43 hours per two week course
All Bell Teacher Academy courses are delivered by highly experienced teacher trainers. The team includes a whole host of leading ELT experts and published educational authors.
This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make the move from being a teacher to a teacher trainer. You will learn about how to plan, structure and deliver effective teacher training programmes and also explore the differences between teaching and training. The course also covers practical skills such doing teacher observations, giving effective feedback and how to establish an effective teacher development programme in your own context. You will also further develop your language skills and ability to use English in the context of teacher education.
Topics covered on Becoming a Teacher Training include:
- Roles and skills of teacher educators
- Competencies in teacher education – what is ‘a good teacher’?
- Needs analysis
- Designing courses for teachers
- Frameworks for planning sessions for teaching teachers
- Approaches to lesson observation
- Feedback skills
- Evaluation of teaching
- Materials for teaching teachers
- Dealing with difficult training situations
- Different approaches to training and continuous professional development
Topics can be adapted depending on participants’ professional needs, priorities, and teaching context.
Participants will have the opportunity to build up a portfolio of authentic materials to support the cultural component of their teaching.
In addition to the core development course, teachers choose two additional workshops a week, such as ‘Using film in the classroom’, ‘Motivating students’ and ‘Different ways to use songs in the classroom’.
Guest lectures and plenary sessions
Weekly guest lectures and plenary sessions by well-known ELT experts.
Experience British life
Bell Teacher Academy is set in Stephen Perse in the traditional and beautiful city of Cambridge. You can explore the city with other teachers, visit the many museums and go to one of the many outdoor cultural events over the summer such as ‘Shakespeare in the park’. There are a host of activities held on campus too and trips to nearby cities including London.
Bell Teacher Academy partners with Cambridge University Press and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
Take the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)
Choose to take the TKT at Bell Teacher Academy and gain an internationally recognised qualification, awarded by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge. Free exam preparation for the TKT is provided. There is only a small admin fee of £38 to take the exam, which includes postage of the certificate.