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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.


This course aims to provide an intensive boost to busy teachers' ongoing preparations for the Cambridge: Advanced  exam.

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 2021

All courses are one week in duration

Registration fee: £80


  • 16 - 20 November 2020: £320
  • 15 - 19 February 2021: £320
  • 15 - 19 November 2021: £320

Homestay accommodation (if required):

  • £146 per week

Full Terms and Conditions of individual enrolments available here

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-course test and questionnaire
Enrolment Procedure Step 3 Once we have accepted your enrolment, pay a non-refundable deposit of £400 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