and approaches in ELT. During the course, under the guidance of our experienced teachers and teacher trainers, you will be asked to draw on your own teaching experience and that of your fellow course participants, to develop new techniques and ideas, which can be implemented in your own teaching context. 

During this course, you will also:

  • Develop the key characteristics of an inspirational teacher
  • Increase your understanding of pedagogical theory and how to put it in practice
  • Improve your strategies for maximising communication in class
  • Build on your techniques for fostering student autonomy
  • Find new ways to make effective learning fun for your students
  • Focus on addressing the needs of all individual students, from the struggling to the gifted
  • Find out how to make your courses as successful as possible by using needs analyses and student profiles
  • Find new ways to keep building on your knowledge
  • Learn about the best online resources available
  • Join a teaching community and share ideas with other professionals
Teaching for the 21st Century
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Course Name
Teaching for the 21st Century (T21C)
Course Category
Teachers' English Courses (TK)
Minimum Age
20
Lessons Per Week
24
Maximum Class Size (Sept - June)
14
Maximum Class Size (July - Aug)
14
Course Dates (4 available)
From 06-01-2020 to 10-01-2020
From 06-01-2020 to 17-01-2020
From 13-07-2020 to 24-07-2020
From 14-12-2020 to 18-12-2020
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Course Length (Weeks)
1 to 2
CEFR Course Level
B2 to C2

Pricing

Price (1 week)
£400.00 per week
Price (1 to 2 weeks)
£375.00 per week
Price (2 weeks +)
£375.00 per week

Teaching with Technology

This course is designed for qualified teachers at any stage in their career. Increasingly, teachers are expected to be able to use and exploit a variety of technological aids in a meaningful way. Many teachers feel intimidated by technology, while others find that their own skills and ideas are quickly exhausted.

Course details

During this week-long course participants will study the latest in theory and methodology of teaching English with technology. This will be combined with practical elements in order to build confidence in using a variety of technological aids in the classroom, thus making participants more flexible and effective teachers. There will be opportunities to use a variety of tools and sites, and participants will be encouraged to blog their experience and self-reflection. This course follows our standard timetable of 24 lessons per week/20 hours per week.

Benefits

By the end of the course, you will have:

  • Studied the academic principles involved in integrating technology in English language teaching
  • Gained exposure to popular applications, online software and social media sites
  • Participated in practical workshops with a focus on how various tools can be most effectively integrated
  • Studied current themes in ELT including Flipped Classroom and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
  • Observed experienced teachers using technology in the classroom.
Teaching with Technology
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Course Name
Teaching with Technology (TKWT)
Course Category
Teachers' English Courses (TK)
Minimum Age
20
Lessons Per Week
24
Maximum Class Size (July - Aug)
14
Course Dates
From 27-07-2020 to 31-07-2020
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Course Length (Weeks)
1
CEFR Course Level
B2+ to C2

Pricing

Price (1 week)
£400.00 per week

Trinity Cert TESOL

The internationally recognised Trinity College London TESOL certificate (Level 5 OFQUAL qualification) is accepted by the British Council as an initial certification for English language teachers in its accredited teaching organisations in the UK and overseas.

On the course you will receive an introduction to the theory and practice of how to teach English to speakers of other languages. You will also gain an insight into the challenges faced by different types of learners, and how teachers can best help them to achieve their goals.

Over the four weeks you will receive input from experienced trainers, who will explain different ways of guiding students through the complexities of the English language at different levels. As well as the theory, you will also have six hours of supported and observed Teaching Practice, and you will be helped to see things from a student’s perspective by having a short course in an unknown language.

By the end of this course, you will have:

  • Increased your understanding of how to explain the structures of English
  • Practised the planning and delivery of clear and effective English lessons
  • Understood how to prepare teaching materials for classroom use 
  • Grasped how to evaluate different learning needs of students
  • Identified how to adapt teaching techniques to fit your students’ needs
  • Gained the qualification to teach in English language schools throughout the world
Trinity Cert TESOL
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Course Name
Trinity Cert TESOL (TCT)
Course Category
Teachers' English Courses (TK)
Minimum Age
20
Lessons Per Week
24
Includes 6 hours of observed teaching practice
Maximum Class Size (Sept - June)
14
Course Dates (2 available)
From 01-06-2020 to 26-06-2020
From 12-10-2020 to 06-11-2020
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Course Length (Weeks)
4
CEFR Course Level
C1

Pricing

Price (2 to 4 weeks)
£248.75 per week

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