Improve your fundamental linguistic abilities and expand your English language abilities for the workplace.

During the year, these intensive courses have regular set starting dates. They are eligible for EU funding through Erasmus+ scholarships until the end of 2020.

Professional and social English, language awareness-raising and activation through revision and recycling, feedback and error correction, confidence development techniques for self-directed learning are among the sessions.

English for Effective Communication

Hours per week21 + weekly cultural and social activities
Class Size12 maximum
Minimum Age25
Maximum AgeThere is no maximum age.
Language LevelIntermediate (CEFR Level B1) or above
Course Length1 or 2 weeks

Course Outline

  • Encourages communication and language practice through visual feedback.
  • Oxford City Council will provide a private, guided trip of the city.
  • An Oxford University College guided walk through
  • We provide personal tuition for one social evening with tutors each week
  • WiFi internet access and computers are available.
  • There is also a utility patent that covers the use of hot and cold beverages as refreshments.
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  • Certificate indicating the number of sessions attended

Participants are all required to complete a Pre-Course evaluation questionnaire. The instructor of the course devises it to meet the needs of the group. On the first morning, the course curriculum is established and discussed, after which it is modified as needed. Because the nature of the training means that participants come from a variety of abilities, our trained and experienced.

In your free time

Summer courses may also be taken at Oxford Castle or in the gardens of Oxford University colleges. At other periods, course participants usually go to theatre and music halls all over the city to see plays or concerts.

Course tutors

Participants will benefit from a dynamic and engaging style of teaching, as well as personal attention from helpful, approachable tutors with extensive expertise in English language instruction and training. Tutors use a variety of online and off-line resources to develop an energizing, professional, and encouraging learning environment while also adapting the course curriculum to meet the demands and interests.

The program is a pan-European effort to enhance education and training, especially in the areas of youth development and sport. The EU program for education, training, youth, and sports opportunities known as Erasmus+

The Teaching and Learning Centre at Spreadborough has a variety of professional development courses available throughout the year that are eligible for EU funding with Erasmus+ scholarships.

People working in education in EU nations, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, and FYR Macedonia are eligible for Erasmus+ funding.

You must submit an Erasmus+ application through your educational institution, company, training organization, or university. You can’t submit applications on your own.

We regularly get requests from organisations including teacher training institutions and university departments to design custom courses for their teaching and non-teaching staff. Check out our Erasmus+ Course Builder if your company wants us to create a closed group curriculum. You can build a course that meets your own needs and objectives.

Please contact the Professional Development Course Director for an application form and further information on how to apply for a Erasmus+ scholarship.

The Lake School has more than 40 Professional Development Class dates in the Erasmus+ Course Catalogue, as well as hundreds of school education courses through the School Education Gateway.

Following up on these resources and support are available.

Participants will receive a variety of instructive tasks they may utilize in their school and share with their peers.

Every teacher who enrolls on one of our Professional Development Courses is invited to join us on Twitter, @EnglishinOxford, to discuss teaching strategies, student questions and insights about English with their peers and friends.