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Unlocking the Potential of English Teaching: IH Bristol's Foreign Teachers of English Course

  Publisher : Bernice   06 June 2024 15:51

IH Bristol proudly presents its exclusive Foreign Teachers of English (FTE) course, designed to equip seasoned educators with advanced skills and contemporary methodologies. Tailored to meet the needs of experienced teachers, this intensive two-week programme promises a deep dive into the latest teaching techniques while offering an enriching cultural experience in the vibrant city of Bristol.

Aims of the Course

The Foreign Teachers of English course at IH Bristol embodies a dual purpose: to refine language proficiency and to explore innovative pedagogical approaches. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, our course aims to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Interactive Teaching Methodologies: Delve into dynamic strategies that foster active engagement and participation in the classroom setting.

  2. Effective Learning Promotion: Explore diverse methods to facilitate optimal learning outcomes, catering to the varied needs of students.

  3. Fun and Engaging Activities: Discover an array of stimulating classroom activities designed to captivate learners and enhance comprehension.

  4. Language Refinement: Polish linguistic skills through immersion in idiomatic expressions and authentic British English usage.

  5. Cultural Enrichment: Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of British culture, gaining valuable insights to enliven teaching sessions.

Course Content

The FTE course curriculum blends practicality with innovation, offering a comprehensive toolkit for educators. Participants can expect to engage in a spectrum of enriching sessions, including:

  • Practical Phonology Teaching: Master the nuances of phonetics to enhance pronunciation instruction.

  • Effective Skills Teaching: Learn strategies for teaching the four language skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing - with proficiency.

  • Utilizing Technology: Harness the power of digital tools to create dynamic learning experiences and enhance student engagement.

  • Authentic Material Exploitation: Explore innovative ways to integrate real-world resources such as newspapers and magazines into lesson plans.

  • Creative Grammar and Vocabulary Activities: Infuse creativity into grammar and vocabulary instruction to foster fluency and retention.

  • Holistic Approach to Learning: Embrace a learner-centred approach, encouraging autonomy and critical thinking among students.

Practical Details

The FTE course offers a blend of theoretical insights and hands-on experience, with each week comprising a minimum of 21 hours of classroom instruction. Sessions are meticulously crafted to cater to both adult and under-18 learners, fostering a conducive environment for professional growth. With a maximum of 16 participants per course, individualized attention is ensured, fostering a collaborative learning ethos.

Furthermore, participants gain access to a plethora of resources, including a dedicated teachers' library, free Wi-Fi, and well-appointed study rooms. IH Bristol also offers a vibrant social programme, featuring excursions and cultural outings, providing ample opportunities to immerse oneself in the local community while honing language skills.

Dates and Prices

The upcoming FTE course is scheduled to commence from 22nd July to 2nd August 2024, spanning two enriching weeks of immersive learning. Priced at £833, this transformative experience includes a subsidised social programme, comprehensive level assessment, and a prestigious certificate upon completion.

Please note: Course availability is subject to minimum enrolment numbers. For closed group arrangements or online options, please contact our team for further information.

Unlock your teaching potential and embark on a journey of professional development with IH Bristol's Foreign Teachers of English course. Contact us today to secure your place and elevate your career in English language education.

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