Better English for Teachers (Erasmus Plus)

Better English for Teachers (Erasmus Plus)
Course dates: throughout the year – see website
Available as a one week or two week option, this course
focuses on improving teachers’ level of spoken English
and introduces language in the context of participants’
teaching situations. This is an ideal course for a
teacher taking the first steps towards CLIL,
and for a teacher who wants to have a
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greater understanding of English and life in
England. For teachers interested in working
in a multi-partner school project in which
the working language is English, this course is a
good starting point and potentially a good place to
meet partner teaches from different countries. In
this context the training can support your school’s
European Development Plan.
Live with
English host
Programme Includes
Meeting your host on arrival in Exeter
Accommodation with a homestay host (bed, breakfast, packed lunch, evening meal each day)
Bus pass for all local travel in the Exeter area
21 hours per week tailored language training course
Course content tailored to each group
Course content may be negotiated in advance by group organiser
Town tour of Exeter
Guided excursions to places of cultural and historic significance
Assistance with completing your Europass Mobility documents
British Council accredited certification
Who is the Better English for Teachers course for?
IPC’s Better English for Teachers course is for teachers who would like to focus on improving
their English skills and knowledge so that they will be more confident in the classroom.
IPC’s Better English for Teachers course is for teachers who enjoy working in a cooperative
and collaborative learning environment.
IPC’s Better English for Teachers course is for teachers who would like to meet colleagues
from other countries in Europe to set up partnerships for example.
IPC’s Better English for Teachers course is for teachers who have an Elementary (A2), PreIntermediate (A2/B1) or just an Intermediate (B1) level of English. This course is not for
teachers whose level of English is Intermediate (B1) or higher.
Supporting Your School’s European Development Plan
These courses support staff (continuing) professional development in terms of improving
linguistic competence and enhancing professional skills, knowledge e.g. awareness of issues
related to teaching young learners.
These courses provide teachers (a school) with the opportunity to initiate school partnerships
to enhance the on-going learning experience of pupils/students/learners.
Participating staff will become more interculturally aware through meeting colleagues from
other countries as well as being in the United Kingdom.
Participating teachers will gain knowledge of the English and colleagues’ education systems.
IPC has been delivering quality teacher training courses since 1993 and is accredited by the
British Council and is a member of English UK. IPC can help in the planning stage of your
staff mobility project by for example arranging accommodation, assisting with travel
arrangements (and completion of Europass mobility documentation during your staff mobility
Organisations will gain a more European/international perspective/profile.
Organisations will benefit from teachers integrating their experience(s) into their school/local
What happens on a Better English for Teachers course?
Working with your trainer(s) and fellow course participants:
You will have opportunities to improve your English skills in terms of accuracy and fluency as
well as knowledge of English, leading to being a more confident user of English.
You will learn by experiencing activities that you can use in your classroom with your students;
whatever subject you teach.
You will have an opportunity to explore the local area, with an IPC guide on escorted trips to
places of interest – experience language in its cultural and social setting.
You will put course content into practice by giving a short presentation with a colleague or
colleagues to your fellow course participants – explore something new.
How should I prepare for a Better English for Teachers course?
To help you get the most from participating on your Better English for Teachers course you will be
asked to do some pre-course preparation. To consolidate your Better English for Teachers course
upon your return home you will be asked to carry out a follow up task. You may apply for E+ funding
to do some language training in advance of your BET course with IPC, and to follow this up with more
training once you have returned home.
Sample Weekly Programme
Morning session
PM session
Transfer to Exeter. Met on arrival. Transfer to accommodation. Evening meal.
Intro to IPC and course
Language skills
Town tour
Language Development
Language skills
Language Development
Language skills
Language Development
Language skills
Language Development
Half day trip to Dartmoor National Park
Guided day trip to Tintagel and Boscastle – King Arthur country
Free day to spend with host/make your own plans
Price: €1325/£1090.00 (2 week course)
Price: €850/£700.00 (1 week course)
Contact: IPC Enrolments Officer
Tel: 00 44 1392 439998
Fax: 00 44 1392 660067
To enquire about this
course send an e-mail now