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Languages Training & Development

Windrush Court, 56A High Street,
United Kingdom
OX28 6ET

Tel: 01993 708637
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Course: Cert TESOL (TCL)
Location: Witney, UK
Final Qualification: Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL

Location: Witney, UK
Final Qualification: LTCL Diploma in TESOL

Course: Collaboration to Assist in Vocational English (CAVE)
Location: Hungary
Final Qualification: Internal Certification

Languages Training & Development is a specialist provider of teacher training courses and has been in operation since 1996. We specialise in securing funding from various sources, including government, to support our programmes allowing us to offer them at a highly subsidised rate. For example, our 5-week intensive Cert TESOL programme costs only £250 and our Diploma £520.

At present, we have access to the European Union's Erasmus Plus scheme. Our programmes therefore, include a supported training placement with our partners, Szent Laszlo Technincal School, based in Szekszard, Southern Hungary. This arrangement offers course participants the possibility to obtain experience with both our learners in the UK (mixed nationality / language adult learners)and younger learners in a monolingual environment in Hungary. All travel to Hungary and accommodation while there is covered by the EU funding and is accessible to all EU nationals and citizens of several other Erasmus Plus partner countries.

We also offer the opportunity for the supported work placement in Hungary to those who have recently undertaken the initial Certificates such as CELTA or Cert TESOL. You accompany one of our training groups to Hungary, where you will deliver some group and 1:1 teaching assisted by us in your planning. Participants find this an excellent way to ease them into teaching. As with our other programmes travel and accommodation are covered and there is a small bursary.

Programmes are run throughout the academic year and we can advise on accommodation for those attending from outside the area.

For more information on our programmes, please ring us on 01993 708637 or email us.

Visit us at: Languages Training & Development

University of Hertfordshire

Contact: MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
United Kingdom
AL10 9AB

Tel: +44 (0) 1707 284800
Fax: +44 (0) 1707 284870
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Course: MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: University of Hertfordshire, School of Humanities
Final Qualification: MA

The MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the University of Hertfordshire is a one year programme for graduates in English, with little or no teaching experience who want an initial preparation course in English Language Teaching at post-graduate level.

The programme gives an in-depth introduction to the teaching of English and provides a strong practical foundation for future development. A practical teaching element is a central feature of the programme; students will participate in practice teaching sessions throughout their study period. It is a twelve month full-time programme.

The two taught semesters (Semester A & B) are examined by coursework and lead to a Post-Graduate Diploma in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. These are followed by a dissertation in Semester C (June - September), successful completion of which will lead to an MA (TESOL).

The programme will cover the following areas:

- A practical introduction to the teaching of English
- A teaching and learning-focused study of the English Language, including grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, texts, and genre
- Study of the extent and range of uses of English
- Theoretical insights into how languages are learned
- Methods of English language teaching and practical teaching sessions including needs analysis, syllabus design and materials production and evaluation, incorporating use of technology and testing
- Research methods - preparation for research and dissertation
- Dissertation - which will involve some collection and analysis of data

Visit us at: University of Hertfordshire

University of Sheffield

78 Hoyle Street
United Kingdom
S3 7LG

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 1780
Fax: +44 (0)114 222 1788
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Course: Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)
Location: University of Sheffield, UK
Final Qualification: Cambridge CELTA

The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) is an initial English Language Teaching (ELT) qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience and is awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part the University of Cambridge. If you are considering a career in ELT, CELTA will provide you with a sound basis in the fundamentals of language teaching practice and give you the confidence to take control in the classroom.

The qualification is well-recognised and respected and can provide entry into a good teaching position in another country.

The ELTC offers courses throughout the year with various different modes of delivery available: full-time intensive, part-time face-to-face, part-time online, online with an intensive block of teaching practice. Please note, there is no difference in the content, assessment and recognition of the online CELTA course and the face-to-face equivalent. The online CELTA is an ideal way to do the course if you are currently studying or working or not based in Sheffield.

Key information about the CELTA at the ELTC:
All courses validated and externally moderated by the University of Cambridge English Language Assessment.
Over 120 hours of input and teaching practice.
A trainee-tutor ratio of 4 to 1 (normally 6 to 1) with experienced and trained teacher trainers.
6 hours of assessed teaching practice (over 8 or 9 lessons) at 2 different levels of classes of multilingual adults we arrange for you.
6 hours of observation of experienced teachers (4 live and 2 video).
18 hours of observation of fellow trainees.
Over 100 hours of input sessions, tutor feedback and tutorials on teaching methodology, classroom techniques, lesson planning and teaching practice, language awareness and specialisms.
Job hunting and professional development advice with a report at end of course and reference service.
No exams - 4 practical assignments over the course, marked by your tutor and with resubmission possible.
Free Access to teaching resources, stationery, printing and photocopying.
University of Sheffield student status - access to library, online services and student card.
Online courses are delivered by a qualified online tutor from the ELTC using Cambridge materials and 'live' support via chatroom and email/telephone.
ELTC course fee includes the University of Cambridge entry cost, pre-course tasks, an online grammar course and one year's subscription to the Cambridge English Teacher website (over £150 in total).
2 free copies of core text books will be offered to applicants who are current or former University of Sheffield students, those who have attended a TEFL taster session prior to applying for a course and current University of Sheffield staff.

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