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, including Adrian Underhill and Chaz Pugliese.
The Pronunciation and Storytelling course is delivered by Adrian Underhill. Adrian is an international consultant, speaker, trainer and author, known for his expertise in teaching pronunciation. He is the author of Sound Foundations: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation and Sounds: The Pronunciation app. He is a past president of IATEFL and series editor for Macmillan.
Explore English pronunciation at the level of sounds, words and connected speech. Learn to feel and sense exactly what you are doing in your mouth so that you can critique and change your pronunciation if you wish, and help your learners to do the same. Enjoy a complete workout using the Sound Foundations phonemic chart, with regular teaching practice to gain confidence, receive feedback, and personalise a range of teaching techniques.
You will have extensive practice of your own fluency and presentation skills through the art of storytelling. This provides a living context to rehearse and speak with personal meaning, allowing pronunciation and prosody to serve your presence and performance.
The overall impact is to bring all classroom language to life.
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.