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The best teachers
never stop learning.

Join a global community of teachers through our full range of online or face-to-face courses at Bell Teacher Academy.

Learn. Unlearn.

Investing in your own development is critical to ensuring you maximise the impact you have in your classroom and on your students.

Whatever your language level, interests or stage in career, our expertly-designed courses will spark new thinking, develop your professional understanding, and encourage powerful exchange with a global community of teachers and experts.

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Teacher trainees sharing ideas
Teacher trainer discussing pedagogy
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
Sergio Spain
I've really enjoyed the atmosphere here, you get the chance to mingle with lots of teachers from around the world. It's very rewarding and interesting to exchange different points of view
Emma China
Bell Teacher Academy is a really great chance to share your teaching experiences with other teachers and make new friends. I studied the Creativity in the Classroom and my teacher Claire has inspired me a lot!
At Bell, I have learnt how to effectively plan creative lessons. Our teachers have shown us simple ways to keep students engaged and have been outstanding. They are so accommodating and have made the experience exceptional.
Josefina Argentina
I'm a primary school teacher but want to progress my career to teach English too. One of my friends recommended I come to Bell because it was the best place to study for the CELTA. She was right. The teachers are really helpful and give lots of advice.
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.

What is your learning goal?

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Teacher trainer speaking to other teachers
Linguistic mediation at Bell Cambridge
learning the bell way

Learning facilitated
by experts.

Our courses are delivered by highly-experienced teacher trainers. The team includes a host of leading ELT experts and published educational authors, who run projects all over the world and speak at industry-leading events.

In addition to the core development course, teachers get a weekly guest lecture and choose two workshops a week, such as: ‘Using film in the classroom’, ‘Motivating students’ or ‘Different ways to use songs in the classroom’.

Our courses are eligible for ERASMUS+ funding

If you are a teacher in Europe ask your institution if you can apply for Erasmus+ funding to cover the cost of your face-to-face course. All Bell teacher development courses are eligible.

Why develop with Bell?

Here are just a few reasons why we think Bell is the right place for you.

  • Track record of success

    You will learn and observe from some of the best teachers and teacher trainers in the field. Bell is ranked in the top 2% of English language schools in the UK, as published in the EL Gazette 2019, which is based on our latest British Council inspection.

    Our latest Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) report also rated our teaching as ‘excellent and results in high levels of student progress.’

  • Teaching expertise

    We are continually innovating at Bell. With the support of our academic team, our teachers identify new trends or challenges to investigate through classroom research. Our findings inform new strategies in our everyday teaching.

    Many of our teacher trainers are recognised internationally and are published authors of well-known coursebooks, with many more contributing to industry journals such as Modern English Teacher.

  • Global teacher community

    In the last year, we have welcomed teacher trainees from 47 different countries or territories.

    You will have the opportunity to join and connect with a global community of teachers, learn from each other and share experiences and insights from different backgrounds and cultures. You will also experience British culture and can share this with your students at home.

  • Ideal location

    Cambridge is one of the most famous cities for learning in the world. The hugely successful Bell Teacher Academy programme is held at the impressive Stephen Perse Foundation.

    Founded by Dr Stephen Perse – a former fellow at the University of Cambridge – the school has a long history dating back to the late 17th century. You will enjoy a modern, contemporary study environment in the heart of Cambridge, with exceptional facilities and amenities.

  • All-inclusive packages

    Our courses are fully-inclusive and packaged to suit your budget. It includes everything you need to ‘hit the ground running’. This means you can feel confident and assured that everything is taken care of before you start your course. All course packages include:

    • 21.5 hours of tuition per week
    • Weekly plenary session by well-known ELT speakers
    • Weekly workshop on ‘hot topics’
    • Weekly cultural talk
    • Accommodation and catering (as per your chosen package)
    • Full social and cultural programme including a day trip to London (on 2-week programme)
    • Certificate of Achievement from Bell at end of course
    • 20% discount on books at Cambridge University Press bookshop
    • Travel insurance
  • Personal 1-to-1 feedback

    We know that personal, direct feedback is critical to your growth and improvement.

    We ensure you are aware of your personal successes and strengths, and can identify areas for further development so you have a clear path for growth and action moving forward.

Key facts and figures (2019)

We welcomed teacher trainees from 47 different countries
A choice of 17 teacher development courses at Bell Teacher Academy
Bell is in the top 2% of English language schools in the UK
of participants rated their Bell Teacher Academy experience as good or excellent

Let us help you achieve your learning goals

We are here to help you find the right course for you.

If you have found the right course, you can apply online in 4 easy steps.

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