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English for Subject Teachers

Locations: Norwich, England

Course Details


This course is aimed at primary, secondary or tertiary-level teachers who would like to improve their personal language proficiency in order to teach other subjects through the medium of English. Applicants should have a minimum level corresponding to A2 on the Common European Framework of Reference scale.

Aims and objectives:

  • To enable participants to work on their own language proficiency in a relaxed and non- threatening learning environment.
    To help participants to identify and work on areas of weakness in their own command of English
  • To equip participants with the language needed to conduct lessons through the medium of
  • To equip participants with strategies to continue working on their English after the course.

All course participants receive a pre-course questionnaire, which should be returned prior to the course. This is to ensure that the areas of most relevance to participants are covered. However, topics are likely to be drawn from the following:

  • Work on language systems: grammar, vocabulary, phonology
  • Developing proficiency in language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in appropriate
  • Language for managing classrooms and for giving feedback to learners
  • Language for professional discussion
  • The language needed to write instructions for printed materials such as worksheets, test
    materials etc
  • An overview of useful websites for self-directed language learning

Time will be built into the course for reflection and for participants to consider how to adapt ideas from the course to classrooms in their own professional contexts.

The 50-hour course provision includes intensive tuition by experts in the field of English language teaching, as well as opportunities for reading and research and guest lectures from well-known figures in the field of ELT and CLIL.
Provided that numbers allow, the course will be divided into ability groups based on a short initial diagnosis of levels.
Courses at this  school are typically participant-centred and entail involvement in tasks and activities which will both boost participants' confidence and provide memorable learning contexts.

Dates and fees:

registration fee     course fee accommodation     total
   £140  (€182)    £840  (€1092)      £350 (€455) £1,330  (€1,729)  
course code     dates, 2012
EST 2013 15th to 26th July

Please note that these prices do not include airport transfers.

School Details

The school was established in 1995 by directors with extensive experience of ELT worldwide.  It was set up as a specialist teacher development institute to provide courses of the highest quality for teachers from all over the world. The number and range of these courses continues to grow, and the range of work has been extended to cover the following main areas:

  • Professional development programmes for EL teachers and trainers
  • Professional development programmes for CLIL teachers (using English as a medium of instruction), including vocational teachers
  • Modular postgraduate courses up to Masters level for second or foreign language teaching professionals under a programme validated by Leeds Metropolitan University
  • CELTA and DELTA training (as an accredited centre for Cambridge ESOL)
  • BEC and TKT exam preparation courses by arrangement
  • International consultancy
  • International project management
  • Delivery of short courses, seminars and workshops worldwide
  • One-to-one and executive language training

The school has grown to become the biggest single provider of professional development courses for EL teachers and trainers in Europe. It was the first institute to be accredited by the British Council for the provision of teacher development courses and all these courses qualify for either Comenius, Grundtvig or Leonardo funding. It is a member of EnglishUK and an official examination centre for Cambridge exams. It is also one of the very few independent UK organisations accredited to run courses offering qualifications up to Masters level, through a modular programme allowing teachers to choose to go for a PG Cert., PG Dip., or an MA. It also runs BEC and TKT exam preparation courses by special arrangement. Its Cambridge CELTA courses have a 99% pass rate.

Hundreds of courses for thousands of participants from over 60 different countries have been run. As well as running open-enrolment courses, the school works closely with education ministries, regional authorities and institutional partners around the world to design and deliver tailor-made courses. Consultants and trainers are also sent all over the world to help with practical advice and training in the field of English language education.

Accommodation Details

Homestay accommodation is provided in single study-bedrooms with carefully selected hosts. It comprises bed, breakfast & evening meal each day and light lunch (or packed lunch, as appropriate) at weekends.

Residential accommodation is provided on campus at the University of East Anglia in single study-bedrooms with private bathroom. The accommodation is on a bed & breakfast (B&B) basis in university houses or flats with a shared kitchen/dining room, fully equipped for self-catering.

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