Improve your teaching and expand your business opportunities while learning new languages, making new friends, and having a good time!

During the year, these intensive courses have set start dates. Until 2020, they are eligible for EU funding through Erasmus+ scholarships. For assistance and support with your application for financial aid, please contact us.

These courses are ideal for foreign English instructors to young learners who want to improve their teaching style and meet other nationals.

Creative Teaching in the Secondary/Adult English Language Classroom Course Details

Hours per week21 + weekly cultural / social activities
Maximum class size16, 10 average
Minimum age25
Maximum ageThere is no maximum age.
Language levelUpper Intermediate (CEFR Level B2) or above
Course length1 or 2 weeks

Course outline

  • Ways to keep your classes interesting and engaging
  • activities for instructing difficult pupils that are both useful and interesting
  • To renew and upgrade your English, consider learning a new language.
  • Come and meet the pupils of your neighborhood school! (term dates permitting)
  • Our knowledgeable and experienced guides will take you on a comprehensive historical tour of Oxford.
  • We’ll take you on a guided tour of one of the oldest educational institutions in the world.
  • one social evenings with tutors per week
  • Room for small seminars and business meetings, as well as wireless internet connection and computer terminals
  • We have a big selection of teas and coffees.
  • Of course, there’s a certificate that specifies all of the classes you’ve attended.
  • You have access to a comprehensive collection of online course materials.
  • For a year, visit the Learning Centre site.

Participants are all required to complete a Pre-Course questionnaire. The course tutor designs the curriculum to meet the particular needs of the group. The course subject is outlined and discussed during the first session, after which it is revised as needed.

In your free time

On summer school, groups may go to an outdoor Shakespeare production at Oxford Castle or an Oxford University College garden. Other participants on the course frequently attend theatre and music events in city theatres and concert halls throughout the year.

Course tutors 

Participants will learn in an interesting, dynamic, and engaging way in a one-on-one setting with competent tutors who have considerable prior experience teaching English as a foreign language and teacher training. Adapting the course content to match the needs and interests of the group, tutors integrate a variety of online and off-line resources to create a stimulating.

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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.