Language Development and Teaching Skills

This course is also available online

2 weeks

Course Length

Mon to Fri

Lesson Days

15 a week

Lessons

English

Language

B1

Minimum Level

Overview

Language Development and Teaching Skills Course is suitable for teachers who want to build their own expertise and use of English for classroom teaching and life outside the classroom.

Through the training, you will also gain ideas that you can introduce to your classroom. The course focuses on improving language skills through revision of grammar, pronunciation and reading.

Some of the teaching skills that you gain will help you to evaluate, select and adapt published and authentic materials for classroom use, to use different techniques for correcting oral and written learner errors.

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

For teachers who want to develop an awareness of the English language for teaching purposes and improve the accuracy of classroom language through lessons focused on enhancing language and teaching skills.

Course Sample programme

Week 1Course Content
MondayReview and clarify grammatical areas
TuesdayExtend lexical range, e.g. phrasal verbs and idiomatic language
WednesdayImprove pronunciation at word and sentence level
ThursdayDevelop reading and listening skills through the use of contemporary materials selected from TV, films, magazines/newspapers, songs and the internet
FridayClassroom language for setting up and managing classroom activities
Week 2 
Monday

Approaches and techniques for introducing and practising a new language

TuesdayTechniques for correcting oral and written learner errors
WednesdayAdapting teaching approaches and techniques to learners with specific needs and to different ages, e.g. business, teenagers
ThursdayUsing different media
FridayPeer-to-Peer Learning

*Please note that the course content may be subject to change due to latest methodology trends updates.

1 lesson=45mins

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