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Foreign Teachers of English Programme

Upper Intermediate (B2+)
Course Length
2 weeks
Start Date
Minimum Age
Class Size

What is it?

Our two week intensive course for Foreign Teachers of English (FTE) enables those who already have some experience of English Language teaching to gain greater in-depth knowledge of the job. The course is suitable for any primary, secondary or university level teachers.

You will get the chance to brush up on your own English language skills, consider new and innovative approaches to use in your classroom and gather a bank of activities to use again and again - all in a supportive environment with likeminded peers.

In addition to taking your English language teaching skills to the next level you will also get a flavour of what Scotland has to offer with a social and cultural programme which is built into your timetable to ensure you have a truly memorable holiday!

Course Aims: 

  •  Increase participants’ confidence in all aspects of their English including idiomatic   language
  •  Raise awareness and skills in the context of communicative language teaching
  •  Expand knowledge of classroom techniques, ideas & practical activities
  •  Introduce new ideas for developing stimulating activities for use in the classroom
  •  Learn about Scottish culture, history and traditions through our fascinating social and   cultural programme

Course Content:

  •  Teaching creatively
  •  Implementing the lexical approach to language learning
  •  Teaching grammar effectively
  •  Classroom management
  •  Lesson planning
  •  Adapting the course book
  •  Teaching and recycling vocabulary
  •  Error correction techniques
  •  Bringing the outside world into the classroom
  •  Using music, literature and video in lessons
  •  Reflecting on your teaching  

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Why International House Aberdeen?

IH Aberdeen is currently the top-rated English language school in Scotland*. We strive to give you an experience you’ll love. We’re sure you’ll find the programme beneficial and enjoyable and the  teachers  leading your training experienced, knowledgeable and with superb communication skills.

Where is it?

Aberdeen is in North-East Scotland a few hours from Edinburgh & Glasgow and the gateway to the Highlands.

How do I get there?

There are excellent links via multiple airlines to Aberdeen Airport 20mins from Aberdeen or via Edinburgh or Glasgow international airports.

Social & Cultural Programme

Want to know more about tartan and kilts, the Highland Games, Rabbie Burns or how whisky is  made? Ever wondered whether Mel Gibson’s ‘Braveheart’ told the truth about William Wallace or what the Loch Ness Monster might be? Both in and outside the classroom – through trips to the various cultural landmarks of Scotland including a visit to Aberdeen's two old towns, walking tours of the city, museums, and a night of traditional music – the course will also explore aspects of Scottish culture that you may be curious about. Discovering the answers will make this an unforgettable holiday and a new appreciation of all things Scottish!

Dates:  TBC

Price: £655 including subsidised weekday activities programme, excluding accommodation and full day excursions.

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