Teachers Courses

The Refresher Course and Summer Methodology Course are aimed at secondary and adult teachers engaged in planning and/or delivering ELT programmes. Our Refresher Course provides teachers with the opportunity to develop their English language knowledge and skills as well as providing practical teaching techniques. Our Summer Methodology Course focuses on learning and teaching methodologies and gives students the opportunity to get feedback on their English language skills.

Both courses are designed to provide in-service training for experienced teachers.

The Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) course is aimed at teachers who teach their curriculum subjects wholly or partly in English to learners aged 11 and upwards. 

Courses for teachers of English

European Union nationals can apply for funding for Edinburgh School of English courses through Erasmus Plus.

Refresher Course for Teachers of English

There are 2 courses available - for primary teachers and secondary/adult teachers.
Full time 
  • 10 hours per week of general English lessons (max 8 per class)
  • 7.5 hours per week of Workshops and Team Project (max 12 participants)
  • 10 hours of Teachers Methodology (max 12 per class)
  • Suitable for non-native secondary and adult teachers engaged in planning and/or delivering ELT programmes
  • Participants should have a minimum language level corresponding to B2 in the Common European Framework - Upper Intermediate to Advanced

Click here for more information on Language and Methodology Refresher Course (primary) 

Click here for more information on Language and Methodology Refresher Course (secondary and adults) 

2014Refresher Courses for Teachers of English
08.45 - 09.00Plenary session: news review
09.00 - 10.00Spoken Performance Workshop
10.00 - 10.30Team Project
10.30 - 10.45Break
10.45 - 11.45Grammar and vocabulary
11.45 - 12.00Break
12.00 - 13.00Speaking and listening skills
13.00 - 14.00Lunch
14.00 - 15.00Teachers Methodology
15.00 - 15.15Break
15.15 - 16.15Teachers Methodology
16.15 - 16.30Plenary session: consolidation

Active Methodology

Part time
  • 20 hours per week of Teachers Methodology (max 12 per class)
  • Suitable for non-native secondary and adult teachers engaged in planning and/or delivering ELT programmes
  • Participants should have a minimum language level corresponding to B2 in the Common European Framework - Upper Intermediate to Advanced

Click here for more information on Active Methodology 2015

2014Active Methodology / CLIL
08.45 - 09.00Plenary session: news review
09.00 - 10.30Teachers Methodology
10.30 - 10.45Break
10.45 - 12.00Teachers Methodology
12.00 - 12.15Break
12.15 - 13.30Teachers Methodology
13.30 Lunch/ End of lessons

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

Part time
  • 20 hours per week of Teachers Methodology (max 12 per class)
  • Suitable for non-native teachers who teach their curriculum subject(s) in English to learners aged 11 upwards
  • Participants should have a minimum language level corresponding to B1 in the Common European Framework - Intermediate to Advanced

Click here for more information on the CLIL course 2015


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