Teachers’ Courses

Refresh, learn and develop

CELT’s teachers’ courses meet the professional needs of teachers who teach English or who use English as a language of delivery in their classes.

Our courses for teachers are offered face-to-face, online or as blended solutions. We offer refresher courses at set dates throughout the year and bespoke, on-demand programmes for schools, training companies, universities and overseas teaching organisations.

Our language teacher development refresher course for overseas teachers of English (secondary and adult) is called Achieving Success in the Language Classroom (ASLC).

We also offer a CLIL course called Achieving Success in Content and Language Integrated Learning (ASCLIL).

These courses last two weeks but we accept teachers who are only able to join a course for one week to join the first week of each two-week course.

We also offer tailor-made courses for groups of teachers who have a specific training need.

Achieving Success In The Language Classroom (ASLC 1 or 2 weeks)

This highly practical teacher refresher course is suitable for teachers of English working in secondary and adult education. The course develops your language confidence and proficiency and explores a wide range of classroom techniques and activities.

This is a combination programme of 15 hours per week of language development in our General English classes (mornings) and 8 hours of methodology and cultural visits in a closed group (afternoons).

The course is very practical and provides you with ideas and materials you can use as soon as you get back home. It will help you to:

  • Keep up-to-date with trends in English language teaching
  • Expand your own portfolio of classroom techniques and activities
  • Increase your own confidence, fluency and use of English.
  • Develop your understanding of culture in the UK, including Wales.
  • Reflect on your own professional teaching and teaching context.
  • Network with teachers from different nationalities and teaching contexts

Our sample course timetable and course information sheet provide further information about this course. 

To book this course, please click here or contact Neil Harris.

Course objectives

  • To develop your own language confidence and proficiency
  • To work with a range of published English language teaching and authentic materials and understood how to maximise their use in your own teaching
  • To experience and explore a wide range of practical classroom techniques and activities which you can take home for use in your own lessons
  • To improve your communicative abilities in English
  • To expand upon your core English skills
  • To develop skills for independent further study

After taking this course, you will:

  • Be more confident in your own language use
  • Be more aware of materials and activities which can be used with your students
  • Be more versatile in your use of a range of modern and engaging classroom activities
  • Study for 1 or 2 weeks
  • Minimum Level: B1+
  • Focus on language development and practical activities you can use in your own teaching
  • 23 hours tuition per week including integrated cultural activity and reflective practice
  • CELT certificate showing attendance and level
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Minimum age: 21 (min. 1 year of teaching experience preferred)
  • Minimum enrolment: 1 week
AVAILABLE ONLINE
  • Study for 1 or 2 weeks
  • Minimum Level: B1
  • Focus on language development and practical activities you can use in the CLIL classroom
  • 23 hours tuition per week including integrated cultural activity and reflective practice
  • CELT certificate showing attendance and level
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Minimum age: 21(min. 1 year of teaching experience preferred)
  • Minimum enrolment: 1 week
available online

Achieving Success In Content and Language Integrated Learning (ASCLIL) (1 or 2 weeks)

This practical CLIL course is suitable for teachers of academic subjects in English. The course develops your language confidence and proficiency and examines CLIL methodology and terminology and how these relate to your teaching context, syllabus design, classroom activities and assessment.

This is a combination programme of 15 hours per week of language development in our General English classes (mornings) and 8 hours of methodology and cultural visits in a closed group (afternoons).

The course is very practical and provides you with ideas and materials you can use as soon as you get back home. It will help you to:

  • Keep up-to-date with trends in CLIL
  • Expand your own portfolio of CLIL-specific classroom techniques and activities
  • Increase your own confidence, fluency and use of English.
  • Develop your understanding of culture in the UK, including Wales.
  • Reflect on your own professional teaching and teaching context.
  • Network with teachers from different nationalities and teaching contexts.

Our sample course timetable and course information sheet provide further information about this course. 

To book this course, please click here or contact neil@celt.co.uk

Course objectives

  • To develop your own language confidence and proficiency including subject specific vocabulary
  • To develop your understanding of CLIL methodology and terminology
  • To relate the main principles of CLIL to your own teaching context, syllabus design, classroom activities and assessment

After taking this course, you will:

  • Be more confident in your own language use
  • Be more aware of the key ideas and terms which are common in CLIL
  • Be more versatile in your development of CLIL courses and the use of classroom activities and assessment/tests

Bespoke Teachers’ Courses

CELT’s teacher trainers have many years of experience delivering teachers’ courses and have also run webinars, seminars, overseas short courses and longer courses for government ministries, English teacher associations and publishers. We also have experience teaching on and managing CELTA and Cert TESOL courses.

For more information about our bespoke teachers’ courses and to discuss you needs, please contact our lead teacher trainer Neil Harris.

Bespoke Teachers’ Courses case study: British Council / English UK / IATEFL PRELIM project

One of our most recent projects was to develop a 6-week, fully-online, teacher development programme, for delivery on mobile phone for CABITA, the English Teacher Association in Cameroon, as part of the British Council / English UK / IATEFL PRELIM project.

This course made me new. It was such an inspiring and great experience. 

English Teacher, Cameroon

Thank you for the wonderful job you did at CELT. It was a pleasure working with you.

President, CABITA