English courses for teachers at British Study Centres, Oxford

BSC’s teacher training centre in Oxford is one of Britain’s first dedicated language teacher training institutions. The building is 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 centre was designed with the input of experienced, highly qualified teachers and offers an extremely supportive working environment. All classrooms are modern and comfortable and some offer the latest advances in learning facilities, such as interactive whiteboards. 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.

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Mercedes De Vara Ros
Mercedes De Vara Ros
British Study Centres Oxford
Duration: 4 weeks

I found the CELTA course tough but definitely worth it. For a month you get immersed in the English language and develop great and useful skills to teach it. You are teaching from day one, which proves how practical this course is. There is also a very good balance between the input sessions in the morning and the practical ones in the afternoon. Observing other teachers and your peers is a very helpful way to get lots of good ideas that you can try to put into practice straight away. I particularly enjoyed the fact that the course gave me a totally different prospective about teaching English as a foreign language. It is a very student-centred approach to teach and you become very aware of student's needs and classroom dynamics getting away from a more traditional teaching role. Tutors were great and very supportive. They provided a whole range of useful ideas, tools and materials to teach effectively. They gently push you with positive observations and feedback so you achieve your best and improve your teaching skills throughout the course. Due to the intense nature of the course you develop a growing and special relationship with your class mates. You constantly help and support each other creating a great and safe atmosphere, making the stressful moments much more bearable. I am really glad I have done it!

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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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Accreditations
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: teaching practice groups: 6 ; input sessions: max. 18

Refresher courses

General English & Teaching Methodology (prices and information on request)
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 & Language
This intensive 2-week course is designed for non-native Primary English teachers who wish to develop their language skills, with a focus on speaking and listening, while extending their awareness of the principles and practice of teaching to young learners. 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: B2
Students/class: max. 14 people

General English with Primary 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. Primary practitioners will improve their general English ability while developing their teaching skills to deliver elements of the Primary curriculum in English.

In addition to developing their English skills, participants will be exposed to a range of teaching practices and methodologies. This can include the following: demonstrations of lessons using CLIL methodology; organising activities in the context of CLIL; creating language-rich environments; evaluation of published materials and online 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

General English with Secondary 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. Secondary practitioners will improve their general English ability while developing their teaching skills to deliver their subject in English.

In addition to developing their English skills, 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; CLIL planning; CLIL online resources and e-twinning; teaching/recycling vocabulary; 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
Host family
Host families usually live around 30 minutes away from the school and have been carefully selected by our partner school to offer a natural and stimulating environment for practising the language. Teachers stay in a single room and have half board provided.
 
Cavalier House Residence
Located in a quiet residential area, 15-20 minutes away from the school by public transport, this residence offers comfortable self-catering accommodation in single rooms. All rooms have a private bathroom, a desk, storage space and free Wi-Fi internet. Other amenities include fully-fitted kitchens and excellent communal rooms. Oxford city centre is just a short bus ride away.   

Slade Park Residence (available in July-August)
Slade Park is ideal for independent living in Oxford. This newly built residence contains a large number of contemporary en-suite single rooms with free internet access. Residents have access to modern kitchens and comfortable communal areas. Slade Park is 15-20 minutes away from the school and the city centre by bus.
 
Student house
Located 15-25 minutes’ walk or a short bus ride from the school building, the student houses offer single rooms and excellent shared facilities (bathroom, kitchen, etc.).
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.

Included in the price

  • Language course
  • Host family or residence
  • School enrolment fee & certificate
  • Travel documents

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CELTA course

A (GBP)
B (GBP)
4 week(s)
1990
1990
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
All prices are in GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.44 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
05.01 / 02.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 27.04 / 01.06 / 29.06 / 27.07 / 01.09 / 28.09 / 26.10 / 23.11.2015
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Primary Methodology & Language

A (GBP)
B (GBP)
2 week(s)
1170
1170
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
All prices are in GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.44 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
29.06 / 13.07 / 27.07 / 10.08 / 24.08.2015
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Advanced Language & Methodology

A (GBP)
B (GBP)
2 week(s)
1170
1170
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
All prices are in GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.44 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
29.06 / 13.07 / 27.07 / 10.08 / 24.08.2015
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

CLIL course (Secondary)

A (GBP)
B (GBP)
2 week(s)
1170
1170
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
All prices are in GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.44 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
29.06 / 13.07 / 27.07 / 10.08 / 24.08.2015
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

CLIL course (Primary)

A (GBP)
B (GBP)
2 week(s)
1170
1170
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
All prices are in GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.44 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
29.06 / 13.07 / 27.07 / 10.08 / 24.08.2015
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Technology in the ELT Classroom

A (GBP)
B (GBP)
2 week(s)
1170
1170
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
All prices are in GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.44 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
29.06 / 13.07 / 27.07 / 10.08 / 24.08.2015
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical
​​​Technology in the ELT Classroom / Primary Methodology / Advanced Language & Methodology / CLIL : The following starting dates are on request only : 12.01, 27.04, 26.10.2015.

Options/Extras

Course material (to be paid on site)
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow) 130 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Gatwick) 155 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Stansted, Luton) 170 GBP
Train station transfer (St. Pancras) 155 GBP
Residence deposit (to be paid on site by credit card)

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Slade Park (05.07-30.08.15)) +25 GBP/wk
Student house, single room, no meals +15 GBP/wk

Bank holidays

01.01 / 03.04 / 06.04 / 04.05 / 25.05 / 31.08 / 25.12 / 28.12.2015

Holidays

27.12.2015 - 02.01.2016

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« Bra stämning, människor från många olika länder, engagerade och kunniga lärare »
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Age : 20
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Stay : July – August 2014, 4 weeks
« Sehr organisierter Unterricht, alles läuft nach Plan; Der Gruppenzusammenhalt war außerordentlich gut, jeder half jedem wo es ging. »
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« Die Tutoren und das Personal waren sehr hilfreich. Die Atmosphäre in der Schule war sehr gut. »
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