Professional Development for Teachers of English
These are tailor-made courses, designed for groups of English language teachers or academics. The aim of these practical programmes is to reinvigorate participants’ teaching, improve their language skills and offer new inspiration to take back to their own classroom.
The Professional Development Course for Teachers offers participants the opportunity to refresh their approach to teaching in the unique setting of a long-established university on the west coast of Wales. The course combines classroom-based learning, observations and micro-teaching practices with a stimulating series of guided cultural explorations and a full social programme. Courses can be tailored for international teachers of English working with students at any level, or for groups of academic staff from other disciplines.
Staff at the International English Centre are experienced at designing and delivering bespoke courses for specific groups of teachers in the UK and in their home countries. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs.
Who is the course for?
What will I study?
The course focuses on both methodology and language. You will explore practical techniques to enhance your own teaching, investigate different methodologies, and have the opportunity to observe other teachers in action and to reflect on and discuss your observations with your peers.
You will also extend your own English language skill throughout the course, both in the classroom-based language development sessions and through guided independent learning tasks. Vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and intonation will all be worked on, with the aim of making you a more confident and accurate communicator and teacher.
In the afternoons, the learning often moves outside the classroom. With your trainer and colleagues, you will explore aspects of Welsh and British culture with guided visits which could include local schools, the National Library of Wales, museums or other places of interest. During these activities, you will be encouraged to actively learn from the authentic language use you encounter and reflect on how you can design learning activities based on authentic language situations.
Our teacher trainers value the professional experience and knowledge that participants bring to a course, and recognise that each group has different needs and interests. Our trainers will work with you to ensure that your professional needs are met, and take a flexible and collaborative approach to course design. You will be encouraged to set clear goals for your time in Aberystwyth, and will be supported in achieving them.
Dates and Fees
How to apply
Once we have worked with you to design a course that meets the needs of your group, we will send you a group booking form to complete.