It is aimed at teachers in primary and secondary education, who are required to teach their subjects in English. The course focuses on enhancing and improving the participants' language and teaching skills, while also presenting an opportunity to observe how the British school curriculum is taught. In addition, participants will be exposed to British culture while staying in an English host family. The teaching element concentrates on specific classroom language usage, management, teaching and learning styles and general English.
30 April 2013 (courses starting 01 September – 31 December 2013)
17 September 2013 (courses starting 01 January 2014 – 30 April 2014)
March 4-8 (one week) and 4-15 (two weeks) Plymouth
May 6-10 (one week) and 6-17 (two weeks) Plymouth
June 3-7 (one week) and 3-14 (two weeks) Portsmouth
June 17-21 (one week) and 17-28 (two weeks) Plymouth
July 15-19 (one week) and 15-26 (two weeks) Plymouth
August 19-23 (one week) and 19-30 (two weeks) Portsmouth
September 9-13 (one week) and 9-20 (two weeks) Plymouth
September 23-27 (one week) and Sep 23 - Oct 4 (two weeks) Portsmouth
October 7-11 (one week) and 7-18 (two weeks) Plymouth
October 28 - Nov 1 (one week) and Oct 28 - Nov 8 (two weeks) Portsmouth
November 11-15 (one week) and 11-22 (two weeks) Plymouth
The price does not include local bus pass, cultural programme, airport transfer or upgraded accommodation (For other types of accommodation, please contact us).
Teachers from the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Turkey and Iceland applying for this course at Meridian Plymouth English Centre, are eligible for EU Lifelong Learning funding.
This programme is also eligible for EU funding through COMENIUS.
We are providing In-Service Training for school education staff - teachers and trainers.
Primary, secondary and vocational schools.
You can apply directly to your national agency within Lifelong Learning Programme within Grundtvig. http://ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/llp/national_en.html  " target="_blank">Click here to find your national agency website.
Course participants are kindly asked to write a 250-word essay (minimum), in which they describe the following:
These tasks, which will be kept anonymous, will lay the foundation for the first methodology workshop. Prior to the course, we will send each confirmed participant an electronic questionnaire to ascertain their needs, so that we can adjust the course accordingly. Participants will be continuously evaluated and adjustments made in response to the evaluations.
Wherever possible, the participants are divided into multi-national groups so that they can practice their English communication skills. An important part of the course is based on workshops, focusing on various aspects of teaching and learning styles, introducing the various techniques in use, the challenges involved and their solutions through discussion, role play, team work and assignments. The methodology, along with the techniques used, aim to search and improve ways in which students at home can be supported to benefit from their lesson as much as possible.
Towards the end of the course, each participant will be provided with a private session with the tutor(s), so that feedback can be obtained and advice for further development given. Also, each participant will receive a certificate at the end of the course.
Airport transfer:  We can assist with airport transfer.