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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
English is becoming increasingly common as a medium of instruction in University level education internationally. While the language level of those teaching in English is clearly a critical factor in determining the success of such programmes, there are a number of other factors which need to be considered and developed. These vary from high level concerns such as the design of suitable courses, to everyday considerations of the issues facing students and the support they require. In order to address such concerns it is essential to realistically explore the difficulties and dangers of using English as the medium of instruction, identifying the benefits and opportunities it provides.
Who is the course suitable for?
Participants should have a minimum language level corresponding to C1 on the Common European Framework.
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:
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 includes intensive tuition by trainers who are experts in the field of teaching through the medium of English, as well as opportunities for reading and research and 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?
NILE course participants have free access to an extensive ELT libraray 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.