Short Courses

TEACHING HOUSE SHORT COURSES

An Ongoing PD (Professional Development) course with Teaching House adds credibility to any English teacher’s resume.

The central objectives of these courses are:

• to help teachers focus on professional practice and knowledge

• to enhance teachers’ professional status, both within their teaching institutions and within the profession as a whole

There are two complementary courses to enhance your teaching and expand your knowledge of current methodology:

  • Creative Methodology for Teachers of English
  • Effective Classroom Practice

CREATIVE METHODOLOGY FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH (1 WEEK OR 2 WEEK FULL-TIME COURSE)

Specific objectives include:

• fostering an in-depth awareness of latest theory and practice in ELT, in terms of approaches to teaching, techniques and lesson models

• promoting professional collegiality

• encouraging experimentation and creativity in teaching methodology

The Creative Methodology Course syllabus includes approaches and methods (e.g. silent way, task-based learning, visualisation, multiple intelligences, lexical approach), classroom techniques, classroom management (e.g. instructions, eye contact, interaction, use of L1, discipline) and correction techniques (e.g. error analysis, recent changes in spoken English).

Your observation of multilingual classes will give you the opportunity to explore the roles of observer and ‘observee’, to chart lesson stages and to see classroom management and techniques in practice.

EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM PRACTICE (1 WEEK OR 2 WEEK FULL-TIME COURSE)

The central objectives of the Effective Classroom Practice Course are:

• to help teachers focus on professional practice and knowledge

• to enhance trainees’ professional status, both within their teaching institutions and within the profession as a whole

Specific objectives include:

• fostering an in-depth awareness of latest theory and practice in specialist ELT areas including:

IT, literature, business and culture

• promoting professional collegiality

• fostering an awareness of learner autonomy and independence

The Effective Classroom Practice Course syllabus includes library research, project work, autonomy and independent learning, teaching with IT, observation of teaching, staffroom collaboration and continuing professional development (CPD). Examples of syllabus content include activities for teaching using English literature, conducting a cultural awareness survey, adapting to different learning preferences and individual learner needs, promoting learning outside the classroom, teaching with websites, apps and other digital tools, analysing business English materials, career development and portfolio-building.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• Class Size: 16 or under

• Available in: London/Oxford, Boston and Toronto

• Requirements: English of at least CEFR B2 level

• Enrol: Online Application Form here

• Dates & Fees: Please find fees and dates detailed in the tables below.

• Teaching House certificate on course completion, including details of course dates, hours and details of topics covered.

• Detailed and personalised report from the course director with suggestions for further professional development

• Erasmus+ funding – approved for London courses. PIC 944411983 More information about Erasmus+ here

COURSE DATES AND FEES

Course

Week 1 dates

Week 2 dates

Course

Week 1 dates

Week 2 dates

Creative Methodology (and Language Skills)

7th – 11th January 2019

14th – 18th January 2019

Effective Classroom Practice

21st – 25th January 2019

28th January – 1st February 2019

1st  – 5th July 2019

8th – 12th July 2019

15th – 19th July 2019

22nd – 26th July 2019

 

2019 Fees (one week only)**

2019 Fees (two weeks)**

Creative Methodology

20 hours p/w for one week

Creative Methodology + language skills

25 hours

p/w for one week

Creative Methodology

20 hours p/w for two weeks

Creative Methodology + language skills

25 hours

p/w for two weeks

£310 GBP

$395 USD

$495 CAD

£380 GBP

$495 USD

$645 CAD

£595 GBP

$775 USD

$995 CAD

£730 GBP

$945 USD

$1,225 CAD

 

2019 Fees (one week only)

2019 Fees (two weeks)

Effective Classroom Practice

20 hours p/w for one week

Effective Classroom Practice

+ language skills

25 hours p/w

Effective Classroom Practice

20 hours p/w

Effective Classroom Practice + language skills

25 hours p/w

£310 GBP

$395 USD

$495 CAD

£380 GBP

$495 USD

$645 CAD

£595 GBP

$775 USD

$995 CAD

£730 GBP

$945 USD

$1,225 CAD

APPLY HERE