Teacher Training and Development – Language & Methodology

English course english language courses (4 weeks)



Broaden your knowledge of teaching methodology and English language teaching techniques, while also extending your own English skills. We welcome applications from those working in primary, secondary, tertiary and higher education.

Full description

Course content

Our Teacher Training and Development course runs full-time, with 22 hours of study a week.

The course content includes:

  • teaching methodology (primary or secondary/tertiary/higher education).
  • language development.
  • digital learning and tools.
  • classroom management.
  • lesson observations
  • visits to educational centres.

As part of the course, we offer one full-day excursion and one half-day visit every week. It's a great opportunity to mix with other students explore parts of the UK.

Full-day trips may include:

  • London 
  • Warwick 
  • Stratford Upon Avon
  • Oxford

Half-day visits may include:

  • Cream tea in Grantchester
  • Ely city visit
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum
  • City tour/punting in Cambridge
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford 
  • Historic English Heritage site.

Download a sample timetable for the Teacher Training and Development course

Course dates and fees

We welcome individual and group bookings.

For group bookings develop a course that suits your particular groups needs or interests, for a minimum of two weeks or longer.

The course fee will be confirmed later in the year, but includes:

  • 22 hours per week of language and methodology classes
  • weekly day trips to cultural tourist attractions
  • local visits and activities both on and off campus
  • campus accommodation in Cambridge, with free Wi-Fi
  • free airport pick-up.

The course fee does not include meals but you’ll have use of a fully equipped kitchen in your accommodation. There are also cafes on campus, and plenty of restaurants nearby.


Where you will study

Your department and faculty

Our Language Centre is here to support your academic success.

We offer a wide range of English courses, including academic and general English, summer programmes and bespoke courses, as well as in-sessional English language support. There's also the chance to learn an additional language with our Anglia Language Programme – open to all ARU students and staff.

You'll find a friendly, supportive teaching environment here with highly experienced and qualified teaching staff who are dedicated to helping you pursue your ambitions.

Where can I study?

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

Explore our Cambridge campus

How to apply

To apply for this course you will need to complete the application form and email this to language@aru.ac.uk.

If you are applying using Erasmus + funding please contact us for further information.

Once we have received your application form you will be sent an offer letter by email. You will need to return the acceptance slip included in the offer letter and pay for the Teacher Training and Development course fee in full.

Before the start of your course, we will send you a pre-arrival guide with information to help you prepare for visiting the UK and how to arrange your free airport pick-up.

Please note we will not be able to confirm your place and book your accommodation on the Teacher Training and Development course, until we have received the acceptance slip from you offer letter and received full payment.

Entry requirements

This course is open to English language teachers and trainee teachers.  Your English should be at intermediate level or above. To join this course (if you are applying as an international student) you may need to apply for a Short Term Visitor visa.

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