English teacher training programmes at Oxford, England

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The school

Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence, Student house
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
30 years
Nationality mix
South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Italy, etc..
ratings
24 authentic opinions

The school

Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence, Student house
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
30 years
Nationality mix
South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Italy, etc..
ratings
24 authentic opinions

BSC’s teacher training centre in Oxford is one of Britain’s first dedicated language teacher training institutions. The building is situated in Oxford’s city centre, just a short walk from the fine shops, cosy pubs and impressive university buildings for which the city is world famous.

The centre was designed with the input of experienced, highly qualified teachers and offers an extremely supportive working environment. All classrooms are modern and comfortable and some offer the latest advances in learning facilities, such as interactive whiteboards. A quiet area known as “The Gallery” is the perfect place to relax, focus on lesson planning or just enjoy some peace and quiet.

You will meet a mix of teachers from across Britain and beyond: as a major teacher training centre, BSC Oxford draws teachers from all parts. Free Internet access and fast computers are provided. The staff go out of their way to make visitors feel at home.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Use of study centre
  • Job Club
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Free local SIM card
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Use of study centre
  • Job Club
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Free local SIM card

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CELTA course

Advanced to Proficiency, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 1405.-
Lessons
30 of 60 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Proficiency
Minimum age
18 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
4
1405
2190
2270
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 03.04 / 30.04 / 29.05 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 28.08 / 24.09 / 22.10 / 19.11.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Technology in the ELT Classroom

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 860.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 2 social activities
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
860
1275
1315
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
08.01 / 26.03 / 02.07 / 16.07 / 30.07 / 22.10.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Primary Methodology & Language

Intermediate to Advanced, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 860.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 2 social activities
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
860
1275
1315
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
08.01 / 26.02 / 02.07 / 16.07 / 22.10.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Advanced Language & Methodology

Advanced to Advanced, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 860.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 2 social activities
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
860
1275
1315
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
15.01 / 26.03 / 02.07 / 13.08 / 22.10.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

CLIL course (Primary)

Intermediate to Advanced, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 860.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 2 social activities
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
860
1275
1315
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
08.01 / 26.03 / 02.07 / 16.07 / 22.10.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

CLIL course (Secondary)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 860.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 2 social activities
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
860
1275
1315
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
08.01 / 26.03 / 02.07 / 16.07 / 13.08 / 22.10.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Life in Britain : Modern British Culture

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 860.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 2 social activities
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
860
1275
1315
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
08.01 / 26.03 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 22.10.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018
Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

CELTA course

Advanced to Proficiency, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 1440.-
Lessons
30 of 60 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Proficiency
Minimum age
18 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
4
1440
2265
2345
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 28.05 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 27.08 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Technology in the ELT Classroom

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 900.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 2 social activities
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
900
1335
1375
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
07.01 / 25.03 / 01.07 / 15.07 / 29.07 / 12.08 / 21.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Primary Methodology & Language

Intermediate to Advanced, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 900.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 2 social activities
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
900
1335
1375
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
07.01 / 25.03 / 01.07 / 15.07 / 29.07 / 12.08 / 21.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Advanced Language & Methodology

Advanced to Advanced, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 900.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 2 social activities
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
900
1335
1375
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
07.01 / 25.03 / 01.07 / 15.07 / 29.07 / 12.08 / 21.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

CLIL course (Primary)

Intermediate to Advanced, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 900.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 2 social activities
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
900
1335
1375
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
07.01 / 25.03 / 01.07 / 15.07 / 29.07 / 12.08 / 21.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

CLIL course (Secondary)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 900.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 2 social activities
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
900
1335
1375
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
07.01 / 25.03 / 01.07 / 15.07 / 29.07 / 12.08 / 21.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Life in Britain : Modern British Culture

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 900.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 2 social activities
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
900
1335
1375
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
07.01 / 25.03 / 01.07 / 15.07 / 29.07 / 12.08 / 21.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrivals between 8am and 10pm. Arrivals after 10pm may not be possible, please check with the school first.

Options/Extras

Supplement (per wk.) (Special diet) 28 GBP
Residence deposit (to be paid on site by credit card) (Residence / Student House) 150 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow) 140 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Gatwick) 165 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Stansted, Luton) 180 GBP
Train station transfer (St. Pancras) 165 GBP
Special diet (per week) 30 GBP
Accommodation deposit (to be paid on site) (Residence / Student House)
Credit card details 
150 GBP
Extra night with host family 28 GBP
Extra night in a Student House 31 GBP
Extra night in a residence 35 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family, 30.06-25.08.2019) 15 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow) 145 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Gatwick) 170 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Stansted, Luton) 185 GBP
Train station transfer (St. Pancras) 170 GBP

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Slade Park)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Cavalier House)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (The Mews, 08.07-19.08.2018)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Slade Park)

Course info

Initial teacher training courses

CELTA
The world-renowned English teaching qualification, awarded by Cambridge ESOL. Develop essential English teaching skills working with expert tutors, fellow trainees and real students. Exam board fees included.

Course duration: 4 weeks
Class times: 09:15-17:00, Mon-Fri
Lessons per week: 30
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
Language requirement: C1/C2
Students/class: teaching practice groups: 6 ; input sessions: max. 18

Refresher courses

Technology in the ELT Classroom
The aim of the course is to increase participants' knowledge and awareness of how technology such as the internet, interactive whiteboards and digital cameras can be used in English language teaching.

During the course, participants are exposed to a wide range of technology, given instruction on how to make the most of these tools and how they can assist a range of teaching styles and methodologies. This can include the following: word-processing tools, Internet and webquests, Web 2.0, Blogging, Social Networking, PowerPoint, Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs), Digital Images, Audio & Video Resources, Podcasting, Movie Making, Skype, Video Conferencing, Wikis, VLEs, ePortfolios and Blended Learning. Time is spent during the course in observing native speaker teachers at British Study Centres working with technology in multilingual classes.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Lessons per week: 20 + 2 social activities
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: B2
Students/class: max. 14 people

Primary Methodology & Language
This intensive 2-week course is designed for non-native Primary English teachers who wish to develop their language skills, with a focus on speaking and listening, while extending their awareness of the principles and practice of teaching to young learners. The content of each course will vary according to the particular needs, teaching context and interests of the group. However, there are standard components that will be taught throughout the course. These are: ELT methodology, language analysis, language input, a visit to a UK primary school (this only applies to courses taking place during term time and we cannot guarantee visits in the final week of a school term), projects and research followed by presentation.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Lessons per week: 20 + 2 social activities
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: B1
Students/class: max. 14 people

Advanced Language & Methodology
A course designed to raise and consolidate awareness of the principles and practice of teaching English to secondary school students and adult learners. During the course, participants are exposed to wide range of language teaching practices and methodologies. This can include the following: working with advanced lexis; an inductive approach to grammar; developing the writing skill; developing the reading skill; exploiting the interactive whiteboard; testing and syllabus design, as well as an in depth approach to teaching speaking and listening skills. Participants are encouraged to share ideas with their peers and trainers. In addition, all participants are welcome to use our comprehensive range of materials and resources including student library, computer room, wireless and interactive whiteboards.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Lessons per week: 20 + 2 social activities
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: C1
Students/class: max. 14 people

Primary CLIL
The aims of the course are to clarify the concept of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and to focus on specific areas of language development for classroom management and instruction. Primary practitioners will improve their general English ability while developing their teaching skills to deliver elements of the Primary curriculum in English.

In addition to developing their English skills, participants will be exposed to a range of teaching practices and methodologies. This can include the following: demonstrations of lessons using CLIL methodology; organising activities in the context of CLIL; creating language-rich environments; evaluation of published materials and online resources and specifically tailored sessions on language improvement. The course includes daily practical sessions on preparing CLIL micro lessons and, in the second week, delivering these micro lessons to your trainer and peers in order to put learned methodology and new ideas to practical use straight away.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Lessons per week: 20 + 2 social activities
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: B2
Students/class: max. 14 people

Secondary CLIL
The aims of the course are to clarify the concept of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and to focus on specific areas of language development for classroom management and instruction. Secondary practitioners will improve their general English ability while developing their teaching skills to deliver their subject in English.

In addition to developing their English skills, participants are exposed to a range of teaching practices and methodologies. This can include the following: demonstrations of lessons using CLIL methodology; adapting and exploiting texts in the context of CLIL; CLIL planning; CLIL online resources and e-twinning; teaching/recycling vocabulary; and specifically tailored sessions on language improvement. The course includes daily practical sessions on preparing CLIL micro lessons and, in the second week, delivering these micro lessons to your trainer and peers in order to put learned methodology and new ideas to practical use straight away.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Lessons per week: 20 + 2 social activities
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: B2
Students/class: max. 14 people

Modern British Culture
This programme is aimed at secondary and higher education teachers who are interested in aspects of modern British life and want to integrate contemporary British culture into their classrooms.

The course will include content drawn from a wide range of topics on contemporary British Culture. These topics, such as the arts and the media, will enable participants to gain a better understanding of aspects of modern British life and culture. The course is practical in nature. During the course, participants will be exposed to a range of teaching practices and methodologies which we will demonstrate and reflect on; highlighting transferable teaching techniques to assist participants in delivering cultural lessons on their return to their own professional environments.

The course enables participants to:
• Increase their awareness of aspects of modern British life and culture.
• Reflect on their teaching knowledge and skills in the focus areas of this course.
• Source and analyse up-to-date authentic materials for use in their own classes.
• Build confidence in their own English language and develop their language awareness.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Lessons per week: 20 + 2 social activities Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: B2

Initial teacher training courses

CELTA
The world-renowned English teaching qualification, awarded by Cambridge ESOL. Develop essential English teaching skills working with expert tutors, fellow trainees and real students. Exam board fees included.

Course duration: 4 weeks
Class times: 09:15-17:00, Mon-Fri
Lessons per week: 30
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
Language requirement: C1/C2
Students/class: teaching practice groups: 6 ; input sessions: max. 18

Refresher courses

Technology in the ELT Classroom
The aim of the course is to increase participants' knowledge and awareness of how technology such as the internet, interactive whiteboards and digital cameras can be used in English language teaching.

During the course, participants are exposed to a wide range of technology, given instruction on how to make the most of these tools and how they can assist a range of teaching styles and methodologies. This can include the following: word-processing tools, Internet and webquests, Web 2.0, Blogging, Social Networking, PowerPoint, Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs), Digital Images, Audio & Video Resources, Podcasting, Movie Making, Skype, Video Conferencing, Wikis, VLEs, ePortfolios and Blended Learning. Time is spent during the course in observing native speaker teachers at British Study Centres working with technology in multilingual classes.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Lessons per week: 20 + 2 social activities
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: B2
Students/class: max. 14 people

Primary Methodology & Language
This intensive 2-week course is designed for non-native Primary English teachers who wish to develop their language skills, with a focus on speaking and listening, while extending their awareness of the principles and practice of teaching to young learners. The content of each course will vary according to the particular needs, teaching context and interests of the group. However, there are standard components that will be taught throughout the course. These are: ELT methodology, language analysis, language input, a visit to a UK primary school (this only applies to courses taking place during term time and we cannot guarantee visits in the final week of a school term), projects and research followed by presentation.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Lessons per week: 20 + 2 social activities
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: B1
Students/class: max. 14 people

Advanced Language & Methodology
A course designed to raise and consolidate awareness of the principles and practice of teaching English to secondary school students and adult learners. During the course, participants are exposed to wide range of language teaching practices and methodologies. This can include the following: working with advanced lexis; an inductive approach to grammar; developing the writing skill; developing the reading skill; exploiting the interactive whiteboard; testing and syllabus design, as well as an in depth approach to teaching speaking and listening skills. Participants are encouraged to share ideas with their peers and trainers. In addition, all participants are welcome to use our comprehensive range of materials and resources including student library, computer room, wireless and interactive whiteboards.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Lessons per week: 20 + 2 social activities
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: C1
Students/class: max. 14 people

Primary CLIL
The aims of the course are to clarify the concept of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and to focus on specific areas of language development for classroom management and instruction. Primary practitioners will improve their general English ability while developing their teaching skills to deliver elements of the Primary curriculum in English.

In addition to developing their English skills, participants will be exposed to a range of teaching practices and methodologies. This can include the following: demonstrations of lessons using CLIL methodology; organising activities in the context of CLIL; creating language-rich environments; evaluation of published materials and online resources and specifically tailored sessions on language improvement. The course includes daily practical sessions on preparing CLIL micro lessons and, in the second week, delivering these micro lessons to your trainer and peers in order to put learned methodology and new ideas to practical use straight away.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Lessons per week: 20 + 2 social activities
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: B2
Students/class: max. 14 people

Secondary CLIL
The aims of the course are to clarify the concept of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and to focus on specific areas of language development for classroom management and instruction. Secondary practitioners will improve their general English ability while developing their teaching skills to deliver their subject in English.

In addition to developing their English skills, participants are exposed to a range of teaching practices and methodologies. This can include the following: demonstrations of lessons using CLIL methodology; adapting and exploiting texts in the context of CLIL; CLIL planning; CLIL online resources and e-twinning; teaching/recycling vocabulary; and specifically tailored sessions on language improvement. The course includes daily practical sessions on preparing CLIL micro lessons and, in the second week, delivering these micro lessons to your trainer and peers in order to put learned methodology and new ideas to practical use straight away.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Lessons per week: 20 + 2 social activities
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: B2
Students/class: max. 14 people

Modern British Culture
This programme is aimed at secondary and higher education teachers who are interested in aspects of modern British life and want to integrate contemporary British culture into their classrooms.

The course will include content drawn from a wide range of topics on contemporary British Culture. These topics, such as the arts and the media, will enable participants to gain a better understanding of aspects of modern British life and culture. The course is practical in nature. During the course, participants will be exposed to a range of teaching practices and methodologies which we will demonstrate and reflect on; highlighting transferable teaching techniques to assist participants in delivering cultural lessons on their return to their own professional environments.

The course enables participants to:
• Increase their awareness of aspects of modern British life and culture.
• Reflect on their teaching knowledge and skills in the focus areas of this course.
• Source and analyse up-to-date authentic materials for use in their own classes.
• Build confidence in their own English language and develop their language awareness.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Lessons per week: 20 + 2 social activities Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Language requirement: B2

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Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
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46 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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50 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
47 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (3 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Zeker! Veel spreekvaardigheid geoefend. »
41 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
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Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ce cours a été très utiles et correspondait bien au descriptif reçu avant son début. J'ai pu me plonger dans la pratique intensive de l'anglais en situation réelle, retrouver confiance et motivation pour intégrer des éléments de la culture britannique dans mes cours (je suis enseignante). »
Top tips
« Les activités culturelles organisées à l'intention des enseignants en formation continue. »
52 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, July 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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28 years old - Réunion
/ 5
Helen a été fantastique, à l'écoute, aux petits soins et généreuse. Son logement est très confortable, dans un quartier calme et sûr, et la distance qui le sépare de l'école est très raisonnable. Le seul point négatif est qu'il faut compter au moins 20 mn d'attente ou de trajet (à pieds ou en bus) avant d'atteindre le commerce le plus proche.
2 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui: d'un point de vue linguistique, cette expérience m'a permis de renforcer mes connaissances et mes compétences; d'un point de vue culturel, j'en ai appris plus sur le pays et sur le mode de vie britannique; et d'un point de vue professionnel, j'ai découvert des pratiques qui devraient me permettre de m'améliorer. »
School highlights
« Sa localisation, la disponibilité des personnels, les sorties proposées, le coffee shop de l'école. »
Top tips
« Les sorties de l'après-midi et du soir, dont certaines sont gratuites. Elles sont toutes accessibles à pieds. »
61 years old - Martinique
/ 5
Cours de Teacher Training TBÉcole très pratique et bien situéeFamille très accueillante et attachante Oxford :formidable et passionnante Excellente méthode et TPR TB profs (Kate , Amber Manoucher Peter +++Moins aimé les supposés cours de technologie Famille très sympathique et chaleureuse Prenant du temps pour discuter avec moi et m’expliquer comment me déplacer et m’organiser Les encadrants on été très très accueillants et très disponibles 👍
4 weeks, June – July 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui Méthode très ludique et motivante Je regrette un peu de n’avoir pas présenté un examen délivrant un certificat (Tofel ou autre) »
School highlights
« - La méthode d’enseignement et la qualité des enseignants - la gentillesse et l’efficacite de l’equipe d’encadrement très à l’ecoute - la situation de l’école »
Top tips
« Les ´drop- in ´class Le walking tour Le pub tour La visite de la Bodleian Library La visite des collèges Oxford en entier »
36 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
28 years old - Spain
/ 5
4 weeks, July 2018
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Residence)
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Testimonials

Mercedes De Vara Ros
Mercedes De Vara Ros
British Study Centres Oxford
Duration: 4 weeks

I found the CELTA course tough but definitely worth it. For a month you get immersed in the English language and develop great and useful skills to teach it. You are teaching from day one, which proves how practical this course is. There is also a very good balance between the input sessions in the morning and the practical ones in the afternoon. Observing other teachers and your peers is a very helpful way to get lots of good ideas that you can try to put into practice straight away. I particularly enjoyed the fact that the course gave me a totally different prospective about teaching English as a foreign language. It is a very student-centred approach to teach and you become very aware of student's needs and classroom dynamics getting away from a more traditional teaching role. Tutors were great and very supportive. They provided a whole range of useful ideas, tools and materials to teach effectively. They gently push you with positive observations and feedback so you achieve your best and improve your teaching skills throughout the course. Due to the intense nature of the course you develop a growing and special relationship with your class mates. You constantly help and support each other creating a great and safe atmosphere, making the stressful moments much more bearable. I am really glad I have done it!

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The teachers are great - really motivating and encouraging. They pass on so many tricks and skills and then give us the opportunity to put them into practice. Simple things like how to 'chest' handouts before distributing them, how to move the students around effectively in the classroom and how to give clear instructions – they're all things you remember when you're up in front of a class. I particularly like the way we're encouraged to bring humour into the classroom and to strike up good a good rapport with the students.

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Host family
Host families, which have been carefully selected by our partner school, generally live around 30 minutes from the school and offer a natural and stimulating environment for practising the language. Students stay in a single room and have half-board provided, a great option considering that you don't have to worry about paying for meals during your stay.

Superior student house 101 Botley (from 18 years)
The residence is located a 10-minute bus ride to the town centre and the school. Staying in a single room with private bathroom, you will be able to cook delicious meals in the modern, fully equipped kitchen and get to know your international housemates in the lounge. Stay connected thanks to the free Wi-Fi access. A washing machine is available and bedlinen is provided but towels are not. The common spaces are cleaned once a week.

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Slade Park residence (from 18 years)
This modern and bright residence is an easy 30-minute bus ride from the language school. You’ll be able to enjoy your independence in an ensuite single room (with free bed linen) while still being able to socialise in your 5-6-bedroom flat. Hang out with your flatmates while you prepare meals in your shared kitchen or watch TV together in the living room. Other great perks include free bike storage, free Wi-Fi throughout the building, laundry facilities and a lounge with a pool table, ping-pong, big-screen TV and games consoles!

Available from 16.09.2018

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Cavalier House residence (from 18 years)
In Marston, a quiet residential area located a short bus ride from Oxford city centre, the residence offers comfortable single rooms with en-suite bathroom. Fully furnished in contemporary style, rooms contain a desk and storage space. Bed linen is provided. You will share the modern fully fitted kitchens with other students from the school. In addition, there are excellent shared common rooms with comfy sofas. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms free of charge. The average journey time to/from school is 15-20 minutes by public transport.

Only available until 16.09.2018

Summer residence The Mews (from 18 years) (08.07-19.08.2018)
This apartment-style residence is right on the doorstep of Oxford’s vibrant Cowley Road, full of colourful pubs, cafés and shops. You’ll be accommodated in a 4-6-bedroom apartment with your own cosy, en suite room. Common areas include a kitchen, dining area and living room complete with a TV. Of course, you’ll benefit from free Wi-Fi and there are coin-operated laundry facilities onsite. Bed linens are included but bring your own towels. To get to school, catch the bus at the handy stop just around the corner and be there in just 20 minutes!

Host family
Host families, which have been carefully selected by our partner school, generally live around 30 minutes from the school and offer a natural and stimulating environment for practising the language. Students stay in a single room and have half-board provided, a great option considering that you don't have to worry about paying for meals during your stay.

Superior student house 101 Botley (from 18 years)
The residence is located a 10-minute bus ride to the town centre and the school. Staying in a single room with private bathroom, you will be able to cook delicious meals in the modern, fully equipped kitchen and get to know your international housemates in the lounge. Stay connected thanks to the free Wi-Fi access. A washing machine is available and bedlinen is provided but towels are not. The common spaces are cleaned once a week.

Click here to see detailed residence fact sheet

Slade Park residence (from 18 years)
This modern and bright residence is an easy 30-minute bus ride from the language school. You’ll be able to enjoy your independence in an ensuite single room (with free bed linen) while still being able to socialise in your 5-6-bedroom flat. Hang out with your flatmates while you prepare meals in your shared kitchen or watch TV together in the living room. Other great perks include free bike storage, free Wi-Fi throughout the building, laundry facilities and a lounge with a pool table, ping-pong, big-screen TV and games consoles!

Click here to see detailed residence fact sheet

Student House 101 Botley Road

General information

Botley Road is the main road into the centre of Oxford. From the west, it stretches from the Oxford Ring Road (A34) all the way to Frideswide Square at the junction with Oxford railway station, close to central Oxford.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
20 minutes
Means of transportation:
Walking
Average public transport cost:
Return ticket: GBP 2-5; Weekly pass: GBP 17; Monthly pass: GBP 46-55
Walking distance to public transport:
1 minute

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
1 minute
Coffee shops:
5 minutes
Restaurants:
15 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 12:00
Sunday until 11:00
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
The school will provide students with a set of keys on arrival. If lost, student will be charged for a replacement set. Keys must be left in the room at the time of departure.
1
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
Credit card details taken before or on arrival. Alternatively, a £150 cash deposit can be paid on arrival.
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
The kitchen is modern and equipped with fridge, cooker, cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils.
1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry
It is equipped with a washing machine, clothes airers, an iron and an ironing board.
1
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Wireless internet is available free of charge.
1
Cable internet access
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden 1
BBQ area 1
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
9 rooms
1
Air conditioning
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
The house is visited once a week by a cleaner who will clean all communal areas. The student is responsible for cleaning both the bedroom and bathroom.
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
Carpet
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

Slade Park Residence

General information

Slade Park is a prime Oxford student residence, which offers a blend of reasonably priced, fully furnished cluster flats and self-contained studios. Regular social events for residents throughout the year help make this an ideal choice for international students.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
30 minutes
Means of transportation:
By bus
Average public transport cost:
Return ticket: GBP 2-5; Weekly pass: GBP 17; Monthly pass: GBP 46-55
Walking distance to public transport:
5 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
7 minutes
Coffee shops:
15 minutes
Restaurants:
15 minutes
Shops:
15 minutes
Pharmacy:
15 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 14:00
Sunday until 10:00
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) 1
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit
Credit card details taken before or on arrival. Alternatively, a £150 cash deposit can be paid on arrival.
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
All equipment and facilities needed for daily living are provided (in addition to the following: cutlery, crockery, pots and pans, iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner, washing machine).
1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry
There are special coin-operated laundry rooms for use.
1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
39 rooms
~13 m2
1
Air conditioning
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Weekly in communal areas
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
Carpet
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1
Oxford is one of Britain’s great cultural cities. Set against the inspiring backdrop of the famous colleges, you will find lively theatres, a vibrant cafe scene and different live music to enjoy every night of the week. BSC organises special leisure programs for teachers in training, designed to give foreign visitors an insight into Oxford’s fascinating history and exciting cultural calendar.
For non-native speakers of English, leisure time activities can be an excellent way of practising the language, not to mention great for getting to know the other members of your group.

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