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Covid-19

We will follow UK Government guidance with regard to safety measures in the classroom. However, regardless of any restrictions in place, we will encourage social-distancing, implement regular thorough cleaning, hand sanitiser will be provided, and classrooms will be well ventilated. 

Our homestay hosts will provide a safe, comfortable and friendly place to stay.  If you test positive for covid-19, you will self-isolate at your homestay or private accommodation (if applicable).

Our priority is to do our best to keep our students safe. As a result there may be times when we may not be able to offer our traditional social programme.

Please see our Covid-19 Guidelines, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Please always check your own country's travel regulations about entering and departing England.

Hilderstone College - Online

Online Teacher Development Creative Teaching and Culture

Are you in need of inspiration for your classes, but unable to fly to the UK for your teacher development course? Hilderstone College has just the course for you.

This course is aimed at teachers of the English language for learners of secondary school and adults learners, but materials can also be adapted to younger learners too.

With our Creative Teaching and Culture course you will get two hours of online lessons every afternoon, as well as some work between lessons and overnight.

Language development

An integrated part of a Hilderstone College teacher Development course is the opportunity to improve and update your own language. Therefore, we always wish to help you with new ways of describing language as well as creative ways of teaching it.

Creative Teaching

Our tutors will focus on ways to deal creatively with texts, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and areas such as storytelling, poetry, drama and music. You will be encouraged to try ideas and adapt them to your learners.

Culture

You will have the chance to get up to date with current British culture – contemporary language, popular culture, literature, politics, royalty, education, humour, etc. You will be able to work with ideas and materials such as questionnaires, DVD/videos, cartoons, current articles from the media… and you can adapt these for your classroom use.

Objectives

Through an online platform, the objective of the course is to give participants practice of the language, the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking and ideas and techniques that will improve their teaching when they return to their classrooms.

Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will have developed their confidence, language and their creative teaching skills.

How does it work?

We use Zoom for our lessons. Click here for a demo.

We recognise that sitting in front of a computer is not always comfortable. As a result our teaching method involves students being online for an hour followed by an hour when the students are offline working on exercises or tasks. The students then return online for another hour of work with classmates and the teacher.

Course dates 2023

  • Spring 2023: 02/05/2023 - 05/05/2023
  • Summer 2023: 26/06/2023 - 30/06/2023
  • Autumn 2023: 23/10/2023 - 27/10/2023

Course fees 2023

Registration fee: £20

Tuition fee: £230 per week

Full terms and conditions for online courses available here.

Sample timetable

Course arranged in UK times

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
13.00 - 14.00 UK time Online Students will go over any homework set for the evening before. New grammar, vocabulary, or language skill will be presented and practised.
14.00 - 15.00 UK time Offline Students will receive an email with tasks they need to perform e.g. grammar exercises, a reading task, a YouTube clip, etc.
15.00 - 16.00 UK time Online Students will go over the task that was set for the previous hour. The target language or skill will then be practised.
Overnight: Offline Homework will be set every evening

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 Online Once we have accepted your enrolment, make payment of your course fees. Click here for our Payment & Banking page.
Before the beginning of your course, you will get a full course confirmation. Your tutor will be in touch the Friday before your course starts with the link to access your first online lesson. If you have any questions or queries in the meantime, please feel free to contact us.
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