School Details - London Covent Garden
This is an excellent school located in Covent Garden, but positioned within walking distance of four tube stations; Tottenham Court Road Station, Holborn Station, Leicester Square Station. The administration staff and teachers are extremely friendly and always happy to answer your questions.
Not only are the courses of an extremely high standard, but the school itself is very special, with a very large computer room, free internet access and wide variety of electronic materials, a video room and language laboratory, library, bookshop, drinks areas, fully licensed bar and cafeteria...
The school, with over 150 schools worldwide, has a truly international reputation for quality and professionalism.
Over the last 50 years, the school has been at the forefront of teacher training in English language teaching. Many of the most widely used English language course books have also been written by the teachers of the school. During your course you will most likely feel the benefits of this love for language and love of learning for yourself.
This is a skills development course for experienced teachers and those who complete it successfully will have an excellent position in an ever-specialising ELT market. ENGLISH UK and Trinity College London provide moderation for this qualification.
We normally require applicants to have a first degree and a relevant ELT qualification. Although not essential, one years ELT/TESOL experience is also highly desirable. Non native-teachers who satisfy these requirements and whose English is at a level appropriate to following the course are welcome to apply. The course will be appropriate both for experienced general English teachers, and people from the business world, ELT qualified, who wish to move into business English teaching.
The course aims to assist more experienced teachers of general English to acquire a good working range of knowledge and practical skills necessary for the effective teaching of English for Business. NB: the course is not intended for those with substantial experience in teaching English for Business.
The course is run over ten working days and provides 50 contact hours, plus some evening and weekend assignments in addition to a final post-course assessed project. There are 11 core modules:
- What is Business English?
- Concepts and language in a business context
- Needs analysis and research
- Materials and resources
- Internationalism and culture
- Professional development and employment
- Course and syllabus design
- Methods, approaches and techniques
- Business communication skills development (oral/aural)
- Business communication skills development (reading and writing)
- Evaluation and assessment
The location for the training is the Executive Centre at IH London. This gives participants a chance to meet business people from all over the world and acquire, first hand, useful insights into language, culture and the international corporate world in general. Cutting edge classroom technology, free coffee and a welcome lunch in the first week are also special features of the course.
Participants must attend and participate in all components of the course. Then, for full certification, they must submit a written project based on a practical teaching scenario (3000 to 4000 words). This is submitted within twelve weeks of the end of the course, marked by IH London and then moderated by Trinity College London.
The school and the quality of trainers were excellent all round. The course was extremely demanding but very well taught and now over, a very rewarding experience indeed.
The school was extremely professional and the facilities were excellent. The course is very intensive, really tough and demanding. Our trainers made sure that we were all up to date with the amount of work we had. I am extremely impressed with their professionalism!
The school is very well equipped and all trainees are encouraged to use all the facilities available. The library has a huge number of books covering all TEFL related subjects. All staff are friendly and accommodating. The tutors were great and very supportive - and absolutely brilliant teachers themselves. It was a very positive experience all round. I never thought it was possible to learn this much in such a short period of time.
I thought that the school and the trainers were excellent and had lots to offer. The course was well planned and executed, it was helpful and informative. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to teach and the contact that you get with so many different people from lots of different cultures. I liked the fact that my trainers were very approachable and helpful.
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