English courses for teachers at ITTC , Bournemouth

ITTC - the International Teaching and Training Centre - has been running Cambridge Certificate courses since 1984 and trained over 5000 candidates to certificate level and 400 teachers to diploma level. It is part of BEET Bournemouth; one of the UK’s most prestigious language schools.

ITTC’s brand new, dedicated teacher training premises are located in charming Winton, just twenty minutes from central Bournemouth on foot. The Victorian building has seven spacious classrooms, some of which are equipped with the latest audiovisual aids. Other classrooms have been designed without AV equipment to replicate the variety of circumstances in which language teachers work.

After class you can relax in the sunny garden, chat in the special teachers’ lounge or research in the extensive library. There is a dedicated study centre with free Internet.

ITTC’s staff are highly qualified and experienced teacher trainers who have worked around the world and within the UK in a variety of contexts. Many of the CELTA tutors are senior assessors or assessors for the CELTA scheme.

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Testimonials

Carla Albo
Carla Albo

I have learned so many things. I am sharing my knowledge and experience – all the things I’ve learnt throughout my studies and my career - with others. You can interchange ideas and knowledge with... it’s constant. It’s a very useful experience. I encourage people to apply for these kinds of courses because they are really, really useful... not only to grow as a teacher but to grow as a person. As an individual, you experience a lot of different things. When I come back to my city I will try to share the knowledge acquired because I believe in sharing knowledge. The extra activities that BEET plans are nice: going out, sightseeing during the weekend. They provide a timetable with movies, trips to see live music at the pub and lectures. I would tell potential applicants about the experience of living here, meeting new people... going out! My advice to teachers coming to ITTC would be to be open-minded because you will meet a lot of people from all over the world. Also be ready to give everything a try and be open to anything. This is not just a course to improve your English... you learn a lot about life.

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Ronaldo Lima
Ronaldo Lima

The teachers are very competent and friendly. The most interesting thing I have learnt here is... everything! I want to share the knowledge that I have gained here when I get back home to my city in Brazil. My advice to teachers coming to ITTC is to be open to different cultures and be ready to meet different people and listen to different accents.

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I had a very good time doing the CELTA course, though it was very hard work I enjoyed learning the latest methods of teaching English with English people.

I am very grateful to my tutors Dave and Lucy for enlightening me with the latest methods of teaching English to adults. I gained immense knowledge by their teaching. I am highly indebted to them. I also learnt a lot by observing other experienced teachers of BEET like Julie, Annabelle, Martin and Ali.

I will always cherish these sweet memories of BEET people throughout my life!

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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.

Course duration: 120 hours over 4 weeks
Class times: 09:00-16:30
Maximum class size: 10 (1:5 staff ratio)
Minimum age: 18
Language requirement: C2

ITTC Certificate in TESOL
The ITTC Certificate in TESOL is intended for speakers whose first language is not English (level B2 on the CEFR or higher) hoping to gain some experience in teaching English language learners. It aims to provide introductory training for those with little or no previous experience of teaching languages. You will receive exactly the same tuition as CELTA candidates except in the teaching practice, where you will only teach at lower levels.

Course duration: 4 weeks
Lessons per week: 38
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: B2


Refresher courses

Refresher Course: Language & Methodology
A combination of teaching skills and language skills, ideal for teachers with level B2 (CEFR) in English or above. Ideal for teachers with experience of teaching English as a foreign language or who have a teaching qualification in their own country.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Class size: average 10 (with 2 tutors)
Lessons per week: 20
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Language requirement: B2

Refresher Course: CLIL
Designed for teachers who currently teach other subjects through English, or who intend to teach in this context. There are separate courses for primary and secondary teachers. Sessions cover classroom English, key CLIL methodology, materials and lesson planning.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Class size: average 10 (with 2 tutors)
Lessons per week: 20
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Language requirement: B2

CLIL Secondary : dates and fees on request

DELTA
Designed for those wishing to take their teaching to a higher professional level, the Cambridge DELTA award is a common requirement for full-time teaching work in the United Kingdom.

Class size: small (1:5 staff ratio)
Course duration: 9 weeks
Minimum age: 18
Language requirement: C2
Host family
ITTC is situated in a residential area. Most host families live only a few minutes' walking distance from the school and sometimes a few minutes away by bus. Host families are carefully selected and represent without any doubt the best option to continue practising the language outside of class as well as a supportive, relaxing environment. They offer accommodation in a single room with half board during the week and full board at weekends.

Student house (from 18 years)
The school owns some family houses that have been converted and equipped in order to welcome students and teachers, some with a garden and barbeque equipment. Located around 15 minutes away from the language school building, all of these houses can accommodate up to a maximum of 6 people. Residents stay in a single room and share the common rooms and equipment, such as the kitchen, the living room with TV/DVD, the bathroom and the washing machine.
Bournemouth is a vibrant university town set in beautiful natural surroundings. The local sandy beaches are great in the summer, while the nearby New Forest National Park is glorious all year. Bournemouth town centre has a wide range of independent shops as well as the big names.

ITTC organises a busy leisure program for teachers. During the week, there are free events in and around the centre, including lectures, reviews, singing evenings and concerts. At the weekend, the school organises trips to London, Bath, Cambridge and other popular destinations.

The CELTA and DELTA are highly intensive courses and leave little time for leisure.

Included in the price

  • Language course & course material
  • Host family or student house
  • School enrolment fee & certificate
  • Travel documents

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

CELTA course

A (GBP)
B (GBP)
4 week(s)
1716
1756
Exam fees
~135 GBP
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Student house, single room, no meals
All prices are in GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.47 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
05.01 / 02.02 / 02.03 / 13.04 / 11.05 / 08.06 / 06.07 / 03.08 / 01.09 / 28.09 / 26.10 / 23.11.2015
Arrival: Saturday (host family), Sunday (student house) prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

ITTC Certificate in TESOL

A (GBP)
B (GBP)
4 week(s)
1748
1788
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Student house, single room, no meals
All prices are in GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.47 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
05.01 / 02.02 / 02.03 / 13.04 / 11.05 / 08.06 / 06.07 / 03.08 / 01.09 / 28.09 / 26.10 / 23.11.2015
Arrival: Saturday (host family), Sunday (student house) prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Refresher Language & Methodology

A (GBP)
B (GBP)
2 week(s)
920
940
4 week(s)
1840
1880
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Student house, single room, no meals
All prices are in GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.47 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date 2 wk
05.01 / 12.01 / 19.01 / 26.01 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07 / 27.07.2015
Course start date 4 wk
05.01 / 12.01 / 19.01 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07.2015
Arrival: Saturday (host family), Sunday (student house) prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

CLIL course Primary

A (GBP)
B (GBP)
2 week(s)
894
914
Exam fees
~28 GBP
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Student house, single room, no meals
All prices are in GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.47 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
12.01 / 13.07.2015
Arrival: Saturday (host family), Sunday (student house) prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

CLIL course Secondary

A (GBP)
B (GBP)
2 week(s)
894
914
Exam fees
~28 GBP
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Student house, single room, no meals
All prices are in GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.47 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Arrival: Saturday (host family), Sunday (student house) prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

DELTA course

A (GBP)
B (GBP)
9 week(s)
3751
3841
Exam fees
~236 GBP
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Student house, single room, no meals
All prices are in GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.47 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
16.03 / 14.09.2015
Arrival: Saturday (host family), Sunday (student house) prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Course material (to be paid on site) (CELTA & DELTA)
End-of-year holidays in host family (per week) (20.12.2015 - 26.12.2015) 55 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Homestay, 27.06 - 29.08) 25 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Student House, 28.06 - 29.08) 20 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow) 160 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Gatwick) 170 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Bournemouth) 50 GBP

Other accommodation options

Bank holidays

03.04 / 06.04 / 04.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2015

Holidays

21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015
20.12.2015 - 02.01.2016

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