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Teaching Secondary learners

Learn effective language teaching methodologies and techniques to increase engagement and motivation of students in your class.
Teacher training and development


Maximise student engagement in your class.

Enhance your overall effectiveness in the classroom, by exploring a range of different language teaching methodologies and techniques, designing and evaluating a range of materials for secondary learners, and fostering effective classroom management skills. Our expert teacher trainers will guide and support you throughout the course, giving you regular feedback and practical tips and strategies that you can easily apply to your own context.

Alongside the course content, you also have the option of joining afternoon workshops and talks related to current ideas and trends in the sector.

Minimum age
Minimum language level
Upper intermediate B2
Course start date
3 July - 14 July 2023

17 July - 28 July 2023

31 July - 11 August 2023
Course length
2 weeks
Bell Teacher Academy
2-week course £1,830
Haomei China
Haomei Li
I have learnt the latest teaching skills and activities that I will take back to my classroom, and gained a lot of useful resources. For me the most important thing is sharing what I have learnt with my colleagues, so they can develop their skills too.
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.
Poom Thailand
I think Bell is special because it is so well-organised, with special staff and the courses cover everything. When I get back to Thailand I will make activities for students and be able to talk about British culture from direct experience.

Course overview

On this course, you will:

  • Familiarise with the latest language teaching methodologies, classroom management skills and practical teaching techniques
  • Enhance your abilities to select, design, exploit and evaluate materials for young learners
  • Develop new strategies for improving motivation and engagement of young learners
  • Improve your language competencies and confidence in using English in the classroom
  • Develop a greater intercultural awareness, including social, linguistic and cultural diversity
  • Understand how to foster intercultural awareness in your own classroom

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for practising teachers of English who are working at secondary level or with young adults, who are interested in refreshing or broadening their knowledge of teaching techniques and methodologies for working with teenagers and young adults.  Participants must have an Upper intermediate (B2) language level, at a minimum.

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.

Using natural classroom language
Teaching grammar creatively and communicatively
Effective ways to teach, record and recycle new language
Giving effective feedback
Improving teacher's pronunciation and teaching pronunciation
Teaching listening, reading, speaking and writing
Planning and implementing inspiring activities
Addressing different needs of learners

Sample timetable


Course dates

Teachers walking through courtyard at Bell Cambridge

Bell Teacher Academy

03 July 2023 - 14 January 2023

1 Red Cross Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 0QU

Teachers walking through courtyard at Bell Cambridge

Bell Teacher Academy

17 July 2023 - 28 July 2023

1 Red Cross Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 0QU

Teachers walking through courtyard at Bell Cambridge

Bell Teacher Academy

31 July 2023 - 11 August 2023

1 Red Cross Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 0QU

Our course includes

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