Teachers’ Courses

Refresh and Relearn

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.

We offer a teacher development refresher course for overseas teachers of English (secondary and adult) called Achieving Success in the Language Classroom (ASLC). Please scroll down for further information.

We also offer a CLIL course called Achieving Success in Content and Language Integrated Learning (ASCLIL). Please scroll down for further information.

Our 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.

Our courses are eligible for Erasmus + funding under KA1 (Individual Adult Mobility). This means you may be able to apply for financial assistance to attend a course through the school where you work. Funding covers tuition, accommodation, travel and subsistence. Our Erasmus + guide explains this in more detail.

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

This highly practical teacher refresher course is suitable for teachers of English (secondary and adult) and is listed on the School Education Gateway. 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. Our Erasmus + Funding Guidelines explain the steps involved in applying for funding.

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
  • Fixed course start dates in 2019: July 01, July 29 and October 21
  • Eligible for Erasmus + funding
  • 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
  • Fixed course start dates in 2019: July 15 and October 07
  • Eligible for Erasmus + funding
  • 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

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 and is listed on the School Education Gateway. 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. Our Erasmus + Funding Guidelines explain the steps involved in applying for funding.

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