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Hilderstone College - Teacher Development Cambridge C1 Advanced preparation

Teacher Development Cambridge C1 Advanced preparation

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 pronunciation, with emphasis on the features of connected speech.

C1 Advanced Preparation

This section of the course focuses on specific skills for achieving your full potential in each aspect of the C1 Advanced exam including:

  • Reading and Use of English - to increase confidence and ability in dealing with different types of text
  • Writing - to develop the skills and language required to produce different text types
  • Listening - to enhance participants' understanding of spoken English in different contexts
  • Speaking - including discussions, problem-solving activities and work on pronunciation
  • British cultural awareness - covering aspects of contemporary British life and culture


Primary school, secondary school or college teachers with a level of English at CEFR B2 or above.

Course dates and fees 2019

Courses are one week in duration

  • 18-22 February 2019
  • 18-22 November 2019
  • Registration fee: £80
  • Course fee: £320
  • Homestay accommodation per week (if required): £144 in 2019

Sample timetable

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09.00 - 10.30
11.00 - 12.30
Morning classes: language development
  Lunch break
13.45 - 14.45
15.00 - 16.00
Optional supervised self-study Afternoon lessons: Exam technique preparation Optional supervised self-study
16.00 - 17.30 Optional supervised self-study

Enrolment Procedure

Enrolment Procedure Step 1 Complete our enrolment form
Enrolment Procedure Step 2 Submit your pre-arrival 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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Hilderstone College - Teacher Development Cambridge C1 Advanced Preparation