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Language and Methodology Refresher: Young Learners

Teachers will learn new teaching techniques designed to help children aged 6 – 12 years learn English.

Course type
Teacher development
Age of student
18+
Language level
Intermediate (B1) - Proficient (C2)
Course dates
14 - 27 July / 28 July - 10 August 2019
Course Length
2 weeks
Price
£1,790 / EUR 2,260
Location
Bell Teacher Campus, Homerton College, Cambridge

Who is this course for?

  • Practising teachers of English who are working at primary level or below.
  • Teachers who wish to refresh and broaden their knowledge of teaching techniques and methodologies for working with young learners.
  • Teachers who want to further develop their proficiency in using English and feel more comfortable and confident using English in the classroom.

Course outcomes

You will have:

  • Familiarity with the latest language teaching methodologies, classroom management skills and practical teaching techniques.
  • An increased capacity to select, design, exploit and evaluate materials for young learners
  • Strategies for improving motivation and engagement of young learners.
  • Improved language competencies and confidence in using English in the classroom
  • A greater intercultural awareness, including social, linguistic and cultural diversity and ability to foster intercultural awareness in your own classroom.
  • Opportunities for post-course dissemination of good practice and promotion of innovative teaching to other teachers at local, national and international level.

Course description

Tuition

43 hours per two week course

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

This is a practical course that combines methodology with language improvement. Participants can develop their use of English whilst also broadening their repertoire of effective language teaching methodologies and techniques for young learners. This course is taught in a practical way, through discussions, group work and interactive tasks allowing participants to experience new techniques, share ideas and practice applying new techniques in a safe and supportive environment.

Topics covered on Language and Methodology Refresher: Young Learners include:

  • Developing a new language in a primary-level context
  • Teaching vocabulary
  • Encouraging your students to speak
  • Making grammar fun
  • Helping your students to listen
  • Using songs and games
  • Teaching pronunciation
  • Storytelling
  • Planning and implementing appropriate activities
  • Communication and language issues
  • Developing a positive, inclusive, working atmosphere that stimulates and encourages the children to reach their full potential.

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.

Workshops

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 Campus is set in a University of Cambridge college 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 Campus partners with Cambridge University Press and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Take the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)

Choose to take the TKT at Bell Teacher Campus 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. 

Course includes:

  • 43 hours of tuition (21.5 hours per week)
  • Weekly plenary session by well-known ELT speakers
  • Weekly workshops on hot topics
  • Weekly cultural talk
  • Private en-suite accommodation at Homerton College
  • Daily breakfast and weekday evening meals
  • Programme of social and cultural events including a day excursion to London
  • End of course certificate
  • Free wifi onsite
  • 20% discount for all books from the Cambridge University Press bookshop
  • Travel insurance
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Develop professionally and learn from the experts at Bell