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Autumn Explorer

10 - 30 October 2021
1 - 3 WEEKS
  • Improve vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar
  • Develop essential 21st century life skills
  • Make new friends from across the world
  • Residential on-campus experience
Teacher learning English

Adaptive teaching in a diverse secondary classroom (Online)

22 October - 19 November 2021
5 HOURS
  • Task ideas for different language proficiencies
  • Low or no preparation differentiation strategies
  • Stretching learner capabilities
  • Adapting materials for mixed abilities
Assessing mediation collaboratively

Assessing mediation (Online)

22 October - 19 November 2021
5 HOURS
  • Tools for assessing how we teach
  • Explore formative assessment tools
  • Understand summative assessment rubrics
  • Success criteria and feedback
Teacher teaching English to student

Checking learning and giving feedback in English (Online)

22 October - 19 November 2021
5 HOURS
  • Using questions to check understanding
  • Strategies to gather answers from students
  • Useful language for providing feedback
  • Practise and reflect on skills in context
Teachers working together

Motivating and engaging online learners (Online)

22 October - 19 November 2021
5 HOURS
  • Online tools for autonomous learning
  • Develop group work and project work online
  • Learn to scaffold independent online learning
  • Involve learners in feedback and assessment
Teacher writing on whiteboard

Developing writing skills in a secondary classroom (Online)

19 November - 17 December 2021
5 HOURS
  • Using success criteria to improve outcomes
  • Scaffolding the writing process
  • Support learners to edit their work
  • Using authentic writing tasks and materials
Teacher training online

Engaging and reliable tech tools (Online)

19 November - 17 December 2021
5 HOURS
  • Explore use of icebreakers, games and competitions
  • Learn to incorporate exit tickets in lessons
  • Critically evaluate range of tools or activities
  • Explore educational rationale for tech tools
Teacher sharing experience with others

Mediating communication and culture (Online)

19 November - 17 December 2021
5 HOURS
  • Understand cross-linguistic mediation
  • Mediate cross-cultural awareness
  • Awareness raising, reflection and materials
  • Critically analyse mediation in the class
Teacher teaching English in learners own language

Teaching English using a learner’s own language (Online)

19 November - 17 December 2021
5 HOURS
  • Understanding when to use L1 in the classroom
  • Translation activities
  • Monolingual and multilingual classes
  • Useful online bilingual tools and resources
Student learning about snow at Winter Explorer

Winter Explorer

2 January - 29 January 2022
1-4 WEEKS
  • Improve vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar
  • Develop essential 21st century life skills
  • Residential on-campus experience
  • Visit Edinburgh on a 3-day weekend trip

Business University Foundation (Fast track)

10 January 2022 - 1 July 2022
2 TERMS
  • Study a University Foundation in just 6 months
  • Develop your business knowledge and language
  • Learn advanced-level academic and study skills
  • Regular 1-to-1 university counselling

Spring Explorer

27 March - 30 April 2022
1 - 5 WEEKS
  • Improve vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar
  • Develop essential 21st century life skills
  • Make new friends from across the world
  • Residential on-campus experience