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Hilderstone College - Creative Teaching and Culture

Creative Teaching and Culture Course

Objectives

These courses are designed to allow teachers to improve and practise their English while also allowing them to gain a greater understanding of creative teaching methodology. The courses have a customised element to them and participants will be asked to complete a needs-analysis form before the start of the course.

Language Development

This part of the course is designed to help you improve your fluency and command of English in stimulating ways. We use a continuously updated range of resources, materials and approaches and cover areas such as: advanced language practice including idiomatic range, appropriacy and accuracy of expression, current usage, collocation, style and register, metaphorical and imaginative use of language, grammatical review, expansion of vocabulary, development of oral fluency and also pronunciation with emphasis on the features of connected speech.

Where possible, we try to exploit the Language Development stage of the course to show-case more creative ways of presenting and practising language. These will be techniques that the teachers may be able to exploit when they return to their countries.

Creative Teaching

What does it mean to be a creative teacher? We will look at ways of working creatively with texts, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and areas such as storytelling, music, poetry, drama and movement. This course is practical and focuses on learning through enjoyment and creativity. Participants are encouraged to experience ideas and adapt them to the needs and interests of their own learners. Ideas and materials covered will be of special interest to teachers of secondary and adult students although many can be adapted for primary use.

Culture

Update your knowledge of Britain today - its contemporary language and usage as well as popular culture, literature, people in the news, politics, royalty, education, humour, housing, etc. The course enables you to work with ideas and materials (questionnaires, DVD/video, cartoons, current articles from the media and the internet) that you can adapt for classroom use.

Suitability

Teachers of teenagers and adults, with a level of English at CEFR B2 or above.

Course dates and fees 2023

All courses are two weeks in duration

Registration fee: £80

Tuition:

  • 9 - 20 January 2023: £640
  • 17 - 28 July 2023: £780
  • 31 July - 11 August 2023: £780

Homestay accommodation (if required): £155 per week

Full Terms and Conditions of individual enrolments available here

Sample timetable

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09.00 - 10.30
Break
11.00 - 12.30
Morning classes: language development
  Lunch break
13.45 - 14.45
Break
15.00 - 16.00
Optional supervised self-study Focus on Creative Teaching Optional supervised self-study
16.00 - 17.00 Optional supervised self-study

 

Enrolment Procedure

Enrolment Procedure Step 1 Complete our enrolment form
Enrolment Procedure Step 2 Submit your pre-course test and questionnaire
Enrolment Procedure Step 3 Once we have accepted your enrolment, pay a non-refundable deposit of £300 or the full amount. Click here for our Payment & Banking page.
Enrolment Procedure Step 4 Please tell us your travel plans when you have this information
Apart from starting your course on Day 1, we will also show your around the College and Broadstairs.
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