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Enrich Your English

Stay up to date with the latest trends and changes in the English language on this practical and stimulating course.
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Keep your English bang up to date!

This is a practical, stimulating and interactive course that explores fresh trends in English, keeps you up to date with current usage and presents new ideas and techniques for teaching language.

You will learn up-to-date idiomatic and colloquial English, explore how the current cultural climate is affecting English and be more aware of recent changes in English pronunciation and grammar. You will also experience a variety of effective teaching strategies, activities and techniques that you can use with your own students in your own classroom.

Minimum age
Minimum language level
Advanced C1
Course start dates
9 January 2023 - 20 January 2023

23 January 2023 - 3 February 2023
Course length
2 weeks
Bell Teacher Academy
2-week course £1,830
1-week course £915
Olga Kazakhstan
I really enjoy the quality of education at Bell, that's why I keep coming back. My first course was a CELTA, the second was Contemporary English and the third one is CLIL. The next one will definitely be Becoming a Teacher Trainer.
Elisa Spain
I’ve had a great time here at Bell Teacher Academy. I’ve enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and exchanging experiences.
Carla Brazil
At Bell, I found a really deep cultural learning environment which made me excited to go back to work and put it all into practice! As teachers, we have to keep learning so we can engage our students and teach more effectively

Course overview

On this course, you will:

  • Increase your awareness of the latest changes and developments in English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation
  • Improve your sensitivity to the nuances of meaning and register
  • Gain a greater knowledge of idiomatic and colloquial language and regional and international variations of English
  • Develop a greater awareness of a range of techniques and strategies for presenting and practising new language
  • Improve your professional opportunities to develop and disseminate innovative teacher practice in your own contexts

Who is this course for?

Topics covered:

Each course we run is tailored by our expert tutors to the professional needs and priorities of the participants so content may be adapted to best suit the needs of your group.

How English is affected by the cultural climate
Language, gender and political correctness
Lexical change and development: where new words come from, how they are formed and the latest neologisms
Grammar change and the implications for teaching
The effect of new technology and social media on language use
Slang, contemporary phrasal verbs and idioms
Pronunciation: from RP to the English in the 21st century; both in the UK and internationally
Exploiting the newest authentic materials for learning activities

Course dates

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Bell Teacher Academy

09 January 2023 - 20 January 2023

1 Red Cross Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 0QU

Teachers walking through courtyard at Bell Cambridge

Bell Teacher Academy

23 January 2023 - 03 February 2023

1 Red Cross Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 0QU

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