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Accommodation Homestay / Residence
Price Range £740.00 per week
Price Includes Course fees, accommodation, social programme
Beginners Not for beginners
Class Size 16 maximum
Course Length 2 weeks
Town / City & Region Norwich , Eastern England
Tuition Style Group
Tuition Hours Per Week 25.0
Ages 18 - 65
Course Type Teachers
All of our teacher development courses are eligible for ERASMUS+ funding
‘The earlier the better’ is often the accepted wisdom when it comes to starting learning a foreign language. Early education brings a number of benefits to learning, not least of which is the attitude of the students to the language, and to the learning of it. However, teaching young learners effectively, can require much from a teacher, both in terms of understanding the theory behind optimal learning at this age, and the practical aspects of recognising and responding to the needs of the students.
Who is the course suitable for?
What will the course include?
All course participants receive a pre-course questionnaire, which should be returned prior to the course. This is to ensure that the areas of most relevance to participants are covered. However, topics are likely to be drawn from the following:
Time will be built into the course for reflection and for participants to consider how to adapt
ideas from the course to classrooms in their own professional contexts.
All NILE’s courses involve a significant element of English language improvement and/or
development of language awareness.
How long is the course?
The 50-hour course provision is built around intensive tuition from trainers who are experts in
the field of teaching English for academic purposes and also includes opportunities for reading
and research, as well as guest lectures from well-known figures in the field of ELT. Classes are
held from Monday to Friday and take place as detailed in the course-specific timetable but
always within the hours 0915 – 1715.
What approach is used?
Facilities and resources
NILE course participants have free access to an extensive ELT library and a modern suite of
computers with a broadband Internet link. The NILE course venues have a wireless (Wi-Fi)
environment. Each course has a Moodle online learning environment, where course materials
and views of course participants can be shared digitally. This is kept active for at least six
months beyond the course so you can keep in touch with your fellow course participants.