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Bell Teacher Campus at Bell Cambridge: Advanced Teaching Skills

Gain an understanding of the teaching methods and learning activities that work best and explore how to put them into practice. 

Course type
Teacher development
Age of student
Language level
Upper Intermediate (B2) - Proficient (C2)
Course dates
19 January -1 February 2020
Course Length
2 weeks
From £1,460**
Bell Cambridge

The single most powerful factor in affecting student learning outcomes after the students themselves is the teacher. This course aims to help teachers, educational leaders and teacher educators to gain an understanding of the teaching methods and learning activities that work best and explore how to put them into practice in their context. This course will help develop expert practitioners and allow participants to support the professional development of teachers whilst also developing their own language skills.

Who is this course for?

  • Participants with an upper-intermediate (B2) language level or above.
  • Experienced teachers and educational leaders (directors of studies, heads of department, heads of school, heads of quality), quality assurance inspectors, and teacher trainers who want to become expert teachers of English or teach other teachers how to become an expert teacher
  • Participants who work in secondary, tertiary or other adult contexts

Course outcomes

You will have:

  • An increased understanding - informed by current evidence-based educational research - of what works in schools to improve students' and teachers' learning.
  • An increased capacity to trigger changes in the quality of teaching, leading to improved learning outcomes within participants' educational organisations
  • An increased ability to help teachers apply principles of expert teaching to the classroom
  • A greater understanding and responsiveness to social, linguistic and cultural diversity; and a greater ability to address the needs of individual learners, including those with learning difficulties, disabilities and the gifted and talented
  • Increased opportunities for professional and career development
  • Improved English language competences

Course description


25 hours per two week course

All Bell Teacher courses are delivered by highly experienced teacher trainers. The team includes a whole host of leading ELT experts and published educational authors.

Topics covered on Advanced Teaching Skills include:

  • What research tells us is ‘great teaching for better learning’
  • Teaching strategies and learning activities that work best such as active learning
  • Identifying challenging learning outcomes and communicating them to students
  • Providing effective feedback to learners and effective questioning techniques
  • Enhancing learning through self-assessment, peer-assessment and reflection
  • Supporting learners through frames and success criteria
  • Differentiation: providing appropriate challenge and support
  • Gathering evidence of learning from students
  • Mastery learning
  • Meta-cognition and self-regulation approaches
  • Effective classroom behaviour interventions and promoting cooperative learning
  • Evidence-informed methods for reading and listening skills development

Topics can be adapted depending on participants’ professional needs, priorities, and teaching context.


In addition to the core development course, teachers will have 10 hours of workshops and cultural talks led by our expert teacher trainers.

Experience British life

The course takes place at Bell Cambridge. The campus is set in beautiful secluded wooded grounds with easy access to Cambridge town centre. It has first-class learning facilities.

You can also choose to either stay with a local family (homestay), or a nearby self-catering residence*

Course includes:

  • 25 hours tuition
  • Workshops on hot topics led by our expert teacher trainers
  • Programme of social and cultural events
  • Travel insurance
  • End of course certificate
  • Accommodation either with a local family (homestay) or a nearby self-catering residence
  • Free wifi onsite

*Subject to availability

** price quoted does not include 20% VAT which may be applicable to some bookings.