Short courses for teachers
In addition to degree programmes and English language courses, our Centre designs and delivers courses for teachers of English language, language teacher educators for, and in partnership with, institutions in different countries. Some examples are given below.
Prospective School English Teachers, Uppsala, Sweden
For over twenty years the Centre for Language and Linguistics has been providing short immersion-style courses for pre-service secondary state school English language teachers from Uppsala University, Sweden.
The success of the courses and the link with Uppsala University has led to members of the School’s teaching team being invited as guest lecturers over to Sweden.
In-Service Language, Culture & Methodology for School Teachers in Korea
We run regular short customised courses for different educational organisations in South Korea. These cover a mixture of English language development, teaching methodology, and British cultural topics.
Specific programmes have also included guest contributors in specialist areas, and the opportunity to observe and practise teaching for both primary and secondary age groups.
Content & Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
In collaboration with the Madrid Department of Education the Centre has run summer courses specially designed to meet the needs of state school teachers in the Madrid region of Spain who are required to teach certain classes in English.
The courses focused on the latest methodology for the teaching of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and help teachers to develop strategies that meet the challenge of teaching school subjects in English. The courses also ensure that the teachers develop their own confidence and competence in their use of English for the classroom.