Language school Oxford, British Study Centres

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BSC’s teacher training centre in Oxford is one of Britain’s first dedicated language teacher training institutions. Situated in Oxford’s city centre, just a short walk from the fine shops, cosy pubs and impressive university buildings for which the city is world famous, the training centre is super-modern and offers all the latest technologies for teachers. Interactive whiteboards, digital tablets and free WiFi help support the learning process, but techniques are taught with the whole spectrum of classrooms in mind.

The centre was designed with the input of experienced teachers and offers an extremely supportive working environment. A quiet area known as “The Gallery” is the perfect place to relax, focus on lesson planning or just enjoy some peace and quiet. You will meet a mix of teachers from across Britain and beyond: as a major teacher training centre, BSC Oxford draws teachers from all parts. Free Internet access and fast computers are provided. The staff go out of their way to make visitors feel at home.

Courses

CELTA course
Lessons: Course duration: 4 week(s)
Level: Advanced to Very advanced
Students/class: 0
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Primary Methodology/Younger learners of English
Lessons: Course duration: 2 week(s)
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class: 0
Daily schedule:

Advanced Language & Methodology
Lessons: Course duration: 2 week(s)
Level: Advanced to Advanced
Students/class: 0
Daily schedule:

CLIL course
Lessons: Course duration: 2 week(s)
Level: Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class: 0
Daily schedule:

Technology in the ELT Classroom
Lessons: Course duration: 2 week(s)
Level: Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class: 0
Daily schedule:

General English & Teaching Methodology
Lessons: Course duration: 1 / 2 week(s)
Level: Advanced to Advanced
Students/class: 0
Daily schedule:

Initial teacher training courses

CELTA
The world-renowned English teaching qualification, awarded by Cambridge ESOL. Develop essential English teaching skills working with expert tutors, fellow trainees and real students. Exam board fees included.

Course duration: 4 weeks
Class times: 09:15-17:00, Mon-Fri
Lessons per week: 38
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: C1/C2
Students/class: max. 14 people

Refresher courses

General English & Teaching Methodology
Balancing teacher training with language skill development, this course is ideal for teachers who would like to feel more confident with English while refreshing their teaching skills. The morning English sessions focus on developing the four main language skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing. The aim is to increase participants’ fluency through exposure to pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and idioms. The afternoon sessions offer the ideal chance to get up to date with the latest teaching methodologies in tuition tailored to the needs of the group. A visit to a UK primary school is part of the course, although not in late July/August.

Course duration 1 or 2 weeks
Lessons per week 27
Lesson duration 50 minutes
Language requirement B1

Technology in the ELT Classroom
The aim of the course is to increase participants' knowledge and awareness of how technology such as the internet, interactive whiteboards and digital cameras can be used in English language teaching.

During the course, participants are exposed to a wide range of technology, given instruction on how to make the most of these tools and how they can assist a range of teaching styles and methodologies. This can include the following: word-processing tools, Internet and webquests, Web 2.0, Blogging, Social Networking, PowerPoint, Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs), Digital Images, Audio & Video Resources, Podcasting, Movie Making, Skype, Video Conferencing, Wikis, VLEs, ePortfolios and Blended Learning. Time is spent during the course in observing native speaker teachers at British Study Centres working with technology in multilingual classes.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Lessons per week: 25
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: B2
Students/class: max. 14 people

Primary Methodology/Younger learners of English
Intensive 2-week course for non-native English teachers focused on the principles and practice of teaching to young learners aged 6-11. The content of each course will vary according to the particular needs, teaching context and interests of the group. However, there are standard components that will be taught throughout the course. These are: ELT methodology, language analysis, language input, a visit to a UK primary school (not late July/August), projects and research followed by presentation.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Lessons per week: 25
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: B1
Students/class: max. 14 people

Advanced Language & Methodology
A course designed to raise and consolidate awareness of the principles and practice of teaching English to secondary school students and adult learners. During the course, participants are exposed to wide range of language teaching practices and methodologies. This can include the following: working with advanced lexis; an inductive approach to grammar; developing the writing skill; developing the reading skill; exploiting the interactive whiteboard; testing and syllabus design, as well as an in depth approach to teaching speaking and listening skills. Participants are encouraged to share ideas with their peers and trainers. In addition, all participants are welcome to use our comprehensive range of materials and resources including student library, computer room, wireless and interactive whiteboards.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Lessons per week: 25
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: C1
Students/class: max. 14 people

Advanced CLIL
The aims of the course are to clarify the concept of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and to focus on specific areas of language development for classroom management and instruction.

During the course, participants are exposed to a range of teaching practices and methodologies. This can include the following: demonstrations of lessons using CLIL methodology; adapting and exploiting texts in the context of CLIL; evaluation of published materials and resources and specifically tailored sessions on language improvement. The course includes daily practical sessions on preparing CLIL micro lessons and, in the second week, delivering these micro lessons to your trainer and peers in order to put learned methodology and new ideas to practical use straight away.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Lessons per week: 25
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: B2
Students/class: max. 14 people

Accommodation

Host family
Host families, which have been carefully selected by our partner school, generally live around 30 minutes away from the school and offer a natural and stimulating environment for practising the language. Teachers stay in a single room and have half board provided, so you needn’t worry about where your next meal is coming from!

"Slade Park" Residence available July-August
Slade Park is our partner school's latest accommodation option for independent living in Oxford. This newly built residence contains a large number of contemporary en-suite rooms with free internet access. Living areas and kitchens are shared by four 'flat-mates' and there is a large common area for the use of all students with WiFi, snack machines and comfortable seating. Slade Park is a short bus ride away from the city centre and a short walk away from the cultural centre of Oxford, Cowley Road.

Leisure

Oxford is one of Britain’s great cultural cities. Set against the inspiring backdrop of the famous colleges, you will find lively theatres, a vibrant cafe scene and different live music to enjoy every night of the week. BSC organises special leisure programs for teachers in training, designed to give foreign visitors an insight into Oxford’s fascinating history and exciting cultural calendar.
For non-native speakers of English, leisure time activities can be an excellent way of practising the language, not to mention great for getting to know the other members of your group.

Information

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Location of the language school British Study Centres

Quality marks

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Special offer

Testimonial

Rebekah Payne The teachers are great - really motivating and encouraging. They pass on so many tricks and skills and then give us the opportunity to put them into practice. Simple things like how to 'chest' handouts before distributing them, how to move the students around effectively in the classroom and how to give clear instructions – they're all things you remember when you're up in front of a class. I particularly like the way we're encouraged to bring humour into the classroom and to strike up good a good rapport with the students.
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Dates and Prices

For further information concerning the school dates and prices, please contact us.

Dates and prices in GBP (GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.31) Not-binding exchange rate
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical
CELTA course : 06.01  / 03.02  / 03.03  / 31.03  / 28.04  / 02.06  / 30.06  / 28.07  / 01.09  / 29.09  / 27.10  / 24.11 .2014
Primary Methodology/Younger learners of English : 13.01  / 30.06  / 14.07  / 28.07  / 11.08  / 26.08  / 27.10 .2014
Advanced Language & Methodology : 13.01  / 28.04  / 30.06  / 14.07  / 28.07  / 11.08  / 26.08  / 27.10 .2014
CLIL course : 13.01  / 28.04  / 30.06  / 14.07  / 28.07  / 11.08  / 26.08  / 27.10 .2014
Technology in the ELT Classroom : 13.01  / 28.04  / 30.06  / 14.07  / 28.07  / 11.08  / 26.08  / 27.10 .2014
General English & Teaching Methodology 1 w. : 31.03 .2014
General English & Teaching Methodology 2 w. : 17.02  / 22.04 .2014
Bank holidays: 01.01 / 18.04 / 21.04 / 05.05 / 26.05 / 25.08 .2014
School holidays: 21.12.2014 - 27.12.2014

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Details

Included in price

  • Language course
  • Host family or residence
  • School enrolment fee & certificate
  • Travel documents
A: Host family, single room, half board ; B: Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
CELTA course A B
4 week(s) 1910 2010
Primary Methodology/Younger learners of English A B
2 week(s) 1130 1180
Advanced Language & Methodology A B
2 week(s) 1130 1180
CLIL course A B
2 week(s) 1130 1180
Technology in the ELT Classroom A B
2 week(s) 1130 1180
General English & Teaching Methodology A B
1 week(s) 615 640
2 week(s) 1130 1180
Options/Extras
Course material (to be paid on site)
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow) 125
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Gatwick) 150
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Stansted, Luton) 165
Train station transfer (St. Pancras) 150
Residence deposit (to be paid on site by credit card)
Other Types of Accommodation
Host family, single room, half board +170/w.
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Slade Park (29.06-24.08.14)) +25/w.
Low/high season
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