Course - Teacher Training

General

Program Description

Who would benefit most from this course?

This course provides overseas teachers with an excellent opportunity to refresh their teaching knowledge and develop their English language skills. Our highly experienced and professional tutors will create a tailor-made course according to the specific needs of each group, be it teaching methodology, classroom management or any other aspect of teaching a foreign language.

EU students may be eligible to receive funding for this course under the Grundtvig and Comenius schemes.

The Teacher Refresher Course focuses mainly on:

  • different methodologies for teaching
  • the ‘language of teaching’
  • the different ways of using resources
  • the key aspects of lesson planning
  • classroom management methods for different needs

The course content is designed to:

  • increase teachers’ confidence in the classroom
  • enhance their professional knowledge needed for teaching primary, secondary or adult learners
  • enhance their professional knowledge needed for teaching different types of English language lessons (e.g. English for Specific Purposes, Academic English, Financial English and many more)
  • refresh their teaching knowledge and skills in an English language environment
  • enhance their abilities to use new methodologies to create interesting, learner-centred lessons with materials that make English lessons ‘come alive’
  • improve their English language skills (where applicable) in terms of not only all four English language skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening), but also, importantly, in terms of fluency, accuracy and pronunciation

Candidates can combine this programme with English language lessons and will have the opportunity to observe our teachers in the classrooms.

‘‘I’m really glad that I visited your school. It was really encouraging! I’m really enthusiastic about my next year’s classes. Thank you for your help’’. Tatiana – Teacher from Russia, December 2013.

Start Dates

  • 18th April 2014
  • 16th June 2014
  • 27th June 2014
  • 14th July 2014
  • 25th July 2014
Last updated February 2018

About the School

Crest Schools of English is a UK Border Agency (UKBA) Highly Trusted Sponsor and has been teaching English since 1983. Our friendly and experienced teachers and administrative staff ensure that each a ... Read More

Crest Schools of English is a UK Border Agency (UKBA) Highly Trusted Sponsor and has been teaching English since 1983. Our friendly and experienced teachers and administrative staff ensure that each and every student receives the very best in English language tuition. Students are free to visit our office whenever they need (if only to say ‘hello!’), which fosters a welcoming atmosphere at the school and students can feel secure knowing that we are always on hand to help with any queries. A recent survey showed that many of our current students chose to register with our school because they were recommended by a friend: we are very proud of this result because we believe it is the ultimate testament to the quality of our service and to the happy environment of our school. Crest Schools of English is rated Grade 1: Exceeds Expectations by the UK’s Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). We are an EL Gazette Centre of Excellence 2014 and 2013 and have been awarded Best Value School in London 2013 for providing the highest quality services at affordable prices. Our school is affiliated with London Crest Open Centre; one of the UK’s leading IELTS, Cambridge and Trinity exam centre, which also makes us an ideal choice for exam preparation courses. Location Crest Schools of English is based in a pleasant suburb of London called Edgware. The school is located on the main street, which means students can enjoy shops, restaurants and cafes in their free time and we are just a one-minute walk to the station. The advantage of being here is that you can easily visit central London by bus or tube to enjoy the magnificent sights and fantastic nightlife – but without the stress or cost of living in the centre. It is an equally convenient location for those who want to visit the many beautiful places outside London and who want to experience real English living first-hand. Read less