Creative Teaching in the Primary English Language Classroom

Improve your teaching, update your English, build new relationships, and have fun!

They are offered on a weekly basis and span from ten to 12 weeks. There are usually established start dates for these intensive courses throughout the year. With EU funding through Erasmus +, they may enroll until the end of 2020.

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Creative Teaching in the Primary English Language Classroom Course Details

Hours per week21 + weekly cultural / social activities
Maximum class size16, average 12
Minimum age25
Maximum ageThere is no maximum age.
Language levelIntermediate (CEFR Level B1) or above
Course length1 week or 2 weeks

Course outline

  • Ideas for making your lessons more interesting and interactive
  • Practical activities for teaching difficult classes
  • Improve your English by taking a language course and updating it.
  • a visit to a local primary school (term dates permitting)
  • Oxford is a wonderful city to learn about during a personalized historical tour.
  • Take a free guided walk of an Oxford University college with one of our students.
  • Every week, students participate in one social event with a tutor.
  • WiFi connection and computer terminals
  • Tea and coffee are available for purchase.
  • Naturally, a certificate of completion will be produced to show how many sessions were completed
  • You should also have some professional advice available if you need it.
  • For the price of $69 per year, you may get access to all of our courses and e-Learning Centre for one year.

Participants in the Pre-Course survey are all asked to fill one out. The course tutor designs the curriculum to meet the needs of the group. On the first day, the course content is outlined and discussed, and it is then modified as needed.

In your free time

Groups on summer courses occasionally opt to go to an outdoor Shakespeare production at Oxford Castle or a University College garden. Other students enjoy going to plays or concerts in theaters and music halls across the city throughout the year.

Course tutors 

Participants will receive personalized attention from friendly, approachable tutors with considerable experience teaching English as a foreign language and teacher training in a dynamic, interactive manner. Adapting the course material to meet the requirements and interests of the group ensures that it is practical, relevant, and appealing.

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The school holds professional development courses throughout the year, which are still eligible for EU funding through the Erasmus+ scheme. Grants are available to individuals working in education in EU nations as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, and FYR Macedonia under the Erasmus+ programme.

You must apply for an Erasmus + grant through your school, group, training institution, or university. You can’t submit a single application. Teacher training colleges and universities, as well as other organizations, request that we create customised courses for their teaching and non-teaching staff. If you want us to develop.

For more information about how to apply for an Erasmus+ grant, contact the Professional Development Course Director, who will be delighted to assist and advise you.

The Lake School provides over 40 Professional Development Course opportunities in the Erasmus+ Course Catalogue, as well as many more options through the School Education Gateway.

Aftercare programs and assistance

Each attendee will receive a bundle of practical activities to use in their schools and share with their colleagues.

Teachers on our Professional Development Courses are all encouraged to join us on Twitter, @EnglishinOxford, to discuss English teaching ideas, classroom queries, and ideas about English with their friends and colleagues.