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Foreign Teachers of English Programme

Upper Intermediate (B2+)
Course Length
2 weeks
Start Date
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Minimum Age
Class Size
6 - 12


£650 for 2 weeks (excluding Registration £50, Digipack £30 & accommodation

What is it?

Each course is bespoke as each group has their own needs and interests, such as teaching YLs in the primary sector, teaching teenagers in secondary school  and/or CLIL.

All courses have a strong focus on practical classroom ideas which teachers can take back to their schools. All participants receive a practical digipack full of ideas and resources from the course which will effortlessly transition into their home teaching environment.

The two week (25 hours per week) FTE course is designed for teachers whose first language is not English and who wish to refresh their English language skills, while at the same time explore new methodologies and different approaches to teaching a language.

Course Objectives:

The course will help you to:

  • Teach large and mixed ability groups effectivelyüFine tune your classroom management and lesson planning
  • Maximise group dynamics by effective use of warmers and games
  • Make grammar engaging and error correction fun
  • Integrate technology effectively and bring the course book to life
  • Bring the real world into the classroom through use of authentic materials such as music, newspapers, social media

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  

Typical participants include:

  • Primary and Secondary teachers who already have some experience of English Language
  • Teachers who want to make their classes more motivating and dynamic
  • Teachers and classroom assistants who teach subjects through English ( i.e. History, Geography etc.) to primary or secondary students
  • Teaching professionals interested in exploring the key principles of CLIL

Why International House Aberdeen?

Offering  a unique blend of  the traditional and modern, Aberdeen is the perfect location to enrich not only your teaching but your social and cultural life.

With its magnificent granite architecture, Aberdeen is the jewel of north-east Scotland. This is a city steeped in cultural history, which can be traced back over 8,000 years: it boasts one of the oldest universities in Europe as well as stunning landscapes of sandy coastline, breath taking countryside and ancient castles.  The city also has the contemporary feel of a cosmopolitan European city  in its large scale art murals as well as its numerous food, drink, light, music, dance and film festivals.

The Foreign Teachers of English allows you to not only explore the local environment during your stay but brings your classroom learning to life.

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!

For more information, download the Teacher Training brochure here.

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